Read all of the latest news, press releases, event reports, findings and updates from German Cooperation work in Afghanistan. Select topics by priority, by province, by date and by news format. For further information, publications, videos and image galleries, either see the related links in the news sections or go to our Media Library.

Filter

Results 505
18.11.2014 | Press release
In talks with President Ghani and CEO Abdullah, Mr. Müller praised the new Afghan leadership for its strong political commitment and expressed support for their joint effort. During his visit, he also reaffirmed that Germany would adhere to the commitments made in Tokyo. Mr. Müller also met Dr Omar Zakhilwal, National Economic Adviser and Acting Minister of Finance, for government negotiations that amounted up to EUR 245 million (around AFN 18 billion) while the total annual funding for sustainable development is EUR 430 million (around AFN 31 billion).
18.11.2014 | Press release
The project is implemented by the Department of Education (DoE) at a cost of over AFN 32 million with funding from the Federal Republic of Germany. The new school building offers a safe learning environment for up to 1,800 female students and teachers from 30 villages in Faizabad.
16.11.2014 | Press release
As part of Germany’s stabilization programme for northern Afghanistan, a budget per district of approximately AFN 22 million has been earmarked until the end of 2017. Currently, over 115 construction and infrastructure projects have been completed, another 82 are in progress. Together with various training measures for local administration, the continued support from Germany will help citizens in the districts improve livelihoods and future development.
16.11.2014 | Press release
Established by Mediothek Afghanistan with financial backing and support from the German Government, the ERN is the country’s first project aimed at helping the Afghan press adopts journalism best practices for comprehensive and conflict-sensitive coverage of the upcoming parliamentary elections in 2015. The goal is to establish countrywide reporting that both looks at the deeper causes of conflict and voice the opinions of minorities and the grass-roots level that often go unreported.
16.11.2014 | Press release
Once built, up to 860 students, 310 girls and 550 boys, will be able to get a proper education in a wide range of subjects. Currently, pupils have to take lessons outside, under tents or under the shade of trees. The construction project is part of a new pilot project launched by the German government and provincial government in Takhar. The aim of the project is to encourage a bottom-up approach in communities. With the agreement, Community Development Councils (CDCs), like the one in the remote village of Khurmab, have greater decision-making say in their own development projects. In Khurmab, for example, the village population started the building and planning work for the school building by themselves. Support from Germany amounts to a total of AFN 4.8 million.
12.11.2014 | Press release
In 2015, up to 1,500 Shagerdis working in small enterprises or workshops will be able to attend TVET institutes to get acquire the basic theoretical background of their profession and get access to advanced technologies. This is the modernization the entire informal training sector needs. In this first phase, six schools in Kabul and one school in Mazar-e Sharif will take on apprentices from four fields: Auto mechanics, carpentry, electrical repairs and metalwork.
11.11.2014 | Press release
The new bridge cost over AFN 33.4 million to build, funded by the German Government and financed by Germany’s KfW Development Bank. The completion of the construction project marks a significant milestone in Germany’s northern Afghan programme for stabilisation, as more remote communities can now reach hospitals, schools and shops that were previ-ously inaccessible to them.
11.11.2014 | Press release
Built by the Department of Higher Education (DoHE) at a cost of over AFN 53 million with funding from the German Government, the new dormitory can accommodate up to 260 women from various parts of the country. The goal of the new housing is to help increase the number of female students enrolled at the university.
06.11.2014 | Press release
The building work for the library will cost over AFN 7,300,000, funded by the German Government. The public library will be open to citizens, students and pupils in the district and will stock more than 1,000 volumes of literature and books on a variety of different topics.
02.11.2014 | Press release
The councils are led by women and deal specifically with women’s affairs and representing women’s rights in local government. To coincide with the launch, a six-day workshop also began in Aybak today on raising awareness of women’s rights.