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30.04.2018 | Press release
Feyzabad, Badakhshan, 30th April 2018 – Badakhshan province’s Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) conducted a two-day introductory meeting for more than 20 so-called Gender Focal Points (GFPs). GFPs are female citizens who offer legal advice to women in their communities voluntarily. About 50 participants, including government officials and representatives from legal insti-tutions, civil society organisations (CSOs), and the police attended the event. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) implemented and funded the meeting. In total, about 100 GFPs offer their services in their respective provinces.
11.04.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 11th April 2018 – Today, the Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU) initiated a conference in Kabul to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency among entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. Around 120 representatives from line ministries, power utilities, the private sector, academia, the Women Initiative for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the Youth Entrepreneur Ship Support (YES) initiative participated. The event addressed women and men equally. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the activity.
10.04.2018 | Press release
This week, Badakhshan’s Department of Justice (DoJ), civil society organisations (CSOs) and the Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) held a biannual coordination meeting. About 55 attendants, including Badakhshan’s deputy governor as well as representatives from 20 CSOs discussed how to improve cooperation. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) supported the event.
20.03.2018 | Press release
Today, an extended power line and a newly constructed energy network were put into operation in the city of Pol-e Khomri, Baghlan. About 10,000 citizens in the residential area of Karkar now profit from a reliable electricity supply. The construction works took two years to complete. The German Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) implemented the project. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed the infrastructure at a total cost of about AFN 115.5 million.
16.03.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, the 16th Media Meeting took place in Kabul. Four experts and more than 50 journalists gathered at the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC). They discussed ways for the Afghan media to promote women’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s development process. The Afghan-German Cooperation and Mediothek Afghanistan hosted the event.
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.
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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