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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