CIDA to Shift Afghan Support to Education

Canada plans to focus on developing Afghanistan’s education sector after it pulls out its troops from the country in 2011, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. CIDA is calling for proposals for a project that seeks to certify Afghan teachers and improve teachers’ training institutions in Afghanistan.

The Canadian International Development Agency will award the winning firm up to C$1 million ($980,000) to design the program, which can be expanded to 10 years and C$10 million if the Canadian government decides to move ahead with the initiative.

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