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Recent Graduates Gain Opportunities at Local Job Fair

What is the foundation on which a free-thinking, stable, and entrepreneurial society with transparent and safe governance must rest? Education! Education remains a top priorit... More
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Ski Afghanistan!

Chamonix, Aspen, Banff, Cortina . . . . . . . Bamyan?! That’s right, Bamyan, Afghanistan. Pack your kit and prepare for a ski outing unlike any other to what must be the wo... More
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Afghan Women Power – Here to Stay!

A full house of enthusiastic networkers     A dark, cold, wet and snowy morning in a troubled city full of security threats and warnings is hardly a conducive enviro... More
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Revolution Unending…

There is an indigenous movement brewing in Kabul. It's not the neo-Taliban or foreign fighters, nevertheless it is revolutionary. Unlike Tunisia or Cairo, its agents of change... More
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The Sweet Taste of Success

You’ve heard a lot about the Afghan Women First Business Matchmaking Event that we organized in support of International Women’s Day. This is partly due to the fact that a... More
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Moving Forward While Reflecting Back

PDT has been in Afghanistan since 2006, and working in Jalalabad, Kandahar and Mazar-e-Sharif since 2008, and we’ve enjoyed promoting and facilitating local procurement as a... More
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In a bright mood on a cold, rainy day

I am in a positively giddy mood this week. I’m excited about Afghan women entrepreneurs. Yes, I’m kind of a geek.... More
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We’re Back! With Highlights from SIGAR.

PDT’s Afghanistan team is back on the blog train, folks, and we've got a lot of posts coming your way this month. First, we'll save you the trouble of reading all 160+ pages... More
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More Power to the Panjshir!

On a recent trip to Afghanistan’s beautiful Panjshir Valley, my travel companions and I were intrigued by the simple yet complex network of rustic water wheels, river dams, ... More
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Happy Women’s Day from Afghanistan

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day -- which, incidentally, used to be called International Working Women’s Day -- with this year's theme being:... More
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Quietude in Qabul

We think about and write about development on this blog, but not every inspiration has to be from another development worker or writer or thinker. We can keep a certain perspe... More
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A trip to Afghanistan’s biggest industrial base

I’ve just gotten back from a four-day trip to Herat, which was like a breath of fresh air from the Hescos and barbed wire of Kabul. Those of you who have visited the ancient... More

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