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University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) Newsletters

2017 — Each quarterly newsletter features highlights from the program in Afghanistan, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Stories include major milestones, activity progress, important meetings, lessons learned and more.

  • July-September 2017. This issue highlights the first University Chancellors’ Forum, held to showcase achievements from the past three years and discuss 2018 activities. The newsletter also reports on the launch of mobile soft skills training and upgraded library systems for university faculty and students.

  • April-June 2017. This issue includes a major milestone — the graduation of the first group of associate degree students in the history of Afghanistan’s higher education system. It also presents progress on the Ministry of Higher Education’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy Pilot.
  • January-March 2017. This issue includes the role of biometric enrollment equipment in improving the transparency of exams, the challenges and opportunities of cross-border university partnerships, the alignment of graduate degree programs to workforce needs and USWDP’s commitment to supporting women in higher education.