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16.11.2018 | Press release
Today, 34 female students and four lecturers from Balkh University, Kabul Polytechnic University and Kabul University returned to Afghanistan. They participated in a one-week geology and mining excursion to Iran to earn on-site experience. The Research Institute of Geological Survey of Iran (GSI) planned and conducted the field trip. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA) facilitated the activity’s implementation.
16.11.2018 | Press release
Today, a three-day awareness event on women’s rights in Islamic and statutory law for relevant stakeholders in the Afghan justice sector ended in Taloqan, Takhar. In total, 50 people including religious scholars, influential elders as well as members of Jirgas and Shuras participated. Takhar’s Department of Hajj and Religious Affairs (DoHRA) implemented the training. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Promotion of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan (RoL) facilitated the event.
06.11.2018 | Press release
This week, five lecturers of Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) and Kabul University (KU) returned to Afghanistan. They participated in a two-week course on geochemistry at Technical University of Freiberg (TUBAF) in Germany. The activity is part of a trilateral cooperation agreement between Afghanistan, China and Germany. Cooperation aims at improving academic mining education in Afghanistan. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed and facilitated the training course.
23.10.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 18th October 2018 – Today, the 18th Media Meeting took place in Kabul. Three experts and more than 50 journalists exchanged ideas and thoughts about the upcoming parliamentary elections and their importance for Afghanistan. Further, they discussed ways for media and civil society to contribute to a fair and transparent process. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication (MEC) hosted the event.
22.10.2018 | Press release
A three-week training activity in Prague, Czech Republic, ended for seven lecturers from Kabul Polytechnic University’s (KPU) mining and geology faculty and Kabul University (KU). They participated in a geology course at Charles University in Prague to extend their skills and knowledge. Students at KPU and KU will benefit from improved mining education thanks to their lecturers continuing education. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA) facilitated and financed the activity.
17.10.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, the ground-breaking ceremony for the reconstruction of a road linking Mazar-e Sharif – Sholgara Highway and Firqa – Pul-e-Babu Road took place in the district Dehdadi, Balkh. Provincial government officials and representatives of the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) attended the event. Improved traffic conditions will benefit more than 28,000 citizens. Balkh’s Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (DRRD) implements the project and monitors construction works. The Afghan-German Cooperation finances the activity at a total cost of about AFN 68 million.
11.10.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, 20 male and female staff of the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) successfully completed a three-day workshop in Kabul. The event focused on the role of gender in the Afghan mining sector’s development and aimed at promoting female participation. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector (MinGov) financed and implemented the activity together with the MoMP’s Gender Unit and the Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA).
09.10.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, a public consultation event on a new law to regulate the relationship between formal and informal Afghan justice sectors took place in Feyzabad, Badakhshan. The law shall increase legal certainty for Afghan citizens. In total, almost 40 people, including 15 women, attended the event. The Afghan Ministry of Justice (MoJ) implemented the event, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project Promotion of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan (RoL).
04.10.2018 | Press release
Taloqan, Takhar, 3rd October 2018 – The Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) of the province Takhar conducted a coordination conference for 40 Gender Focal Points (GFPs), government officials and representatives of legal institutions as well as civil society organisations (CSOs). Participants came from Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) implemented and funded the meeting.
02.10.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, 30 young engineers from the Faculty of Electrical, Civil and Architecture in Kabul graduated from the programme Youth Entrepreneurs Support (YES). YES provides technical knowledge and entrepreneurship skills to young engineers. The programme also helps strengthening the relationship to private actors in the field of renewable energies in Afghanistan. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme “Institutional Development for Energy in Afghanistan” (IDEA) organised and funded the educational programme YES.