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March 9, 2019

Afghanistan’s first female Permanent Representative to the United Nations stresses continued protection of women’s rights and the environment.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 9, 2019 - Afghanistan’s 12th Permanent Representative to the United Nations since its founding in 1945, The Initiative alumna A...

December 31, 2018

Adela Raz (Simmons College 2008 | Tufts Fletcher School 2010) Replaces Mahmoud Saikal as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Kabul, Afghanistan - Monday, December 31, 2018 - The Initiative congratulates alumna Adela Raz (Simmons College 2008 | Tufts Fletcher School...

September 1, 2018

“Solutions to Afghanistan’s often seemingly intractable problems will come from educated Afghans, especially Afghan women, and cannot be imposed from outside.”

- Ted Achilles, Jr. in 2010

PROVIDENCE, RI - AUGUST 30, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women and our entire community of ac...

August 27, 2018

JALALABAD, KABUL AND MAZAR-E-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 27, 2018 - members of The Initiative’s rising sophomore, junior and senior classes returned to campus this month after completing internships with participating employment partners in this year’s Summer Internship in Afghanistan pro...

August 15, 2018

Mir Akhgar joined Qara Group in 2017 as a partner to lead the firm’s vertical and geographical expansion. Vertically, Qara will complement its legacy offerings in research and consulting with new services in the areas of brand, communications, and venture capital. Prior to Qara, Mir joined...

August 1, 2018

Initiative and Smith College Class of 2018 alumna is technical advisor to Office of the President

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 3, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women is delighted to share that Smith College Picker Engineering Program graduate Fereshta Noori (Smith College 2018), pi...

July 19, 2018

Progress report on The Initiative’s tree planting in Kabul received at Board of Directors meeting in Rhode Island

NARRAGANSETT, RI - JULY 19, 2018 - The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women welcomed Dr. Mariam Raqib to the July meeting of its Board of Directors and Advisory Board hosted by Bo...

July 13, 2018

A highlight of Leadership Academy 2018 was our students’ meeting with Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the United States Department of State.

The Initiative's annual weeklong Leade...

July 10, 2018

Arancha González, Executive Director of International Trade Center, left, with Her Excellency First Lady Rula Ghani of Afghanistan at the 2018 #SheTrades Global International Business Festival in Liverpool, UK

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - July 7, 2018 - Afghanistan's Deputy Foreign Minister...

July 1, 2018

The Initiative is a proud supporter of Summer Internship in Afghanistan Program partner, Teach for Afghanistan's Global Giving crowdfunding campaign!

Teach for Afghanistan's mission is to create a movement of collective leadership by empowering young Afghan men and women in the most under-r...

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