Dushanbe, Tajikistan, June 1, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a forum to give civic actors ideas on how they can keep their organizations operating without relying solely on grants and donations. Titled a “Forum on Social Entrepreneurship,” civil society representatives discussed the current experience and challenges, perspectives from the region, and outlined a roadmap for the future. The event explored successful models of social entrepreneurship in Tajikistan and Central Asia and discussed the adoption of a legal framework and operating conditions that advance social entrepreneurship in Tajikistan.
It brought together a broad range of civil society organizations, as well as representatives from the Parliament of Tajikistan, Ministry of Labor and Employment, and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
The Forum sought to foster an exchange of ideas and experiences to promote social entrepreneurship as a catalyst for economic and societal development. Topics of discussion included the positive impact of social entrepreneurship on the economy and society, innovative models of implementation, and the current practices governing social entrepreneurship in Tajikistan.
USAID, through its Social Innovation in Central Asia (SICA) program, remains committed to supporting initiatives that promote social entrepreneurship in Tajikistan. The Forum served as a platform for collaboration and knowledge-sharing, enabling participants to explore new ideas, develop partnerships, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the social entrepreneurship sector in Tajikistan.
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a lead actor driving development results. For more information, visit the USAID/Tajikistan website: https://www.usaid.gov/tajikistan and the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDTajikistan/