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February 9, 2022

Kayirzhan Aisin is a young eco-activist from Petropavl, a small city in northern Kazakhstan. For the past nine years, Kayirzhan has dedicated himself to conserving local ecosystems. 

February 7, 2022

When Nursultan, a young boy with cerebral palsy, attends communication courses, his mother, Zhanna, joins him—not to wait while he learns, but to participate in her own skill-building courses. Both mother and son are honing new talents with the assistance of Batyr, a civic organization and a member of USAID’s Social Innovation in Central Asia Institutional Development Program. The 14-month program is designed to empower established and new civil society organizations through a series of tailored assessments and targeted assistance from Central Asian experts in organizational capacity building, long-term strategy development, workforce development and relationship building with key constituencies and other stakeholders. 

USAID Central Asia Regional Mission Director, Lawrence Hardy
February 7, 2022

On February 8-12, 2022, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Media Program is hosting its third annual innovative seminar on media and digital literacy, MediaCAMP Eduthon 2022. The online event is gathering university professors, schoolteachers, media trainers, and experts in the field of media and digital literacy from Central Asia and beyond to promote media literacy in the region. Over the course of five days, 30 participants from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan will gain new skills and be mentored as they develop projects promoting media literacy.

January 11, 2022

The power systems of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic operate in parallel under an agreement to provide mutual services on power regulation and supply. With growing electricity consumption and the development of renewable energy, both countries are looking for innovative ways to strengthen cooperation and increase the security of clean energy supply to the national and regional energy markets.

December 30, 2021

Between March and September 2020, emergency COVID-19 procurement in Kazakhstan amounted to nearly $1 billion. As the crisis deepened and citizens across the country became increasingly dependent on state healthcare, activists began to question the effectiveness of public health spending.


Last updated: May 20, 2022

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