USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

October 19, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed  Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters  to provide key information on growers to potential buyers around the world. Over 120 horticulture exporters from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are listed in the catalogue that includes details about their products (by category), brands, distribution …

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United States Delivers Additional Life-Saving Supplies to Uzbekistan in Response to COVID-19

October 9, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan —The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uzbekistan delivered medical supplies valued at $2.23 million to support Uzbekistan’s COVID-19 response. The materials are expected to significantly strengthen the nation’s capacity to safely and quickly test for COVID-19. The delivery includes laboratory equipment for advanced COVID-19 testing, …

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USAID Completes Dignity and Rights Program in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, October 2, 2020 – Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated five years of achievement through the USAID-funded Dignity and Rights program in Uzbekistan. The program was implemented by the International Organization for Migration and the National Human Rights Center of Uzbekistan. The Dignity and Rights program supported the Government …

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USAID Announces Launch of Bilateral Uzbekistan Mission

The United States Government announced the launch of a bilateral U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission to Uzbekistan. With the establishment of a full mission in Uzbekistan, USAID will be better positioned to support the government’s wide-ranging program of economic, political and social reforms, while strengthening private business, non-governmental organizations and independent media. USAID …

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USAID Acting Administrator Barsa Announces the Establishment of New USAID Missions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email:  press@usaid.gov Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa announced the establishment of new bilateral USAID missions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. The announcement comes just months after the public launch …

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USAID Rehabilitates Yomonjar Canal to Improve Water Management

September 10, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum, together with the Minister of Water Resources, Shavkat Khamraev, opened a virtual event in Tashkent to celebrate the renovation of the Yomonjar irrigation system in Bukhara province. The rehabilitation was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Smart Waters …

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U.S. Provides Ventilators to Help Uzbekistan Battle COVID-19

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 200 ventilators to Uzbekistan to assist its fight against COVID-19. This assistance is just the latest donation by the United States of critical supplies in response to Uzbekistan’s request for international assistance related to the pandemic. “In the face of …

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USAID Supports Venture Capital Development in Uzbekistan

On August 14, USAID’s Future Growth Initiative with Uzbekistan Venture Capital Association (UZVCA) hosted an online roundtable “Formation and Development of Venture Investment in the Republic of Uzbekistan.” Participants discussed the development of private equity and venture capital investment, a necessity for the future development of competitive entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan. Addressing the participants of the …

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USAID and INTILISH Join Forces to End Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the non-governmental organization, Republican Informational Educational Center (RIEC) “INTILISH,” announced the launch of a new $1 million USAID-funded End Tuberculosis (TB) Uzbekistan activity. Through the new activity, USAID will support INTILISH’s efforts to combat TB, especially hard to treat drug-resistant (DR) TB. “End TB Uzbekistan” is a three-year activity that will benefit hundreds of …

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United States Donates $902,000 Worth of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies to Uzbekistan

On July 28, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) donated $902,000 worth of medical and laboratory equipment and supplies to Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health. The donated items will allow the country to conduct 25,000 COVID-19 tests, using advanced Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment.  This technology detects the presence of viral DNA, which …

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USAID Launches a New Activity to Strengthen Agribusiness Development in Uzbekistan

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) announced the launch of the new $18.9 million USAID Agribusiness Development Activity that will support private sector-led growth in agriculture and related sectors in Uzbekistan. The USAID Agribusiness Development Activity will capitalize on previous USAID investments and advancements in the sector by increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of agricultural goods and …

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United States and Ministry of Public Education Partner with Sesame Workshop to Help Children Understand COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the United States through USAID and in partnership with the Ministry of Public Education is working with the Sesame Workshop, the makers of Sesame Street, to distribute important health and safety public service announcements in Uzbekistan. Sesame Workshop’s COVID-19 media content package, “Caring For Each Other,” was specifically developed to address the …

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The United States Supports Uzbekistan’s Efforts to Combat COVID-19

On June 5, the U.S. Embassy handed over essential reagents for COVID-19 testing to the Uzbekistan’s Agency of Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing (ASEW) as part of the United States’ assistance to Uzbekistan to combat COVID-19. “Working together with our partners in the Ministry of Health, we will improve detection, reduce the toll of this dangerous virus, …

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United States Provides Essential Relief Supplies for Families Affected by the Syrdarya Flooding

Today, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum handed over essential relief supplies to the non-governmental charity foundation Sog’lom Avlod Uchun as part of the United States government’s assistance to Uzbekistan in response to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir Dam. This humanitarian assistance will reach 2,000 beneficiary families affected by the disaster. Essential relief supply sets, …

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USAID Commits $2 Million to Address the Needs of Central Asian Migrants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $2 million dollars to protect migrants in Central Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support will be delivered through the ongoing USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project, implemented by Winrock International, and includes support to migrants from Uzbekistan. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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The United States Announces Additional Funds for Uzbekistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

May 22, 2020 Tashkent, Uzbekistan As part of the comprehensive response against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government announced an additional $3 million in funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Uzbekistan. This brings the total direct U.S. Government contribution to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to $5.92 million, of …

