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08.03.2015 | Press release
In Faizabad, Badakhshan, the new women’s garden and marketplace, built with German funding, played host to a wide range of activities for about 700 women. The motto of the day was "To put Beijing into practice, let us struggle in providing women with justice, opportunities, comfort and peace." The women who come to the garden and market, both as sellers and consumers, act as multipliers in their own districts and villages.
26.02.2015 | Press release
With support from the German government, Afghanistan’s Teacher Education Directorate (TED) is currently rolling out the curriculum, and over the past five days, over 120 TTC lecturers from 30 provinces attended a workshop held by master trainers in Kabul’s Teacher Home facility. They learnt how to teach and incorporate the curriculum into their own teacher training methods.
25.02.2015 | Press release
The programme is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office through the KfW Development Bank and implemented by the Aga Khan Development Network, in partnership with ACTED and Mercy Corps.
22.02.2015 | Press release
In cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Education, the German Government has offered technical and financial assistance to help the ministry and education departments in Badakhshan build ten new schools in various districts. The school construction programme will be managed by the German government’s fund for regional infrastructure development (RIDF), with €3 million (AFN 196 million) in funding through Germany’s KfW Development Bank.
18.02.2015 | Press release
The meeting concluded with journalists and education representatives agreeing that creative, new approaches in education can generate better coverage and encourage more children to go to school.
16.02.2015 | Press release
On behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), parliamentary state secretary Mr. Thomas Silberhorn and, representing the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Cooperation (DGIS), the Dutch Ambassador to Afghanistan Mr. Hank Jan Bakker met in Kabul to announce the continued joint effort.
15.02.2015 | Press release
The Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany’s Ministry Economic Cooperation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn, laid the cornerstone for the new Engineering College for the Province of Balkh together with Mr. Muhammad Zahir Wahdat, Deputy Governor of Balkh province. The new college was funded by the German Government through KfW Development Bank.
12.02.2015 | Press release
The total costs for buying and renovating the new offices with German and Dutch support added up to more than AFN 17 million. The lawyers’ chamber’s building will serve various purposes and requirements.
01.02.2015 | Press release
As part of a series of capacity development measures of the new project “Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan” (AMEA), funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, 15 highly qualified scholars including university lecturers from Kabul Polytechnic University, Kabul University, Balkh University, Bamyan University, Sheberghan University as well as staff of the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum have received their award certificates to pursue a two year master degree in geoscience at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany before resuming their previous posts.
01.02.2015 | Press release
Once finished, the new electricity grids will be able to supply up to 9,000 households in the provincial capital of Aybak and 1,500 households in the town of Pir Naghchir with power.