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"You need to develop a large cohort
of Afghans who can solve their own problems
by using tradition and history, but also
analytic skills and legal reasoning."

"I work with the Deputy Minister [of Higher Education
for Academic Affairs Osman Babury], directors, chancellors, deans, and other senior education leaders (as well as
senior managers in the Ministries of Finance, Women's Affairs, Labor, and Education)," Hayward says. "I have helped
in the development of the National Higher Education
Strategic Plan and in establishing a system of accreditation-though everything I have worked on, and all our
work in the Ministry, has been very much a collective effort
with our Afghan colleagues led by Deputy Minister Babury,
who has been the driving force behind all of this work."
The USAID-funded Afghanistan Higher Education
Project (HEP) supports the Ministry of Higher Education
to implement four activities that are considered critical
to the success of the ministry's efforts to achieve quality
higher education, including providing technical assistance
to operationalize the National Higher Education Strategic
Plan that is aimed at revitalizing higher education.
"Higher education was badly disrupted by more than
30 years of war, but in the last few years many of those
links have been revived, especially with U.S. universities,
but also with some regional neighbors, in particular India

and Turkey," Hayward says. "On the administrative level,
we have had a great deal of assistance from the University
of Massachusetts, Amherst, through the Higher Education Project funded by USAID. [U. Mass., Amherst] has
helped us with the National Higher Education Strategic
Plan: 2010-2014, the establishment of an accreditation
system, major revision, and upgrading of the curriculum
(50 faculties have completed reviews and upgrading of
their curricula). We have had help in computer science
from Germany and UC San Diego, in English from Indiana University, and in economics from Kansas State
University. We also have links with Purdue University,
the University of Arizona, and several others. These links
have been especially important in helping us build capacity in several areas, especially teacher education with the
help of the Higher Education Project (U. Mass., Amherst),
public policy, and currently with the development of an
undergraduate program in social work (Hunter College
and Boston College). In the administrative area we have
had assistance with the development of accreditation and
quality assurance through the HEP program. Programs
with University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Indiana
University under the HEP program have helped us significantly improve teacher education. The Master's in Teacher
Education at Kabul Education University has produced 65
Master's in Education for faculty members over the last
four years, half of them women. We have worked setting
up the accreditation program since 2009. We look forward
to additional partnerships, especially in helping us establish additional master's and PhD programs."

COURTESY OF ELI SUGARMAN

A class at the
American
University of
Afghanistan,
which is part
of the Afghan
Legal Project,
a collaboration
with Stanford
University's Rule of
Law Program

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