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These days, young entrepreneurs of Karakalpakstan are being trained on the basics of doing business by our specialists. Due to the requirements of COVID 19 quarantine the course is held online.

The key knowledge on the basics of business and qualified information support can be now received without leaving home. We have launched a distance learning course for women and young people. The first courses were held in Karauzyak district. All the registered participants received flash-cards with video lessons, presentations and the necessary handout materials.

It is a very difficult time for entrepreneurs, but this also opens new opportunities for the small business’ development. The consultations with trainers are being held on-line, while the cource itself does not require an Internet connection. That creates additional conveniences for participants from the most remote districts. We have received 20 sets of flesh-cards and informational materials for participants from our district, - says Daribay Toremuratov, Specialist of the khokimiyat from the Karauzyak district, Karakalpakstan.     

With the financial support from the Government of Japan and UNFPA, we have launched a Joint Programme for the Aral Sea region to build the resilience of local communities against health, environmental and economic insecurities in the Aral Sea region. The programme is also focused on skills development for rural women and young people to enhance capacities of local communities in community-based planning and development. Agriculture, fishery, food processing, etc. are among the key sectors. These activities are expected to enhance income generation opportunities through inclusive business initiatives and promotion of investments for job creation. 

The course highlights the stages of business planning, market laws, crisis management and marketing, as well as financial aspects. It is envisioned to train the representatives of Bozatau, Chimbay and Kegeyliy districts till the end of June, 2020. 

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