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Friday, December 18, 2020 - 5:00am

Experts and journalists discussed the most pressing issues that migrants raised during online consultations organized by the Resource Center for the Elderly with support from USAID. More than 500 people received professional consultations on renewal of registration, air travel, replacement of passports and other issues. Results of this project were discussed during a special press café devoted to the International Migrants Day.

Migrants found themselves in an especially vulnerable position due to the border closures and economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. USAID’s Safe Migration in Central Asia project in cooperation with the Resource Center for the Elderly Public Association organized online consultations for migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan. From August through November 2020, migrants could get advice on legal matters and psychological support through social media free of charge.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:45am

On November 5, 2018, representatives of 50 municipalities from Issyk-Kul, Jalal-Abad, Naryn and Osh regions will convene in Bishkek for the fourth Forum of Aimaks, organized with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Local leaders, state officials, representatives of businesses and international organizations will discuss opportunities for local economic development. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 16:30 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Hotel (191 Abdrahmanov st).

The Central Asia Trade Forum (CATF) provides a unique platform for businesses to explore new opportunities to reach more than 70 million potential customers in Central Asia’s emerging markets.
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:15am

On October 17-18, more than 35 businesses and government officials from Kyrgyzstan will participate in the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent. USAID is sponsoring several businesses to exhibit their products at the Forum, which is co-hosted by USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan.

he project aims to generate 19,000 new jobs and increase Kyrgyzstani SME sales by $39 million over five years.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:45am

On September 25, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a five-year $22.7 million initiative in the Kyrgyz Republic called the Enterprise Competitiveness Project. The launch event in the capital Bishkek was attended by Mr. Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Erkinbek Choduev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Aidin Sharsheev, and State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic who were welcomed by USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Director Gary Linden.

The Election Schools serve as a platform for youth to network with a view to engage and improve their communities.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:30am

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of USAID, completed the first Election Schools held in the country. During the month of August, a total of 140 youth aged between 18 and 28 participated in a series of activities designed to increase civic responsibility and community involvement among young citizens. The Election Schools were held in every oblast.

Founder of Atalyk Group Turatbek Ukubaev demonstrates the first products of the facility to President Jeenbekov (center) and the head of Osh oblast Jylkybaev Uzarbek.
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:30am

On August 15, 2018, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov toured the new edible oil and garlic processing facility in Uzgen as part of his visit to Osh and Jalal-Abad oblasts. The new facility, a joint investment of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ElDan Atalyk, will employ 73 full-time workers and purchase large quantities of local crops. ElDan Atalyk already has plans this year to buy 4,200 MT of safflower, soybean and rapeseed from thousands of local farmers.

Cover of a manual in Kyrgyz language on growing hybrid corn.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 6:45am

On August 9, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Agrarian University, village agricultural consultancies, and a number of agricultural producers accepted receipt of new learning materials to help Kyrgyzstani farmers learn modern techniques for fruit, vegetable, and milk production.

The young citizens left the camps carrying new lessons on leadership, human rights and civic participation.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:00am

Two Democracy Camps concluded which united 120 high school students, including 12 children with disabilities, from across Kyrgyzstan’s various regions. The young citizens left the camps carrying new lessons on leadership, human rights and civic participation.

More patients will complete this treatment in the upcoming months, and their progress continues to show great promise.
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:15am

In the final week of June, USAID and the Kyrgyz Republic shared a tremendous achievement in the battle against Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB). Doctors pronounced the first two XDR-TB patients undergoing new individualized treatment regimens to be cured. This exciting victory stands in contrast to the stark reality of the 90% treatment failure rate associated with XDR TB in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The new facility is expected to employ 50 full-time workers year-round.
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:00am

On June 12, 2018, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Interfruit LLC, a Kyrgyz-Tajik joint venture, inaugurated a new fruit processing facility in Uch Korgon rayon of Batken Oblast. USAID co-financed new drying, processing and packaging equipment that will enable the facility to process apricot, apple, peach, cherry, rose hips, apple, plum, prunes, and walnuts. The new facility is expected to employ 50 full-time workers year-round.