Dashoguz, 6 November 2019: The United Nations jointly with the Government of Turkmenistan and public organization “Yenme” held a training on promotion of the employment opportunities for people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups of the population of Turkmenistan and a Career Fair with participation of 30 participants, private companies and labor, and employment services of Turkmenistan in Dashoguz city.
The project is funded by the British Embassy in Turkmenistan and is part of the SDGs implementation efforts in Turkmenistan adhering to the principle of “leaving no one behind”.
It aims to provide vulnerable groups of the population with skills of creating handcraft works that would allow becoming self-employed and creates a platform to meet potential employers for consultations on existing employment opportunities in the private and public sectors of Turkmenistan.
This initiative is a continuation of UNDP Career Fair conducted in Ashgabat in August 2018. The project is implemented jointly with the public association “Yenme” and is scaled to Dashoguz and Lebap regions of Turkmenistan.
The next series of trainings are planned to be conducted in Turkmenabad city of Lebap region and Ashgabat. The project will be culminated by the Christmas Bazaar where people with disabilities and vulnerable groups of population (including participants from Dashoguz and Lebap regions) are going to present and sell their crafted works for diplomatic community and public at large.