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12.02.2020 | Pressemitteilung
Yesterday, the Afghan Ministry of Economy (MoEc) and the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication (MEC) signed a Cooperation Agreement for 2020. In attendance were representatives from the MoEc including Deputy Minister of Policy and Technical Affairs at the Ministry of Economy Mr Ismail Rahimi, the German Embassy and the Afghan-German Cooperation. Since 2015, joint efforts aim at strengthening the MoEc’s capacities for monitoring and evaluating Afghan national development projects. These capacities ensure that projects are efficient, effective, relevant, sustainable, and are beneficial to the Afghan citizens. The budget for cooperation amounts to a total of more than AFN 9.7 million.
10.02.2020 | Pressemitteilung
Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over a newly constructed flood protection wall to the Kokcha River Basin Agency in Feyzabad District, Badakhshan Province. The 1.8-kilometre-long wall protects around 3,200 residential houses and 31,500 jeribs (6,300 hectares) of land from floods, benefitting almost 50,000 citizens. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) financed the project via KfW Development Bank at a total cost of about AFN 132 million.
06.02.2020 | Pressemitteilung
Yesterday in Balkh, the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Promotion of the Rule of Law project supported an assessment workshop on unifying the practical education of lawyers. Around 40 representatives from different justice organisations participated, including the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the Attorney General’s Office, the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and the Supreme Court. The workshop’s purpose was to assess the possibility of unifying the practical education system across the country for future law practitioners by using just one legal stage course. The mandatory legal stage course is an advanced practical capacity- and skill-building programme within the legal education system. It gives graduates the credentials to be recognised as professional, skilled lawyers by justice organisations.
06.02.2020 | Pressemitteilung
Yesterday at the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Afghanistan Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Cooperation (AUWSSC), the KfW German Development Bank and Dorsch International Consultants GmBH signed a contract for a concept study on sanitation in Kabul. In attendance were MoF Minister Mr Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, AUWSSC Director General Mr Hamidullah Yelani, and KfW representatives Mr Sulaiman Salehi and Mr Richard Ellert as well as key stakeholders including the Mayor of Kabul, the Governor Mohammad Yaqub Haidari and representatives from the National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA). The Afghan-German Cooperation is providing AFN 144.3 million (EUR 1.7 million) in funding for the project and the Government of Afghanistan is contributing AFN 77 million (USD 1 million).
29.01.2020 | Pressemitteilung
Today, a four-week standard mining training ended in Kandahar province. Eleven mining inspectors from the four provincial mining departments of Zabul, Urozgan, Helmand and Kandahar attended the programme. The trainers, who are experts from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), had previously taken part in a Training of Trainers (ToT) programme, which was also funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation.
23.01.2020 | Pressemitteilung
Yesterday, Balkh’s Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) and representatives from the Afghan-German Cooperation kicked-off construction works to upgrade the power supply network in the eastern part of Mazar-e Sharif. More than 20,000 residents in the areas of Ali Chopan, Karte Wahadat, Baba Padshah and Islam Abad will benefit from a reliable power supply network. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) supported DABS in identifying the necessity for this project. RIDF is also funding the project implementation at a total cost of about AFN 160 million. The construction works are planned to take 17 months.
22.01.2020 | Pressemitteilung
The Afghan-German Cooperation’s project Strengthening of German-supported schools in Kabul (SGS) held its final event yesterday in New Delhi, India. The project, which supports three schools in Kabul in improving their quality of education, will come to an end in March 2020 after more than six years of continuous commitment. Since 2014, the programme has supported the Aisha-e Durani School, the Jamhuriat Girls Vocational High School, and the Amani Boys High School, all of which have strong ties to Germany. These model schools serve as best practice examples for other schools and aim at improving the quality of education across the country. The event brought together 60 political partners and key stakeholders – more than half of whom women – to celebrate the commitment of the Afghan-German Cooperation.
19.12.2019 | Pressemitteilung
Today, a five-day workshop in Balkh on human rights and gender awareness ends. Thirty-six lecturers from Teacher Training Centres (TTCs) in Balkh, Samangan and Takhar provinces attended the workshop, including women. This was the last in a series of three workshops that have taken place over the course of four months. The workshops raised awareness amongst lecturers about human rights and gender equality so they can disseminate these values to their students. About 3,000 student teachers will benefit as a result of this training. The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) conducted the activity with support from the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Basic Education Programme for Afghanistan (BEPA).
19.12.2019 | Pressemitteilung
Yesterday, a workshop on encouraging private investment in the energy sector took place in Kabul. Around 160 participants, including women, discussed challenges and opportunities in attracting private financing and long-term investment for renewable energy. Participants consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and other ministries as well as representatives from the Afghanistan Renewable Energy Union (AREU), the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI), and private sector stakeholders. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Programme (ESIP) supported the event.
18.12.2019 | Pressemitteilung
Over the last two days, around 100 people, including women, participated in the first of three conferences on the newly amended criminal code, or penal code. Around 40 judges, 20 prosecutors and 20 staff from the Criminal Investigation Departments (CIDs) of Takhar, Badakhshan and Kunduz as well as defence lawyers and legal aids from the Department of Justice participated. The main purpose of these conferences is to clarify and standardise procedures of case processing across the country when it comes to penal code amendments. This will provide common understanding and clarity for enforcement across provinces, increasing legal certainty for citizens. The Supreme Court is organising the conferences with the support of the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Promotion of the Rule of Law programme.