Innovative Income Generation in Kyrgyzstan

The European Union funded Project “INITIATIVE: Innovative Income Tools and Integrated Approaches to Improve Villagers’ Employment” is implemented by the Austrian non-profit organization EcoHimal in partnership with local NGOs – Public Association “Agents of Changes” and Public Association “Centre for strategizing of budget process”. The Project covers four Aiyl Aimaks of the Ala-Buka rayon of the Djalal-Abad oblast – Oruktu, Ak-Korgon, Ala-Buka and Pervomay. Project implementation period is 2 years, from 1 December 2015 – 30 November 2017.

Overall objective of the project is the mobilization of local community resources to ensure sustainable agricultural development and poverty alleviation among the most vulnerable groups of the rural population in the Ala-Buka rayon of Jalal-Abad oblast, namely:

  • Support of local innovative initiatives to improve employment and ensure sustainable income- generating activities among rural youth;
  • Creation of favourable infrastructure conditions to increase agricultural productivity and improve life safety in the most vulnerable border communities;
  • Strengthening the capacity of local communities in effective management of business activities and improving the quality of living in rural areas.   

The Project is aimed at improving the quality of living of the target region’s population, particularly socially vulnerable women, young people between 18-30 years and representatives of ethnic minorities.  

 For more information please visit our project-website

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