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24.11.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over a new building for the accounting institute and a micro hydropower plant to the local government in Badakhshan. Government officials, Provincial Council members, local elders and many others attended the event. The German Stabilisation Programme for Northern Afghanistan (SPNA) financed the buildings at a total cost of more than AFN 53.5 million. The new facilities benefit more than 5,500 local citizens.
23.11.2017 | Press release
The budget will be allocated to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), administered by the World Bank. Since the fund’s creation in 2002, Germany has contributed almost AFN 47 billion. Germany is one of the biggest donors to the ARTF.
23.11.2017 | Press release
Previously, these mines inspectors had participated in a Training of Trainers (ToT) – an activity run by the German programme for supporting good governance in the Afghan extractive sector. The Afghan-German Cooperation supported the MoMP to organise the training and financed the entire activity.
22.11.2017 | Press release
75 PRD employees will now enjoy working in a better registration office and applying their new skills making registration services in Balkh more effective. This will benefit one million residents in Balkh. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for Regional Capacity Development (RCD) supported this project at a total cost of about AFN 3.8 million.
20.11.2017 | Press release
The Afghan-German Cooperation helped to construct a basic health centre, a public health training centre and three new school buildings in Baghlan. The inauguration ceremony for the five buildings took place yesterday. About 16,000 people directly benefit from the new facilities. The German programme for stabilising northern Afghanistan (SPNA) financed the constructions at a total cost of more than AFN 78 million. The non-governmental organisation Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) implemented the projects.
16.11.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the two-day Annual Regional Justice Conference ended in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh. In the sixth’ justice conference for Afghanistan’s Northern Provinces, more than 100 participants discussed the current state of access to justice and anti-corruption in Afghanistan. The German programme for the promotion of the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) supported the conference together with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
16.11.2017 | Press release
The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for the promotion of good governance in Afghanistan (RCD) has recently supported a variety of projects in the provinces Balkh and Kunduz that benefit many residents. One example: 50 female university graduates were supported to participate in internship programmes to gain work experience, improving their employability and female participation in public institutions. Additionally, seven semi-deep wells now provide potable water to 350 families in Balkh. The German government financed both activities at a total cost of about AFN 3 million (3,000,000).
16.11.2017 | Press release
Today, three female legal practitioners presented their professions, educational background and career path to 90 female law students. The career conference at Balkh University was organised by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project for the promotion of the rule of law (RoL) and the Sharia and Law faculties of Balkh University.
15.11.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the groundbreaking ceremony for a flood protection wall took place in the district Feyzabad, Badakhshan. The governmental line department Kokcha River Sub Basin Agency and the Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme the Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) coordinated and implemented all construction activities. The German government finances the construction works at a total cost of about AFN 136.84 million. More than 50,000 residents will directly benefit from the wall.
14.11.2017 | Press release
15 managers and directors from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) and its provincial directorates participated in a networking visit to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Topic: exchanging experiences, challenges, opinions, ambitions and successes when it comes to integrating gender policies in the mining sector. The activity was funded and organised by the Afghan-German Cooperation’s project Promoting Good Governance in the Extractive Sector in Afghanistan”, supported by the German Cooperation in Kyrgyzstan.