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Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:45pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Thirteen young women are among the first to graduate from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course. Held at the Ariana Hospital, the subsidized course gave participants the skills needed to operate an advanced ultrasound machine, which uses color imaging to diagnose a wide variety of health issues, including heart diseases or healthy or complicated pregnancies.

“There is a strong need for qualified technicians in the Afghan medical sector that can deliver high quality diagnostic services. Having more qualified females will increase access to much needed medical services for all Afghan women”, said Susan Decamp, USAID Gender Office Director.

Afghanistan Markets Marble at Major Indian Trade Show
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Several USAID beneficiary traders of marble, onyx and lapis from Afghanistan signed a number of contracts this week with international buyers at the India Stone Mart, the country’s largest stone industry exposition. The event was held from February 2-5 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center and drew more than 25,000 guests and 15,000 traders from 60 countries.

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.

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Last updated: October 11, 2017

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