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Farmer in Laghman Finds Needed Information at ACKU


From USAID Afghanistan's Facebook page:

Sangar Khan, a farmer from Laghman, needed information to better understand a new crop. He found the exact details he needed in a book titled “Vegetables,” during a visit to a USAID-supported library at the Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU) in Laghman. He was able to learn how to cultivate cauliflower and increase irrigation from this resource. USAID supported ACKU through The Asia Foundation to spread knowledge and encourage a culture of reading in Afghanistan. Currently USAID has helped to support the establishment and maintenance of 233 such libraries across the country.

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ACKU in 2015


Please click here for information on ACKU's activities in 2015.

(c) Robert Nickelsberg

Research presentation: Understanding the Face of Insurgency


ACKU hosted a research presentation, Understanding the Face of Insurgency, a panel discussion on violent extremism on January 17, 2016. Representatives from organizations including the Liaison Office (TLO), Research Institute for Women Peace & Security (RIWPS), Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) and the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) participated and presented their research findings.

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New Online Photo Gallery at ACKU


Visit to see archival photographs of Afghanistan.

ABLE Update - Laghman Province


The ACKU Box Library Extension (ABLE) updated five ABLE libraries in Laghman province. During this field visit, ABLE field officer distributed ABLE publications and many other general reading materials. In 2015, more than 7,000 readers’ accessed ABLE libraries in Laghman province.

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