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Friday, September 10, 2021 - 2:30am

September 10, 2021 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – From September 10 to 12, 2021 over 400 media specialists from countries across Central Asia are coming together for the third annual Central Asian Media Festival hosted by USAID-funded Central Asia Media Program. The online media festival enables local journalists to share ideas and discuss the most pressing issues and challenges faced by media in the region.

“For almost three decades now, the United States has supported media development in Central Asia. This support underscores the importance we place on the development of a robust media and access to factual information. Specifically, the U.S. is committed to promoting media literacy among consumers of information as well as fostering professionalism in journalism,” said Peter Young, acting Regional Mission Director for USAID Central Asia. 

Screenshot from the event featuring USAID/Central Asia DMD Young
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:15pm

Today, the USAID-funded Social Innovation in Central Asia program, implemented by the Eurasia Foundation, launched the second Central Asia Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) including a cohort of 179 young leaders from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan participating in an online opening ceremony. 

USAID's Power Central Asia Chief of Party and Samruk-Energy Director Shaking Hands at the MoU Signing
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 4:15am

Today, Tetra Tech ES, Inc., implementer of the USAID Power Central Asia activity, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samruk-Energy, Kazakhstan’s largest diversified energy holding company. Under the MOU, the USAID Power Central Asia activity will help Samruk-Energy develop a low carbon strategy with the overall aim to reduce their carbon footprint by 2060, in parallel with Kazakhstan’s plans to reach carbon neutrality by the same year as part of the nation’s updated national climate plan.

Screenshot from the women's summit
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:00am

Today, the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a Women’s Summit entitled, ‘The Power of Women: Growth Trends of Post-Pandemic and Beyond’ for women leaders, entrepreneurs, women-owned small-and-medium-sized enterprises, activists, influencers, bloggers, women-led business associations, and relevant non-government organizations.

Screenshot from the video
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:00pm

Today, on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, in a video address a group of Kazakhstani youth spoke to their peers across the country to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Blue heart image
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.

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.

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Last updated: February 16, 2021

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