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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Oil and Gas sector education developments in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Education

The Program on Conflict and Development (ConDev) recently completed two curriculum development programs in Afghanistan, funded through USAID’s Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP).

Higher Education After Conflict

Renewable Energy Curriculum Program at Kandahar University


Petroleum Curriculum Revision Program at Jawzjan University 

ConDev partnered with the Conflict and Development Foundation, Kandahar University and FHI360 to develop Afghanistan’s first energy engineering bachelor’s program. With a market-oriented curriculum focused on practical application, this collaboration enabled Kandahar University faculty and graduates to better advise Afghanistan’s energy sector. Based upon an agreement with USAID and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, research is focused largely on mitigating conflict related to Food Security, Natural Resources, Youth Populations, and Local Institutions. ConDev also partnered with Jawzjan University in Afghanistan to strengthen the country’s higher education sector and create a market-oriented curriculum that increases students’ exposure to innovative technologies. 

  • Improved the academic quality of Kandahar University’s (KDRU) School of Engineering renewable energy program. 
  • Enhanced the employability of graduates by building capacity of its faculty, revising & expanding the curriculum, and increasing exposure to innovative technologies. 
  • Created a market‐oriented curriculum for Jawzjan University’s Faculty of Engineering Bachelor in Oil and Gas Extraction program. 
  • Improved the learning environment & quality of faculty teaching skills through Professional Development Training Workshops

For more information about either of these projects, please contact Johanna Roman

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