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27.09.2017 | Press release
A delegation of the Faculty of Geology and Mines of Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) took part in the scientific and practical conference “Minerageny of Kazakhstan” in Almaty, Kazakhstan, followed by a three-day visit to the Kazakh National Research Technical University (KazNRTU). The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA) supports the KPU in establishing new ties with foreign universities and with the integration into the academic community.
26.09.2017 | Press release
Together with the Directorate of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock (DAIL) of Takhar province, the Afghan-German Cooperation organised the Poultry Industry Exhibition on 25th September at the vicinity of Directorate of Livestock and Animal Health in Taloqan City.
20.09.2017 | Press release
Nine governmental and non-governmental employers and recruiters from the justice sector, as well as the faculties themselves, provided job-related information to students. The Afghan-German Cooperation’s programme for promoting the rule of law in Afghanistan (RoL) organised the event.
20.09.2017 | Event
Today, the Afghan-German Cooperation’s Civil Peace Service (ZFD) held the Peace Photography Competition award ceremony in the Queens Palace of Babur Garden in Kabul for young Afghans from different ethnic and religious groups. More than 200 young male and female Afghans, who submitted a photo or excelled in other peace activities, attended the event.
18.09.2017 | Press release
50 people, including representatives of local and provincial authorities, the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) and civil society organisations (CSOs) attended the event. The centre operates as a bakery as well as a training facility for apprentices. Ten local women found a permanent job in the centre. The Afghan-German Cooperation initiated and financed the project while the Balkh Directorate of Women Affairs (DoWA) provided the land for the centre’s construction.
15.09.2017 | Press release
Yesterday, the District Development Assemblies (DDAs) of three districts in Balkh province, including Dehadi, Balkh and Nahr-e Shahi, received meeting hall equipment. The new equipment included sound systems, power generators, digital cameras, heaters and other necessary articles for holding meetings successfully. The Department of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (DRRD) provided the equipment, supported by the Afghan-German Cooperation. The total costs amount to more than AFN 1 million.
15.09.2017 | Press release
During the closing ceremony, the head of the MoMP’s mining inspection directorate, Eng. Mohammad Ali Behsoodi, commented: “We appreciate that the Afghan-German Cooperation funds these courses. The training will greatly help the mines inspectors when working for our oversight programmes. They will now be able to standardise mining activities in Afghanistan in line with international norms and standards. Their increased capacities will be utilised on national and subnational level.”
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).