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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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Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:15pm

From May 26 - June 4, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Media Program held an introductory journalism skills training, an intensive five-day, online course for beginners, targeting individuals in rural geographies. USAID’s partner, Internews, organized the training in partnership with TBD Company from Kazakhstan and Khoma from Tajikistan. During the training that focused on strengthening journalism in rural Central Asia, 69 young professionals and students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan learned about news content creation, fact-checking, and journalistic ethical standards.

United States and Tajikistan Partner to Strengthen Regional Energy Cooperation
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Tajikistan, launched a new five-year, $39 million regional energy program – the USAID Power Central Asia Activity in Tajikistan. The program will assist the five Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—to meet their national energy priorities, reap economic benefits from cross-border energy trading, and improve energy security through greater regional connectivity.

Deputy Mission Director Peter Young delivering remarks at the event
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:15am

Today, the Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), organized the first meeting of a dialogue platform to strengthen the legal environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) in cooperation with the Committee for Civil Society Affairs under the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The new dialogue platform is a permanent body for exchanging information related to improving the legal regulation of CSOs.

USAID Launches the Bactria Food 2021 Trade Forum in Tajikistan
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Bactria Food 2021 Trade Forum in Bokhtar city.  This international event promotes regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond.

E-commerce
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:00pm

Today, the United States in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the International Trade Center’s (ITС), announced the launch of the Central Asia eBay Hub (beta version) for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to promote their products beyond domestic markets.

Participants in the investment forum
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:00pm

Today, the Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program organized an online discussion on investment legislation and investment courts. The Kazakhstan Rule of Law Program is funded by the United States government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and implemented by ABA ROLI in cooperation with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

USAID Launches a New Program to Strengthen Regional Water Cooperation in Central Asia
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 9:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment Activity. This five-year, $24 million activity will work in all five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan to strengthen regional cooperation on the management of shared water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins.

Ambassador Matthew Klimow attending virtual event
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia activity and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, conducted the first online discussion on international best practices to introduce a Business Ombudsman in Turkmenistan that will oversee legal disputes on labor issues in the private sector.

USAID Provides Equipment to Support Tuberculosis Detection and Treatment in Tajikistan
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Eliminating Tuberculosis (TB) in Central Asia Project donated technical TB detection equipment to Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population and the Medical Department of the Main Directorate of the Penitentiary System in the Ministry of Justice to commemorate World TB Day and advance our bilateral joint efforts to end TB in Tajikistan.

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Last updated: June 06, 2022

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