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02.05.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop ended in Herat City, Herat province. 14 lecturers, four of them women, from seven Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) participated. Four master trainers from the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) introduced the new primary education diploma that is currently under development to the lecturers. The activity focussed particularly on the subject of mathematics. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Basic and Secondary Education Programme (BEPA) supported the event.
26.04.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, a three-week training for more than 100 science and mathematics teachers, 69 of them women, from six schools in Kabul ended. Attendees learned how to apply modern teaching methods in the subject’s chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics. Part of their training was to incorporate new laboratory equipment during lessons. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the training and financed the equipment at a total cost of about AFN 1.1 million. More than 23,000 pupils will benefit from improved lessons.
24.04.2019 | Press release
A three-day gender workshop for 20 staff of Herat’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DoMP) ended today. The event took place in the city of Herat and focused on the role of gender in the Afghan mining sector. The Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum’s (MoMP’s) Gender Unit conducted the workshop. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme to promote good governance in the Afghan extractive sector (MinGov) supported the event financially.
23.04.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, an eight-day training of trainers (ToT) workshop ended in Kabul. 14 female lecturers from seven pilot Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) participated. They got familiar with a new teaching manual for sports included in the Primary Education Diploma that is currently under development. The lecturers shall pass on their newly acquired knowledge at TTCs, benefitting more than 6,000 female teacher students. The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) implemented the training, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation.
19.04.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, representatives of the Afghan Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority (TVET-A) inaugurated the Takhta-Pul TVET Campus in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. The campus offers capacities for up to 2,200 students, offering education in engineering, agricultural veterinary and technical teacher training. The campus resides on an area of 52.5 jeribs (10.5 hectare), the size of about 14 football fields. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed construction works at a total cost of about AFN 113.7 million.
17.04.2019 | Press release
Today, the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and the Ministry of Industries and Commerce (MoIC) conducted a National Public and Private Dialogue (NPPD) on access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Around 100 people, including women and men, participated in the event in Kabul. They came from various public institutions and the private sector. Among others, these included line ministries, financial institutions, business associations and SMEs. Easier access to finance shall facilitate Afghanistan’s sustainable economic development. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the event.
16.04.2019 | Press release
Today, government consultations on cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Federal Republic of Germany in 2019 ended successfully. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) committed to invest about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million), focussing on good governance, sustainable economic development as well as urban development and municipal infrastructure. An additional AFN 8.7 billion (EUR 100 million) shall be allocated to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF). Since 2001, the German government has invested about AFN 345 billion (EUR 4.06 billion) in Afghanistan.
10.04.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, the ground-breaking ceremony for electrifying the villages of Hazar Sumuch and Kunjak took place. Government officials and representatives of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and the Afghan-German Cooperation attended the event. Both villages are located in Hazar Sumuch District, Takhar Province. About 14,000 locals will soon benefit from a reliable energy supply. DABS will implement the project, supported by the German Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). The Afghan-German Cooperation funds the construction works at a total cost about AFN 124 million.
20.03.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Promoting Good Governance in the Extractive Sector in Afghanistan (MinGov) came together in Kabul. On this occasion, they planned training activities for mines inspectors for 2019. In total, about 80 mines inspectors shall benefit from these training measures covering all Afghan provinces. MoMP and MinGov work together to improve mining governance to leverage the Afghan extractive sector’s full potential.
18.03.2019 | Press release
Yesterday, an Afghan delegation comprising 14 representatives of Afghanistan’s leading anti-corruption agencies arrived in Kabul. They returned from a five-day anti-corruption workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. There, around 40 attendees shared ideas on monitoring and evaluating anti-corruption activities and discussed ways to inform the public about achievements. The Afghan-German Cooperation coordinated the workshop together with the German-Indonesian programme Assistance in Preventing and Combating Corruption (APCC). U4 Resource Centre and the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) co-hosted the event.