The exhibition was held by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of Economy.
Photo Exhibition Held To Reflect Development
A photo exhibition was held in Kabul on Wednesday to reflect the development process in Afghanistan.
The exhibition was held by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the economic ministry.
In the exhibition, out of 400 photos, 50 were chosen and were put on show and 23 received prizes.
“The photo that I have taken, shows that women and men participated in a pedaling competition and that woman are in front. The photo was taken of a pedaling competition that was held in Bamiyan to eradicate violence against women,” Jawid Omid, first prize winner said.
Out of the 23 awarded photos, 17 were chosen as best photos based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that has been set by the United Nations.
Afghanistan, as a member of the United Nations, has committed to achieve 17 sustainable development goals by 2030.
Organizers of the exhibition said the top photos show where Afghanistan is in terms of development and what the Afghan government has done to bring changes to the lives of its people.
“We had a national photography contest and that our visitors were from all the provinces. We had photos from Badakhshan to Bamiyan, from Bamiyan to Ghor, Badghis, Kandahar and Nangarhar,” Hafizullah Hasif, a public relations officer of SDG said.
Visitors of the exhibition said they hoped such an exhibition would show a positive picture of Afghanistan.
“A number of these photos make us hopeful about future,” Wahid Abdullah, a resident of Kabul said.
The United Nations, after three years of discussions, on September 2015 finalized 17 sustainable develop goals with 169 objectives.
According to the plan, the world’s countries are expected to invest $7 trillion US in Afghanistan to achieve the goals by 2030