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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. 

U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Matthew S. Klimow
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 7:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Enriching Youth for Tomorrow activity in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Turkmenistan commenced a virtual course on digital diplomacy for young officials at the MFA. The course aligns with the MFA’s mandate to increase the number of qualified specialists to ensure a smooth transition to digital diplomacy, as part of the State Program on Development of the Digital Economy for 2021-2025.  

Richard Volk, COP of Regional Water and Environment Activity in Kazakhstan
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its regional, five-year activity in Kazakhstan, “USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment.” The activity will strengthen regional cooperation between the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan on the management of shared water resources and mitigate environmental risks in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins.

At the end of the Web Academy Hackathon that was held for the first time in Uzbekistan
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:45am

On March 31, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) successfully completed its regional Partnership for Innovations program, implemented by Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) in collaboration with partners from across Central Asia and Azerbaijan.

Scott Hedlund at the opening of of a Modern Communications Room
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 9:45am

Today, representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) participated in the opening of a Modern Communications Room at the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan. This unique venue, established with support from USAID, will serve as a meeting space for both virtual and in-person conferences, workshops, and other occasions.

Ambassador Matthew S. Klimow during the webinar on increasing the export potential of Turkmen enterprises
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 1:45am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia, and Future Growth Initiative programs, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan conducted a webinar on increasing the export potential of Turkmen enterprises and the role of corporate social responsibility and labor rights in attracting international partners. The webinar was for representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Office of the Ombudsman of Turkmenistan, other government agencies, and private sector companies interested in strengthening the country’s capacity to meet international labor standards.

Virtual celebration of International Women's Day
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Enriching Youth for Tomorrow program organized a virtual celebration to recognize the successes of the programs’ female beneficiaries, in honor of the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8.

USAID Promotes the Development of E-commerce in Tajikistan
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 5:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of the Republic of Tajikistan jointly hosted the first meeting of the newly-established E-commerce Development Council, designed to promote the development of e-commerce in Tajikistan.  There were than 50 participants, including representatives from the President’s office and other government agencies, the National Bank, donor organizations, financial institutions, and private sector associations. They discussed the Council’s objectives and the future of e-commerce in Tajikistan, including new e-commerce legislation.

The Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairat Rakhimov
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:15am

Today, the United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, launched a new five-year, $39 million regional energy program “USAID Power Central Asia”. 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.

USAID provides medical equipment
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over medical equipment to 12 healthcare facilities in the Syrdarya, to assist the region in its fight against tuberculosis (TB).  Representatives of the USAID Mission to Uzbekistan, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, and the Syrdarya Regional Health Administration participated in the ceremony.  The equipment, including electronic thermometers, stethoscopes, tonometers, and otoscopes, will help healthcare providers in the region deliver efficient and timely care, provide rapid diagnosis, and treat patients with chronic illnesses.

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