Seminar to review the results of the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) took place in in Bishkek on September 23, 2014. Experts from the National Statistical Committee and the Ministry of Health discussed DHS and other national findings in four areas - children’s nutrition, women’s nutrition, adult health, and domestic violence - and proposed policy changes and new programs to address these challenges.
On September 17, 2014, the AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) and USAID launched the HIV React Project in Bishkek. The HIV React Project is a two-year regional program that seeks to expand the services available to strengthen prison-based HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, with a special focus on people who use intravenous drugs and those living with HIV in detainment settings. The project will use a well-tested model of support for prisoners before and after release, which will serve as a bridge from prison to society and minimize the risks of contracting HIV.
On September 18, 2014, the USAID Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project (KAED) will host a close out ceremony to highlight achievements in the Kyrgyz Republic’s agricultural sector since the project began in 2001. With the goal of improving food security for the country, the project has helped tens of thousands of Kyrgyz farmers increase yields of wheat and other vital food crops, as well as the quantity and quality of animal feed for the production of milk, eggs, and meat.
On August 28, 2014, USAID’s Women’s Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) program is conducting a Networking Meeting of women entrepreneurs in Bishkek. The Networking Meeting aims at facilitating business linkages and building the social capital of women entrepreneurs.
USAID’s Kyrgyz Agro-Input Enterprise Development Project (KAED), jointly with the Tim Agro agricultural cooperative will host a field day for local farmers and other agricultural specialists August 20, 2014. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the fields of Tim Agro agricultural cooperative in Luxembourg village, Issyk-Ata rayon, Chui oblast.
July 2014 marks the start of the annual USAID-sponsored Summer Democracy Camp program, implemented by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), which has been promoting leadership in good governance among youth in the Kyrgyz Republic for over a decade. During the summer of 2014, IFES will be organizing two camps in Osh and Issyk-Kul, with the support of USAID/Kyrgyz Republic. Camps will bring together 120 secondary school-age children and – under a new initiative – teachers from around the country.
On June 3, 2014 at 9 a.m., representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Health of Kyrgyz Republic will take part in close out meeting of Mother and Child Health (MCH) Component of USAID funded Quality health care project at the Bishkek Park Hotel in Bishkek
On June 26, the Dialogue on HIV and TB Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will organize a series of public events on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Bishkek city, Chui, Osh and Jalalabad oblasts.
An official handover ceremony of a water measurement system will take place on June 23 along the Aspara River in village of Cholok-Aryk. The ceremony is part of a U.S. Government program fostering transboundary water cooperation funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Regional Center for Central Asia (CAREC). The project promotes cooperation on water management at the local level, particularly by involving local communities.
Last updated: September 30, 2014