Afghanistan

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE conducted six business proposal writing competitions as part of the Tashabos youth entrepreneurship program in three girls’ high schools – Naswan Chahar Asyab, Lamia Shahid, and Bibi Sarah – and three boys’ high schools –Zokor Markaz Chat Asyab, Saydal Nasri and Ustad Bitab – all located in Kabul. Approximately 80 students had drafted proposals, and 60 were selected to present their proposals to a panel of judges who selected 10 winning business proposals.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initative awards CIPE with grant to support Algerian business organizations; CIPE conducts training sessions for local officials in Afghanistan; CIPE starts new program to foster cooperation among Bahrain’s diverse private sector and youth populations

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan This week CIPE assisted three high schools in conducting business proposal writing competitions for students in the Tashabos youth entrepreneurship course. More than 60 students participated in the competition. The top three students will participate in a final competition at the end of the year among all the schools in the program.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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Serbian Executive Director of CIPE partner visits DC headquarters, 100 female students in CIPE Tashabos program compete in business proposal writing competition, Association of Agricultural Service Providers meet with Ministry of Agriculture in Kyrgyzstan

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – On August 15, 2012, CIPE Afghanistan staff met with Director of the National Center for Policy Research (NCPR) Professor Noor Ebad and discussed with him and members of his team the arrangements and preparations to be made for the upcoming roundtables and parliament members’ training program. Mr.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan – CIPE assisted the Ansary Boys High School to conduct a business proposal writing competition for students in CIPE’s Tashabos entrepreneurship course. 113 students submitted proposals and the top ten gave presentations to judges who awarded first, second, and third places. The top students will participate in a final competition at the end of the year between all the schools in the program.

OverseasREPORT July 2012

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Democracy in Action: Youth

In anticipation of International Youth Day on August 12, this issue of Democracy in Action highlights CIPE’s commitment to youth. With young people leading democratic reform efforts around the world, CIPE's youth programming seeks to empower and engage young people as the political and business leaders of tomorrow. For progress and reform to take hold, young people must play an active role in advancing democratic and market-oriented reform. Learn more about CIPE’s youth programs here.. Read more…

Weekly Update: South Asia

Pakistan/Afghanistan – The Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PAJCCI) held its second board meeting in Karachi. Participants discussed a range of key issues, including launching a membership drive and setting advocacy priorities. In addition, members of the PAJCCI board attended the “My Karachi” trade exposition, where representatives of firms engaged in cross-border trade were able to discuss business opportunities.

Weekly Update: South Asia

Afghanistan On July 11, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MOCI) organized a conference on the development of Afghanistan’s carpet industry. Participants included the Deputy Minister of the MOCI, the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Senator Hafiz Abdul Qayum, the head of the Carpet Association, and the head of MOCI’s SME department, as well as CIPE staff.

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