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.
First set of project applications for the Green Climate Fund selected in Uzbekistan
May 3, 2017
Interagency Working Group of the project “Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme in Uzbekistan” selected first set of project applications for the Green Climate Fund.
How agility, openness and collaboration improved e-governance in UK
Apr 17, 2017
How transforming and digitizing of public services based on best British practices can rapidly transform e-governance. This was the main focus of the workshop and round table attended by more than 30 representatives from government agencies involved in delivery of the most demanded public services.
Improving Professional Skills of Water Specialists
Apr 4, 2017
From March-April 4th 2017, a series of training courses were conducted for 130 national water management specialists within the framework of joint project of EU/UNDP ‘Technical Capacity Building’ Project of the European Union’s Sustainable Water Management in Uzbekistan’s Rural Areas Programme.
The second cycle of the Startup Support Programme calls for application
Mar 20, 2017
The CCI and UNDP project ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)’ jointly with the Agency for Science and Technologies have launched the second cycle of the youth Startup Support Programme. The programme aims to support students and young scientists in setting up their own businesses and developing entrepreneurship skills.
Climate change: a local approach to solution of global issues
Mar 13, 2017
On March 10-11, 2017, showcase field seminars on organization of cooperation between forestry farms and local communities to implement adaptation efforts at a landscape level have been held in rural citizens’ councils “Ushsay” of the Muynak district and “Kara oy” of the Takhtakupir district, Karakalpakstan. The seminars initiated the series of events on climate change issues scheduled for the period of March 10 to March 17 this year across the regions of Uzbekistan.
UNDP Trains Experts to Efficiently Measure and Calculate Water Resources
Mar 10, 2017
About 60 experts of irrigative systems of Uzbekistan and specialists from the united dispatch center of the Fergana Valley and the Research Institute of Irrigation and Water Problems undergone two week intensive trainings on standardization, certification of gauging stations, measurement and recording of water, and the construction and equipping of hydraulic structures. The intensive training course was organized by the joint UNDP/ Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan ‘Technical Capacity Building’ - is implemented within the framework of the EU Programme on the ‘Sustainable Management of Water Resources in rural areas in Uzbekistan’.
Technovation Challenge Uzbekistan 2017 - Girls for a change!
Feb 4, 2017
Worldwide Information Technologies sector is undergoing a rapid growth, and often demand for qualified personnel in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) far outnumbers supply. In addition, gender imbalances in STEM sectors remains relatively high. For example, women comprise no more than 26% of the workforce in STEM industries in developed countries.