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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Today sees the first group of young female entrepreneurs graduate from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator. Operated by AGHAEZ Professional Services and supported by USAID: Promote Women in the Economy (WIE), Startup Valley encourages the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, especially female university graduates. Out of over 150 applications, and 30 selected candidates, these 17 young women completed the incubation program and are now taking their business concepts to market.

“Young entrepreneurs are the future of the country and at the forefront of economic development and sustainability in Afghanistan. We congratulate the hard work and entrepreneurial vision of these young women”, said Susan DeCamp, Director of USAID’s Gender Office.

More than 100 families in Logar Province will have clean, affordable energy this winter thanks to solar panels provided by USAID
Monday, November 23, 2009 - 6:15am
PULI ALAM, LOGAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- More than 100 families in Logar Province will enjoy cleaner and cheaper energy this winter, thanks to an initiative from the local Afghan Community Development Council.
 
The project was designed in close consultation with the Baraki Barak District Development Council, which nominated five villages to receive 25 solar panels each, one for each family.
 
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 6:15am
CHAHARIKAR, PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) Mohammed Asif Rahimi today launched this year’s national wheat seed and fertilizer distribution program, which will help more than two million Afghan farmers.
 
In support of MAIL, USAID’s Afghanistan Vouchers for Increased Production in Agriculture program (AVIPA) provides vouchers to farmers to purchase high quality inputs such as improved wheat seed and fertilizers.
 
Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 6:15am
HIRAT, AFGHANISTAN- 
“Afghan organizations such as the Central Business Registry in Hirat encourage greater economic prosperity and the creation of new jobs.  We are pleased to support this project. Together, through organizations such as this one, we will continue to promote Afghan-led efforts to build a brighter future and to deepen the Afghan-U.S. partnership.”  - Ambassador Wayne
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A new project through the Kabul Municipal Government is clearing out the waste in the Kabul River.
 
More than 1,500 men and women have been recruited from provinces throughout the nation to clean 11 kilometers of the Kabul River in North East Kabul.
 
This $3.5 million project, implemented by CARE International, is part of USAID’s Food Insecurity Response for Urban Populations (FIRUP) program.
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- For the first time, Afghan farmers will export their country’s world-renowned apples into the Indian market, a move that will dramatically expand Afghanistan’s agricultural exports and add to the prosperity of thousands of Afghan farmers.
 
The landmark agreement between Afghanistan and India will help Afghan farmers in Wardak and Gardez to export up to 3,000 metric tons of their produce.
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 6:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Finance launched a new Partnership Contracts for Health Service (PCH) program today after signing 16 contracts with 10 NGOs totaling approximately $72 million over two years to provide health services in 12 provinces. These services are supported by the United States Government through USAID.
 
Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- With the assistance of the United States and other donor nations, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan now has more control over the hiring and managing of technical advisors for its ministries.  The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) coordinated this effort with the donor community and assisted the Ministry of Finance in gathering support for its Civilian Technical Assistance Plan. 
 
From left to right, Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne, Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy
Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 5:45am
MAZARI SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry opened the second provincial Central Business Registry Office in Mazar City of Balkh Province. The new office provides businesses with the opportunity to complete all steps of the registration process in one location. 
 

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Last updated: October 11, 2017

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