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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 28, 2015 – U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and representatives of USAID, along with Governor of Khatlon Province Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda, participated in ceremonies to hand over irrigation machinery to communities in Khatlon Province.  The Jilikul Federation of Water Users Association received an excavator valued at $112,000 and Nahri Qumsangir Federation of Water Users Association received a tractor/backhoe valued at $44,900. USAID donated the machinery to support implementation of irrigation water sector reform in Tajikistan. Ambassador Elliott also presided over the inauguration of the Obrason-K Water Users Association’s new office building. The water user associations (WUAs) were formed through an open and participatory process involving small-scale and commercial farmers, community leaders, and government officials.

U. S. Government Supports Early Grade Read Assessment Findings
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:15am

U.S. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen McDonald joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tojinisso Makhmadova, local education officials, teachers, and international organizations at the joint Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan and USAID Quality Reading Project presentation of the 2014 Early Grade Reading Assessment Baseline findings.

U.S. Government and Aga Khan Foundation Partner to Further Development in Tajikistan
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 30, 2014 – United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Akbar Pesnani, the Aga Khan Development Network Resident Representative, signed a new global development alliance entitled Economic and Social Connections: A Multi-Input Area Development Financing Facility for Tajikistan to be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF).

U.S. Government Delivers Small Medical Equipment for Rural Clinics in Khatlon, Tajikistan
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:15am

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott presented medical equipment for the people of Khatlon region to Head of the Department of organization of health services for mothers and children, and family planning of Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population Dr. Sherali Rahmatulloev.  Representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mercy Corps International participated in the ceremony along with representatives of Khatlon regional and district governments and district health center personnel.

U. S. Government Celebrates International Literacy Day
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 1:30am

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 23, 2014 U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliot joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science Tojinisso Mahmadova, local education officials, teachers, and students as School No. 4 celebrated the 48th annual International Literacy Day in Danghara District of Khatlon Oblast.

U. S. Government Delivers Water to Homes in Vahdat District
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:45am

 U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Chorsu Jamoat Chairman Emom Siddikov officially handed over a new drinking water system to the residents of Ghalchagi village in Chorsu, Vahdat District. Vahdat District Chairman Amirzoda Rahmonali (TBC), USAID representatives, jamoat officials, Mahalla Committee leaders, and residents of Ghalchagi village also participated in the ceremony. The system will provide 353 residents with clean drinking water. The water infrastructure project is part of the USAID Local Governance Project, which works in 10 districts and 20 jamoats to improve the quality of local governance and service delivery.

U.S. Government Connects Tajikistan and Afghanistan through Vocational Education
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:15am

The USAID-funded Cross-Border Vocational Education Project, the University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) honored graduates at a graduation ceremony in Khorugh. Shodikhon Jamshed, Governor of Gorno-Badakhshon Autonomous Oblast, His Excellency Abdulagafur Arezou, Afghan Ambassador to Tajikistan, and respected representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network participated in the ceremony.

U.S. Government convenes international agricultural fair in southern Tajikistan
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:45am

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Khatlon Province Chair Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda officially opened the International Agro-Fair Khatlon-2014.

The U.S. Government helps launch the scaling-up nutrition movement in Tajikistan
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:00am

 In support of the Government of Tajikistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as donor co-convener of the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) movement along with UNICEF in Tajikistan, helped launch the initiative with a national kick-off workshop on Monday August 11. 

Reading for children project fosters young children’s love and enthusiasm for books and enjoyable reading
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 4:45am

Eleven-year-old Maftuna and her six-year-old brother Shukrullo live in the remote village of Dustov, in Khatlon province, Tajikistan. Like most children in Dustov, Maftuna and Shukrullo had no access to books for young children, not even at the school library, until the arrival of 433 books created and distributed by Reading for Children, a literacy project funded by USAID and implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation.

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Last updated: December 04, 2014

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