EU-UNESCO launches Programme to support the agriculture sector in Uzbekistan

On 28 July 2020, the official launch of the EU-UNESCO programme “Skills Development in Rural Areas of Uzbekistan” will be held online in Tashkent at 14:15 (“Tashkent time “).

This project, funded by the European Union in a total amount of €9.6 million, will be implemented by UNESCO during 2020-2023. The aim of this project is to enhance living standards in rural areas through better employability and to prepare women and men with relevant skills for the needs of sustainable, diversified and modernized agriculture.

The implementing partners of the project are the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, the Ministry of Agriculture Resources, the Ministry of Water Resources, the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the State Inspection for the Supervision of Quality in Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

In the context of this initiative, UNESCO will provide assistance in developing, testing and piloting new initiatives and approaches, including the training of teachers and trainers in the agriculture and irrigation sectors with a view to scaling up transversal methods, high-technology agriculture and food processing, and innovative approaches throughout the country.

The event will be held on Video Conferencing mode over ZOOM platform with English, Russian, Uzbek interpretation and will be aimed at informing the national and international partners and stakeholders of the project goals and objectives, expected results and discussions involving all participants.

You will find below the necessary information for joining the ZOOM event:

When: Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:15 pm

Where: https://zoom.us/j/91183025762

Webinar ID: 911 8302 5762

Password: 750708

Background: The Project Agreement between UNESCO and the European Commission was signed on 19 June 2020.

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