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Last updated: June 07, 2021

June 5, 2021

Every year on June 5, we mark World Environment Day. It is an opportunity to celebrate our life-giving biosphere, without which we cannot exist. This year’s World Environment Day theme is “ecosystem restoration.”

May 27, 2021

For would-be travellers forced to stay home by the COVID-19 pandemic, inspiration delivered via social media has proven to be an important substitute for postponed trips and has stimulated daydreams of adventure. Belgian travel blogger Cynthia Bil of Journal of Nomads, a repeat visitor to Central Asia, has used them during the pandemic to envision her next trip to the region.

May 3, 2021

On May 3, world over, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day. To learn about the freedom of speech and journalists’ rights in Central Asia, USAID’s partner, Internews, interviewed three media advocacy organizations in Kazakhstan to understand the challenges journalists face and what work is being done in the region to improve the situation.

April 26, 2021

Leila is 45 years old. She lives with her four children in Pavlodar, a small industrial city in the North-East of Kazakhstan.  She greets everyone with a warm smile. It is the kind of smile that lights up her entire face. Even her eyes are smiling. Leila is very energetic; in a self-help group, she shares her story openly with no hesitance, believing that it can help someone else. She is strong, bubbly, and intelligent. 

March 29, 2021

Alisa Massaleva, 41, is a seasoned journalist from Shymkent, South Kazakhstan. She’s been a reporter for over two decades and has worked for a regional newspaper, Yuzhnyi Kazakhstan, for 15 years.