Director for American Corner and Makerspace

Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe in coordination with Public Organization Tourism Development Center seeks a qualified Director for American Corner and Makerspace in Dushanbe. HOW TO APPLY: Recruitment process for this position is managed by Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe*. Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV ...
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President Trump Congratulates President Rahmon on Tajik Independence Day

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 08, 2017 – Former U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard delivered the following letter on August 28 from President of the United States Donald J. Trump to President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of Tajik independence. Dear Mr. President: Please accept my warm ...
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U.S. Embassy Holds First-Ever Central Asian Spelling Bee at American Corner Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 15, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard held a spelling bee for 11 participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan at the American Corner in Dushanbe. A spelling bee is competition popularized in America in which contestants are asked to spell words in English. Elnur Rakhmatullin from Kazakhstan won the ...
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C5+1 Meeting Held in Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 27, 2017 – On Wednesday, July 26, Tajikistan co-hosted a meeting of the C5+1 Security Working Group with representatives from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the United States at the National Library in Dushanbe. R. Carl Paschall, Deputy Coordinator for Operations Policy and Military Coordination of the State Department’s Bureau ...
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U. S. Government Promotes Innovative Water Management for Sustainable Development

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 26, 2017 – U. S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard participated in a forum on “Innovative Water Management for Sustainable Development.” The forum, organized by the USAID Local Governance Project and chaired by the First Deputy of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, focused on improving the quality and management ...
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Tojikobod’s Parastu School Ground Breaking Ceremony

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 25, 2017 – On Monday, the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, and the Tojikobod District Chairwoman, Nodirai Mahmadiso, commemorated the ground breaking of Tojikobod’s Parastu School, Tojikobod District, Districts of Republican Subordination. The Tojikobod government coordinated with the United States Embassy for assistance with the Tojikobod District Development Plan. The ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report – Tajikistan

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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The Digital Communication Network Exchange 2017

The Digital Communication Network is an exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by World Learning. The Digital Communications Network exchange program created and supports a collaborative network of communication professionals from across Europe and Central Asia, working together to strengthen communication skills through the development and dissemination of digital content. ...
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Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pakistani, Tajik, and U.S. Security Forces to Conduct Military Exercise

Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pakistani, Tajik, and U.S. forces, as well as observers from Kazakhstan, will conduct the multinational annual Regional Cooperation (RC) 2017 command-post exercise in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from July 10 to 23, 2017.  The exercise will be led by the Republic of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense.  The RC 17 is a simulated peacekeeping ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder of Risk of Terrorist Attack

Although there have been no recent attacks by organized terrorist groups in Tajikistan, the threat remains, and the danger of such an attack may have increased over the past 6-12 months.  A range of terrorist organizations might seek to conduct attacks in the territory of Tajikistan, including against U.S. interests and the U.S. Embassy.  With ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates $6 million to Tajikistan’s Border Guards

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 11th, 2017 – United States Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard, Chairman of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) General-Lieutenant Saymumin Yatimov, and 1st Deputy SCNS Chairman and Commander of the Border Force of Tajikistan General-Lieutenant Rajabali Rahmonali attended the handover ceremony of $6 million in vehicles, communications equipment, and thermal cameras ...
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U.S. Embassy Requests Applications for the 2018-2019 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe announces the 2018 – 2019 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the FLTA Program is a nine-month non-degree program aimed at strengthening Tajik language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities, while providing current ...
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U.S. Government Delivers Clean Drinking Water to Homes in Norak District

Norak, Tajikistan – U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and First Deputy Chairman of Norak, Mr. Asozoda Dilshod Alimurod celebrated the opening of a new drinking water system in Daldakhuron village of Norak district.  USAID representatives, district and municipality officials, village leaders, and residents also participated in the ceremony.  The system provides 353 residents with clean drinking water. ...
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U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel N. Rosenblum Visits Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Daniel N. Rosenblum traveled to Dushanbe, Tajikistan April 30 through May 3.  During his visit, he met with representatives of the Government of Tajikistan on a range of bilateral and international issues, as well as with civil society organizations. Deputy Assistant Secretary Rosenblum also traveled to Gharm where ...
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U.S. Central Command Commander Visits Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan – General Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command, visited Tajikistan to meet with senior Tajikistan leaders and U.S. embassy officials in Dushanbe. During his visit, he discussed a wide range of common security issues with President Emomali Rahmon; Minister of Defense, General-Lieutenant Sherali Mirzo; 1st Deputy Minister, Chief of the General Staff, General-Major ...
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“Unite to End Tuberculosis” – a National Campaign

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, April 14, 2017 – At the national 2017 World Tuberculosis (TB) Day event at the VEFA Center, U.S. Chargé d’affaires Leslie Hayden and the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Aziz Abdusattor Odinazoda remarked on the significant progress made toward controlling TB in Tajikistan, ...
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Panjakent Clinic Bed Distribution Ceremony

Panjakent, Tajikistan, April 10, 2017 – On Monday, the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, and the Panjakent Deputy District Chairman, Parviz Shodizoda, commemorated the distribution of 50 beds to the Panjakent mental health clinic, Panjakent District in the Sughd Province. The Panjakent government coordinated with the United States Embassy for assistance with the ...
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The 2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces an open competition for the 2018-2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The application deadline is May 31, 2017. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished Tajik young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows ...
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U.S. And Tajik Security Forces Conduct Crisis Response Exercise

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, March 20, 2017 – From March 27 through April 7, the U.S. Department of Defense will conduct a training exercise in partnership with Tajik security forces. Approximately 150 Americans and 100 Tajik personnel will participate in the exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command, in coordination with U.S. government agencies and the Government of ...
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U.S. Government Commemorates Accomplishments in Maternal and Child Health

