Farmers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan are invited to the land laser levelling workshop

A five-day workshop titled “Piloting resource conservation agrotechnologies with demonstration of land laser leveling technology in the Republic of Karakalpakstan” will be held in the Chimbay district of the Republic of Karakalpakstan during 1-6 August, 2017. Around 50 farmers and representatives of dekhkan...

International photo contest dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer

Professional and amateur photographers from all over the world are invited to participate in the international photo contest dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer, which will be held from July 10 to September 11, 2017. The photo contest is held in two categories: "Climate change in my eyes" and...

UNDP selects best startup projects for the ‘Startup Initiatives’ programme

In mid-July, about 85 teams from all over Uzbekistan, having successfully passed preliminary selection, pitched their startup projects to experts. Based on the results of expert evaluations, about 30 best projects will get an opportunity to participate in the three-month Youth Startup Support Programme. The...

“Single window” for public services

Nearly two years have passed since our first interview on establishing the system of public services provision to business entities on one-stop-shop principle. Today, it is important to review results achieved in this area and determine prospects for further development of the citizen centric service government....

Introducing internationally recognized standards of sustainable agricultural production in Central Asia

A regional conference titled “GLOBALG.A.P. International Standard – a key factor of access to global market of fruits and vegetables” was held in Tashkent on 13 July 2017.  It was organized by UzAgroExport Joint Stock Company in collaboration with UNDP’s “Aid for Trade in Central Asia” project and the GLOBAL...

Improving the quality and sustainability of Central Asia’s fresh fruit and vegetables industry

The three-day regional “Sustainable Cross-border Trade of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: Quality, Food Safety, Sustainability” workshop started its work in Tashkent on the 10th of July. The workshop is the first of its kind to be held in Uzbekistan, bringing together international experts from Europe, South-East...

Preventing surface run-off and improving irrigation in Uzbekistan’s Zaamin region

On hillside properties like Hulkar Pistasi, in the Zaamin district of Djizakh region, two challenges include how to keep crops watered in the steep, dry environment, and how to keep nutrients in the soil while also making a decent profits. The Zaamin district’s open rolling hills, located in the centre of Uzbekistan,...

Promoting women entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan

Over the last 15 years, Ms. Nilufar Adilbabaeva has not only run ‘Adel Tex’ textile company, but has also advised women who intend to start their own business. Over the years, she experienced and has overcome different challenges a woman entrepreneur faces.  These days, Nilufar and more than 100 women...

UNDP and national partners discussed measures to modernize the local governance system in Uzbekistan

The issues of improving the legal foundations of the local governance system, complex socio-economic development of regions, increasing responsibility and openness of local governance bodies and improving the quality of provided public services have been discussed on June 14 during an international scientific and...

Widening the geographical coverage of the E-SUD system

As of May 1, 2017, about 90 thousand statements and statements of claim have been received by inter-district civil courts of Tashkent city and Tashkent region via the E-SUD national electronic case management system (http://v3.esud.uz/), which is 7.5 times over the same period last year. The E-SUD national...

Plastic Garbage? Please clean it up!

On the eve of World Environment Day, staff from UNDP Uzbekistan joined colleagues from the State Committee of Ecology and Environment Protection of Uzbekistan, and NGO representatives, students, volunteers and journalists, in collecting 1.5 tons of plastic garbage in Tashkent region’s Bostanlyk district. The...