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05.10.2015 | Press release
These included fighting drugs and corruption, strengthening transparency and accountability and increasing the participation of women in decision making and in the justice sector. The event provided the opportunity for CSOs to bring up and discuss issues of importance of Balkh’s citizens. The conference was the second of its kind to bring together CSO representatives from the provinces Balkh, Sar-e Pul, Faryab, Jawzjan and Samangan with PC members and local government officials from Balkh.
22.09.2015 | Press release
Over the past eight years, the Netherlands and Germany have invested a total of AFN 4.8 billion in development in various sectors.
16.09.2015 | Press release
The university now has a new agriculture faculty and dining hall. Both of these facilities have long been priorities for the institution and the Ministry of Higher Education, to help appeal to more students across Afghanistan.
03.09.2015 | Press release
The event was the fifth of its kind and was organized by the Communications, Information and Spokesman’s office of Governor’s Office together with the Public Relation Working Group (PRWG). The German government financed the public hearing with AFN 525,200.
02.09.2015 | Press release
The event, hosted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), underlined the importance of subnational governance for the national unity government.
31.08.2015 | Press release
The library will give people a chance to read books who couldn’t do so otherwise. Germany supported the construction of the library as well as the purchase of the books with more than AFN 4.5 million in funding.
30.08.2015 | Press release
It provides DoUD civil servants with a better working environment, which will have a positive impact on the quality of their services for the people. Construction was supported by the German government at around AFN 25 million. The opening of the new building was celebrated by the DoUD together with the Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO) of Badakhshan, which were responsible for the construction of the building.
09.08.2015 | Press release
In this dialogue an Afghan-German team of researchers presented their findings on Gender Responsive Budgeting, compiled over the last three months. They engaged in discussions with over 30 senior representatives from institutions, such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Women Affairs and the Ministry of Economy. Participants also included the German Embassy and experts from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Besides governmental institutions, members of civil society and international organisations were also present.
09.08.2015 | Press release
The construction of this project was managed by NEPA together with the PGO at a total cost of around AFN 20 million, with funding from the Federal Republic of Germany.
05.08.2015 | Press release
The Independent Directorate of Local Government (IDLG) and Provincial Councils in northern Afghanistan agreed on a new cooperation and collaboration system. Councillors from Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar discussed their roles and responsibilities, annual plans, ways to improve the security situation and capacity building needs