USAID Opens Second Resource Center for Migrants in Uzbekistan

January 18, 2023, Samarkand, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Samarkand Sub-commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons and the non-governmental organization Istiqlol Avlodi, opened the second Information and Consultation Center for Migrants and Families of Migrants. The center will equip labor migrants with information to prevent being trafficked while ...
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USAID Announces a Call for Proposals to Improve Fertilizer Use

December 16, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a call for proposals from private sector companies and individuals in Uzbekistan to train farmers on best practices of fertilizer use. The concept papers can request funding to train up to 5,000 farmers on soil analysis, and proper selection and ...
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USAID Brings Stakeholders Together to Collaborate Against Gender-Based Violence

November 25, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) brought together representatives from the Government of Uzbekistan, civil society organizations, international organizations, and experts from around the world to share best practices in combating and preventing gender-based violence (GBV) at an international conference. The conference, entitled, “Combating Violence Against Women ...
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USAID Donates 131 Tons of Food to Vulnerable Populations

November 23, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131,000 kilograms of food aid worth approximately $410,000 to Uzbekistan. This 13th annual shipment of food aid contains a nutritious vegetable and legume mix which is specially formulated to deliver micronutrients, increase daily calorie and protein intake, and ...
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USAID Broadens Aral Sea Restoration Project with $1.6 Million in Funding for Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, November 10, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the second phase of its Environmental Restoration of the Aral Sea (ERAS II) activity. USAID will spend approximately $1.6 million to counter the adverse effects of desertification in the Aral Sea region by improving air quality and living ...
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USAID Announces $1 Million Fertilizer Development Fund, Calls for Concept Papers

November 1, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of the Fertilizer Development Fund to increase fertilizer production and sales in Uzbekistan. The fund will support agribusinesses, and help keep food affordable. Through the fund, selected private fertilizer production companies will receive new technologies and/or customized ...
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USAID Supports Rural Women Entrepreneurs with over $200,000 Worth of Equipment

This month, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) began distributing over $200,000 worth of equipment to 226 female graduates of a USAID-supported entrepreneurship and vocational training program. The rural entrepreneurs will use the equipment to launch start-up businesses. The equipment handover is part of USAID’s $3.4 Million Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative. USAID Mission Director ...
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USAID Launches Agribusiness Support Program with Call for Proposals

October 24, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the Private Sector Extension Support Program, which will provide support to agriculture extension and advisory service providers in Uzbekistan. The program will provide up to 200 million soums in training and equipment to each finalist to help extension providers meet the ...
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USAID Hands Over Portable and Artificial Intelligence-Driven X-Rays to National TB Program

Tashkent, October 20, 2022 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) donated two state-of-the-art, ultra-portable Delft Light X-ray machines to the Ministry of Health for the Tashkent Region Health Department in a ceremony held during the International Tuberculosis Conference in Tashkent today. The X-ray machines will enable TB screening services to reach communities living in remote ...
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USAID Invests an Additional $5.35 Million to Support Education

17 October , 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) added $5.35 million in new funding to an existing Development Objective Grant Agreement (DOAG) with the Ministry of Public Education. The DOAG outlines USAID’s commitment to invest $55 million to support the Ministry’s ambitious program of comprehensive reform of the general secondary ...
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USAID Hosts the 12th Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazakhstan, October 12, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the 12th annual Central Asia Trade Forum themed, “Digitalization of Customs Services. Pathway to Paperless Trade” in Astana, Kazakhstan. It is a flagship international two-day event for advancing connectivity and trade. The forum brought together Central Asian customs administrations to discuss ongoing efforts in ...
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USAID Launches Vocational Training for Victims of Gender-based Violence

October 7, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a vocational and entrepreneurship training program for approximately 1,000 rural women who are either survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) or are at-risk for GBV. USAID will also support graduates in finding skilled employment and starting their own businesses. This initiative is part of ...
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USAID Facilitates Access to Six Tuberculosis Medicines in Uzbekistan

