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12.11.2015 | Press release
In any functioning legal system, people need to know about their rights so they can address and demand them whenever necessary.
11.11.2015 | Press release
Over the past month, more than 150 engineering specialists from various line departments in six northern provinces refreshed their skills in use of topographical survey instruments. Today, the final course finished in Mazar-e-Sharif, and engineers can now apply their knowledge in local infrastructure projects. Through its programme for regional infrastructure development (RIDF), Germany provided technical assistance and funded the training at a cost of nearly AFN 1.5 million.
26.10.2015 | Press release
The move comes after the fund’s introduction to the Samangan Provincial Development Committee and a two-day workshop for provincial departments directors and engineers
22.10.2015 | Press release
These were only some of the important conclusions two Govern4Afg open dialogues between the Afghan and German governments drew last week in Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif.
21.10.2015 | Press release
The new sports facility is being built for the female pupils, so they can practise sports in a safe environment. Sports is seen as an important part of education as it improves both the physical and mental fitness of children. The building will be ready in six months. The funding for the new facility comes from the German government. Construction of the new gymnasium will cost a total of AFN 18 million.
14.10.2015 | Press release
The aim of the workshops therefore was to give the teaching staff the right knowledge and skills to prepare students better for future jobs. Afghanistan needs well-trained experts in the mining industry to make full use of its resources. As part of its programme for mining education, the German government partnered with the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) to conduct the training.
08.10.2015 | Press release
Over the last two weeks, more than 100 lecturers from 29 provinces who teach peace education improved their ability to build peace and decrease conflict and. The participants will pass on their knowledge to other teacher trainers, ensuring that future teachers across the country will be able to act as ambassadors of peace in their schools and to resolve conflicts in their communities.
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.