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Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 12:45pm

June 22, 2021 Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Agribusiness Development activity established the “Agribusiness Development Fund” and announced a request for concept papers from private domestic agribusinesses to strengthen the value-chain of agricultural products, increasing sales, creating new jobs, and accessing new markets. 

The fund aims to support agribusinesses to introduce new technologies to promote the growth of their enterprises. Supporting such businesses will help Uzbekistan diversify its economy and increase regional and international trade. USAID welcomes concept papers from qualified/eligible agribusinesses and particularly from women- and youth-owned businesses and enterprises employing women and youth.

Mikaela Meredith
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:00am

Today, Mikaela Meredith assumed her duties as the first U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Uzbekistan. Ms. Meredith has almost 30 years of development experience with USAID. Prior to her new role, Ms. Meredith served as USAID’s Country Representative in Albania from 2018-2021 and USAID Mission Director in Azerbaijan from 2015-2018. She has also served in Yemen, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Washington DC. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs in New York.

Screenshot of participants
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:15pm

From May 26 - June 4, 2021, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Central Asia Media Program held an introductory journalism skills training, an intensive five-day, online course for beginners, targeting individuals in rural geographies. USAID’s partner, Internews, organized the training in partnership with TBD Company from Kazakhstan and Khoma from Tajikistan. During the training that focused on strengthening journalism in rural Central Asia, 69 young professionals and students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan learned about news content creation, fact-checking, and journalistic ethical standards.

Dana Beegun delivers welcoming remarks at the Civil Society Conference
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 11:30pm

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) kicked off a two-day conference “Collaboration Between Government and Civil Society in Legal Reforms”. The event brings together 70 representatives from the Parliament, government agencies and civil society to exchange experiences and develop recommendations to improve the cooperation of the government and civil society organizations in ensuring the rule of law in the country.

The first pilot shipment to Central Asia under the TIR Convention
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 2:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with TCS Logistics (Pakistan), successfully launched the first pilot shipment to Central Asia under the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) Convention, a customs agreement that facilitates the international transport of goods. The trial shipment cargo, consisting of herbal medicines destined for Uzbekistan, departed Karachi on April 29, 2021 and arrived in Tashkent on May 4, 2021 via the Karachi-Kabul-Termez route.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 9:00am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its new five-year water and environment activity in Uzbekistan, “USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment.” The program covers the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan and will strengthen regional cooperation on the management of shared water resources in the Syr Darya and Amu Darya river basins.

At the end of the Web Academy Hackathon that was held for the first time in Uzbekistan
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:45am

On March 31, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) successfully completed its regional Partnership for Innovations program, implemented by Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) in collaboration with partners from across Central Asia and Azerbaijan.

"Justice is in the rule of law" contest winners awarded
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

Winners of the mass media contest “Justice is in the Rule of Law” were recognized at a ceremony in the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan today. A total of 75 newspaper, radio and television, and online journalists competed with 720 entries on  court reform, justice and rule of law. The contest also recognized judges or court employees who had been most active in engaging with the media, and researchers who had studied how the national legal system can most effectively work with journalists. 

World TB Day in Tashkent
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 1:15am

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly with the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, World Health Organization, International Press Club, and affected communities commemorated World Tuberculosis Day in Uzbekistan.

Uzbek ministry and USAID are developing student textbooks’ scopes and sequences for schools in Uzbekistan
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 1:45pm

The Ministry of Public Education, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is developing student textbooks’ scopes and sequences for schools in Uzbekistan. Grade level scopes and sequences are based on standards and are very detailed road maps that lay out exactly what should be covered lesson by lesson in a student textbook and the corresponding teacher guide.


Last updated: July 08, 2021

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