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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.
02.10.2018 | Press release
Today, a two-day workshop to gather input for the Afghan Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) upcoming reform strategy ended in Kabul. The new strategy shall define measures to improve Afghan citizen’s access to justice. In total, 200 representatives of Directorates of Justice (DoJs), Directorates of Women’s Affairs (DoWAs), the Attorney General Office (AGO), the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and civil society shared their input, including 30 women. Today’s training was the final activity in a series of four workshops for staff working at MoJ’s Policy and Planning Department (PPD) and at legal institutions on provincial and district level. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Promotion of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan (RoL) facilitated the events.
27.09.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 26th September 2018 – Today, government negotiations on development cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Federal Republic of Germany for 2018 ended successfully. The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commits to invest about AFN 20 billion (EUR 234,06 million). Additional funding by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA) will be communicated shortly. Cooperation shall focus on good governance, sustainable economic development, urban development and municipal infrastructure as well as humanitarian assistance and stabilisation. Since 2001, the German government has invested about AFN 345 billion (EUR 4.06 billion) in Afghanistan.
24.09.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, the ground-breaking ceremony for three high school buildings took place in Samangan’s provincial capital Aybak. Provincial Education Department (PED) officials and Afghan-German Cooperation representatives of the attended the event. The facilities will provide an adequate learning environment for more than 5,400 students, both girls and boys. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) supports the PED in implementing the project and funds the school buildings’ construction at a total cost of about AFN 111 million.
18.09.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, a closing ceremony in Kabul concluded a 17-days advanced training on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for employees of the Afghan Ministry of Economy (MoEc). The training equipped 15 participants, including women, with advanced skills to monitor and evaluate development projects. The MoEc’s Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) directorate and ACCORD Worldwide Consultancy facilitated the activity. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the training financially.