Canada Ups Afghanistan Development Presence

Canadian operations in Afghanistan are transitioning to development programs and peace-building initiatives a few years after the country joined the war at the U.S.’ request, Jean McCardle of the Canadian International Development Agency said according to the Sheaf. CIDA and other civilian groups are now cooperating with the military to promote development in the war-torn country, the senior development advisor added. The newspaper noted that McCardle is now involved in all high-level meetings on Afghanistan following Canada’s civilization of its efforts in the country.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.