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15.03.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 15th March 2018 – 20 employees of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) participated in a two-day workshop in Kabul. Topic: Gender equity and equality in the Afghan Mining Sector. The MoMP and the Ministry of Woman Affairs (MoWA) jointly organised the workshop, funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project “Promoting Good Governance in the Extractive Sector in Afghanistan”. Since 2015, the Afghan-German Cooperation has supported several gender workshops in Kabul, Herat, Balkh and Kandahar.
14.03.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 14 March 2018 – This week, 11 female law graduates finished an internship at the Afghan Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The activity aimed at preparing the women for the job market and increasing their employability. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) supported the internship programme and assisted the participants financially.
09.03.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, Samangan’s Department of Education and the Afghan-German Cooperation signed contracts for reconstructing two high schools. More than 5,400 students in Samangan will profit from an improved learning environment. Already on Wednesday, Balkh’s Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development signed contracts for rehabilitating two roads in Balkh. About 100,000 residents will benefit. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) funds the activities at a total cost of around AFN 282 million.
09.03.2018 | Press release
To promote the Afghan extractive sector internationally, a delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) participated in the PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange 2018 in Toronto, Canada. The delegation encouraged investments and developed networks with international colleagues and the private sector. The convention took place from 4th March and ended on Wednesday. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector financed the activity.
PIC-Gurg-Canal
05.03.2018 | Press release
Bangi District, Takhar, 4th March 2018 – Currently, Gurg Canal in Bangi district, Takhar, is in poor condition. It provides only insufficient agricultural irrigation and fails to deliver a stable water flow to micro-hydro power stations and water mills. To tackle these problems, the Taloqan River Basin Agency started rehabilitation works on the eight-kilometre long canal today. The Afghan-German Cooperation finances the construction works at a total cost of AFN 92.86 million
Inauguration picture of health clinic in Yaftal-e-Payeen, Badakhshan
21.02.2018 | Press release
Yaftal-e Payeen, Badakhshan, 21st February 2018 – Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over a recently constructed health clinic in Naland Village, Yaftal-e-Payeen District in the province Badakhshan. The new clinic is available to the 60,000 residents of the district. In total, the clinic can provide services to 100 patients. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Stabilization Programme Northern Afghanistan (SPNA) financed the construction at about AFN 27 million.
13.02.2018 | Press release
Today, more than 40 experts from Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs), Provincial Education Directorates (PEDs) and the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) met to discuss necessary activities to further improve teacher training in Afghanistan. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for improving basic education in Afghanistan (BEPA) facilitated the event to promote quality education for all Afghans.
12.02.2018 | Press release
Today, the final workshop for updating mining curricula at Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) ended in Istanbul, Turkey. Nine staff of KPU’s Faculty of Mines and Geology met their counterparts from the German Technical University of Freiberg to finalise reforming the education programmes. The German Academic Exchange Service implemented the 11-day workshop, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation.
11.02.2018 | Press release
The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for regional capacity development (RCD) handed over kindergartens to two schools in Balkh’s provincial capital Mazar-e Sharif. About 100 schoolteachers can now leave their children at the new facilities during classes. Balkh’s Department of Education initiated and implemented the activity to improve teaching quality. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed the facilities’ construction at a total cost of about AFN 2.3 million.
08.02.2018 | Press release
Today, a three-week mining training ended for 15 Afghan mines in-spectors. Mines inspectors ensure that rules and regulations in the Afghan extractive sector are re-spected. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Af-ghan extractive sector helped organising and financing the mining training.