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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.

Workshop on support of refugees and migrants


In December 2015, representatives from the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the Afghanistan Migrant Advice and Support Network and Human Rights Watch came together at ACKU to discuss how they could better work together to support Afghan migrants and refugees. The workshop, chaired by Dr Liza Schuster of City University London, offered a forum for a frank and hopefully fruitful discussion, allowing an informal and friendly exchange of views.

Help Ensure the Momentum Continues at ACKU


As the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) completes its second year in its new location, it is evident that there is nothing like it in the region. Its state-of-the-art facility is in high demand.

Since January 2014, ACKU has hosted 21 meetings and conferences, six training sessions, and two photography exhibits and welcomed nearly 1,750 participants.

In addition to in-house activities, ACKU's outreach program ABLE has been hard at work. In 2014, it added 20 new titles (10 in Dari,10 in Pashto), opened 10 additional libraries, and, through partnerships with other organizations, provided libraries in 48 new locations.

ACKU has quickly become a landmark in Kabul. Its programs are providing the tools for Afghans to ensure their country thrives. As you will read below, ACKU's staff have been working tirelessly in 2014 to provide varied programs and exhibitions.

With your help, ACKU will be able to continue its role as
the premier research and resource facility in Afghanistan and beyond.

Please consider a gift today!

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AP story about Nancy and ACKU


The Associated Press' Lynne O'Donnell wrote a wonderful piece about Nancy and her work at ACKU. Read it here.

(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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