The Education Expo, now in its second year, brought together over 200 leading educational institutions and service providers from across the country, including American University of Afghanistan, Kardan University, Karwan University, Ibn Sina University and Rana University. The Education Expo also provided an opportunity for direct interactionUSAID Promote: Women in the Economy Participates in 2nd Annual Education Expo in Kabul and knowledge sharing between students and their families, the alumni, and representatives of many educational bodies.

To reach out to current and upcoming students, USAID’s Promote Women in the Economy project took part in this event to raise awareness about its activities and partner with interested peers. With service centers in Kabul, Mazar, Jalalabad, Herat and Kandahar, Promote Women in the Economy supports educated Afghan women to participate in the mainstream economy and advance their careers through job placements, internships, apprenticeships, and the Forward Together scholarship program.

After inaugurating the exhibition, the Minister of Higher Education and the President of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) visited the Promote Women in the Economy information booth. The Minister said that Promote programs would help reduce unemployment among educated Afghan women and extended his support.