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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.

  • 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.

  • Plastic Garbage? Please clean it up! Jun 2, 2017

    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.

  • ‘Startup Initiatives’ Programme: How is students' interest in business growing? May 22, 2017

    The second cycle of the Youth Startup Support Programme was launched this year to cover students and teachers of all the universities in Uzbekistan. Compared to the previous cycle, the number of applications submitted has increased by 1.4, and the number of participating universities has reached 57.

  • UNDP Energy Efficiency of Rural Housing in Uzbekistan Project to Contribute to the Implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change May 3, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme in Uzbekistan commends Uzbekistan’s recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement is the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal, which was adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris on 12 December 2015 and came into force in 2016. Uzbekistan, as a Party to UNFCCC, signed the Paris Agreement on 19 April 2017.