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06.11.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, the Acting and Deputy Governor of Takhar and Deputy Director of Taloqan River Basin Agency (TRBA) laid the foundation stone for the construction of a 1.5-kilometre flood protection wall. The construction work will also include the rehabilitation of an irrigation channel to provide a more reliable water supply. A number of provincial officials in charge of governmental institutions also participated in the ceremony. More than 20,000 people will benefit from the improved irrigation of agricultural land and flood protection. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) is supporting the TRBA in the project implementation as well as financing with about AFN 122 million.
05.11.2019 | Press release
Five schools taking part in piloting the dual track Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme, also known as Ostad Shagerdi, have finished renovations in four provinces, including Kabul, Badghis, Baghlan and Balkh. With the support of the Afghan-German Cooperation, the Jamhuriat High School, the Kabul Mechanical Institute as well as the Accounting and Management Institutes of Badghis, Baghlan-e Jadid and Mazar-e Sharif have all benefitted from facility improvements. The work was conducted between July and October 2019 and has a combined value of more than AFN 6.7 million.
04.11.2019 | Press release
A three-day event called National Civil Society Week ended on Friday in Herat. The Afghan Institute for Civil Society (AICS) coordinated this event that brought together around 150 representatives, including 41 women, from civil society, the government, academia, the private sector, the United Nations (UN) and media from across the country. AICS aims at supporting Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Afghanistan in realising their potential for the country’s development. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Open Policy Advisory Fund (OPAF) provided financial and technical support for the event.
03.11.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, the State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Mr Martin Jaeger, together with Dr Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Afghanistan’s Acting Minister of Finance, affirmed the continued German support to Afghanistan. By the end of 2019, the German government via the BMZ is making an additional AFN 6.2 billion (EUR 72 million) available to Afghan-German Cooperation projects, bringing the total commitment in the year 2019 to AFN 18.1 billion (EUR 211 million).
31.10.2019 | Press release
In Delhi, India, 27 teachers from Kabul are participating in a German language course while another 17 teachers receive educational training. Among them are 37 women. Both activities started on 21st October and will end on 3rd November. They aim at providing the teachers with the tools for modern teaching and teaching German language classes. The participants teach at three model schools in Kabul – the Amani High School for boys, the Aysha-e Durani High School for girls, and the Lycée Jamhuriat Business School for girls and boys. The Afghan-German Cooperation supports these schools that serve as models for school development across the country.
20.10.2019 | Press release
On Thursday, an annual legal awareness conference on women’s rights was held in Mazar-e Sharif to raise public awareness of new laws. These laws will help address social problems, strengthen the rule of law, decrease corruption, and help build trust between the government and public. A total of 250 participants, among them 100 women, from different stakeholder groups attended, including representatives of the Department of Justice (DoJ), the Department of Women Affairs (DoWA), provincial courts, the prosecution office, Shuras, District Governor offices, the police, as well as Mullahs, teachers, community members, Madrasa students, and civil society actors. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the event.
17.10.2019 | Press release
Today, a four-week standard mining training ended in Mazar-e Sharif. Thirteen mining inspectors from six provincial mining departments of Baghlan, Balkh, Faryab, Jawzjan, Samangan and Sar-e Pol attended the programme. The trainers, who are experts from Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), had previously taken part in Training of Trainers (ToT) programmes which was also funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation in the years of 2015 and 2016.
17.10.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, a workshop on member’s contribution in building up the Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) took place at Kabul University. Seventy people participated, including women, and discussed efforts to make AREU more functional and sustainable through membership contribution, which in turn will help promote renewable energy in Afghanistan. The group consisted of representatives of the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI), the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Programme (ESIP) and other AREU members from the private sector. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the workshop.
16.10.2019 | Press release
Today, 20 male and female staff of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) successfully completed a two-day workshop in Kabul Province on the role of gender in mining management. The activity aimed at promoting female participation and employment in the extractive industry. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector (MinGov) financed and implemented the workshop together with the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP).
10.10.2019 | Press release
Today, the last of seven respective three-day class observation workshops ended in the provinces of Kabul, Balkh, Samangan, Nangarhar, Bamiyan, Badakhshan and Herat. 210 people, including more than 40 women, participated in the training sessions. Participants included members of the respective Provincial Education Directorate (PED), members of Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs), and heads of Teacher Development Centres (TDCs). The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the event.