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Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA)

In order to harness the huge mineral endowments of Afghanistan on a significant scale and as a part of capacity development measures, the German Federal Foreign Office mandated the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) in collaboration with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), to support Afghanistan to increase the number of well-trained mining professionals. Following this objective, DAAD/GIZ has devised the AMEA project through establishing academic cooperation between Germany and Afghanistan, to assist Afghan universities to upgrade, modernize and expand their mining education up to international standards. Within the framework of the AMEA project, IEE has developed a four-month 'Training the Trainers' programme to train Afghan lecturers in the areas of Economics, Law and Public Administration at RUB. These Afghan lecturers, after their return to Afghanistan, are supposed to facilitate mining-related learning in the academic as well as in the private sector.


Curriculum Development


In order to accomplish the objective of delivering Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan up to international standards and to enhance the quality of the study programmes at Afghan universities, IEE has developed a curriculum that will be taught at Afghan Universities for mining-focused academic education.


Production of Teaching and Learning Material


To implement the new curriculum, three books has been produced for the modules of "Mining Economics and Management", "Mining Policy and Public Administration" and  "International Mining Law".  These books are made available for the partner faculties in English, Pushto and Dari.


Strategic Framework for the Implementation of AMEA


In order to develop a strategic framework for the implementation of AMEA in Afghanistan, IEE organized a series of workshops at RUB from 16.08.2016 to 18.08.2016. In this regard, IEE had the pleasure to host AMEA project representatives from DAAD and GIZ as well as six members of the technical committee from Afghanistan, including the Chairman of Kabul University (KU) together with the Deans and the Heads of some faculties. The right-away integration of three mining modules as compulsory courses in the Bachelor programmes of the Faculties of Economics, Law and Public Administration of KU was unanimously accepted as well as appreciated by the technical committee and project representatives.


Multiplier Effect of AMEA Accomplishments


Right after their return to Afghanistan, IEE-trained lecturers, through following the IEE developed curriculums, are currently teaching mining modules at faculties of Economics, Law and Public Administration of KU. In this way, the number of national mining professionals in Afghanistan is being multiplied.


AMEA: Contacts

NoorDr. A. Sami Noor
Coordinator Cooperation with Afghan Universities

E-mail: Sami.Noor@rub.de

Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-25147
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

AsifDr. Farah Asif
AMEA Trainer

E-mail: Farah.Asif@rub.de

Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-19003
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294

BrinkmannMarius Brinkmann
AMEA Trainer

E-mail: Marius.Brinkmann@rub.de

Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-19003
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294