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Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 4:00am

May 19, 2022, Almaty, Kazakhstan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is facilitating the expansion of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Kazakhstan and has helped organize the third ‘Made in Pakistan’ trade event at the Atakent Exhibition Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 19-23. Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Seehar, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Ryder Rogers, Director of USAID Central Asia's Economic Development Office, opened the exhibition on May 19.

In his opening speech, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Seehar welcomed attending Pakistani businesses and praised the role of USAID and the governments of Pakistan and Kazakhstan in organizing the third ‘Made in Pakistan’ exhibition. He said the event was a positive step in developing sustainable trade relationships between the two countries and in the entire region, emphasizing the organizers’ operational and financial support to attending businesses. Not only does the exhibition develop trade relations between the nations, he said, but also builds people-to-people connections.

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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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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia program, implemented by Winrock International, and its partners from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan have launched a digital campaign to raise public awareness about human trafficking and measures to identify and avoid being trafficked. The campaign will conclude on July 30, World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

USAID Regional Mission Director Christopher Edwards at the Regional Transparency Forum
Friday, July 16, 2021 (All day)

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Social Innovation in Central Asia program hosted the first virtual annual Regional Transparency Forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas and experience on improving transparency and accountability among Central Asian countries.

U.S. Ambassador Klimow's opening remarks at the launch event in Ashgabat
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 3:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today inaugurated its Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment program in Turkmenistan.  The five-year program covers the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan and will strengthen regional cooperation on the management of shared water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya River basins.

Central Asian Advocacy Experts
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 11:15pm

On July 5, 2021, six analysts and advocates from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan started a week-long study tour on open budgeting and transparency in public financial management in Tbilisi, Georgia. The study tour is organized by Eurasia Foundation through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia. Georgia is a member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and ranked fifth in the world according to the Open Budget Index. The study tour participants will learn from Georgia’s path to transparency, indicating areas for potential cooperation and applying lessons learned.

Trash float in Almaty
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 6:15am

On June 24, 2021, Almaty-based civil society organization “Dva Kryla” began a unique ecological project “Trash Fleet”. A team of eco-activists, volunteers, and bloggers are sailing on the Ili River on rafts built with garbage collected on the banks of Ili and from Almaty city. The project is implemented with the support of Eurasia Foundation through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Civil Society Support Program in Central Asia activity.

USAID, represented by Regional Mission Director Christopher Edwards, and KazAID, represented by Chief Executive Officer Dastan Yeleukenov, signed a MoU
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 4:30am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Kazakhstan Agency for International Development (KazAID) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation on development assistance that fosters social, political, and economic stability and security in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Screenshot of the Vice-Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kairat Rakhimov's remarks
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 8:45am

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the status of the Central Asia regional electricity market (CAREM) Roadmap and next steps to creating an integrated regional market.

Media Training
Friday, June 18, 2021 (All day)

From April 6 to June 18, 2021, the Central Asia Media Program held its second Media Law Marathon, a series of online lectures for law students in Kazakhstan. The lecture series aims to build a network of media law specialists across the country. The training was organized by the Legal Media Center, a longtime partner of Internews.

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Last updated: September 14, 2021

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