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June 9, 2015
In 2012, USAID through the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) launched a two-year “Women`s Peace Banks” program to provide opportunities for women in the South of Kyrgyzstan in taking the lead in interethnic reconciliation and in promoting the role of women in peace building at the local level. The Program has been implemented in Osh and Jalal-Abad. During the program EFCA organized 16 Women’s Initiative Groups in Osh and Jalal-Abad that select social development projects proposed by local residents. EFCA provided small grants to the Initiative Groups and helped them find required co-financing for their projects from local authorities, private companies or other sources. This document is the performance evaluation of the project. 
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. 

February 5, 2015

In this issue:

Kazakhstan: Seminar on VOT identification, referral and protection for local stakeholders in Aktau.

Kyrgyzstan: The Dialogue on Implementation of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Prevention and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

Tajikistan: IOM facilitates training for Tajik law enforcement agencies on capacity building in combating human trafficking.

Turkmenistan: International Organization for Migration in Partnership with the Government of Turkmenistan continues their efforts in the area of combating human trafficking.

February 4, 2015

TO APPLY: The successful applicant must fully meet the minimum qualification requirements. Qualified individuals are requested to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing each selection criterion detailed above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item; and names, contact numbers, and addresses of three professional references. Packages should be received at the Executive Office (EXO) USAID/CA, 41, Kazibek Bi St., Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan; Tel: (7-727) 2507612/17; Fax: (7-727) 2507634; E-mail: almaexo_hr@usaid.gov by 6 p.m., Friday, February 20, 2015. A copy of the Position Description is available in EXO/Personnel (ext. 6353).



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: June 09, 2015

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