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13.09.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, officials of Balkh province signed a contract for reconstructing the two kilometres Dasht-e-Shor road in Nahri Shahi district, Balkh. The reconstruction will ease commute, trade and help to prevent floods, thus benefitting up to 134,000 residents. The Afghan-German Cooperation finances the reconstruction with approximately AFN 97 million.
08.09.2017 | Press release
Around 160 poultry farmers, suppliers and representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and businesses from Kabul and the provinces Balkh, Baghlan, Kunduz, Jalalabad participated in the conference. The Afghan-German Cooperation, the Balkh Poultry and Livestock Union (BPLU) and the Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) jointly organized the event in order to boost the poultry industry in Afghanistan.
25.08.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the impACT Kabul start-up conference took place in Afghanistan’s capital. Successful Af-ghan entrepreneurs, including returnees from all over the world, presented their start-up businesses to roughly 250 participants and explained what it takes to succeed in Afghanistan. AGHAEZ, BookClub Afghanistan and Philia jointly organised the event, supported by the Afghan-German Co-operation’s programme for sustainable economic development and employment promotion in Af-ghanistan (SEDEP).
21.08.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the Social Development & Better Future for Afghanistan Organisation (SDBFAO) started another anti-corruption campaign in Balkh: anti-corruption drawings in the form of graffiti art are painted on popular walls in Mazar-e Sharif, the provincial capital. The anti-corruption messages aim at strengthening public awareness of corruption. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for the promotion of the rule of law (RoL) funds this activity.
20.08.2017 | Press release
The projects include the construction of a protection wall, a bridge and a boundary wall for a women’s garden as well as the rehabilitation of an irrigation canal and a health centre. All projects are funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation and implemented by Badakhshan’s local authorities at a total cost of over AFN 9 million. More than 42,000 Afghans will benefit from all activities.
17.08.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the legal protection of children’s rights was discussed during a round table in Mazar-e Sharif. The 30 participants included civil society representatives from the Afghan northern provinces as well as government officials. Rushd Training and Consultancy Organisation (RTCO) organised the event, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme to promote the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL).
16.08.2017 | Press release
The eight kilometres long canal will increase the water supply for the Bangi district. As a result, 250 additional hectares of land will be farmable, bringing the total area of farmable land to 3,750 jerib (750 hectares). More than 7,500 people will directly benefit from the activity. The German government funds the construction works via the Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) at a cost of approximately AFN 40 million.
16.08.2017 | Press release
Ambition: Explain the Afghanistan Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (AETI), its purpose and impacts. About 60 people from the provincial directorates of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF), civil society and the private sector attended the seminar. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for promoting Good Governance in the Extractive Sector in Afghanistan funded and organised the activity in cooperation with the AEITI secretariat and the MoMP.
10.08.2017 | Press release
The workshop focused on enhancing the participants’ knowledge on how to fight extremism and provided a platform for discussing radical activities from an Islamic perspective. The event was supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project to promote the rule of law (RoL).
06.08.2017 | Press release
Kofab is one of the most vulnerable districts to natural disasters in Badakhshan, but the newly planted trees will help to protect residents’ farmland, orchards and residential houses from seasonal avalanches and landslides. Around 1,600 people living in those villages will directly benefit from this forestation programme. The German government funded the project at a total cost of nearly AFN 2 million.