Afghanistan

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan CIPE conducted the final round of the business proposal writing competition under the Tashabos youth entrepreneurship course. During the school year, CIPE conducts competitions at each high school participating in the program and selects winners to go on to the final round. The ten finalists, representing Bamyan, Kabul, and Nangarhar provinces, competed in Kabul before a three-person panel from the Mesbah Educational Institute.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE marked Global Entrepreneurship Week with an event held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to build awareness of the contributions of young entrepreneurs to Afghanistan’s economy and society. An exhibition at Bibi Sahrah girls’ high school gave 11 students from CIPE’s Tashabos high school entrepreneurship course the opportunity to display crafts and products they have developed and practice their marketing skills.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan CIPE conducted five business proposal writing competitions this week as part of its Tashabos high school entrepreneurship course. Sixty students participated in the competitions, which were held at both boys’ and girls’ schools in Bamyan province. The top students will compete in a final competition among students from all schools participating in the Tashabos program.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE conducted a training session for 10 members of a working group of the Ghazni Provincial Council, with five councilor members and five representatives of the private sector participating. The sessions aim to increase the council’s capacity to advocate effectively at the grassroots level for implementation of the Afghanistan National Business Agenda. Specifically, this session addressed the transformation from an informal economy to a formal economy.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE Afghanistan Program Officer Gregg Willhauck is in Kabul on a program management trip, meeting with CIPE staff, donor organizations, business associations, and other stakeholders and partners. Willhauck met with Mr.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – This week the Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) held its third board meeting. Discussions covered membership growth, visa facilitation, bank guarantees for traders, a planned trade survey, and advocacy priorities in light of an upcoming government-to-government meeting in Islamabad on trade and investment issues, in which PAJCCI has been invited to participate. In addition to the meeting, CIPE staff conducted training sessions for the board and staff on membership development and advocacy.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

HIGHLIGHTS

CIPE announces winners of 2012 Leading Practices Contest; CIPE Partner launches report on transparency and governance of public funds in Kosovo; Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry host visit in Kabul for over 30 Pakistani business leaders

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE conducted a training seminar on privatization for members of Afghanistan’s upper house of parliament. Twelve parliamentarians and their senior aides, primarily representing the committees handling the economy and budget, attended. 

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – On September 25, CIPE conducted a policy roundtable in Kabul on “Increasing Access to Credit and Other Banking Reforms.” Eighty participants, including members of parliament, senior government officials, bank managers, academics, journalists, and representatives of the business community, think tanks, and civil society organizations discussed how bank reforms tie in the National Business Agenda, which CIPE helped launch last year.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE assisted one male-only and three female-only high schools in conducting business proposal writing competitions for students in the Tashabos youth entrepreneurship course. Ninety students participated in the competition. The top students will participate in a final competition at the end of the year among all of the schools in the program.

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