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Helmand’s Business Climate Brings Hope

New business and education opportunities in Helmand show that the province is steadily changing for the better.... 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

The Helmand Job Creation Survey Results Have Been Released!

Last May/June, we set about measuring the jobs created in Helmand province as a result of PDM-A activities. Despite the highly volatile security environment, the challenges in... More
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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

Product Exhibitions at the Forefront of October ‘Event Month’

October’s “event month” has finally come to a close. I say event month because PDT participated in three product exhibition-type events (AgFair, the AISA International E... More
An Afghan business owner during a Q&A session

The Afghan First Outreach Event – Not Your Typical Meet and Greet

We here at Peace Dividend Trust are ardent Afghan First supporters. Connecting buyers with Afghan suppliers and facilitating contracts between the two is our bread and butter.... 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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Local Woman-Owned Companies Win A Large Manufacturing Contract that Will Benefit Afghanistan

In 2008 Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) was approached by an international buyer’s head of contracting in Afghanistan to put together a conference for women-owned businesses. The... More

It’s hot, it’s dusty and it’s dangerous. It’s Helmand.

This week I’m in Helmand province on the Lashkar Gah Provincial Reconstruction Team compound with PDT Field Manager, Leigh Ryan. I’m here to begin the process of measuring... More

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