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, March 14, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard, First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services Ms. Umarzoda Saida, and Mercy Corps Country Director Garrett Hubbard welcomed government officials, donor representatives, and other stakeholders to a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the eight-year Maternal and Child Health Project funded by ...
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Op-Ed from Ambassador for Women’s Day

I wish all the women of Tajikistan on this special day health, happiness, and prosperity. The month of March in the United States is Women’s History Month. Students learn about the profound impact that women have had in the United States. In fact, my six-year old granddaughter just sent me her school project detailing the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Millard and New Mayor of Dushanbe Meet

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, March 7, 2017 – On March 6, U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard met with the new mayor of Dushanbe Rustam Emomali to discuss areas of mutual interest and cooperation, including activities of the Dushanbe-Boulder Sister Cities partnership at the mayor’s new office, the former presidential palace. Both parties noted the importance of ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Conducts Advanced Disaster Planning Course

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, March 3, 2017 – From February 27 through March 3, U.S. Embassy Dushanbe conducted an Advanced Disaster Planning course for 20 officers representing the Government of Tajikistan’s security services.  Participating agencies included Tajikistan’s National Guard, the Ministry of Defense, and the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense.  Throughout the training course, a ...
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U.S. Government Opens a Commercial Greenhouse to Support Improved Agriculture and Nutrition

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 15, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard attended an opening ceremony for a new commercial greenhouse in Ghayrat village near Qurghonteppa. Several key stakeholders also attended the event, including Hidirzoda Makhfirat Umar, Deputy Governor of Khatlon Province. For several years, USAID’s Feed the Future activities in Khatlon have been working on the ...
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U.S. Government Launches New Feed the Future Program to Support Land Reform Efforts

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 8, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard attended a launch ceremony for the new $9.7 million Feed the Future Tajikistan Land Market Development Activity Project. The ceremony was also attended by key stakeholders and other counterparts who make significant contributions to promote land use rights, including Rajabboy Ahmadzoda, Chairman of State Committee ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2018–2019 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides opportunities to graduate students and young professionals to earn a Master’s degree in the U.S. universities beginning in academic year 2018-2019. Eligible Fields of Study: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is open to all fields of study, with the exception of medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of ...
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U.S. Government Introduces New Drug to Help Save Lives of Tuberculosis Patients

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 31, 2017 – Acting Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States to Tajikistan Lucy Jilka joined the First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Umarzoda Saida Gayrat, national health leadership, physicians, TB doctors, and stakeholders to celebrate the introduction of bedaquiline to Tajikistan. ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Assistant to Tajik President Meet

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 31, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, met with the Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on Foreign Policy, Sharifi Azamsho Latifzod. They discussed U.S.-Tajik cooperation of the past 25 years, Tajikistan’s investment climate, and cooperation in the fields of security, education, and democratic institutions.
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Call for Proposals for 2017 Media Coop Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan seeks project proposals from both government and independent TV stations and production companies from Tajikistan for the 2017 Media Cooperative program (Media Coop).  The Program sends TV stations and TV production studios’ crews to the United States for a two-week period to film original documentaries and news features on jointly ...
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U. S. Government Supports Literacy in Tajikistan

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard joined Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan Latofat Naziri, local education officials, teachers, and education stakeholders at the joint Ministry and USAID Quality Reading Project presentation of the 2016 Early Grade Reading Assessment midterm findings. The baseline data was presented in December 2014. The Early Grade ...
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Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

A program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX. The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. TEA consists of a ...
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The 2017 English Teaching Mentor Program

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 9, 2017 – The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2017 English Teaching Mentor (ETM) Program. From April to December 2017, the ETM program will provide four intensive, multi-day training workshops in Dushanbe, focusing on English-language teaching and led by American instructors. Participants will develop a network ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Tajik Foreign Minister Meet

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 04, 2017 – Today, The U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Aslov. They discussed security cooperation, the OSCE, the C5+1 platform, and the celebration of 25 years of U.S.-Tajik diplomatic relations. More on the 25 anniversary of U.S.-Tajik relations can be found on ...
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Annual Action Officer Working Group

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, December 16, 2016 – U.S. Embassy Dushanbe has concluded an annual three-day working group on security cooperation with Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense. Thirty representatives of the United States Central Command and its components, as well as 12 officers representing Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense participated in the Action Officer Working Group, which sets conditions for ...
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IRS Change to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Program

The IRS is implementing significant changes made to the ITIN program under the PATH Act of 2015 ( https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/path-act-tax-related-provisions ) . The new law means that any ITIN not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last three years will no longer be valid as of January 1, 2017 for use on ...
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Ambassador Elisabeth Millard: U.S. Government Fights HIV in Tajikistan and Around the World

Thirty-five years ago, the lives of millions of people changed forever with the report of five previously healthy individuals in Los Angeles diagnosed with what soon would be known as AIDS. Since then, we have made tremendous progress to address HIV/AIDS with far greater urgency and action. In the 1980s, a person infected with HIV ...
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U.S. Government Marks World Aids Day

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, December 1, 2016 – During the week of November 27 to December 1, the United States Government hosted a series of events commemorating World AIDS Day to raise awareness of the HIV epidemic especially among vulnerable groups and to combat stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. On November 27, the United ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is pleased to invite candidate applications for the Summer 2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators. 1. Program overview: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours, whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership

Summary: The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS) is pleased to invite candidate nominations from posts for a summer 2017 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Tajikistan interested in the topic of Women’s Leadership. Program dates are June 27 to August 1, 2017. The Institute will be hosted at Green River Community ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is pleased to invite candidate applications for six Summer 2017 Study of the U.S. Institutes for multinational groups of university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals. 1. Program overview: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to ...
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The U.S. Embassy’s Response to the Cancelation of Accreditations of Radio Ozodi Journalists

