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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

New Delhi, India – In an effort to strengthen commercial and economic ties between Afghanistan and India through trade and investment, the Governments of India and Afghanistan, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), opened the first “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show”. The event brings together more than 200 representatives from Afghan companies and more than 800 Indian participants to forge new business connections and discuss potential investment opportunities.

USAID Microfinance Training Program Assists Young Afghan Women Enter Financial Sector
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Seventy-five young Afghan women graduated today from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE)’s Microfinance Institute Training (MFI) Program. Implemented by the Afghanistan Microfinance Association (AMA), the nine-month apprenticeship program equips young women with the technical and managerial skills needed to secure jobs in banking and microfinance by increasing enrollment of women in training programs the MFIs already give to their new employees.

Afghanistan Utility Breaks Ground on Landmark Infrastructure Project
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3:30pm

A 10-megawatt solar power plant, the first of its capacity in Afghanistan, is now under construction near the city of Kandahar after a ceremonial groundbreaking event featuring government officials and representatives of the country's national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Indian company contracted to build and operate the site. The project was made possible by $10 million in incentive funds provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development to mitigate the risk to the contractor, Dynasty Oil & Gas, Ltd.

Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health Launches First Data Warehouse for the Health Sector with help from USAID
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:15am

Using support from USAID, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today launched the country’s Data Warehouse, a web-based system for storing and sharing public sector health data with stakeholders and policy-makers.

USAID Hosts Women’s Agricultural Credit Shura in Mazar-E-Sharif to Improve Livelihoods for Afghan Women
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am

When it comes to accessing credit for women farmers and women-owned agriculture-related businesses, challenges have often forced these operations to close because of a lack of understanding how credit works.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) wants to change that and help these women prosper in their businesses.

USAID Conducts Civil Service Job Fair for Afghan Women
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:15pm

USAID’s Promote: Women in Government project conducted a civil service Jobs Fair to identify career opportunities for women in the government sector. The event brought together approximately 500 women who have all undergone a 12-month internship program focusing on multi-level intensive training for employment in the civil service to meet with more than 50 officials from 25 government ministries and independent agencies.

USAID Signs MoU with Ministry of Justice to Improve Access to Services for Afghan People
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 2:00pm

Officials from the US Embassy, USAID/ADALAT and the Ministry of Justice signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the US Embassy in Kabul. The MoU will serve as a guiding document between USAID/ADALAT and the MOJ that outlines responsibilities and commitments of both parties.

USAID Celebrates Five Years of Success Promoting Afghan Entrepreneurship through the ABADE Program
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

In October of 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan launched an economic growth program to work with the private sector to strengthen productivity and help enterprises sustain growth and create jobs.

USAID Hosts Workforce Development Program (USWDP) University Chancellor’s Forum
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

USAID, in collaboration with the University Support and Workforce Program (USWDP) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), held a one-day University Chancellor’s Forum on July 11, 2017, to focus on the role of Afghan universities in shaping the future of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 2:45pm

Leaders from the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, earning an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) at Kabul Polytechnic University last week as part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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