How much do we know about TB?

23 Mar 2018 by Richard Frebort

Staff of the TB lab in Turkmenistan.
In Turkmenistan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan with the upgrade of rapid molecular detection laboratories. There are currently 6 high tech labs in Turkmenistan, which can detect TB and MDR-TB (multi drug resistant tuberculosis) in just a few hours to a few days. While MDR-TB is rarer, it is harder to treat, with only 54% of patients’ worldwide successfully completing treatment. … Read more

8 March: Empowering Stories of Women of Turkmenistan

07 Mar 2018

Beautiful, talented, successful and modest – the women of Turkmenistan achieve outstanding results but rarely talk about it. In honour of International Women’s Day, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNODC invited eight incredible women who are engaged in a variety of fields to talk about their lives, how they cope with daily difficulties and what advice they would give to younger women on how to achieve success. … Read more

Voicing Women Successes to Empower the Community

08 Jan 2018 by Nazik Avlyakulova

UNDP Interactive Dialogue Women Empowerment: Employment
“It is vital that we have roles models to follow and that we identify them within our smaller communities. These are the people who inspire and drive change and who are backing up the societal developments.” … Read more

Ideal Civil Service Academy or a Place for the Best Civil Servants

28 Dec 2017

Dr. Dinara Minnigulova / UNDP Turkmenistan
The concept of civil service was born during the reign of Peter the Great. However, the elements of the modern Academy of Civil Service and Management were conceived in the party schools that existed during the Soviet period, which trained party cadres in the spirit of their own ideology, chose the best and forged leaders of the party movement. These leaders, in turn, replicated corporate culture and government values, and the best practices on the basis of state planning, thereby strengthening the work of the state machinery. … Read more

Electronic Management System - First Step Towards Simplified Access to Justice

28 Dec 2017 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Armen Gevorkian / UNDP Consultant
During the course of 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Supreme Court of Turkmenistan implemented a joint project “Cooperation in implementation of the NHRAP for 2016-2020 in the area of rule of law and the access to justice”. The project is funded by the Catalytic Fund, with the financial support of the Government of Turkey and through the Funding Windows of UNDP that supports governance for peaceful and inclusive societies programmes. … Read more

Digital Educational Environment: International Experience and National Practices

05 Dec 2017 by Hajymurat Pirmuhamedov

Within the framework of the joint project of the Civil Service Academy under the President of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), work continues with the ongoing introduction of innovative educational technologies and modern teaching and methodological materials in Turkmenistan. These important developments were discussed at length during the visit of international expert in the field of information technologies Ion Cosuleanu, who is a representative of the Republic of Moldova. … Read more

New Methods and Technologies in the Study of Tuberculosis

23 Nov 2017 by Yulduz Mamedova

Svetlana Tomasova, UNDP/GF TB Specialist
The annual conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is the world's largest gathering of doctors, health program managers, researchers and activists working to end the suffering caused by lung diseases, especially tuberculosis. The first international conference on tuberculosis was held in Paris in 1920 … Read more

The Modern Landmark to Fight Climate Change Effects in Turkmenistan

18 Sep 2017 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Anyone visiting Turkmenistan remembers it for its culture, brightness of colors, welcoming people and the heat. Steadily increasing of air temperature and reduced rainfall are caused by climate change. However, you won’t feel it unless you are engaged into the agriculture. Agriculture is the main consumer of water within Turkmenistan and it is a critical sector of the economy accounting for almost one-fifth of GDP and some 50% of the population employed in it.[i] Every year, the Government of Turkmenistan invests millions of dollars and puts enormous efforts to ensure that the agriculture strives and that the national security is not jeopardized by the lack of food stock for local production. … Read more

Gender equality: The stories from life

02 Aug 2017 by Irina Imamkuliyeva

Irina Imamkulieva is a winner of UNDP Essay Contest “My role in achieving SDGs”. She works as a journalist for the “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper.   As a journalist I write on various topics. But the special theme for me is women empowerment and gender equality. This topic excites me and as a woman who has two granddaughters, and I really want them to have an important role in the family and society As a journalist, I believe that my best articles are sketches and essays about women, about their worldviews, their understanding of the new course of things and their place in society. I am grateful to my heroines whom I have met during my journalistic career, because the stories given by life and put down on paper in the articles always attract interest among readers. I can proudly say that through my articles I made gender concept understandable and visible in our society. I wrote my first articles on gender equality sixteen years ago. Then, the editorial board gave me a task to lead the newspaper column titled "Woman and society". My heroines were women - tenants, female soldiers, writers, actresses, mothers with many children. They were satisfied with their … Read more

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

31 Jul 2017 by Elvira Kadyrova (nCA)

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The activity on improving the energy efficiency of buildings is carried out by the State Design Scientific and Production Association "TurkmenDovlettaslama", structural subdivision of the ministry, and the National Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers. In recent years, the Association have revised such building norms as "Housetops and roofs", "Residential buildings", "Construction climatology" and "Construction heat engineering". … Read more

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