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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:45pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Leaders from the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, earning an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) at Kabul Polytechnic University last week as part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID launched the University Support and Workforce Development Program’s IT Associate Degree (USWDP) in 2014 with support from the Central Georgia Technical College. The two-and-one-half year degree program addresses local market needs and meets international standards from community college education.

“This first cohort of graduates from the USWDP’s IT Associate Degree program should be proud of their achievement and how hard they worked to earn that associates degree,” said USAID Mission Director Herbie Smith. “This graduation illustrates the linkage between universities and potential employers in the public and private sector, and the importance of this program to help educate more Afghan youth in the field of technology.”

Afghan Engineering and Architecture Interns
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Graduation commenced today for USAID’s Afghan Women in Engineering and Architecture Internship program when eight female engineers and architects completed the program.  The program was established by USAID in 2011.  So far, 23 female internship students have graduated.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Sixteen of Afghanistan’s top carpet and rug traders showcased their finest samples and signed a number of major deals with international buyers at Domotex, a leading tradeshow for the floor coverings industry, thanks to USAID.

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:15pm

On December 22, 2016, the USAID University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) held a job fair at Herat University to connect senior students and recent graduates from Herat University with the private sector.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the Attorney’s General Office (AGO) will offer six-month internships to 240 female Afghan Law or Sharia graduates.  The internships will develop the capacity of women to become prosecutors and expand women’s access to the justice system of Afghanistan. The internship program also supports the goal of the AGO and the Office of the President to expand the number of female prosecutors within the AGO.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:00pm

Over 400 civil society, media and government representatives from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan gathered in Kabul December 14-15 for the Framework for Cooperation Conference 2016. The two-day conference, facilitated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP), was an opportunity to discuss current engagement among civil society, media and government and collaboratively develop pathways to improve future coordination and cooperation.

U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and Afghan officials cut ribbon to open the premier Exhibition Afghanistan, Dubai.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Commerce and Industries, held a five-day event called Exhibition Afghanistan in Dubai to drive exports of Afghan products ranging from carpets and cashmere to almonds and apparel.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 4:30pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed $20 million to the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) Emergency Operation in Afghanistan to assist vulnerable returnees from Pakistan, as well as people displaced by conflict.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:45am

Senior Afghan government officials and representatives from foreign embassies and the donor community gathered for the inauguration of the Afghanistan Customs and Tax Academy (ACTA), a training institute that intends to produce a new generation of customs officers equipped with the requisite skills to facilitate trade and collect customs duties at Afghanistan’s borders and airports.

The USAID Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Project beneficiary
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a three-year extension to its 2010-2016 Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP) to widen its geographic coverage in Afghanistan and reach more international markets; the extension added nearly $16 million to the project’s previous budget, $46 million.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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