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Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 9:15pm

November 15, 2022, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Safe Migration in Central Asia activity and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, started a two-day technical meeting titled "Strengthening National Policies on Trafficking in Persons” for the members of Turkmenistan Mejlis and other key stakeholders.  At the meeting the participants will learn about best international practices in anti-trafficking policy development with a strong emphasis on victim-centered approaches.  They will also analyze national legislation and the existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for relevant government institutions.

Media
Friday, April 29, 2022 - 10:00pm

At today’s Export Facilitation Initiative event, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a contest that offers a co-financing program to help Turkmenistan’s farmers to obtain GLOBALG.A.P. certification, as a key step towards exporting fresh horticultural products to premium international markets.

USAID Opens Way for Turkment Crafts to be Sold Globally
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 12:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the local company “Orlan”, held the final event of the “Handmade Exports 2021” (HME) startup incubator program.  The event featured a crafts exhibition of Turkmenistan’s finest artisans and a competition of ten program finalists, presenting their new businesses, products and progress achieved throughout the HME program to a panel of judges.

Turkmenistani meteorologists
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 9:15pm

This week, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Governance Support Program, in partnership with the Hydrometeorology Service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and international experts, organized the second seminar on advanced automated meteorological measuring and information systems for weather forecasters in Ashgabat and Lebap.  The Government of Turkmenistan is prioritizing the mitigation of climate change risks and the development of climate resilience strategies.  USAID is proud to support the implementation of the country’s National Strategy on Climate Change by facilitating science and technology-based solutions and increasing the capacity of the government as well as citizens to adopt climate-friendly practices.  In addition, this event is part of a series of USAID-supported interventions aimed at strengthening climate resilience in Turkmenistan.

Traffic
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 12:45am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia activity, implemented by Winrock International, partnered with government and non-governmental organizations across Central Asia to hold a month-long online campaign dedicated to Safer Internet Day, marked annually on February 08 to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology by children and young people around the world. 

USAID Celebrates Accomplishments in Regional Trade and Employment
Friday, January 21, 2022 (All day)

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of its five-year, regional Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs activity. The activity facilitated Central Asian exports and increased employment in horticulture, transport and logistics services, and tourism industries. The activity successfully increased competitiveness and expanded trade in these sectors within the region and beyond.

Mustafa, a migrant from Tajikistan, stranded at the Kazakhstan Zhibek Zholi border crossing along with other migrants, who received assistance from USAID.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 2:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia activity, implemented by Winrock International, partnered with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Central Asia to hold a four-day online campaign dedicated to International Migrants Day, marked annually on December 18. The campaign shared stories of migrants to raise awareness on migrants’ rights. More than a dozen NGOs from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan joined the online campaign to tell stories of migrants who improved their lives after returning home and receiving support from the USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia activity.

USIAD's 60th Anniversary
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 4:30am

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: On November 3, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates a major milestone, marking 60 years since it was founded by President John F. Kennedy. USAID’s Regional Mission Central Asia joins a global celebration to mark the Agency’s 60th anniversary. For six decades, USAID has built its reputation as the world’s leader in international development by partnering with countries around the world to strengthen communities and improve lives.

A virtual seminar designed to support the development of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 8:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Governance Support Program, in partnership with the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIE), hosted a virtual seminar designed to support the development of the Ashgabat Stock Exchange and to attract investment in the country’s economy.

Lawrence Hardy II Arrives as USAID Regional Mission Director to Central Asia
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 3:15am

The U.S. Mission to Turkmenistan is pleased to announce Lawrence Hardy II, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, has arrived in Almaty as the new Regional Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Central Asia. Mr. Hardy will lead USAID’s regional programs across Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. USAID Administrator Samantha Power administered the oath of office at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Last updated: August 15, 2022

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