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Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:15am

November 16, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, UK, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, among others.

This year’s theme Central Asia – Growth and Prosperity explores new trends and market reactions in Central Asia during the post COVID-19 economic recovery. The virtual event is available across multiple online platforms, including Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube, bringing together global and local experts, innovators and dynamic business people to build connections that are vital to boosting Central Asian trade.

A virologist tests for COVID-19
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:15am

The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Kazakhstan, announced the procurement of essential laboratory equipment and supplies to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The supplies were provided through USAID’s Local Health System Sustainability project. This second round of supplies is valued at $1,113,907 and will support both the COVID-19 emergency response in Kazakhstan and longer-term pandemic preparedness capabilities.

Coronavirus
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:45am

Today, the United States in partnership with the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV marked the successful completion of its LEADER for People Living with HIV program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Over the past six years, in addition to strengthening service delivery, the program addressed two major obstacles to HIV prevention, care and treatment: stigma and discrimination.

Coronavirus
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 3:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters to provide key information on growers to potential buyers around the world.

Coronavirus
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 5:00am

Today, the United States celebrated the completion and achievements of the Dignity and Rights program. This program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kazakhstan, focused on combating the international scourge of trafficking in persons and on promoting migrants’ rights. During the closeout event government agencies, NGOs, and other partners discussed achievements, lessons learned, and best practices to protect the rights of migrants and trafficking survivors.

Setting Up Central Asian Startups For Success
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:00am

Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new initiative, “Central Asia: Region Full of Opportunities” that will be implemented by MOST Business Incubator, with the support of  USAID’s Future Growth Initiative.  

Additional Funds
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 1:15am

The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new, five-year rule of law program for over $7 million. The overarching goal of this program is to support legal reforms in Kazakhstan by strengthening the independence of the judiciary and creating a favorable legal environment for businesses and civil society organizations.

Water
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 3:15am

The United States government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of a new five year, $38.9 million regional energy program, USAID’s Power Central Asia, that 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.

Water
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the launch of a new five year, $24.5 million regional water program, USAID’s Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment, that will strengthen regional cooperation on shared water resources and address current and emerging environmental challenges in the five countries of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Water
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 3:30am

The United States today celebrated five years of achievements in increased regional cooperation and constructive dialogue on shared water resources at the USAID-funded Smart Waters program closing ceremony.

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Last updated: November 10, 2020

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