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Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in close collaboration with the Afghanistan Ministry of Education (MoE) announced today the official launch of Afghan Children Read (ACR), a five year project in Early Grade Reading (EGR) for primary grades 1 to 3.

Despite the gains made in education in Afghanistan, access to quality education remains a challenge. To help reverse the situation, USAID is investing $70 million in the ACR Project.  This project will help to improve early grade reading skills for primary level students, boys and girls, in grades 1-3 in formal and community based education (CBE) schools. The ACR project will enable the MoE to utilize the best practices of EGR standards towards improving the primary level student’s literacy and learning skills at large.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Following the success of the first Afghanistan International Carpet Fair held in 2007, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghanistan Carpet Guild and the Kabul Carpet Association, is pleased to present the second Afghanistan International Carpet Fair from 26-28 October at the historic Babur Gardens.
 
Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 2:00am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Today, thousands of farmers, livestock owners, businessmen, women entrepreneurs, Government representatives, and visitors will come together for Jalalabad’s third annual Agro-Industrial Trade Fair. 
 
The Fair will host more than 150 vendors representing companies from eastern region and around Afghanistan in various sectors including livestock, fruit and vegetables, input supplies, agro-processing, handicrafts, textiles, manufacturers, traders, importers, and exporters.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Since opening its doors on August 27, 2008, the Independent National Legal Training Center Law Library (INLTC) membership has grown to over 200 members.
 
The library, which was designed and developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), now counts attorneys, Supreme Court staff members, judges, and judicial candidates, as well as members of the law and Sharia faculties at Kabul University, among its membership.
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghanistan Court Administration System (ACAS), Afghanistan’s new case information management system jointly developed by the Supreme Court and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was presented to President Hamid Karzai on September 10, 2008.
 
The presentation of ACAS was part of the Supreme Court’s annual update on the status of Afghanistan’s judiciary, held at the Office of the President and attended by the Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court.
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On World Food Day, the United States stands with other nations in the world to combat global hunger and malnutrition. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported programs to prevent malnutrition for more than 30 years.
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, H.E. Minister of Education Hanif Atmar, USAID Acting Mission Director Peter Argo, and Binod Shrestha from UN-HABITAT signed an agreement to strengthen the Ministry’s National Literacy Program through a $40 million, USAID-funded literacy and business skills training program that will help  312, 000 Afghans take the first steps out of poverty.
 
The Dutch provincial reconstruction team in Uruzgan delivered 12,000 rule of law comic book sets for distribution to schoolchild
Monday, September 29, 2008 - 2:00am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Working together to improve the rule of law in Afghanistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Dutch Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Uruzgan province coordinated the delivery of 12,000 sets of comic books with legal awareness messages to elementary schools throughout the province.
 
Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 1:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, a new central business registry opened at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. This registry makes it possible to register a business in one step.
 
“Afghan businessmen will be able to register their businesses faster, cheaper, and easier,” said Mir Muhammed Farhang, Minister of Commerce and Industry.  “This is a good way for a business to improve itself while setting the foundation for a thriving Afghanistan.” 
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 1:45am
ASADABAD, KUNAR, AFGHANISTAN- On September 15, 2008, a new class of 138 skilled craftsmen graduated from the Kunar Construction Center.  For three months the members of the class trained in one of six basic construction skills areas and today were certified to join the workforce in masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electricity, rebar bending or placement or painting.
 

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