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17.08.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, a transparency forum on anti-corruption measures related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place in Kabul’s Government and Media Information Centre. The non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Transparency International and Integrity Watch Afghanistan arranged the event. High-level representatives of the Afghan government, civil society and international donors participated – more than 60 people in total. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Open Policy Advisory Fund (OPAF) funded the event and supported its implementation.
15.08.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA) handed over five fully-equipped classrooms for up to 280 students to Kabul Polytechnic University’s (KPU’s) Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology Department. In the past, the learning environment was often missing vital equipment. The activity is another step towards ensuring high-quality education for students at KPU. The equipment’s costs amount to AFN 2.3 million.
10.08.2018 | Press release
20 lecturers from ten pilot Teacher Training Centres (TTCs) participated in a six-day workshop in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh. Attendees got familiar with a new teaching manual on human rights and gender. TTC master trainers conducted the workshop, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Basic and Secondary Education Programme for Afghanistan (BEPA). TTCs operate under the umbrella of the Afghan Ministry of Education’s Teacher Education Directorate (TED). More than 7,600 future teachers, including almost 3,000 women, will benefit from improved training.
09.08.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, a conference on women’s rights took place in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh. More than 200 people attended the event. Participants included madrassa teachers and students, local elders, mullahs as well as representatives of the provincial government, media and civil society. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) supported Balkh’s Department of Education and Department of Haj and Religious Affairs in implementing the activity.
09.08.2018 | News
Kabul, 9th August 2018 – Yesterday, the ground-breaking ceremony for constructing a training platform related to a planned high-security production facility for unforgeable documents has taken place in Jangalak, Kabul. Training provided at this platform shall enable staff to produce official se-curity-related documents and to correctly organise the production facility. The Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) finances the production facility’s construction with more than AFN 3.3. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s “Afghan State Printing House Project” (ASPH) provided the building design.
07.08.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for strengthening good governance in the Afghan extractive sector and the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) celebrated an eight-months training programme’s completion. More than 315 employees at MoMP participated in the Graduate Management Training and acquired administrative and managerial skills. The activity aimed at increasing the ministry’s efficiency and transparency, promoting high-quality services for Afghan citizens.
01.08.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, Takhar’s Provincial Education Department (PED) and the Afghan-German Cooperation signed the respective contracts for constructing three girls’ high schools in the province. The schools will provide an adequate learning environment for more than 14,000 students. Construction works are estimated to last for 30 months and include rehabilitating existing buildings and constructing new facilities. The Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) supports the PED in implementing the projects. The Afghan-German Cooperation funds the schools’ construction via KfW Development Bank at a total cost of about AFN 258 million.
30.07.2018 | Press release
Last weekend, the ground-breaking ceremony for the reconstruction of a road connecting the towns Sajadia and Amiri took place in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh. The road is almost four kilometres long and is located in the district Nahr-e Shari. Provincial government officials and representatives of the Afghan-German Cooperation attended the event. More than 72,000 citizens will benefit from improved traffic conditions. Balkh’s Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development implements the project and monitors construction works. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) finances the activity at a total cost of about AFN 110 million.
26.07.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, a regional awareness workshop on AEITI took place in Mazar-e Sharif. About 30 people from the provinces of Balkh Jowzjan, Sar-e Pul, Samangan and Baghlan attended the event. Participants included government officials and stakeholders from civil society, the private sector and the media. AEITI implemented the workshop. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector financed and supported the activity.
25.07.2018 | Press release
Yesterday, 20 male and female staff of Balkh province’s Directorate of Mines and Petroleum (DoMP) and the state-owned enterprise Kod-e-Barq completed a three-day workshop on the role of gender in the mining sector. The activity aimed at promoting female participation in the extractive industry. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector financed and implemented the workshop together with the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum’s (MoMP’s) Gender Unit.