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Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:00pm

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 16, 2021 – Today, the fifth international conference on integrated tuberculosis (TB) control in Central Asia opened in Tashkent. The three-day event is organized by the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, and the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Phthisiology and Pulmonology, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), World Health Organization, KfW development bank, and the Stop TB Partnership.

The conference brings together more than 300 government officials and health professionals from Australia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Moldova, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United States, and Uzbekistan. The event serves to improve government capacity to operate and ensure sustainable financing of TB programs during the COVID-19 pandemic and address pandemic challenges to TB control.

Media
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 2:30am

From September 10 to 12, 2021 over 400 media specialists from countries across Central Asia are coming together for the third annual Central Asian Media Festival hosted by USAID-funded Central Asia Media Program. The online media festival enables local journalists to share ideas and discuss the most pressing issues and challenges faced by media in the region.

Media
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 2:30am

September 9, 2021, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrates the successful completion of its four-year USAID Enriching Youth for Tomorrow Program implemented by JA Worldwide, one of the oldest and largest youth-serving NGOs in the world. The activity improved the capacity of Turkmenistani youth to contribute to the local economy and their communities.

New Youth Development Program in Turkmenistan
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 2:15am

On September 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new activity for youth development in Turkmenistan.  The five-year, USAID Youth Development activity, will be implemented by the QED Group and will leverage past and current USAID interventions to connect Turkmenstani youth with employment opportunities and create sustainable linkages between the youth and the labor market.

Ambassador Matthew S. Klimow congratulated Startup Ecosystem Program participants
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 4:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the winners of a Startup Ecosystem Program 2021 competition, hosted jointly by the USAID Enriching Youth for Tomorrow activity, the USAID Future Growth Initiative, and the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan.

Screenshot from the event featuring USAID/Central Asia DMD Young
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:15pm

Today, the USAID-funded Social Innovation in Central Asia program, implemented by the Eurasia Foundation, launched the second Central Asia Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) including a cohort of 179 young leaders from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan participating in an online opening ceremony. 

USAID's Power Central Asia Chief of Party and Samruk-Energy Director Shaking Hands at the MoU Signing
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 4:15am

Today, Tetra Tech ES, Inc., implementer of the USAID Power Central Asia activity, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samruk-Energy, Kazakhstan’s largest diversified energy holding company. Under the MOU, the USAID Power Central Asia activity will help Samruk-Energy develop a low carbon strategy with the overall aim to reduce their carbon footprint by 2060, in parallel with Kazakhstan’s plans to reach carbon neutrality by the same year as part of the nation’s updated national climate plan.

Screenshot from the women's summit
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:00am

Today, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a Women’s Summit entitled, ‘The Power of Women: Growth Trends of Post-Pandemic and Beyond’ for women leaders, entrepreneurs, women-owned small-and-medium-sized enterprises, activists, influencers, bloggers, women-led business associations, and relevant non-government organizations.

Participants of a youth forum dedicated to ‘World Day against Trafficking in Persons’
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:30am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded regional Social Innovation in Central Asia program implemented by Eurasia Foundation, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Turkmenistan hosted a youth forum dedicated to ‘World Day against Trafficking in Persons’ with participation from 60 young leaders from different regions of Turkmenistan, and representatives from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the State Migration Services, public organizations, and international agencies.

Screenshot from the video
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:00pm

Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, in a video address a group of Kazakhstani youth spoke to their peers across the country to raise awareness about human trafficking.

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Last updated: September 14, 2021

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