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, November 29, 2016 – The United States wishes to express concern over the cancelation of accreditations of six journalists from Radio Ozodi.  Journalists play a fundamental role in any democratic society.  Therefore, the United States calls on the authorities of Tajikistan to ensure that journalists have the right to freedom of expression and ...
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U.S. Embassy and Partners Organize 2nd Annual Women Business Forum & Entrepreneurship Expo

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, November 23, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Embassy in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce, the State Committee on Investment and State Property, and State Committee on Women and the Family organized the 2nd annual Women’s Business Forum and Entrepreneurship Expo at the Sheraton Hotel in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Forum was the ...
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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2017-2018

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces an open competition for the 2017-2018 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Global UGRAD will provide scholarships for a select group of students to spend one academic semester of undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States. The scholarships will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports International Education Week

International Education Week will be celebrated around the world November 14-18, 2016. To help celebrate this event, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will host an Education Fair at the Ismaili Center on November 14, 2016 from 2 to 5 pm with a range of educational organizations including: American Councils, EducationUSA, Bactria Cultural Center, Erasmus+, University ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Update on Risk of Terrorist Attack

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe has received information that terrorist groups may attempt to target large public gatherings and/or border crossings with Afghanistan. This message is an update on the risk of terrorist attack within Tajikistan. With this in mind, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is recommending U.S. citizens do the following: Avoid large crowds ...
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2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques ...
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The United States and Tajikistan hold Annual Bilateral Consultations in Dushanbe

Ambassador William E. Todd, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia led a delegation from the United States for the sixth Annual Bilateral Consultations with the government of Tajikistan, on October 21. Joined by Ambassador Elisabeth Millard, the interagency delegation discussed with their Tajik counterparts various aspects of this strategic bilateral relationship. They ...
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U.S. Capstone Fellows Visit Tajikistan on Field Study

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 12, 2016 – From October 6 to October 10, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan hosted the regional field study portion of the CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. During their trip to Tajikistan, the CAPSTONE fellows met with senior-level officials from the ...
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U.S. Responds to Sentencing of IRPT Lawyers

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 7, 2016 – The United States notes with concern significant due process deficiencies in the trial of defense attorneys Buzurgmehr Yorov and Nuriddin Mahkamov, who were sentenced on October 6 to prison terms of 23 and 21 years. We have urged the Government of Tajikistan to conduct trials in a fair and ...
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U.S. Government Donates Medical Supplies to Maternity Hospitals in Khatlon Province

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, October 4, 2016 –The United States Chargé d’Affaires Leslie Hayden, Deputy Chairman of Bokhtar District Dilafruz Mahmadalieva and Head of Health Department of Khatlon Province Saidullo Mallazoda opened the ceremony to deliver disposable medical supplies to 14 maternity hospitals in Khatlon province. The delivery was possible through support of Feed the Future Tajikistan ...
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U.S. Government Announces Recruitment for the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX), an Exchange Program for Secondary School Students

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 30, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce recruitment for the 2017-2018 Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX). The FLEX program provides scholarships to secondary school students from the countries of Eurasia to travel to the United States for an academic year. FLEX is fully funded by the U.S. Government and ...
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U.S. Embassy re-opens American Corner Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 15, 2016 – The United States Embassy held a ceremony celebrating the re-opening of its American corner in Dushanbe at 66 Tolstoy Street. U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, greeted participants and talked about the benefits of American corners. She also invited everyone, especially youth, to come the American corners to interact ...
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U.S. Government Launches New Health Project to Decrease HIV Cases

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 23, 2016 – The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new five-year USAID Central Asia HIV flagship project that will operate in Dushanbe, its surrounding areas, and the Sughd province. U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of Population ...
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Isfara School #67 Opening Ceremony

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 22, 2016 – On Wednesday, the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, and the Isfara Deputy District Chairman, Sodir Kosimi, officiated the opening of Isfara School #67 in Isfara, Isfara District, Sughd Province. The Isfara School #67 is a Civil Affairs project that began in 2015 with the intention of supporting the education of approximately 550 ...
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U.S. Government Commorates the Successes of USAID Land Report and Farm Restructuring Project

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 26, 2016 – The USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project hosted an event in Dushanbe to celebrate the completion of this three-year project aimed at strengthening land-use rights to help create a land market in Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and Chairman of the State Land Committee Ahmadzoda opened the event ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates $12 Million USD of Communications Equipment and Vehicles to Tajikistan’s Border Guard Agency

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 18th, 2016 – The United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, General-Lieutenant Rajabali Rahmonali of the Border Guard Forces of Tajikistan, and other U.S. and Tajik officials, attended the handover ceremony of $12 million dollars’ worth of U.S. equipment to Tajikistan’s Border Guard Agency. The United States government donated $9 million dollars ...
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U.S. Government Supports Tajik Women’s Role in Supply and Management of Drinking Water

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, August 11, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard and Chairperson of the Committee for Women’s and Family Affairs at the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan Qosimzoda Idigul Tagho welcomed participants of the Women and Water Forum. In this forum, more than 120 partners and beneficiaries of USAID’s Local Governance Project (LGP) actively ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Six Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – Providing ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe Requests Project Proposals fof the 2016 – 2017 Drug Demand Reduction Program

Submission deadline:  September 1, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe announces a new request for proposals under the 2016-2017 Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP). The purpose of the program is to award small grants for specific projects that promote an anti-drug message to communities and demographic groups that are identified as particularly vulnerable to drug ...
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Tavildara Clinic Opening Ceremony

