The two-day programme marking the start of the ERN brought together journalists from all of Afghanistan’s provinces to discuss the way forward for election reporting in Afghanistan. Although the media have improved in their coverage of past elections, a range of decisive issues and dynamics are still widely ignored and underrepresented in media coverage.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Mr. Sayed Shamsullah Shams, Director of the Education Department, said, “One of the major challenges for Al Jihad girl’s high school was the lack of buildings for the female students, the girls had to study under trees or old tents both in extreme cold and warm weather. Today’s ceremony marks a significant step towards greater opportunities for women and community improvement in the education sector.” Dr.
Together with members of the Afghan government and representatives of German Cooperation with Afghanistan, Mr. Müller also visited key projects that were able to launch with German funding and are now managed in partnership between the two countries.
What makes a good structure for a project proposal? Who needs what kind of information on project progress? How do I measure success? These and other questions were answered during the training programme for representatives of the members of the Provincial Development Committee (PDC) Samangan. During the six training sessions, each five days long, the participants learned how to plan a project and apply for funding from donors, how to supervise project implementation and, ultimately, manage results.
The aim of the training centre is to put DoWA and its stakeholders in a better position to promote gender equality, deal with women’s affairs as a cross-cutting topic throughout various issues in Badakhshan and provide women leaders with the capacity they need. The training centre will focus on issues such as legal awareness, violence against women, women’s rights, English language skills, computer and management skills and healthcare.