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May 8, 2015

The USAID Business Growth Initiative (BGI) Project is pleased to offer its first edition of our newsletter, through which we regularly communicate BGI activities with our implementing partners and our public and private sector counterparts. This edition will give you the latest updates on BGI’s activities and events, both past and future. 

February 20, 2015

This newsletter is an overview of the most significant milestones achieved by USAID and our partners from September through December, 2014. The stories were selected to demonstrate the diversity and the scope of USAID programs in the Kyrgyz Republic and to celebrate the hard work of everyone who made these achievements happen.

Children leading the festival opening ceremony
February 20, 2015

To improve reading skills and boost interest in reading among primary school students, the USAID “Reading Together" Project will hold a ten-day reading festival with the City Board of Education February 20 to March 4, 2015 at educational complex № 66 in Bishkek (Vostok-5B, Mambetova St.).  Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, the City Department of Education, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will take part in the events.

February 20, 2015
In May 2010, USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) launched a program in the Kyrgyz Republic in response to the country’s political crises. Popular demonstrations in April led to the ouster of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Given this window of opportunity, the U.S. Government was able to further demonstrate its support of democracy in Central Asia by supporting efforts aimed at establishing transparent, accountable and effective governance at both national and local levels. The violence and mass displacements stemming from the June 2010 events in the southern part of the country highlighted the need for immediate and targeted assistance to address emerging sources of instability and conflict within communities that have the potential to derail the ongoing democratic transition. The constitutional referendum, followed by parliamentary, presidential, and local elections, represented critical milestones to establishing a more stable and secure democracy.
The Kyrgyz Republic Transition Initiative (KRTI) effectively ended in December 2013, although one administrative piece of close-out necessitated a task order extension through February 6, 2014. Over a span of forty two months, the USAID/OTI program in the Kyrgyz Republic achieved significant gains in encouraging democratic processes and building trust both within communities and between citizens and the government.
February 13, 2015

This research evaluates the socio-legal situation of care leavers in Kyrgyzstan and aims at developing recommendations for improving state legislation and policies for social protection of orphanage leavers. It also aims at creation of strategies of collaboration between interested donors, public and business organizations.

February 9, 2015

The AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW) in the Kyrgyz Republic will hold a workshop on February 10-13, 2015 for 20 social workers from prisons and non-governmental organizations working in HIV prevention in detainment settings and post-release. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is financing the workshop under the HIV React Project. 



Water and Hope Flow Back into Kyrgyzstan's Hard-Hit South

March/April 2013
Renovation of Soviet-era irrigation system brings 10,000 hectares of farmland back to life.


Environmental Awareness: The Roots of Peace

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Earth Days bridge dialogue and action, addressing conflict over natural resources in Kyrgyzstan.

Last updated: May 08, 2015

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