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, June 22, 2016 – United States Ambassador to Tajikistan, Elisabeth Millard, and the Jayhoon district chairman, Faizullo Aminzoda, officiated the opening of Tavildara Clinic in Jayhoon District, Khatlon Province. Tavildara Clinic is a Civil Affairs project that began in 2015 with the intention of supporting the healthcare of over 1,200 villagers, many of ...
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U.S. Central Command Commander Visits Tajikistan

General Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command, visited Tajikistan to meet with senior Tajikistan leaders and U.S. embassy officials here. During his visit, he discussed a wide range of common security issues with President Emomali Rahmon; 1st Deputy Minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff, General-Major Emomali Sobirzoda; 1st Deputy Chairman of ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Conducts Conference in Dushanbe on Civil-Military Cooperation and Refugee Security

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe conducted a conference on Civil-Military Cooperation and Refugee Security in Dushanbe with the support of subject-matter experts coordinated by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, which is based in Germany. The conference was co-sponsored by Tajikistan’s Committee of Emergency Situations & Civil Defense and was also attended by participants ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Vehicles to the Border Guards

The United States Embassy in Dushanbe, working in conjunction with the Export Control and Related Border Security program (EXBS), provided seven new, all-purpose, 4-wheel drive, double cab pickup trucks to the Government of Tajikistan to enhance border security operations and prevent the smuggling of weapons of mass destruction. These vehicles serve as all-purpose 4-wheel drive ...
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THE U.S. EMBASSY IN DUSHANBE REQUESTS PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR THE 2016-2018 ENGLISH ACCESS MICROSCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Submission deadline:  July 1, 2016 U.S. Embassy Dushanbe announces a call for proposals for the 2016-2018 English Access Microscholarship Program. The purpose of this program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn English language skills and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and values of democratic development and civic ...
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United States Government & AGA Khan Foundation Open New Cross-Border Transmission Line

Representatives of the governments of the United States, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and the Aga Khan Development Network met to commemorate the connection of two villages in Afghanistan to the electricity grid of Tajikistan’s Pamir Energy Open Joint Stock Company.  Nearly 100 members of the local community gathered to celebrate the occasion. U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Leslie Hayden, and Pamir ...
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Dedication of Radioactive Source Storage Facilities in Tajikistan

On May 11, 2016 the United States’ Embassy in Tajikistan and Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), and the Government of Tajikistan dedicated two facilities for the secure storage of radiological materials at the State Institution Radioactive Waste Disposal Site (SI-RWDS). This milestone is ...
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U.S. Government Supports Law on Dehkan Farms

On May 6, 2016, the USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project hosted a conference to discuss implementation of a newly established law regarding dehkan farms in Tajikistan. President Emomali Rahmon signed the new law on dehkan farms on March 15, 2016. The new law recognizes dekhan farms as legal entities, and clarifies and strengthens ...
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2016 Democracy Outreach / Alumni Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Alumni Grants Program. Alumni of all U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs are eligible. The purpose of this program is to provide grants to organizations that have USG alumni as members or to individual alumni for activities that support democratic advancement ...
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U.S. Embassy Trains Emergency Response Group of OMON

On Thursday, April 28, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe conducted a security exercise in coordination with the Emergency Response Group of OMON. This exercise was the culmination of a three week training event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance program to increase the reactionary capabilities of OMON personnel in emergency situations. Their ...
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Officials from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the United States Come to Dushanbe to Support a Mine-Free Afghanistan

Officials from Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the United States met in Dushanbe on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, to support humanitarian mine action activities in Afghanistan. The officials, including H.E. Mr. Wais Ahmad Barmak, State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs and Chairman of ANDMA; Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; H.E. Mohammad Mustafa ...
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U.S. Embassy Provides New Printing Press to Media Alliance of Tajikistan

On Monday, U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard, along with Munim Olamov, seventh Secretary General of the Media Alliance of Tajikistan and General Director of “ImruzNews,” attended the official launch of a new printing press intended for the use of Tajik independent media. The U.S. Embassy provided the funding to procure this printer. Twelve media ...
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Communications Officers Graduate from U.S. Embassy Counter Narcotics Program Training

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe recognized the graduation of twenty communications officers representing the Ministry of Interior Special Police Squad (OMON) and Drug Control Agency on April 22. The students completed a two-month long communication class provided by the United States Central Command’s Counter-Narcotics Program Office. This course has increased the capacity of the participating organizations to ...
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U.S. Government Celebrates International Book Day

U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard joined First Deputy Minister of Education and Science Rahmatullo Mirboboev, local education officials, and teachers in kicking off a massive book donation campaign to commemorate World Book Day. Ambassador Millard and First Deputy Minister Mirboboev awarded prizes to winners of a reading competition among school children at the event. World Book ...
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Soccent Commander Visits Tajikistan

U.S. Army Major General Darsie D. Rogers, commander of Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), visited Central Asia and participated in a series of meetings with senior U.S., Tajik, and Uzbek officials on issues of bilateral security cooperation and regional interest. During his visit, Rogers met with Elisabeth Millard, U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan and Pamela L. ...
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2017 – 2018 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Public Diplomacy Section is pleased to announce the 2017 – 2018 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the FLTA Program is a nine-month non-degree program aimed at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. ...
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The 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces an open competition for the 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished Tajik young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for ...
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“Unite to End Tuberculosis” A National Campaign Dedicated to World TB Day

Together with the Government of Tajikistan, the United States government launched a national information and education campaign dedicated to World TB Day at Kokhi Jomi Hall in Dushanbe. An audience of approximately 400 people witnessed speeches and music delivering messages about TB prevention, stigma, and discrimination. The Ministry of Health and Social Protection, with support ...
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U.S. Embassy Trains Tajikistan’s Law Enforcement Officers

