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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:45am

Kabul, Afghanistan – U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Michael McKinley honored 10 Afghan women at the American Embassy on August 22 for their selection as the first of 3,000 civil service interns sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the $38 million Promote: Women in Government program.

USAID’s Women in Government program will significantly help Afghan women obtain key roles in the Afghan government, private sector and civil society and will be implemented in partnership with the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and other Afghan government agencies. Ambassador McKinley recognized the women for their courage and dedication to serve Afghanistan in the civil service.

“Investing in women is important and at the center of U.S. foreign policy,” Ambassador McKinley said. “To the women here today, I want to say thank you. We know that women’s participation is essential to addressing virtually every challenge we face as individual nations and as a community of nations.” 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, five-year, $40 million award in support of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).
 
Graduates of Women in Government Internship Program with USAID Deputy Mission Director Jerry Bisson (standing third from the lef
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Sixty Afghan women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship (WIG) Program in Kabul on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at the Ministry of Finance’s Customs Directorate, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Energy and Water, the National Environment Protection Agency, the Control and Audit Office, the Civil Service Commission and Afghan Telecom. The women are the latest group to graduate since the program launched in February 2010.
 
William Hammink was sworn in as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan in Washington D.C.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- William Hammink was sworn in yesterday as the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director to Afghanistan, USAID’s largest country program in the world. Hammink will direct projects to support sustainable economic growth, good governance, and support for maintaining critical development gains in health and education.
 
Afghan food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products at an exhibition in Kabul
Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan businesses participated in an exhibition of Afghan food products, highlighting the rapid growth of agribusiness in Afghanistan. Seventeen food processing companies displayed more than 80 locally produced, high-quality products to representatives from food-processors, packaging and shipping companies, traders and exporters, and financial institutions.
 
Afghan businessman negotiates with a Kazakh businessman at the B2B event in Kabul.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghan and Kazakh companies met recently to negotiate deals at a Business-to-Business (B2B) event in Kabul. Seventy three Afghan and 16 Kazakh companies from a wide variety of sectors participated in this USAID-supported event, including food processing, energy, pharmaceutical, and construction.
 
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Razeq Samadi, and Larry Sampler, USAID Office of Afghanista
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy.
 
Representative of Geo Search Company (GSC), an Afghan Marble extraction and processing plant, signs the Public-Private Alliance
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Five Afghan companies signed the first Public-Private Alliances (PPAs) with USAID in Kabul today. These companies have matched USAID funding, reaching a total investment value of more than $4.5 million.
 
Through its Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) program, USAID will assist these firms to expand their businesses and inject additional revenue into the Afghan economy. The alliances are expected to create more than 260 direct and over 2,200 indirect new jobs.
 
Abdul Razeq Samadi, CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, speaks at the launch of Electricity Bill Payment through mobile.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Consumers from Kabul City can now pay their electricity bills through the mobile phones.
 

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