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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.
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.