Elderly people receive better assistance and home care

Traditionally the elderly were a lynchpin in Uzbekistan’s family-led society – they hold respect from their families and communities, and the care they receive from their families is an assumption. But if for some reasons the elderly persons become lonely they can feel abandoned and isolated. Lubov Kuzmina has lived...

Beyond inclusive employment – Equal opportunities for people with disabilities

Creating an inclusive society for people living with disabilities is not a simple process, just as disability is not a simple matter – it takes on endless forms and impacts everyone differently. To some a disability will be a minor annoyance, ‘something extra thing to think about’, while for others disabilities can be a...

13 Student Teams Pitch their Startup Ideas at Demo Day

On November 30, 2016, a Demo Day of the Startup Support Programme will be held in Tashkent. The Demo Day is a final event of the three-month Programme, where finalists will present their startup projects to potential investors and other stakeholders to build further partnership. In building a diversified and...

The biggest biogas facility became operational in Andijan region

Uzbekistan has substantial renewable energy potential, which is still largely untapped. According to the preliminary estimates, total potential of biogas in Uzbekistan is estimated to exceed 8.9 billion cubic meters annually. As the calorific value, this corresponds to 6.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas, accounting...

UN in Uzbekistan supports the Global Campaign Against Gender Based Violence

The United Nations System in Uzbekistan supports the global call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Every year, the campaign entitled “16 Days of Activism against gender based violence” is marked globally. It starts on the International Day against Violence against Women (25 November) and...

IT for efficient agriculture

Within the framework of the UNDP and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project, weather stations will be installed in a number of rural areas of the country. The aim of this initiative is to increase the efficiency of agriculture through the introduction of IT,...

Latvian Regional Development practice discussed in Tashkent

A number of senior employees responsible for regional development of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, khokimiyats of Jizzakh, Namangan and Tashkent regions visited Latvia on September 4-12, 2016 to learn the Latvian practice of regional...

Uzbekistan celebrated International Women's Entrepreneurship Day

The role of women's entrepreneurship in the economy of Uzbekistan and prospects of its development have been discussed in Tashkent within the framework of a conference, dedicated to the celebration of International Women's Entrepreneurship Day. Members of the Senate and the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis...

Participate in the European Commission Programme and win a scholarship

Are you an undergraduate student in the field of agriculture and water management?  Do you want to contribute to managing water resources in the country? You have a great chance to participate in the European Union Programme to win a scholarship to a European-recognized University in Water Management!...

MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016 contest will take place in Tashkent

On November 24-27 in Tashkent will take place an annual contest to develop applications using open government data –MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016. The contest is organized by the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNDP Uzbekistan, «Electronic...

Placing Foreign Marketplaces within SME Reach

By blogging consultant James Brindley Developing the SME sector is one of Uzbekistan’s priorities for economic growth, part of this effort related to building links with international business. Since its inception in 2011 the ‘Aid for Trade’ project has assisted small and medium businesses to participate in trade...