Twenty participants from Tajikistan’s Committee of Emergency Situation and Civil Defense graduated from the course on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear-First Responder Operations sponsored by U.S. Embassy Dushanbe’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program. The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear-First Responder Operations course focused on developing skills and knowledge that enable the participants to enhance the capability ...
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U.S. Government Engages Media in Tajikistan to Increase Awareness of Tuberculosis

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID), conducted a national training on tuberculosis (TB) for local journalists of television, radio, and print media March 15 – 17 in Tajikistan. The three-day training was organized and conducted by the USAID TB Control Program in close collaboration with the National TB ...
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New U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard Presents Her Credentials to President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon

Ms. Elisabeth Millard, Ambassador of the United States to Tajikistan, presented her credentials to President Emomali Rahmon March 11. During the meeting following the credentials presentation ceremony, the two exchanged views on how to strengthen the already strong bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the United States. Ms. Elisabeth Millard replaced Ms. Susan Elliott, who served ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens Residing in Khatlon Area: Town Hall and Routine ACS Services

The U.S. Embassy Consular Section is hosting a Town Hall and Open House for U.S. citizens at the American Corner in Kulob (Kulob Branch of Technological University Borbad Street, 9 microrayon) on March 14th at 18:00, and at the American Corner in Qurghon-Teppa (Dustii Khalqho Street) on March 15th at 17:00. You’ll have an opportunity to renew ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Conducts Communications Training for Tajikistan Border Guards

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe completed a two-week Radio Networking Training Course for communications officers from the Border Guard Main Administration of the State Committee of National Security, with funding provided by the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) Counter-Narcotics Office. Mr. Randy Ockman, Director of the CENTCOM Counter-Narcotics program, presided over a graduation ceremony and provided certificates ...
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U.S. Government Engages Civil Society to Prevent Tuberculosis

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuberculosis Control Program conducted a five-day workshop on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) ENGAGE-TB approach to integrate community-based tuberculosis (TB) activities into the work of non-governmental and civil society organizations. The training promotes community-based TB activities, expansion of TB services through civil society, and integration with other ...
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U.S. Ambassador Helps Launch the Central Asian Regional Training In Risk Analysis and Risk Management at the OSCE/Border Management Staff College

United States Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard commemorated the opening day of the Central Asian Regional Training in Risk Analysis and Risk Management training at the OSCE/Border Management Staff College February 22. The U.S. embassy is proud to sponsor this training, working in conjunction with the Export Control and Related Border Security program (EXBS), to ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides opportunities to graduate students and young professionals to earn a Master’s degree in the U.S. universities beginning in academic year 2017-2018. Eligible Fields of Study: The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is open to all fields of study, with the exception of medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of ...
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The U.S. Government Launches New Health and Nutrition Activity in Tajikistan

The United States government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new health and nutrition program that will operate in western Khatlon Province. U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard, Deputy of Khatlon Khukumat Mahfirat Khidirzoda, and First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan Saida Umarzoda officially opened ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Conducts Handover of the New Compound for the Drug Control Agency

On February 9th, United States Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth I. Millard facilitated the donation of a new compound in Dushanbe for the Drug Control Agency (DCA) Special Investigation Units under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, totaling more than $2 million and funded by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Counter-Narcotics Program. These offices will ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Conducts Handover of Sanitation Facility to the Peacekeeping Battalion of the Mobile Forces, Ministry of Defense

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe conducted a handover of a newly-constructed sanitation facility to the Peacekeeping Battalion of the Mobile Forces, Ministry of Defense. This facility, which includes latrines, shower rooms, and wash rooms, is intended to improve the living conditions for the battalion’s soldiers as they train in preparation for eventual deployment in support of ...
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Countering Violent Extremism Seminar

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe sponsored a Countering Violent Extremism seminar for 22 participants from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Religious Council, and Council on Youth and Sports as part of the United States Central Command’s annual plan of military-to-military contact events with Tajikistan. This seminar was conducted by a team from the Naval ...
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Innovation Fund for English Language Programs

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2016 Innovation Fund for English Language Programs. The fund supports creative, non-traditional, cutting edge, and sustainable English language programs with a budget from $5,000 to $50,000. Proposals should have a clear link to U.S. foreign policy and encourage the development of critical thinking ...
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The U.S. Government Launches New Food Security Activity in Tajikistan

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced a new food security program that will operate in western Khatlon Province. USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Ann Marie Yastishock, First Deputy of Khatlon Hakimzoda Qurbon, USAID Central Asia Mission Director George Deikun, and USAID Tajikistan Country Director Katie McDonald officially opened ...
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U.S. Embassy Conducts Security Training Exercise with Tajik Law Enforcement Forces

On Saturday, 23 January, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe and the Ministry of Interior conducted a security exercise at the U.S. Embassy. This exercise was the culmination of a three week training event sponsored by the Embassy’s Regional Security Office to increase the reactionary capabilities of the Ministry’s Special Forces personnel in emergency situations. Their ...
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Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

A program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX. The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. TEA consists of a ...
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2016 Democracy Outreach/Alumni Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Alumni Grants Program. Alumni of all U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs are eligible. The purpose of this program is to provide grants to organizations that have USG alumni as members or to individual alumni for activities that support democratic ...
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The 2016 English Teaching Mentor Program

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2016 English Teaching Mentor (ETM) Program. From April to December 2016, the ETM program will provide four intensive, multi-day training workshops in Dushanbe, focusing on English-language teaching and led by American instructors. Participants will develop a network of fellow teachers with whom to ...
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Call for Proposals for 2016 TV Coop Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan seeks project proposals from both government and independent TV stations and production companies from Tajikistan for the 2016 TV Cooperative program (TV Coop). The Program sends TV stations and TV production studios’ crews to the United States for a two-week period to film original documentaries and news features on jointly ...
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United States Provides Aid to Earthquake Victims

The United States Government expresses its deepest condolences to the people of Tajikistan who have suffered from the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Murghob district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) on December 7. To help the victims affected by the earthquake, the United States Government has provided $100,000 in humanitarian assistance to families ...
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2016 TechWomen Application Now Open!

