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22.03.2016 | Press release
More than 300 citizens, members of district development assemblies (DDAs), civil servants, local government officials and civil society activists turned up at the event, organised by the District Governor’s Office with financial support from the German government.
17.03.2016 | Press release
After the signing of the trilateral agreement between Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran (MRST) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, a group of 11 lecturers from the universities of Bamyan and Balkh and Kabul Polytechnic and 2 mining inspectors from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum recently participated in 10 days of geological mapping training in Iran, close to the city of Qom.
16.03.2016 | Press release
Before the roadworks, the road between Balkh and-Bangala was a dusty gravel track. It was extremely narrow passing through villages and unfit to bear much motor traffic. 100,000 inhabitants in the many villages along the road were not able to reach Mazar-e-Sharif safely or quickly. With the new improvements to the road, they now have better access to the provincial capital city. Patients can reach hospitals quicker, children can now go to schools and goods can now reach markets on time.
16.03.2016 | Press release
The inventory and materials handed over by the Afghan-German cooperation programme for basic and secondary education in Afghanistan included full lab rooms, lab furniture and equipment to conduct experiments in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology classes.
09.03.2016 | Press release
With their new skills, they are now better qualified for positions in government, non-government organisations and commercial businesses. The classes were open to all women interested in participating and gaining more knowledge of these important skills for work and their own business.
09.03.2016 | Press release
Together with partners from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), provincial councils, the Peace Council and local government, the week was fully devoted to raising awareness for women’s issues today. In TV ads, theatre performances, academic conferences and open debates, women and men touched upon a variety of topics. The various activities took place in Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif, Feyzabad, Kunduz and Taloqan.
01.03.2016 | Press release
During the training, they learnt how to plan and manage development projects, write proposals for funding from partners, procurement methods for acquiring services and how to manage public finances sustainably.
28.02.2016 | Press release
This was the conclusion of this week’s Media Meeting in Kabul, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and Afghan-German Cooperation.
24.02.2016 | Press release
The forum convened international key stakeholders to discuss and share their experience in developing and promoting transparent payments from the extractive industries’ activities. The dialogue between partners in the initiative marks an important step in Afghanistan’s path to reaching its development plans for the extractive sector efficiently.
18.02.2016 | Press release
The books were developed by ACSI as learning materials to train civil servants throughout the country in Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) training programmes. Faculties of public administration will also use the course books as part of their syllabus taught to over 2,500 students at the universities of Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Kandahar and Nangarhar.