October 5, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Agency for Development of Pharmaceutical Industry of Uzbekistan, has facilitated the expedited registration of six tuberculosis (TB) medications over the last year and a half. With USAID technical assistance, Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health adopted the World Health Organization (WHO)’s collaborative ...
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USAID Supports Karakalpakstan’s Women Entrepreneurs Reviving Cultural Heritage Industry

September 27, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a business development program for rural women entrepreneurs and artisans in the decorative felt production industry in Karakalpakstan. Participants will receive instruction in modern wool processing technologies, business training, and access to financing, which will help eliminate existing bottlenecks to industry growth. The program will contribute to the ...
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USAID Supports $10 Million Youth Workforce Development Program

September 23, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the Ministry of Public Education, officially launched the five-year, $10 million Uzbekistan Youth Employment Skills (YES) activity. The activity will increase youth workforce readiness and employability by equipping young people in grades 8-11 with the necessary skills to enter Uzbekistan’s economy as competent employees or ...
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USAID Hosts Central Asia Women’s Summit

Tashkent, Uzbekistan. September 21, 2022 – Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the second-annual Regional Women’s Summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The summit brought together 100 female-owned and female-managed businesses, activists, businesswomen’s associations, government agencies and NGOs from all over Central Asia to collaborate on how best to integrate gender considerations into all ...
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USAID Launches Advanced Entrepreneurship Training for Women in Rural Uzbekistan

September 16, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an advanced entrepreneurship training program for 600 rural women. This initiative is part of a $3.4 million Women’s Economic Empowerment program that supports rural women in Uzbekistan by facilitating their engagement in the workforce as entrepreneurs and skilled employees. ...
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USAID Supports Uzbekistan’s Draft Entrepreneurship Code

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, September 7, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) together with the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan organized a conference to share and discuss Uzbekistan’s draft Entrepreneurship Code. The new code, which was drafted with technical assistance from USAID, will make it easier for Uzbekistan’s entrepreneurs to start and grow ...
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Ministry of Public Education, USAID Collaborate on Distribution of 6.5 Million New Textbooks

August 31, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over 33 high-quality, internationally-sourced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbooks and teacher’s guides to the Ministry of Public Education for use during the 2022-2023 academic year. The Ministry of Public Education printed the new textbooks for over 6.5 million students, ...
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USAID Pledges $2 Million in New Support for Uzbekistan in Response to Global Food Crisis

Uzbekistan is one of approximately 50 countries and regional organizations receiving funding to save lives through emergency interventions and mitigate further increases in poverty, hunger, and malnutrition as a result of rising prices of food, fertilizer, and fuel. August 26, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), announced ...
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USAID Supports Vulnerable Women and Women with Disabilities as E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

August 15, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched an initiative which will integrate socially vulnerable women and women with disabilities into Uzbekistan’s digital economy. Approximately 250 women in the Tashkent and Kashkadarya regions will receive training in e-commerce, social media marketing, and advertising. Program graduates will receive ...
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Central Asian Governments Agree to Intensify Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at US-Supported Conference

July 28, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Safe Migration in Central Asia activity and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in partnership with the National Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP Commission) and Forced Labor of the Republic of Uzbekistan ...
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USAID Hands Over Almost 500,000 New Uzbek Language Arts and Mathematics Books to the Ministry of Public Education

July 26, 2022, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over approximately 500,000 new, high-quality textbooks and teacher’s guides to the Ministry of Public Education today. The learning materials will be used in Grades 1-4 for Uzbek Language Arts and Mathematics instruction. The books were developed through a partnership of USAID, ...
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The Fruits of Jahongir’s Labor

The Fruits of Jahongir’s Labor Boosting Uzbek entrepreneurs’ competitiveness — and livelihoods Seven years ago on a trip in Japan — far away from his home region of Tashkent, Uzbekistan — Jahongir Giyasov, 45, tried a dried mango for the first time. “I couldn’t believe how delicious it was,” he recalled. “It made me think about fruits from Uzbekistan that ...
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U.S. Donates Over 800,280 COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccines to Uzbekistan

