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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – 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.

The two-part program consisted of a business-to-business matchmaking event on December 6-7, and continued with a business-to-consumer event in which Afghan products were sold to the public on December 8-10.   “Exhibition Afghanistan” helped Afghan traders increase sales and connect with Gulf and other international buyers, enabling about 70 of Afghanistan’s best companies to display products and negotiate deals with more than 100 international buyers.

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.

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 4:00am

The U.S. government is investing an additional $50 million in two on-going projects to stimulate immediate job creation for the Afghan people. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:15am

The World Trade Organization (WTO) formally adopted Afghanistan’s terms of accession into the renowned multilateral trading organization at the WTO's 10th Ministerial Conference on December 17 in Nairobi, Kenya. Afghanistan will have until June 2016 to ratify the deal and formally become WTO’s 164th Member, joining a global trading organization that accounts for about 95 percent of the world’s commerce.

The mayors of Afghanistan’s 33 provincial capital municipalities at the event.
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:15am

 At the conclusion of a two-day national conference sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Strong Hubs for Afghan Hope and Resilience (SHAHAR) program on December 7 and 8, 2015, the mayors of Afghanistan’s 33 provincial capital municipalities took a giant step forward in their effort to professionalize and strengthen the capacity of municipal government in Afghanistan. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:15am

To commemorate the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign and International Human Rights Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a partnership to strengthen the health sector’s ability to identify and treat survivors of gender-based violence in Afghanistan.

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