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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.
25.05.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, more than 120 representatives of the Afghan government, parliament, the international community, academia and civil society engaged in a one-day discussion event to celebrate two years of the Governance Forum Afghanistan (Govern4Afg). Afghan and German partners launched the think-and-do-tank in 2015 to establish a platform for a broad policy dialogue on governance-related topics. The Afghan-German Cooperation financed the initiative.
25.05.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, a Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) community policing conference took place in the police headquarter in Kunduz. High-level government and police representatives as well as about 280 female and male citizens attended the event. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for the promotion of the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) and the Kunduz police headquarter jointly organised the event.
21.05.2017 | Press release
Internships are the most effective way for students and recent graduates to gain work experience. However, internships and their advantages is not well enough known, but media can play a vital role in raising awareness among afghan public, employers and students. This was the conclusion of Saturday’s media meeting in Balkh’s capital Mazar-e Sharif, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and the Afghan-German Cooperation.
18.05.2017 | Press release
Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh, 18th May 2017– Throughout last week, the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for basic education (BEPA) and the Teacher Education Directorate (TED) jointly conducted a training on gender and human rights for lecturers of Teacher Training Centres (TTC) in Afghanistan. The training introduced modern teaching methods to the participants and focused on a learner-centred approach. More than 14,000 students will benefit from improved teaching methods.
17.05.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, a dialogue meeting on children’s rights protection took place in Takhar. It aimed to assess children’s situation and challenges they face in the community in light of national and international laws and standards. The Women and Peace Studies Organization organised the event with support from the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL).
17.05.2017 | Press release
13 Members of the Afghan parliament’s Natural Resource Committee (NRC) and 2 representatives of the Economic Committeeas well as national and international experts participated in the event. They discussed ways of reducing corruption and illegal mining in Afghanistan’s extractive sector as well as improving transparent revenue generation. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for the promotion of good governance in Afghanistan’s extractive sector organised the event.
13.05.2017 | Press release
EITI is the global standard for transparency and good governance in the extractive sector. The assessment, organised and financed by the Afghan-German Cooperation, was facilitated by representatives from EITI International Secretariat, based in Oslo, Norway.
11.05.2017 | Press release
In total, 550 members of Community Development Councils (CDCs), District Development Assemblies (DDAs) and district governor offices participated in the series of trainings that started on 1st April and lasted 42 days. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Programme for regional capacity development in Afghanistan (RCD) and Samangan’s as well as Baghlan’s Provincial Governor’s Offices and Provincial Councils jointly organised and funded all trainings.
11.05.2017 | Press release
Two days ago, the German programme for promoting the rule of law (RoL) distributed stationery as well as 1,200 notebooks and 400 pens to 400 students equally divided between Ustad Wejdan Male High School and Yulmarab Female High School in Mazar-e Sharif. About 100 schools in Balkh will benefit from similar activities.