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Last updated: October 28, 2020

February 9, 2022

Kayirzhan Aisin is a young eco-activist from Petropavl, a small city in northern Kazakhstan. For the past nine years, Kayirzhan has dedicated himself to conserving local ecosystems. 

February 7, 2022

When Nursultan, a young boy with cerebral palsy, attends communication courses, his mother, Zhanna, joins him—not to wait while he learns, but to participate in her own skill-building courses. Both mother and son are honing new talents with the assistance of Batyr, a civic organization and a member of USAID’s Social Innovation in Central Asia Institutional Development Program. The 14-month program is designed to empower established and new civil society organizations through a series of tailored assessments and targeted assistance from Central Asian experts in organizational capacity building, long-term strategy development, workforce development and relationship building with key constituencies and other stakeholders. 

February 3, 2022

Increasingly, climate change is causing extreme weather events. It disrupts the reliability and accuracy of existing weather prediction methodologies, making conventional weather forecasting based on historical data less accurate.

February 3, 2022

Worldwide, over 14 percent of patients with drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) do not complete their course of anti-TB medication. This, along with other factors, including inappropriate treatment regimens, are contributing to the rise of DR-TB, a form of TB that does not respond to traditional anti-TB drugs. Previously, patients with DR-TB typically have had to take a long course of therapy that was often poorly tolerated and with painful daily injections. 

February 2, 2022

In three short years, Makhruba Mahmudova has found a second home in a role she never imagined for herself – operations lead in the Mirzachul Tex textile factory sewing unit in the Mirzachul district of Uzbekistan’s Jizzakh region.