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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) initiatied a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through three USAID/Promote programs.  The programs, Women in the Economy (WIE), Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) and Women in Government (WIG), will place young women between the ages of 18 and 30 in paid internships or apprenticeships, which will enhance the workplace skills of women and improve their chances of employment.

The Afghan government estimates that there are approximately 700,000 job seekers including high school graduates and those with college or university degrees who enter the job market each year with little to no prospects of finding employment. The Promote-WIE internship and apprenticeship programs will ensure women throughout the country have access to on-the-job training .  The program will  also increase awareness of opportunities for specialized technical training.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 10:00am

USAID's Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project in collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and the Private Schools Union of Afghanistan organized a one-day Access to Finance Business-to-Bank Roundtable and Exhibition on Financing the Education Sector in Kabul on May 1st, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:00am

USAID's Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 8:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan - The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project and the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance recognized 100 professional women who successfully completed a six-month Women in the Financial Sector Internship Program.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:15am

Mazar-e-Sharif, April 11 – The USAID funded Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program conducted a ceremony to express appreciation to 35 of its Afghan partners in public-private alliances in the Northern region. The ceremony held in Mazar on Sunday, April 10, recognized the contribution of a select group of companies that - in collaboration with the ABADE program - have invested more than 3 million dollars in expanding their businesses to create 700 new jobs over the next several years.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 8:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan - The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) held the first Respectful Maternity Care National Planning Workshop to foster a shared understanding of the problem of disrespect and abuse in maternity care. Ministry officials engaged partners and stakeholders to mutually identify mechanisms to promote Respectful Maternity Care approaches within existing services for mothers and children.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 8:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Credit Enhancement Program - II (ACE-II), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) is supporting the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) to provide long-term loans for the First Microfinance Bank (FMB) and the Afghan Rural Finance Company (ARFC) to fund expansion of their lending activities to Afghan farmers and to small- and medium-size agribusinesses. 

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan — The 4th Annual TEDxKabul event took place on March 30th and 31st at Kabul University, with the speaker line-up including two participants from USAID’s Promote Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) program.

Ms. Zohra Wandaa and Ms. Parisa Jamshidi, both from Herat, are recent graduates of the USAID leadership development course curriculum. In addition to successfully completing the training requirements, the two women, along with some of their classmates, launched an anti-street harassment campaign to educate the public on how to treat and respect women.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially transferred two new hospitals in Paktiya and Paktika provinces to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), which will contribute significantly to better access to healthcare for Afghans living in the region.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined the Ministry of Public Health and the National Tuberculosis Program to recognize the recent global World Tuberculosis Day (TB) at the Ministry of Public Health in Kabul. The purpose of the event was to accelerate progress toward ending TB by improving the ability of Afghan doctors and healthcare workers to detect and treat Afghans suffering from the disease.

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Last updated: September 06, 2016

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