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Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 2:00am

December 22, 2021 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia activity, implemented by Winrock International, partnered with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Central Asia to hold a four-day online campaign dedicated to International Migrants Day, marked annually on December 18. The campaign shared stories of migrants to raise awareness on migrants’ rights. More than a dozen NGOs from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan joined the online campaign to tell stories of migrants who improved their lives after returning home and receiving support from the USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia activity.

Participants during a meeting focused on Kazakhstan’s potential application to join the Open Government Partnership
Friday, December 10, 2021 (All day)

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program, implemented by American Bar Association/Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), in cooperation with the Committee for Civil Society Affairs under the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MISD), organized a meeting focused on Kazakhstan’s potential application to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The OGP is an international platform that includes 78 governments and thousands of civil society organizations (CSOs) that are committed to making their governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. The event provided local CSOs, government officials, and international experts a platform to discuss the value and benefits of joining the OGP, and the challenges and opportunities of Kazakhstan’s potential membership.

New Human Rights Activity
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 11:30pm

In celebration of International Human Rights Day, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Public Association Kadyr Kasiet or “Dignity” in English, announced the launch of a new activity called Human Rights Focus: Women and Children at an event held at the Schoolchildren’s Palace.

Households affected by drought receive financial support
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 3:30am

Through a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant, the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan, has started the provision of financial assistance to the most vulnerable households affected by drought in Mangystau oblast.

USAID's 60th Anniversary
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:15am

On November 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates a major milestone, marking 60 years since it was founded by President John F. Kennedy. USAID’s Regional Mission Central Asia joins a global celebration to mark the Agency’s 60th anniversary. For six decades, USAID has built its reputation as the world’s leader in international development by partnering with countries around the world to strengthen communities and improve lives.

Lawrence Hardy II opens a virtual meeting
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00am

On October 27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and international financial institutions (IFIs) co-hosted a virtual meeting to deepen cooperation and create new initiatives for a regional electricity market. During the meeting, participants discussed the status of the Central Asia Regional Electricity Market (CAREM) and proposed rules to guide operations. 

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 3:00am

Today, the United States—through the U.S. Agency for International Development—announced $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance for Kazakhstan. This assistance will support evidence-based decision making for vaccine deployment; advance local capacity to respond to vaccine misinformation; strengthen laboratory systems to conduct COVID-19 gene sequencing; and strengthen Kazakhstan’s vaccine readiness and delivery.

A virtual seminar designed to support the development of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 8:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Governance Support Program, in partnership with the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIE), hosted a virtual seminar designed to support the development of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange and to attract investment in the country’s economy.

Lawrence Hardy II Arrives as USAID Regional Mission Director to Central Asia
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:45am

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce Lawrence Hardy II, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has arrived in Almaty as the new Regional Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Central Asia. Mr. Hardy will lead USAID’s regional programs across Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. USAID Administrator Samantha Power administered the oath of office at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

USAID announces New Central Asia Trade Activity
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 8:00am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $19 million five-year activity, USAID Trade Central Asia, that will be implemented in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The new trade activity will build on USAID’s decades of achievements facilitating regional trade, enterprise development, and regional connectivity. USAID Trade Central Asia will take a facilitative approach towards three strategic objectives, providing the public and private sector with technical assistance to achieve these goals.

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Last updated: September 14, 2021

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