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17.05.2015 | Press release
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr Saeed Ahmad Khamoush, Director General for coordination of local councils affairs (GDCLCA), highlighted the importance of Provincial Councils and their oversight function: “The newly elected Provincial Councils ensure the participation of citizens in developing their provinces and support accountability of government to its citizens.“ During the orientation workshop, the new IDLG Director, Ghulam Jelani Popal, promised the new members institutional support from IDLG when fulfilling their functions throughout Afghanistan.
17.05.2015 | Press release
Last week, heads of all provincial and regional offices of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) met at the Civil Service Institute in Kabul to present Afghanistan’s first manual for operations & maintenance of small- to medium-sized infrastructure projects. The new manual can be used by engineers and civil servants based in line departments and responsible for keeping measures running and functional.
10.05.2015 | Press release
Designed as a think- and do-tank, the Governance Forum Afghanistan “Govern4Afg” was launched by German and Afghan partners to establish a joint platform for policy dialogue on governance topics in Afghanistan. Researchers and policy-makers from both countries will provide input to encourage talks and an understanding between stakeholders aimed at strengthening cooperation in developing the governance sector.
08.05.2015 | Press release
Both sides set new priorities for reintegrating Afghan refugees and providing care for internally displaced persons.
30.04.2015 | Press release
This training was part of large equipment project for line departments in Faizabad and 24 districts in the province and conducted by the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) in close cooperation of provincial governor’s office of Badakhshan. The goal of the courses was to enable district governors to use office software, basic internet services, communicate effectively with provincial government on ongoing events and community progress and challenges.
30.04.2015 | Press release
140 people took part in a course on the “Fundamentals of Inspection and Maintenance” to learn how to operate and maintain the infrastructure they are responsible for, for example, school buildings, electrical or water supply systems. 70 participants joined “Road Operations and Maintenance” workshops, where they learnt how to operate and maintain roads sustainably for better safety. The two sets of workshops were held with technical and financial assistance from the German government, at a total cost of over AFN 2.2 million.
29.04.2015 | Press release
Over 330 citizens, civil servants, local government leaders and civil society activists turned up discuss issues in an open forum. The project was launched in Samangan by the Provincial Governor’s Office (PGO).
18.04.2015 | Press release
Today, Deputy Minister of Public Health, Dr Abdul Basir Sarwar, and Mr. Andreas Glossner, Political Counsellor at the German Embassy in Kabul, officially opened the newly refurbished and extended Regional Hospital in Kunduz, funded by the German government through KfW Development Bank. Prior to the opening ceremony, a tour was held through the new premises.
16.04.2015 | Press release
The exercise at the hospital was designed to test how ready and responsive the newly refurbished facilities will be in case of a severe emergency. The findings of the drill will be used to identify room for improvement and shortfalls in protocol and contingency plans for large-scale crisis responses.
14.04.2015 | Press release
The trainings were English, computer software and management skills in Taluqan, the capital of Takhar province in northern Afghanistan.