TechWomen is currently accepting applications for the 2016 program. We’re excited to welcome women leaders from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia! The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is looking forward to another year of TechWomen, one of ECA’s signature public diplomacy programs designed to support development in the field of technology ...
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U.S. Government Supports People Living with HIV

On December 3-5, The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Central Asian Association of People Living with HIV (CAA PLHIV) convened the Second Regional Forum of People Living with HIV to support and strengthen the capacity of national organizations in Central Asia. In order to stop the ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Vehicles to the Nuclear Radiation and Safety Agency and the Customs Service

The United States Embassy in Dushanbe, working in conjunction with the Export Control and Related Border Security program (EXBS), provided four new, all purpose, 4-wheel drive, double cab pickup trucks to the Government of Tajikistan to serve as “Radiation Detection Response Vehicles.” Two vehicles are earmarked for the Nuclear Radiation and Safety Agency (NRSA) and ...
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Message Drop Points During Emergencies: How to Receive U.S. Embassy Information When Internet and Phone Service is Down

This message is to inform U.S. citizens of a new method for communication between the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe and U.S. citizens in Tajikistan in the event of an emergency that results in a breakdown of traditional means of communication. When disasters strike, internet and phone service often breaks down. Should this happen, the U.S. ...
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The U.S. Government Continues its Support to the Energy Sector of Tajikistan

On November 19, a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation within the energy sector between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources was signed by Acting Mission Director of USAID/Central Asia, David Brown and Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Usmonali Usmonzada. The United States government is ...
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Women Business Forum and Entrepreneurship Expo Demonstrates the Importance of Investing in Women

On November 20, 2015, the U.S. Embassy with cooperation from the American Chamber of Commerce, the State Committee on Investment and State Property, and State Committee on Women and the Family organized a Women’s Business Forum and Entrepreneurship Expo at the Ismaili Center in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Forum was the last event of Global Entrepreneurship ...
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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2016-2017

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces an open competition for the 2016-2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Global UGRAD will provide scholarships for a select group of students to spend one academic semester of undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States. The scholarships will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a ...
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Tajikistan Celebrates International Education Week: Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Tajikistan and the United States

This week marks the celebration of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. On Monday, November 16, 2015, U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, along with nine non-governmental organizations, held an ...
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Dushanbe will Host an International Forum of Entrepreneurs

The International Forum “Entrepreneurship – Innovative Vision on Economic Development” will be held in Dushanbe on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The event is held within the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which will take place from November 16-20. This event is organized by the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of the Republic ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Supports Regional Explosive Ordinance Disposal Training in Tajikistan

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, in partnership with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), sponsored an Explosive Ordinance Disposal training for 32 demining specialists from throughout the region from October 26 – November 5 in Dushanbe. This training, the latest in a series of seven progressive events, focused on countering improvised explosive devices ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports International Education Week

International Education Week will be celebrated around the world November 16-20, 2015. To help celebrate this event, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will host an Education Fair at the Ismaili Center on November 16, 2015 from 2 to 5 pm with a range of educational organizations including: American Councils, EducationUSA, OSI, Bactria Cultural Center, Erasmus+, ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Conducts Handover of Vehicles to Tajikistan’s Peacekeeping Battalion

U.S. Embassy Dushanbe conducted a handover ceremony to present the Tajikistan Ministry of Defense’s Peacekeeping Battalion with five new Jeep J8 vehicles at Shamsi Base in Dushanbe. The vehicles include three patrol vehicle variants, one troop carrier variant, and one ambulance. The 1.1 million U.S. dollar assistance package is intended to increase the readiness of ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership

Summary: The Study of the U.S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS) is pleased to invite candidate nominations from posts for a summer 2016 Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders from Tajikistan interested in the topic of Women’s Leadership.  Program dates are June 25 to July 30, 2016. The Institute will be hosted at Green River Community ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is pleased to invite candidate applications for six Summer 2016 Study of the U.S. Institutes for multinational groups of university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals. Program overview: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

Summary: The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe is pleased to invite candidate applications for the Summer 2016 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators. Program overview: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours, whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry Visits Tajikistan

Secretary of State Kerry visited Tajikistan on November 3. The Secretary received a warm reception, participating in a brief tea ceremony with Foreign Minister Aslov before moving to the Palace of Nations for his meeting with President Rahmon. Following the meeting with the President, Secretary Kerry made the following statement to local and international press. ...
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U.S. Government, Mercy Corps, and Tcell Launch Tajikistan’s First Health Messaging Service

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), together with Mercy Corps and Tcell, launched Tajikistan’s first ever health messaging service called “mHealth.” The innovative service uses mobile technology to share important health information with women and their families through text messages, voice recordings, and an information hotline that women can call to ask additional ...
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Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astanta, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat ...
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U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Delivers Tactical Equipment to the Government of Tajikistan’s Law Enforcement Agency

On September 23, U.S. Embassy Dushanbe delivered over 60 different pieces of tactical equipment to the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ police special operations group “OMON”, an elite law enforcement agency of the Republic of Tajikistan. The tactical items were presented by U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott after remarks given by Major General Mattson, Director of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens

This security message to U.S. citizens is to provide updates to recommendations contained in emergency messages sent by the U.S. Embassy on September 4, September 5, and September 11. Although small groups of followers of former Deputy Defense Minister Abduhalim Nazarzoda remain at large and are believed to be in mountainous areas away from major ...
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US Embassy Dushanbe Welcomes Exercise Regional Cooperation Participants