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United States Aids Families Hit by Sardoba Dam Tragedy

May 08, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA), is supporting Uzbekistan’s response to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir dam in the Syrdarya region that caused the displacement of tens of thousands of people in one of the country’s most …

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USAID Publishes a Comprehensive GLOBALG.A.P. Manual for Uzbekistan’s Farmers

May 4, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Standardization, Metrology and Certification Agency of Uzbekistan (UzStandard) published a comprehensive manual for Uzbekistan’s farmers and agri-firms that will help them compete in international markets by adopting good agricultural practices in line with the international GLOBALG.A.P. standard. GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s largest agriculture certification program, setting criteria …

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USAID Strengthens Food Security for Vulnerable Populations in Uzbekistan

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131,320 kg of food assistance worth almost $400,000 to Uzbekistan. This food assistance will reach more than 35,000 of the most vulnerable Uzbekistani citizens and be distributed through more than 144 health and social protection facilities. This includes facilities that are providing COVID-19 …

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U.S. Government Announces Additional Support For Uzbekistan’s Efforts Against COVID-19

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional contribution to Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Secretary of State Pompeo announced on March 26, 2020 that the United States has mobilized nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to support up to 64 at-risk countries in response …

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USAID Commemorates Twenty Years of Cooperation With the Government of Uzbekistan in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

In commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud of the shared gains with the Government of Uzbekistan achieved over the past two decades in the fight against this deadly but curable disease. USAID in partnership with the National TB Program introduced the most modern anti-TB medications and …

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Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program

Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA) No.: RFA-2020-001   1. Introduction Tetra Tech DPK (Tt DPK) is the implementing partner for USAID’s JUDICIAL REFORM IN UZBEKISTAN PROGRAM (JRUP) pursuant to the authority contained in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and in accordance with USAID Task Order No. …

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The United States Supports Uzbekistan’s Efforts to Halt Spread of Coronavirus

On March 17, the U.S. Embassy handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing (ASEW) as part of the United States’ second PPE donation to Uzbekistan to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated additional financing …

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USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan Partner to Eliminate Tuberculosis

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, officially launched its new five-year tuberculosis (TB) program that will provide targeted investments to further reduce the burden of tuberculosis on Uzbekistanis.  The First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Bakhodir Yusupaliev; …

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Energy Experts Discussed the Adequacy of the Transmission System to Accommodate Increasing Cross-Border Power Exchanges at a USAID-Supported Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aigerim Begaliyeva, Communications Specialist Т. +7 727 2507612 E-mail: abegaliyeva@usaid.gov   Tashkent, Uzbekistan – On March 4, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a Technical Working Group meeting, as part of the Central Asian Regional Electricity Market (CAREM) project to promote the region’s long-term energy security and economic growth. This …

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U.S. Government Donates 600 Sets of Personal Protective Equipment to Uzbekistan

On February 20, staff from the U.S. Embassy Tashkent delivered 600 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Republican Center for Prevention of Plague, Quarantine, and Most Hazardous Infectious (CPPQMHI), under the Ministry of Health (MOH), to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to prepare in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Earlier in January, the …

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Marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

December 2, 2019 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Today, Charge d’affaires Alan Meltzer delivered opening remarks at an event organized by USAID’s Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Program marking the internationally recognized 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign. Acting Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Women and Gender Equality Sayyоra Baratova, Deputy Prosecutor General of …

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USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

November 12, 2019, Shymkent, Kazakhstan – The Central Asia Trade Forum, the region’s flagship international event for companies and exporters, opened today in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Over 500 leaders from government, business and civil society from Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States gathered to explore investment and innovation in horticulture across the region. …

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United States Strengthens Regional Cooperation Toward Common Electricity Market

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supported a two-day regionwide workshop on the Concept and Prospects for a Central Asia Regional Electricity Market (CAREM). Power sector representatives from all five Central Asian countries attended the conference and shared their nation’s experiences on recent developments and current priorities in their …

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Partnership for Innovation Program

First Forum of Public Councils in Tashkent On 14 August, 2019 Tashkent hosted the first Forum of Public Councils that brought together more than 150 representatives of the public councils throughout Uzbekistan, media, active citizens, and  foreign experts to discuss development of public councils and ongoing reforms in the country. The Forum was organized by …

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Leading Travel Bloggers to Promote Tourism in Central Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2019 Contact information: Assel Choibekova Communications Director, USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia Phone: +7 701 756 33 67 Email: Assel_Choibekova@dai.com Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is hosting ten popular international travel bloggers from August 8-18, 2019 to promote tourism …

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United States Supports Green Business Start-ups

August 6, 2019 Two Uzbek start-ups were selected to pitch at the Global Climate Launchpad 2019, to be held in Amsterdam in November.  The winner of the national final is the team “VIOM” that pitched a startup on production of water-soluble and biodegradable film for agricultural use. The runner up is team “Proteus” that has …

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Smart Waters Program Opens Regional Summer School for Water Management Students

