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Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 4:15am

June 15, 2022, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ashgabat Stock Exchange (ASE), awarded certificates to professionals for successfully completing training courses on brokerage services and securities issuance.

Training sessions took place in April-June.  Two sessions were held for brokers and two for issuing companies.  As a result of this initiative, ASE has increased the number of private securities brokers by 25 and provided information to 45 owners and managers of Turkmen companies on how to raise capital by issuing corporate bonds and stocks.

Presenting the certificates and addressing the course participants, USAID Country Representative to Turkmenistan Nino Nadiradze stated, “You are all pioneers and pathmakers.  With your determination to try out new types of activities and methods for attracting financing, you will move the economy forward.”

The event also featured presentations by USAID and ASE specialists on developing capital market infrastructure in Turkmenistan and its importance in raising long-term funds for economic development. 

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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.

Training for health workers on the use of the electronic system
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 8:30am

As part of joint activities to prevent and control infectious diseases, the World Health Organization Country Office and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission in Turkmenistan have completed another step in establishing an electronic monitoring system for patients with viral hepatitis. In early 2021, the two organizations assisted specialists from the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan (MoH) in training health workers on the use of the electronic system, including both data entry and analysis.

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Last updated: June 06, 2022

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