Posts in Category: Afghanistan

By Afghans, for Afghans 

OpEd by President and CEO Tom Miller
09-Jul-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
As America withdraws combat troops, the Afghans I have met over the past four years point to an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial sector creating jobs and consumers ready to participate in a more stable economy. It has... read more
 

Women Innovators: Cultivating New Business in Afghanistan 

19-Mar-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Hakima had a great business idea – to produce organic fertilizer on a commercial scale through vermicomposting, while promoting organic farming and training women to create their own nutrient-rich compost for kitchen... read more
 

English Language Courses Held in Afghanistan Province 

24-Jan-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
IESC is the primary implementing organization for the Capacity Building and Change Management Program (CBCMP) for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in Afghanistan. The program was designed to help the... read more
 

Five Afghan Companies Form Public-Private Alliances with USAID 

19-Jun-2013 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

Five Afghan companies signed the first Public-Private Alliances (PPAs) with USAID in Kabul today. These companies have matched USAID funding, reaching a total investment value of $4.5million.

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ABADE Program Opens Regional Offices in Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat 

03-Jun-2013 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with VEGA/IESC, opened offices for the Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) Program in both Mazar-i-Sharif City and Herat City. In Mazar-i-Sharif, 87 representatives and in Herat, 60 representatives, from local government and private sector businesses, including business women attended.
 

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USAID's ABADE Program Opens Regional Office in Herat 

27-May-2013 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

Afghan business owners struggle to obtain the capital, management advice, equipment, and technologies needed to grow their businesses. Women and youth can make significant contributions to private sector growth but have limited opportunities for economic participation.

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ABADE Program Presented to Herat Business Community 

11-Mar-2013 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

More than one hundred business representatives and local government officials gathered at the ABADE road show in Herat today to hear about the possibilities of partnering with this new USAID-funded project aimed at providing assistance to small and medium enterprises in Afghanistan.
 

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ABADE Program Launched to Support Afghan Businesses 

13-Feb-2013 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to be a key economic driver of Afghanistan’s development. However, Afghan business owners struggle to obtain the capital, management advice,... read more
 

IESC Awarded $105 Million SME Program in Afghanistan 

16-Oct-2012 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
Washington, D.C. – IESC is pleased to announce that it was awarded the $105 million Assistance in Building Afghanistan by Developing Enterprises (ABADE) Program, funded by the United States Agency for International... read more
 

Technology Solution Improves Accountability and Productivity at Afghan Ministry of Agriculture  

12-Apr-2012 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

Recently, IESC implemented an automated e-attendance system with thumb-print identification to modernize an archaic manual ledger system and increase accountability and productivity for over 1,000 employees at the Ministry.

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