On August 24-26, 2015 PF “AIDS Foundation East-West” (AFEW) organized a training for 20 penal medical staff of the State Service on Penalty Execution of the KR on HIV testing and counseling. The participants learned about the new national clinical protocol on HIV testing and counseling.
USAID Women’s Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) program’s closing event took place on August 28, 2015 from 9:00 till 14:00 at Park Hotel Bishkek. The event brought together representatives of relevant Ministries, non-government organizations, experts and 100 women entrepreneurs from all regions of Kyrgyzstan that had opportunities to develop their businesses through WLSME program. The main topic of discussion at the closing event is supporting and developing women entrepreneurship and contribution of women leaders in the development of the Kyrgyz economy.
Kyrgyz Association of Tour Operators (KATO) presented a comprehensive electronic catalog of places to stay for tourists in Kyrgyzstan and results of the project.
120 secondary school students from all over Kyrgyzstan participated in summer camps in Osh and Issyk-Kul in August to learn critical thinking, leadership skills, teamwork, civic values, and community engagement. The camps included innovative, interactive activities such as educational games, role plays, and multimedia training to provide youth opportunities to learn both how to lead and to work as a team for the good of their communities. These annual camps are hosted by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic – Jonathan Stivers, Assistant Administrator of the Asia Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is visiting the Kyrgyz Republic April 4-7, 2015. Stivers oversees USAID assistance in 32 countries in Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific Islands, and manages a bureau and overseas staff of approximately 1,200 development professionals. This is Assistant Administrator Stivers' first visit to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. On March 19, 2015 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching its new SPRING Project, aimed at improving maternal and child nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic. The launch brings representatives of the Ministry of Health together with national health organizations, the Ministries of Education and Agriculture, oblasts and local government representatives, non-governmental and international organizations. The event is from 9am – 1pm at the Golden Tulip Hotel, 37 Isanova Street in Bishkek.
SPRING is a five-year project aimed at reducing malnutrition, preventing stunting, and reducing anemia in women and children. SPRING will support the Kyrgyz Republic, helping to implement internationally recommended nutrition practices and policies. The SPRING project will encourage better nutrition-related behavior, enhance diet quality and diversity, and support evidence-based nutrition policy.
March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. To commemorate this date during the entire month of March USAID is supporting events aimed at preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and at informing citizens about this issue. The slogan of the month is “Together we can defeat TB!”
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. The 9th National Garment Trade Fair “Fashion Industry 2015. Manufacturers and Equipment” will take place on 11-16 March 2015 at the Kojomkul Sports Palace in Bishkek. The trade fair is hosted by the Association of Light Manufacturing Enterprises “LEGRPOM” and is supported by the USAID Women’s Leadership in Small and Medium Enterprises (WLSME) program. The fair has become a major platform where national garment companies promote new collections, customers and wholesalers negotiate agreements, and the latest trends in design and technology in garments market are discussed. Over 110 garment companies from Bishkek and other regions will exhibit their products along with the equipment providers from Germany, the software providers from Ukraine and importers of fabrics from India and packaging products from Russia, China and Europe.
The USAID Business Growth Initiative (BGI) would like to invite media representatives to a presentation of its Tourism Destination Management Program, with the participation of representatives of the private sector, sector associations and government authorities. The presentation will take place on February 25, 2015, at 13:30 pm, in the Jannat Regency Hotel, located at Aaly Tokombaev Street 21/2, Bishkek.
The objective of the event is to describe the Program to interested stakeholders, in which BGI will solicit applications from consortia of tourism organizations, formed voluntarily to develop destination management proposals to enhance tourism locations in Kyrgyzstan. The BGI team will then establish a partnership with winning consortia based on the creativity and feasibility of ideas, the demonstrated commitment of group members, and the willingness to work together to build more attractive and service-oriented tourist destinations. Selected groups will receive grant funding and technical assistance to support the implementation of their destination management plans. The plans are expected to generate greater income for local destinations as well as contribute to the development of the Kyrgyz tourism sector as a whole.
Last updated: February 04, 2015