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02.08.2017 | Press release
Today, Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Prof. Rahil Muhammad Formuly, together with Senior Advisor to the President, Dr. Mohammad Qayoumi, officially announced the expansion of reformed technical and vocational education for Afghan apprentices. In the future – and on a countrywide level – apprentices will receive enhanced education, including both theoretical training and practical work.
30.07.2017 | Press release
The event provided a platform for professional exchange where interns could share their experiences and impressions. Moreover, they had the opportunity to discuss career options with lawyers from university and legal institutions. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for the promotion of the rule of law (RoL) organised and financed the preceding internships as well as the networking activity.
19.07.2017 | Press release
Today, the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) released its Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) on the Attorney General´s Office (AGO). The study identifies vulnerabilities that made corruption possible which affect the AGO’s task to prosecute properly. Supporting the AGO in fighting corruption, enhancing its openness to scrutiny, increasing transparency and promoting additional monitoring mechanisms – all these activities shall help rebuilding confidence in the AGO. The German funded programme Open Policy Advisory Fund (OPAF) supported MEC in conducting the study.
18.07.2017 | Press release
valueless bank notes that show anti-corruption messages are now disseminated in Balkh province – for three months. The notes shall be used against corruptive behaviour in protest to bribery in return for services that are supposed to be free. Ambition: encouraging discussions about corruption amongst public officials and Afghan citizens. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for the promotion of the rule of law (RoL) funds this activity.
11.07.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over a Teacher Training College (TTC), two newly constructed school buildings and one irrigation canal construction to the local government in Baghlan province. The German government funded these four construction projects at a total cost of more than AFN 50 million via the Stabilisation Programme for Northern Afghanistan (SPNA).
10.07.2017 | Press release
Another ten schools located in Aibak in Samangan province will receive similar equipment during the next weeks. About 30,000 female students will benefit from improved physical education (PE) classes. The German government funded the new equipment at a total cost of roughly AFN 1.2 million.
10.07.2017 | Press release
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”.
05.07.2017 | Press release
More than 80,000 students will now benefit from classrooms equipped with proper boards. The German government funded the activity at a total cost of nearly AFN 3.9 million.
04.07.2017 | Press release
Today, 75 citizen from Nahr-e-Shahi district in Balkh province attended the 19th legal awareness theatre focusing on children’s rights. The Afghan civil society organisation Services Organization for Unity and Development (SOUND) organised the theatre, funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for the promotion of the rule of law (RoL).
22.06.2017 | Press release
For a while, the Afghan-German Cooperation has funded programmes that allow young Afghans to gain work experiences via internship programmes. These aim at preparing the women for their professional careers. Experiences in Badakhshan and Takhar have shown that such programmes have the potential to increase the number of female employees in the civil service.