Oil and Gas sector education developments in Afghanistan
The Center on Conflict and Development (ConDev) at Texas A&M University recently completed two curriculum development programs in Afghanistan, funded through USAID’s Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP).
ConDev partnered with the Conflict and Development Foundation, Kandahar University and FHI360 to develop Afghanistan’s first energy engineering bachelor’s program. With a market-oriented curriculum focused on practical application, this collaboration enabled Kandahar University faculty and graduates to better advise Afghanistan’s energy sector. Based upon an agreement with USAID and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, research is focused largely on mitigating conflict related to Food Security, Natural Resources, Youth Populations, and Local Institutions. ConDev also partnered with Jawzjan University in Afghanistan to strengthen the country’s higher education sector and create a market-oriented curriculum that increases students’ exposure to innovative technologies.
For more information about either of these projects, please contact Johanna Roman.
The Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University seeks to improve the effectiveness of development programs and policies for conflict-affected and fragile countries through multidisciplinary research and education.
The Center uses science and technology to reduce armed conflict, sustain families and communities during conflict, and assist states to rapidly recover from conflict.
ConDev’s research focuses largely on mitigating conflict related to four program areas, which were hand-picked based on their potential to combat key drivers of international conflict:
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