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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 1:30am

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, August 24, 2022 – This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is kicking off a series of Syr Darya River Day celebrations in four countries of Central Asia to call attention to the need for improved transboundary cooperation in water management. Under the theme, “Syr Darya – A River of Friendship,” the events will raise awareness about water and climate challenges confronting the region and the importance of joint action to ensure future economic prosperity and water security for Central Asia. 

The Syr Darya river basin (along with its twin river, Amu Darya) supplies 90 percent of the region’s river water, provides home to 80 percent of Central Asia’s population, and covers 37 percent of the land area, including most of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as large parts of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

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.

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.

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Last updated: September 29, 2022

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