A report released today by UNHCR shows that the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide has, for the first time in the post-World War II era, exceeded 50 million people.
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Canada’s Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), met with the University of Central Asia (UCA) leadership in Bishkek on 19 May 2014, as part of her official visit to the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan.
On June 4, 2014 Kyrgyz National University in cooperation with representatives of the Consortium of universities and with the support of the USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program and its partner Johns Hopkins University, successfully conducted the First Annual Nonprofit Management Conference: "The Kyrgyz Civil Society in Theory and Practice."
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev visited the University of Central Asia's (UCA) main campus in Naryn on 6 June 2014. He was accompanied by Mr Osmonbek Artykbaev, Minister of Energy and Industry; Mr Abdylda Suranchiev, Minister of Internal Affairs; Mr Abdymamat Murzabekov, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications; Mr Altynbek Ergeshov, Head of the Department for Organisational and Inspectorial Work and Local Governance of the Apparatus of the Government.
EBRD President Chakrabarti and Akim Esimov sign agreements during President’s visit to Kazakhstan’s largest city. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) continues to support the programme of modernisation in the city of Almaty aimed at improving energy efficiency and upgrading public utilities and transport.
The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) hosted a Agroforestry Practices in Central Asia workshop from 12 to 14 May 2014 in Chon-Kemin, Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the United States Forest Service (USFS).
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was recognised as an outstanding example of best practice in the Corporate/Private category by the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Foundation. Gulnara Djunushalieva, Director of UCA’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) received the award at the ECDL Foundation Forum 2014 on 23 May 2014 in Bucharest, Romania.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, May 27, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has helped organized a two-day workshop in order to simplify tax policy in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan and encourage regional economic development.
The Government of Switzerland is launching a new development program “BaI Alai - Business and Income generation Programme in Alai and Chon Alai”, in two districts of the Osh oblast in the Kyrgyz Republic. The program will be implemented by a consortium of organizations composed of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation and Aga Khan Foundation in Kyrgyzstan.