The initiative, sponsored by the US Department of State will be led by Relief International “Schools Online, BRD and the University of Virginia.

The purpose of the program is to improve Afghan judicial and public administration area  and develop long-term cross-cultural relationship between Afghanistan and United States of America. The target institutions are Ministry of Justice, Supreme Court, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Women Affairs as well as and few civil society organizations focusing on civil society and legal issues. In the framework of the program, 68 Afghan professionals will take part in a three-week educational internship and professional training program in Charlottesville.

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The participants will take part actively in follow activities in Afghanistan in order to ensure that gained knowledge and skills are extended to other officials in their departments and society.The selected fellow will be divided in 4 groups, while the first two of them will go to US in June and July 2011, and two remaining ones in June-July 2012.The participants will take part actively in follow activities in Afghanistan in order to ensure that gained knowledge and skills are extended to other officials in their departments and society.

They will gain the knowledge on key principles of democracy, good governance, US public administration and judicial system. They will also improve practical skills  related to leadership, effective communication and peaceful conflict resolution. The program will also support and facilitate visits of US professionals, who will participate in various local activities in Afghanistan in order to better understand Afghan public administration and judicial system. The program will support the evolution of democratic and sustainable public institutions in Afghanistan and a just society created through local Afghan ownership for the reconstruction and development of the Afghan state. The selected fellow will be divided in 4 groups, while the first two of them will go to US in June and July 2011, and two remaining ones in June-July 2012.

Building Partnership between Afghan and US Professionals; Afghan US Fellowship Program

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