The American University of Afghanistan is making headway building the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development (ICAWED) as part of the new International Campus in Kabul. AUAF has many ongoing construction projects on the International Campus, including the Bayat Information, Communications, and Technology Building, plus two buildings dedicated to faculty and staff housing.
This new center is a wonderful development for AUAF and Afghanistan. The 5,000-square-meter center will be the first facility of its kind in Afghanistan to lead and coordinate both international and Afghan public and private sector efforts to advance the role of women in the economic stabilization of Afghanistan. The new campus is in one of Kabul’s most enviable locations with a sweeping view of the southern mountains in the background and a soon-to-be-restored majestic Darul aman Palace in the foreground. The recent donation of poplars and pines encircling the perimeter has already contributed to the feel of an oasis, a quiet place of inspiration and refuge.
AUAF is the ideal institution to operate the center because of its recognized commitment to rebuilding Afghanistan and enhancing its stability by training the country’s next generation of leaders.