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  • ‘Startup Initiative' programme will help 40 teams to turn their idea into a business Aug 21, 2017

    Today, on August 21, a three-month Youth Startup Initiatives Support Programme kicked off. According to the results of the competitive selection, 40 startup projects from all over Uzbekistan take part in the second cycle of the ‘Startup Initiative’ Programme.

  • Gender financing to promote women's entrepreneurship Aug 15, 2017

    On August 15, a two-day seminar on gender aspects of financing small business for representatives of 28 commercial banks kicked off in Tashkent. The seminar was organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry-UNDP ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project jointly with the Women's Committee and the Central Bank. The seminar aims to empower women in Uzbekistan.

  • Meeting with UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Aug 3, 2017

    On 3 August 2017 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Komilov received Helena Fraser appointed UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan.

  • How to make doing business in Uzbekistan easier? Aug 1, 2017

    The draft resolution “On additional measures to further improve ranking of Uzbekistan in World bank’s annual “Doing Business” report” is available for public consultations. “Business forum of Uzbekistan (phase III)” – joint project of Chamber of Commerce and UNDP contributed to elaboration of this resolution and provided recommendations on improving business environment, discussed during a round-table meeting in May 2017.

  • Farmers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan are invited to the land laser levelling workshop Jul 28, 2017

    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. Around 50 farmers and representatives of dekhkan communities from the Chimbay, Kegeyli and Muynak districts are invited to participate in the workshop. Similar training workshops were connducted in the Kanlikul and Takhtakupir project pilot districts in April 2017 with the participation of 120 farmers and dekhkans, of which five were female farmers.

  • International photo contest dedicated to climate change and protection of ozone layer Jul 24, 2017

    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.

  • UNDP selects best startup projects for the ‘Startup Initiatives’ programme Jul 20, 2017

    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 programme is implemented by UNDP and CCI ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)’ joint project with the support of the Agency for Science and Technology and ‘Sasol’ company.

  • Introducing internationally recognized standards of sustainable agricultural production in Central Asia Jul 14, 2017

    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 G.A.P. Secretariat.

  • Improving the quality and sustainability of Central Asia’s fresh fruit and vegetables industry Jul 13, 2017

    The workshop is the first of its kind to be held in Uzbekistan, bringing together international experts from Europe, South-East Asia, international organizations such as UNECE, UNDP and GIZ, as well as Central Asian regional public and private sector representatives. The participants will exchange knowledge about improving food quality, food safety, and sustainable agricultural trade in Central Asia.

  • Preventing surface run-off and improving irrigation in Uzbekistan’s Zaamin region Jul 12, 2017

    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 decent profits.