The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) co-hosted a conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia 8-9 April 2014 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, engaging government officials, development partners and researchers from the region and abroad in dialogue on food security research.
Twenty years ago an official cooperation agreement was signed by the Swiss and Kyrgyz Governments. To mark the 20th anniversary of cooperation between the two countries, an anniversary event will be organized on 19th of May 2014 in the Philharmonic in Bishkek.
US$ 65 million loan for high-tech industrial project. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing its support for the Mongolian company Senj Sant, which is building a greenfield cement plant to meet rising demand generated by the country’s rapidly growing economy. The Bank is extending a US$ 65 million loan to the company as part of a financing package dating from May 2013, which included a US$ 20 million equity investment in Senj Sant.
The University of Central Asia (UCA) and Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan, which are both part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Badakhshan University (BU) to establish a Continuing Education Unit at BU.
The School of Peacemaking and Media Technology of the Network of Social Mediators Public Foundation announces the launch of the new project, Encouraging Diversity Through Media funded by the Freedom of Information Program of Soros Foundation - Kyrgyzstan.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, April 11, 2014 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping Kyrgyz producers improve food safety practices to spur agribusiness growth and greater investment in the agricultural sector, a key engine of the country’s economy.
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, April 11, 2014—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a $4 million local currency-linked loan to Bai Tushum Bank to help expand financial products and services to the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs), creating jobs and boosting economic growth.
April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan—A conferenceorganized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and safe foods and improve food and nutrition security.
“Afghanistan faces a complex and challenging policy agenda. Defining the policy-making process to improve its effectiveness and ensure that policy is informed by the best analysis will be critical to advancing this agenda,” said Dr Bohdan Krawcheko, Director General of the University of Central Asia (UCA).