June 10, 2019 – The United States Government through USAID’s Smart Waters Regional activity launched its annual two weeks Summer School Education Program with the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME).  Eight students from the Integrated Water Resources Management Principles Masters (IWRM MA) Program of Kazakh-German University and seven TIIAME students will …

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U.S. Government Helps Uzbekistan Shape its National Climate Adaptation Plan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 13-14, 2019 – The U.S. government-funded C5+1: Adaptation Planning project held a two-day training workshop for 25 experts from government ministries and stakeholders in Tashkent to shape Uzbekistan’s key adaptation principles and to share global best practices for adaptation planning and implementation. At the workshop, participants learned climate change adaptation planning concepts and …

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USAID Supports Conference on Health Reforms to “End TB” in Uzbekistan

The United States and the Republic of Uzbekistan kicked off a national two-day conference on health reforms to end tuberculosis (TB) May 22 in Tashkent.  The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Phthisiology and …

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Partnership for Innovation Program in Uzbekistan Grant Competition Continues

The Nationwide movement Yuksalish and the Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) (Kazakhstan), with the financial support of USAID, launched the Partnership for Innovation Program in Uzbekistan. The goal of the Partnership for Innovation program is to increase the role of civil society in Uzbekistan by supporting and developing constructive and effective interaction between civil society …

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Hands-on Agricultural Research Site Opens in Andijan

April 23–At an event today in Andijan, Gary Robbins, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uzbekistan Country Director and Dr. Abduaziz Abduvasikov, Rector of the Andijan Branch of Tashkent State Agrarian University (TSAU) opened a new orchard and drip irrigation demonstration site, established with the support of USAID’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project.  TSAU …

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Earth Day 2019: United States Supports Bilateral Water Cooperation Across the Padshaota River

April 22: To help boost local governance, ownership, and cooperation over shared water resources between upstream and downstream countries in Central Asia, today the United States facilitated a second joint meeting of the Uzbek and Kygyz Padshaota River Small Basin Councils in Namangan, Uzbekistan.   The meeting was organized with assistance from the United States Agency …

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United States and Uzbekistan Open the Eighth Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent

October 17, 2018 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Over 1000 government and business leaders from 27 countries in Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States met in Tashkent today for the opening of the Eighth Central Asia Trade Forum (CATF) at the Youth Creativity Palace. This is the first time this high profile business event is …

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A Symbol of Enduring Friendship: Walnut Tree with California Roots Planted at U.S. Embassy in Tashkent

In one of her last official acts, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen planted a walnut sapling on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent. The walnut tree comes to Uzbekistan by way of California, thanks to an agricultural project sponsored by the US Agency for International Development. In 2017 the USAID Agricultural Value Chain Activity …

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Uzbekistan’s Supreme Court Making Strides toward Increased Transparency

Tashkent, September 25, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, with assistance from the United States, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  has launched a new interactive website that will serve as a one-stop portal for legal services related to divorce, the payment of alimony, property rights, and business issues. The United States Ambassador …

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United States Hosts the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

For the first time, the United States will be holding its flagship international business event, the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, in Uzbekistan. The event, organized by the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) and co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Government of Uzbekistan, will be held on October 17-18, 2018 …

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United States Supports Contest for Best Grapes in Uzbekistan at Annual Grape Festival

The United States Government and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan held a contest for the best varieties of grapes at a Tashkent State Agrarian University (TSAU) Grape Festival on September 12, 2018. This annual event, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), brings grape growers from across Uzbekistan to showcase the best …

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United States Recognizes Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis at an Event on the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness Around the Disease

At a roundtable discussion on the role of media in raising public awareness around tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gave awards for “Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis” in Uzbekistan. Awards were given for coverage in print, Internet, TV and radio categories in addition to a special award for the best material …

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United States Support Uzbekistan in Adoption of Clean Energy

The United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Uzbekistan, today launched a program that is helping Central Asian countries accelerate the adoption of clean, efficient, cost effective renewable energy. The Power the Future (PtF) program, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides assistance to national governments and coordinates closely with …

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USAID’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project Successfully Closes Out with a Conference on Human Trafficking in Tashkent

December 19, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, provided opening remarks today at a conference to mark the successful conclusion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project, implemented by the non-governmental organization Istiqbolli Avlod. The two-day conference on “Combating Human Trafficking – Best Practices on Reintegration” brings …

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Ambassador Spratlen Visits Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary to Mark World TB Day

Karshi, Uzbekistan, March 24, 2017 United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela L. Spratlen, toured today the Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary in Karshi. The Ambassador’s visit coincides with World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which is observed worldwide every year on March 24 to call attention to the impact TB has on public health and to promote TB …

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USAID Partners with Uzbekistan to Reduce time required for Customs Clearance

In July, The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invited Irina Swift, a technical specialist, with more than 40 years of experience working on customs issues to conduct a week long interactive workshop on risk management and electronic customs declaration filing. The implementation of risk management and e-declaration procedures speeds the customs clearance process …

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