The furnished meeting space in the Hirat Provincial Conference Hall.
In support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s continued efforts to provide increased service delivery in Hirat Province, USAID’s Local Governance and Community Development (LGCD) project provided necessary furnishing for the Hirat Provincial Government's training and conference hall. Constructed last year by the Italian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team, it was intended as a public space for training, meeting, and holding community events. Due to funding restrictions, the facility was not fully furnished. On January 31, USAID’s LGCD handed over furnishings including chairs, tables, a dining facility, carpets, and sofa sets for the hall. Support from multiple international donors has increased the capacity of GIRoA institutions to organize public events in a culturally appropriate location and to increase engagement with constituents in the province. Mohammad Dawod Ahmadi, the provincial governor’s logistics officer stated, “The furnished conference hall will host training and outreach events for all 15 districts of Hirat Province and offer abundant opportunities for community, district, and provincial leaders to interact and increase collaboration.”
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 2/1/2011-2/15/2011