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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.”

Monday, August 31, 2009 - 5:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- “Today’s event marks the first of many new initiatives utilizing the “Afghan First” principle.  It also celebrates the strong partnership between the U.S. Government and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission whose goal is to create a modern, well-functioning, and efficient Government administration.”
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Before embarking on a trip to the United States, Afghan Central Bank Governor Abdul Qadeer Fitrat told a group of Afghan banking and finance leaders today that developing mobile phone banking, through a project facilitated by the United States Government, will change the way all Afghans conduct private and public business.
 
Francis J. Ricciardone, Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States of America, offered remarks at the opening of the conference.
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- President Hamid Karzai opened the first 35 MW block of a 100 MW diesel power plant in Kabul today, significantly expanding power to the capital and surrounding area. Minister of Energy and Water Ismail Khan and U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry also attended the ceremony.
 
The U.S. Government-funded Tarakhil Power Plant will provide power to approximately 200,000 residents in Kabul in its first phase. When finished later this year, the plant will provide power to more than half a million people.
 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 5:30am
Monday, July 13, 2009 - 5:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry opened the first provincial Central Business Registry Office in Jalalabad City, Nangarhar Province. The new office provides businesses with the opportunity to complete all steps of the registration process in one location. 
 
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, the Supreme Council of Water Affairs Management of Afghanistan convened the 2009 Water Resource Management Conference in Kabul. Held in partnership with the U.S. Government, the three-day event provided a forum for stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of sustainable development and water resource management in Afghanistan.
 
Friday, July 3, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On July 3, Turquoise Mountain Foundation held its Summer Festival and Sale of Afghan Arts at Qala-e-Noborja, a 19th century fort, in Kabul. Held in partnership with the U.S. Government, the festival and sale featured high-quality traditional Afghan crafts, including woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, and jewelry, made by trained craftsmen.
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 5:30am
CHAHARIKAR, PARWAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 30, the Chaharikar Municipality and the United States Government (USG) inaugurated four new public infrastructure projects to improve the quality and delivery of local government services to Afghan citizens.  The projects include the construction of a meat market with thirty shops, nine public latrines, a coffee house, and the renovation of the municipality building.
 

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