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  • Are young women a key to the growth of Uzbekistan’s ICT industry? Sep 6, 2017

    There is currently a greatly untapped resource of women programmers, who are essential to the understaffed global ICT industry (an estimated 800,000 extra professionals will be needed in Europe by 2020). But women programmers, especially those in management roles, make up a small minority of the world’s IT professionals. The landscape for women programmers is not much different here in Uzbekistan. The share of women in technical universities is only 16-22 percent of the total number of students. Technovation Challenge.

  • Energy Efficient Houses will be constructed in rural regions in Uzbekistan Aug 25, 2017

    A new joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Architecture and Construction “Market Transformation for Sustainable Rural Housing” funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has started its implementation with an Inception Workshop held on 25 August 2017.

  • ‘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.

  • Trainings on application of Human Security Concept Aug 19, 2017

    On 17-18 August 2017, Nukus hosted a two-day training for 48 representatives of governmental bodies of the Republic of Karakalpakstan - specialists of local ministries, district khokimiyats and public organizations of Karakalpakstan. The trainings aimed at enhancing professional skills of specialists involved in socio-economic development of the region with focus on application of the principles of the Human Security Concept.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Promoting women entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan Jul 3, 2017

    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 entrepreneurs from all over Uzbekistan attended the first Republican Forum of Business Women held in Tashkent.