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Last updated: October 30, 2020

January 8, 2020

Yerbolat Tursynqozha (23) is a young journalist at a local subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s main television channel in Kyzylorda, the main city in Kazakhstan’s remote southwestern region. In June 2019, he applied to become a certified Kazakh-language trainer in media literacy at the Minber Public Foundation, supported through USAID’s Central Asia Media Program. Implemented by Internews, the program offers intensive training courses to people who wish to become media literacy trainers.

January 8, 2020

USAID’s Central Asia Media Program enables disability rights activist Zhaslan Suleimenov to raise awareness and to improve accessibility of public spaces in Kazakhstan’s capital.

December 20, 2019

My name is Lyubov. I live in Almaty, Kazakhstan. I am 35 and HIV positive.  I found out about my HIV status in 2004 when I was 19. It sounded like a death sentence, and I could not believe it was happening to me. Back then, I feared I would only live for a few more years and never have children. 

December 19, 2019

Several years ago Bakhytgul (name changed) and her family arrived from Mongolia to northern Kazakhstan.  She was participating in the “Oralman” initiative by the Government of Kazakhstan, which encourages ethnic Kazakhs living abroad to return to their historic homeland.  Despite receiving assistance from the government, the family struggled to make ends meet. For instance, Bakhytgul and her family could not afford the monthly rental fee to live in the subsidized housing provided through the Oralman program. Bakhytgul started sewing Kazakhstani apparel and household items to make a living, but without her own sewing machine, she was unable to earn enough to support her family.

November 24, 2019

On Thursday, November 21, USAID Asia Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) Javier Piedra and Vice Minister of Energy, Republic of Kazakhstan, Sungat Yessimkhanov signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development and the Government of Kazakhstan to help establish a Central Asian regional electricity market.

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