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04.12.2018 | Press release
Taloqan, Takhar, 4th December 2018 – Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation and the Taloqan River Basin Agency (TRBA) signed a contract over constructing a 1.5 kilometres long flood protection wall and rehabilitating an irrigation channel in Takhar. More than 20,000 residents of the villages Haji Rashid and Zargari will benefit. About 30 provincial officials attended the contract signing in Takhar’s provincial capital Taloqan. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) finances the project at a total cost of about AFN 122 million.
04.12.2018 | Press release
Kabul, 4th December 2018 – Today, the two-day Learner Centred Methodology and Primary Education National Conference ended in Kabul. About 180 people participated, comprising high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education as well as academics and staff from selected universities, the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) and 49 Teacher Training Colleges (TTC). The Afghan-German Cooperation and the Swiss government supported the TED in conducting the event. More than 24,500 students at TTCs and at related branches on district level (sub-TTCs), including more than 14,000 women, shall benefit from improved training.
30.11.2018 | Press release
This week, the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan took place in Switzerland. At the event, the international community showed solidarity with the Afghan people and government in their efforts for peace and prosperity. On that occasion, Germany provided additional funding of about AFN 5.4 billion to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) via KfW Development Bank. From its creation in 2002 until 2017, the fund administered by the World Bank has already benefitted about 11.5 million Afghans So far, the German government has contributed over AFN 62 billion to the fund, making Germany one of the largest bilateral donors.
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).