Handing Over a new Filing System to the Afghan Ministry of Justice

The new filing system was developed by the Afghan-German Cooperation and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (IADC), including the MoJ and staff suggestions. The new database can be used countrywide and is supposed to help overcome challenges in reporting timely and above all correctly. The new filing system and methods will firstly be implemented in both provinces Herat and Balkh as a pilot. Books printed on behalf of the Afghan-German Cooperation and IADC will provide a helpful guideline for the staff of the departments.

100 Women in Badakhshan Improved Their English, Tailoring and IT Skills

The Department of Women Affairs (DoWA) implemented the trainings at the provincial capital’s Women Training Center which was opened 1 ½ years ago. Today, the second phase of a 17-month capacity development programme for women in Badakhshan was completed. Since its opening, a total of 270 women participated in the training courses.

Badakhshan’s Journalists Discuss Media’s Role in Women Empowerment

Three experts on women empowerment and more than 60 journalists gathered at Feyzabad’s women’s centre to discuss the media’s role in women empowerment. The result of the event was that media has a crucial responsibility in promoting women’s participation in society. It has the power to spread messages and raise awareness for the challenges women face. Most importantly, media has given women a voice which has allowed them to actively engage with the Afghan government, interest groups and society at large.

Earth Day 2021

Once covered in lush forests, Afghanistan has lost almost all of its trees over the past decades. Years of conflict and the overexploitation of natural resources have destroyed the original green landscapes. But forests are necessary for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Without forests as buffers against water masses, widespread flooding affects many people’s lives – destroying homes and livelihoods.

Building a New Home

Representatives of IDPP´s local partner institution, the provincial Directorate of Refugees and Repatriation (DoRR), as well as other high-ranking local figures were present. In their speeches they highlighted how crucial the Afghan-German Cooperation’s support has been to improve internally displaced people’s (IDPs) living conditions and even save lives.

Driving Change: Equipped to Fight for an Equal Future

Almost half of Afghanistan’s population is female. Still, women are significantly underrepresented in all walks of life. Over the past decade there have been continued efforts by both governmental and non-governmental institutions to raise awareness for women’s rights in Afghanistan, to increase gender equality and to strengthen women’s position in society.

International Women’s Day promotes a sustainable future for all women. A future that is free from stigma and violence and that ensures equal opportunity for all.

Plan of Action for Mining Sector: Towards the Next International Validation in 2022

After much progress in compliance and transparency, Afghanistan was successfully re-validated.

On the 9th and 10th of February, Afghanistan’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (AEITI) looked towards the future. With support, AEITI developed an action plan to ensure it is again successfully validated in 2022.

H.E. Deputy Minister Ateeq Zaki said, ‘The implementation of EITI standards is a priority for the Government of Afghanistan. We expect collaboration from all parties to make it possible.’

Helping Najla Gain Access to Justice

After many days and weeks of uncertainty and doubt, she finally finds the courage to approach the Huquq Office in her husband’s judicial zone.

His Huquq Office accepts the case. Najla is happy and thinks her trouble is almost over. Little does she know, her husband’s Huquq Office is also unclear of who’s responsibility it is.

Eventually, his Huquq Office brings the case to court.

But the court rejects it. They claim they have no authority to investigate the case.

More time passes. Najla is frustrated that the process is taking so long.

Three Highlights for Afghanistan’s Renewable Energy in 2021

Here are the highlights for 2021:

A standardised passport for photovoltaic (PV) systems will help in certifying high quality installations. It will include the technical details as well as the name of the firm responsible for the installation. The passport will also be integral to the guarantee certificate. Complementary, ESIP will train Afghan PV technicians to install such technology.