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Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by the Aral Sea Disaster
11 June 2015
Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan: Sustaining Livelihoods Affected by the Aral Sea Disaster is a joint UN Programme of five UN Agencies (UNDP, WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNV) and local authorities of Uzbekistan to improve the welfare of the most vulnerable groups due to Aral Sea ecological crisis in the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan within Uzbekistan. The health component of the UN Joint Program targets at enhancing the capacity of primary health care workers to meet the health consequences of the Aral Sea environmental disaster with a specific focus on addressing the needs of women and the youth. UN Joint Programme is implemented by UN Uzbekistan. The project is funded by United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security. Read
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Promoting volunteerism in Uzbekistan
15 May 2014
Andreas Karpati (middle) presenting the Volunteer of the Year Award on International Volunteer Day 2013 held in the National Library of Uzbekistan. (UNV, 2013)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Volunteerism enables young people to explore and try out new ideas; gain confidence and life skills, and a sense of activism and appreciation in return which can go a long way in the climate of political apathy which often surrounds them. Volunteerism truly can make an impact, and I am glad I had the chance to contribute to its promotion in Uzbekistan. Read
Strengthening community action and volunteerism
20 February 2014
UNV Community Volunteer Coordinator Maksuda Muhsinbaeva (centre) during a joint volunteer training event with the Uzbekistan Red Crescent in Namangan, Uzbekistan. (UNDP Europe and Central Asia, 2013)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Maksuda Muhsinbaeva is serving as a UNV Community Volunteer Coordinator in Namangan. The project she is part of, Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan, aims to create an environment that is more supportive of youth volunteerism and civic engagement. It’s satisfying but challenging work. In addition to representing the project at a local level, a Community Volunteer Coordinator’s responsibilities include many other elements, such as training volunteer leaders and civil society organizations, facilitating local volunteer initiatives, or partnering with local administrations and stakeholders to promote community development. Read
Standing up for positive change
26 April 2013
Madina Alimova is a volunteer English teacher at a children’s home through the Social Innovation and Volunteerism project in Uzbekistan. (UNV, 2013)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Volunteerism is an important and an integral element of society. It provides us with an opportunity to contribute to peace and human development. Anyone can become a volunteer – the decision depends only on our own personal willingness and capabilities. Read
Social innovation and volunteerism in Uzbekistan
19 April 2013
Young people participate in an interactive Q&A on youth employment challenges in Uzbekistan during one of the ‘MDGs and Volunteerism’ discussion club meetings. Panel members from left to right: Aziza Umarova (Head of Good Governance Unit, UNDP), Bakhrom Radjabov (project member of Social Innovation and Volunteerism in Uzbekistan) and Mirsaid Uzakov (Y-PEER Fellow, UNFPA). (UNV, 2013)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Last July UNDP and UNV in Uzbekistan joined forces to launch a two and half year project supporting volunteers and other young enthusiasts who want to make a positive impact in their communities. We are pleased to say that nine months later the project is bustling with activity. Read

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