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe welcomes the arrival of participants for Exercise Regional Cooperation, the largest annual, multilateral U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) command-post exercise held in conjunction with regional partners from Central and South Asia. This year’s event includes 187 participants and support personnel from the United States, Pakistan, and Mongolia, who will partner with ...
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U.S. Government Announces Recruitment for the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce recruitment for the 2016-2017 Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX). The FLEX program provides scholarships to secondary school students from the countries of Eurasia to travel to the United States for an academic year. FLEX is fully funded by the U.S. Government and administered by the Bureau of Educational ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – September 11, 2015

This message to U.S. citizens is to provide updates to recommendations contained in emergency messages sent by the U.S. Embassy on September 4 and September 5. As of Thursday, September 10, there have been no new attacks in Dushanbe or other urban areas around Tajikistan, although skirmishes between law enforcement personnel and men associated with ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Situation In and Around Dushanbe

This message is to update American citizens on the security situation in and around Dushanbe following three separate attacks on Tajik government installations and law enforcement personnel in Vahdat and the outskirts of Dushanbe on Friday, September 4. Tajik authorities continue their investigation and have implemented tighter security measures in the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks. ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Armed Gunmen At-Large in Dushanbe

On the morning of September 4, armed gunmen clashed with Tajik police in separate incidents in the city of Dushanbe. Tajik authorities are investigating. Although the significance of these events is unclear, they may be precursors to other acts of violence. The US Embassy has been closed, and official Americans have been advised to shelter ...
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U.S. CENTCOM Commander, General Austin Discusses Regional Security with Tajikistan Leaders

General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), visited Tajikistan and participated in a series of meetings with senior Tajikistan leaders. General Austin discussed a wide range of common security issues with President Emomali Rahmon, General-Lieutenant Sherali Mirzo, General-Major Zarif Sharifzoda, along with other senior security officials of the Tajikistan government. During ...
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Tajik Police Leaders Learn About Community Policing In The U.S.A.

The United States Government sponsored a five-day course in the United States for seven senior officials from the Tajikistan Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), including the Head of Public Order Protection Department, Police Reform National Coordinator, and Commanders of Regional and Districts Police Departments. This study tour included visits to Washington, D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts ...
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U.S. Government Supports Disaster Affected Districts in Rasht Valley

Since floods and mudslides struck residents of the Gharm area of the Rasht Valley on July 20, the United States Government, through USAID and Mercy Corps, has provided $50,000 in humanitarian assistance to help affected households. This assistance includes tents, sanitation kits, water, and other emergency supplies to families in Bedak, Halkarf, Pingon, and Mazori ...
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U.S. Embassy Trains Tajikistan’s Law Enforcement Officers

Eleven participants from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan graduated from the course on “Combating Domestic and Transnational Terrorism” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program. The Combating Domestic and Transnational Terrorism course focused on developing skills and knowledge that enable the ...
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Handover Ceremony of Drug Control Agencies Headquarters Jirgital and Darvoz, Tajikistan

On August 12th, United States Ambassador to Tajikistan Susan M. Elliott facilitated the donation of two district offices in Jirgital and Darvoz for the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (DCA), totaling more than $2 million and funded by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Counter-Narcotics Program. These offices will significantly ...
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US Embassy Dushanbe Provides Tactical Equipment to Tajikistan’s Agencies Involved in Counter-Narcotics Efforts

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe donated over 975 pieces of tactical equipment to the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Main Administration of the Border Guard Forces at the State Committee of National Security, and National Guard. These donations total more than $1 million and are funded by the US ...
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United States Government Aids Victims of GBAO Flood

The United States Government expresses its deepest condolences to the people of Tajikistan who have suffered from the recent mudslides ravaging the Rasht Valley and the Rushan, Shugnan, and Vanj areas of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) since July 19. To help the victims affected by the floods, the United States Government has provided more ...
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U.S. Government Supports Tajik Business Women

On August 6, U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT) to launch the Women’s Entrepreneurship for Empowerment project in Qurghonteppa. Deputy Governor of Khatlon Abdujabbor Bakhodurov also participated and delivered remarks at the opening ceremony. The three-year project ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Current Situation in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region

This message is to update U.S. citizens on the consequences of the natural disaster and State of Emergency in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), including the city of Khorog. The United States Embassy has received reports of additional mudslides in the area of Murgab on August 5, 2015, and the risk of mudslides through the month ...
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U.S. Government Supports Increased Rights for Media and Armed Forces in Tajikistan

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, along with representatives from the U.S. Embassy, the Tajik government, media, and civil society, participated in the OSCE’s Preparatory Human Dimension Implementation Meeting on July 27, 2015. The event highlighted discussion on the current state of human rights in Tajikistan. Ambassador Elliott gave remarks discussing the importance of emphasizing ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Flooding in Khorog Area

This message is to update U.S. citizens on the unfolding natural disaster and State of Emergency in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), including the city of Khorog.  On July 18-19, high temperatures and rapid snow and glacier melting triggered flooding and mudslides, which have destroyed a great deal of infrastructure, commercial property, and households in the ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region

This message is to alert American citizens to an unfolding natural disaster and State of Emergency in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), including the city of Khorog.  Accelerated snow and glacier melting caused by high temperatures during the first two weeks of July triggered dangerous mudslides and flooding on July 16, resulting in the destruction of ...
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USAID Delivers Polio Vaccine to Ministry of Health and Social Protection

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection Nasim Olimov , U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Country Director Kathleen McDonald, and UNICEF Resident Representative Lucia Elmi presided over a ceremony to mark the donation of a stock of 900,000 doses of Oral Polio Vaccine to the Ministry of Health ...
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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program: 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar program brings accomplished Tajik scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research at U.S. universities for a period up to one academic year. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Tajikistan residing in Tajikistan at the time of application or permanent residents holding a valid passport issued by Tajikistan. Applicants must ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates 87 Vehicles to Tajikistan’s Counter-Narcotics Agencies

