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Friday, June 18, 2021 (All day)

From April 6 to June 18, 2021, the Central Asia Media Program held its second Media Law Marathon, a series of online lectures for law students in Kazakhstan. The lecture series aims to build a network of media law specialists across the country. The training was organized by the Legal Media Center, a longtime partner of Internews.

Thirty-seven participants from cities across Kazakhstan learned about local laws, international standards, and practical tools on internet freedom, defamation disputes, copyright, protecting children’s rights in media, and protecting personal data.

In her remarks at the training, Olga Didenko, Regional Expert on Media Law at the Central Asia Media Program said, “We believe that our training will help to strengthen the legal environment and implementation of international standards in Kazakhstan.”

Screenshot of participants
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.

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.

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.

Central Asia woman artisan
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 1:00am

On April 8-9, the United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a two-day webinar: ‘Women in Crafts: Opportunities for Connectivity and Digital Trade’ for women artisans and handicraft producers across Afghanistan and Central Asia to better understand market demand, identify new markets, and improve product quality. This training was held as part of USAID’s Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs activity and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

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.

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.

Participants of the Media Eduthon 2020 in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Central Asia Media Program kicked off the second annual MediaCAMP Eduthon 2021, an innovative seminar on media and digital literacy. The virtual event gathers university professors, schoolteachers, media trainers, and experts in the field of media and digital literacy from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Over the course of five days, with mentorship from international and local media and digital experts, participants will team up and develop projects on interactive teaching of media and digital literacy to various populations using digital tools.

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