Afghanistan & Pakistan

 

In Afghanistan and Pakistan, development progress has been threatened by decades of conflict and insecurity. Since the early 1990s, Creative has been a committed partner to the residents of both countries, helping to stabilize vulnerable communities, expand employment and build quality education delivery systems, even in the most crisis-affected areas.

When conflict disrupted the education system and caused well-trained Afghans to flee the country, for example, Creative partnered with the emerging private sector to rebuild these skills among residents, creating demand-driven training and job placement programs that have helped more than 21,000 Afghans land a position or secure a promotion.

Recognizing that a full recovery requires more than livelihoods, Creative’s programs in the region have helped to strengthen trust between the government and vulnerable communities and have worked to ensure that students master literacy so they can contribute to economic development and peace in their countries.

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  • Afghanistan’s 2 percent challenge As Afghanistan peace talks continue another set of discussions are simultaneously taking place: What happens to the former fighters? Creative’s Dean Piedmont provides insight into a way forward for the reintegration of former Taliban fighters.
  • From Afghanistan to Nicaragua, empowering women to overcome barriers Creative’s Senior Associate, Gender in Development, Jackie Ogega, discusses two innovative workforce programs in Nicaragua and Afghanistan that are improving equitable access to nontraditional fields.
  • Refugees as “end users” help design tech solutions to refugee crisis in Greece Could a smartphone app make a difference in the lives of some 62,000 refugees and migrants in Greece? Could a mapping tool be part of the solution to the country’s refugee crisis? A group of technology developers, migration and development... ...
  • Key mandates for 21st century learning Two new reports on education reform share common themes and offer guideposts for the global education community. Education expert Cris Revaz pulls out key insights to help build stronger systems and improve learning.

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