Inaugural: University of Central Asia Summer Camp Begins in Issyk-Kul

The inaugural University of Central Asia (UCA) Summer Camp opened on 18 June 2015 on the shores of beautiful Lake Issyk-Kul in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Camp brings together 76 exceptional Grade 10 students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan for a unique academic enrichment experience, where they will improve their English and math skills…

Serena Hotels nominated for World Travel Awards 2015!! | Vote for your favorite Serena

Nine Serena Hotels establishments have made it to the nominees list of the World Travel Awards 2015, with Serena Hotels earning a nomination in the Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand category. Nairobi Serena Hotel led other Serena Hotels Establishments after bagging four nominations in the Africa’s Leading Green Hotel, Kenya’s Leading Hotel, Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel…

University of Central Asia Celebrates Afghan Graduates of Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis — Khaama com

The first group of 15 Afghan civil servants completed the Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) course offered through a partnership between University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan. (…) CPPA is offered within IPPA’s Research and Public Policy Initiative (RPPI), supported by the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada…

Q-News Special Issue: School of Professional and Continuing Education — University of Central Asia

News – 24 December 2014 Q-News Special Issue: School of Professional and Continuing Education Its scope reflects the broad reach of SPCE, featuring both young graduates seeking to enrich their learning and seasoned professionals building their credentials. This issue includes stories on the School’s focus on entrepreneurship in sectors ranging from construction to  livestock farming;…

Central Asia: Working paper series — Institute of Public Policy and Administration of The University of Central Asia (UCA)

Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) Export-driven SME Development in Kyrgyzstan: The Garment Manufacturing Sector Nurbek Jenish: Working Paper #26 (English, Russian, 26 p.) This paper examines recent developments in the garment production sector in Kyrgyzstan that contributes significantly to GDP and employment. The paper analyses the factors that led to the impressive growth…

Agreement to Implement Disaster Preparedness Project in Central Asia — Aga Khan Development Network Press Release

Dushanbe, Tajikistan October 31, 2014 – The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) under the auspices of its Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) United Kingdom signed an agreement to implement the eighth DIPECHO Project in Central Asia. Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) in Tajikistan and Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP) in…

Serena Hotels Scoop 6 Awards in World’s Best Awards 2014 — The Hotels Group trades under the name of Tourism Promotion Services (TPS Serena), a wing of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)

Five Serena Lodges have been listed among some of the best places in the world, specifically in the top 50 Lodges & Resorts in Africa and the Middle East   – Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been rated 11/50 with a score of 89.87% – Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge has been rated 15/50 with a…

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Otorbaev discussed development projects with head of AKDN Representative — Kabar news

Prime Minister Otorbaev discussed development projects with head of AKDN Representation in the KR Nurjehan Mavani ***** Bishkek, June 17 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Prime Minister Dzhomart Otorbaev received head of the Aga Khan Development Network Representation in Kyrgyzstan Nurjehan Mawani, the Government’s press service reports. Opening the meeting, Otorbaev thanked AKDN for assistance in…

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Visits University of Central Asia Naryn Campus Site

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…

Kazakhstan: Ancient Taraz awaits tourists – A long-forgotten old town could become Taraz’s ticket to a tourism boom — News, Infos and videos

A tour guide (far right) shows tourists a model of ancient Taraz. [Alexander Bogatik] Ancient Taraz is more than 2,000 years old. Archaeologists say they will lobby to have UNESCO declare the excavated and preserved city a World Heritage Site. Until recently, ancient Taraz lay hidden under the modern city, mainly under the Central Market,…

Kazakhstan’s significance for the European Union and Central Asia — Article by Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard on New Europe eu

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev started a program of reforms of the country’s institutions and social practices. EPA/MIKHAIL METZEL/POOL POOL PHOTO Europe has got it wrong on Kazakhstan. A severe dearth of knowledge about the Central Asian country within European policy circles has fuelled a spiral of lazy stereotyping and complacent reporting in the international media. …