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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Hannover, Germany – 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. The tradeshow, held from January 14-17 at the Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany drew more than 45,000 visitors from more than 80 nations, and will help Afghan carpets gain increased international exposure.

“Domotex is a trend setter for the industry and Afghanistan is playing its part in setting the tone,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “Afghanistan’s participation in the world’s largest floor coverings tradeshow not only contributes to the country’s economy; it serves as an opportunity for Afghanistan to represent itself as a unique and trustworthy brand in the global carpet industry.”

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:15am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it will contribute $10 million to the International Organization on Migration (IOM) to end the exploitation of men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex-trafficking in Afghanistan.

Aimal Marjan, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology, speaks during the event.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Afghan government, and the private sector launched a public awareness campaign to encourage consumers, financial institutions, businesses, and the government, to use mobile phones to access financial services electronically across the country.  

The ICM delegation is visiting the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) skills lab.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:45am

 H.E Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, welcomed a delegation from the International Confederation Midwives to a meeting to introduce the Midwifery Services Framework developed by International Confederation Midwives to Afghanistan.

Minister of Public Health, Ferozuddin Feroz delivers his speech.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 4:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Public Health announced a partnership that will enable the Afghan government to better identify local revenue streams in order to provide sustainable, affordable health services to its citizens.

Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady, encourages young women to take active roles in the country's future.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:30am

First Lady Rula Ghani gave the keynote graduation address today to more than 300 USAID Promote Women’s Leadership Development students at Amani High School.

Professor Amanullah Hamidzai, chancellor of Shaheed Rabbani Education University, delivers his speech.
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) supported the establishment of the Master of Educational Leadership and Management at the Shaheed Professor Rabbani Education University. USWDP along with its technical partner, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, developed the degree to meet international standards.

The AWDP celebrated the successful completion of a two-week skills training program.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 1:00am

The Afghanistan Workforce Development Program celebrated the successful completion of a two-week demand-driven skills training program for 402 women in the cities of Kabul, Jalalabad and Kandahar.

(R-L) Professor Amanullah Hamidzai, chancellor of Shahid Rabani Education University and Habibullah Wajidi USWDP representative
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:15am

The eighth Career Development Center was opened under USAID’s Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program on Monday. This newest center is located at Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 3:15am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The U. S. Government provided $80 million to Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund as part of the ongoing commitment to improve the welfare of the Afghan people through the New Development Partnership. Release of the money is tied to the Afghan government’s achievement of specific development results and implementation of key policy reforms, including improved revenue collection, reducing corruption and reducing poverty by helping the poor and marginalized, especially women.

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Last updated: October 24, 2016

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