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.
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.
Afghan government officials, joined by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), recognized the importance of women in the agriculture sector during a two-day conference. The purpose of the conference was to explore means to strengthen women’s contributions in each stage of value-added processes – from the farm to market and ultimately to consumer.
The United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley and the Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Directorate of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Ahmad Zia Sayed Khaili, recognized 34 Afghan small and medium enterprises that successfully completed investment partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprise (ABADE) program.
- Duration: September 2015 – March 2020
- Project budget: $7.1 million
Last updated: February 04, 2016