October 25, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan — Thanks to the American people’s generosity, 273,780 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been delivered today to Uzbekistan to fight COVID-19.  This is the second part of the shipment of 800,280 Pfizer vaccine doses for Uzbekistan; the initial shipment comprising 526,500 doses, arrived in Tashkent on October 18. This Pfizer ...
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USAID Provides Equipment to the Andijan Medicines Quality Control Laboratory

October 8, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over high-performance liquid chromatography equipment to the Andijan Medicines Quality Control Laboratory. This laboratory equipment is necessary in the quality assurance testing of pharmaceutical products according to international best practices and standards. Representatives of the USAID Mission to Uzbekistan, Agency for Development ...
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USAID Announces New Central Asia Trade Activity

October 5, 2021. Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $19-million five-year activity, USAID Trade Central Asia, that will be implemented in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The new trade activity will build on USAID’s decades of achievements facilitating regional trade, enterprise development, and regional connectivity. ...
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USAID’s 11th Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Begins Today

October 4, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the eleventh annual Central Asia Trade Forum , an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond focused on post-COVID recovery and resilience in the region. This five-day virtual event includes over 80 distinguished speakers from around the world including Central Asia ...
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USAID, UNDP Celebrate Achievements of the Rule of Law Partnership Program in Uzbekistan

22 September, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of the Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan program at a virtual event. The six-year program was jointly implemented by the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, USAID, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Representatives of the Supreme Court, ...
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USAID IS SEEKING TO CO-FINANCE AGRITOURISM ENTERPRISES IN UZBEKISTAN

September 22, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a request for concept papers from private agritourism enterprises in Uzbekistan to boost domestic and regional tourism. The announcement is made through the USAID Agribusiness Development Activity’s recently established “Agribusiness Development Fund”. On a global scale, agritourism has proven to be an ...
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Supporting Female Workforce Development, USAID Hosts Summit ‘The Power of Women: Post-Pandemic Growth Trends and Beyond’

August 23, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U. S. Agency for InternationalDevelopment (USAID) hosted a Women’s Summit entitled, ‘The Power of Women: GrowthTrends of Post-Pandemic and Beyond’ for women leaders, entrepreneurs, women-owned small-and-medium-sized enterprises, activists, influencers, bloggers, women-led business associations,and relevant non-government organizations. The Women’s Summit gathered stakeholders to discuss how the COVID-19 crisis ...
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LEARNING TO HELP CURE TB A Lab Specialist from Uzbekistan Specializes in Detecting Drug-resistant TB to Serve her Country

Feruza Khudoynazarova came to lab work naturally. During her childhood in the picturesque Syrdarya region of eastern Uzbekistan, Feruza took care of her mother through a bout of illness. It was then that Feruza decided to dedicate her life to serving people as a medical worker. Feruza started her career as a nurse at the ...
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U.S. Government Provides 3 Million Doses of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 30, 2021 – Today, the United States delivered more than 3,000,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Uzbekistan through COVAX, the international platform to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines equitably around the world.  This is the first time Uzbekistan has received the U.S. manufactured Moderna, two-dose vaccine, administered 28 days apart. ...
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USAID Hosts the Seventh Annual Central Asia Trade Forum “Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture”

Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 29, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia) will host one of the region’s major international business events, the Seventh Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture, at the Rixos Almaty Hotel, Kazakhstan, on October 18-19, 2017. Over ...
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USAID and Sog’lom Avlod Uchun Deliver Food Assistance to Vulnerable Populations

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Ambassador of the United States to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen; Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Laziz Tuichiev; and Chairperson of the Board of the International NGO Charitable Foundation Sog’lom Avlod Uchun, Svetlana Inamova announced the arrival of a new food aid shipment provided by the USAID International Food Relief ...
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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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