On July 8th, United States Ambassador to Tajikistan Susan M. Elliott facilitated the donation of 87 vehicles to Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the State Committee of National Security (SCNS), the Main Border Guard Administration at SCNS, and the National Guard, totaling more ...
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U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott Opens the Latest Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Project in Konibodom

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, together with the Mayor of Konibodom City, Mr. Gaybullo Bohiri, inaugurated the historical museum, Madrasa Mirrajab Dodkhoh, in Konibodom. Madrasa Mirrajab Dodkhoh, was constructed in the second half of 17th century (1659-1669 AD) with the help of local craftsmen. The Ministry of Culture oversees the complex and it is open ...
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U.S. Government Hands Over Irrigation Machinery to Support Transboundary Water Cooperation Between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Chairman of the Agency of Irrigation and Amelioration Bakhrom Gaforov, and the Isfara Water Resource Management Department participated in a handover ceremony of irrigation machinery to communities in the Isfara district of Sughd Province. The U.S. government, through USAID’s Fostering Transboundary Cooperation on Small Watersheds in Central Asia project, ...
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U.S. Government Builds and Furnishes School in Sughd Region

U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Susan M. Elliott officiated the opening ceremony for the newly renovated third floor of Secondary School #39 in the Isfara District of Sughd Region. Since 2011, the U.S. Embassy has collaborated closely with Isfara district leaders to renovate Secondary School #39 in order to provide improved education opportunities to children. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Train Tajikistan’s Law Enforcement Officers

On May 22, seven participants from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Drug Control Agency and the General Prosecutor’s Office graduated from the course on “Police Media Relations” sponsored by the U.S. Embassy’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program. The Police Media Relations course focused on promoting and supporting human rights as a part of the daily ...
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U.S. Government Supports Health Care in Tajikistan

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and USAID Central Asia Deputy Mission Director David Brown, together with Tajikistan Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MOHSPP) Navruz Jaffarov, co-chaired a conference devoted to the close out of the USAID Quality Health Care Project. The event highlighted the many impacts of the project, ...
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U.S. Embassy Train Law Enforcement Officers

On May 15, Assistant Regional Security Officer (ARSO) Trey Howerton, of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan, congratulated 22 participants from Tajikistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Committee on National Security, and the General Prosecutor’s Office for completing the Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) course on “Interviewing Terrorist Suspects.”  The Interviewing Terrorist Suspects course was aimed at ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies to Lead Journalists on a Visit to Tajikistan

Ambassador David Lane, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Agencies in Rome, will travel to Tajikistan from May 11-16, 2015. Together with U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Susan Elliott, he will visit rural communities and observe how the United States and the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies collaborate to support rural households, ...
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U.S. Funded Border Guards Training Center Opens at Halqayar

U.S. Ambassador Susan Elliott and General Rajabali Rakhmonali, Chairman of the Main Department of Border Guards under the State Committee of National Security, cut the ribbon today which officially opened the Halqayar Border Guards training center outside of Panj.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), the ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsored Community Policing Workshop for Public Councils in Tajikistan

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) co-sponsored a Community Policing Round Table which inaugurated seven Public Councils in Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador Susan Elliott, Minister of Internal Affairs Lt. General Ramazon Rahimzoda, and Acting Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan Sean ...
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Interagency Team Travels to Central Asia for Afghan Consultations

Recognizing the important contributions of the five Central Asian republics to broader regional stability, an interagency team will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan for bilateral consultations on Afghanistan, April 20–24.  This group, led by State Department officials including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum and Deputy ...
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Dushanbe American Corner Re-Opens its Doors to the Public in a New Location

On April 17, the U.S. Ambassador Susan Elliott hosted the re-opening ceremony of the Dushanbe American Corner in its new location at 66 Tolstoy Street.  Leaders of prominent NGOs, school and university students, teachers, and other regular American Corner supporters and visitors participated in the event. The original American Corner Dushanbe opened its doors in ...
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The 2016-2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces an open competition for the 2016-2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished Tajik young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States to. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential ...
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2016 – 2017 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

The U.S. Embassy Dushanbe Public Diplomacy Section is pleased to announce the 2016 – 2017 competition for the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program.Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the FLTA Program is a nine-month non-degree program aimed at strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges ...
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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Remarks on an Enduring Vision for Central Asia

Deputy Secretary Blinken:  Well, good afternoon.  And Fiona, thank you very, very much for those very kind words of introduction. I think there are few people in Washington with a better feel for the sometimes Byzantine regional politics of Eurasia and Central Asia, not to mention the sometimes Byzantine policy-making process here in Washington.  It’s ...
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Remarks by President Obama on Nowruz

To view the President’s video message, click here . Hello!  To everyone celebrating Nowruz—across the United States and in countries around the world—Nowruz Mubarak. For thousands of years, this has been a time to gather with family and friends and welcome a new spring and a new year.  Last week, my wife Michelle helped mark Nowruz ...
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Call for Proposals for 2015 TV Coop Program

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan seeks project proposals from both government and independent TV stations and production companies from Tajikistan for the 2015 TV Cooperative program (TV Coop).  The Program sends TV stations and TV production studios’ crews to the United States for a two-week period to film original documentaries and news features on jointly ...
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USAID Launches 2015 – 2019 Strategy for Central Asia

On February 12, U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott joined USAID’s Regional Mission Director for Central Asia Jonathan Addleton to launch the United States Agency for International Development strategy for Central Asia for 2015 to 2019. Usmonali Usmonzoda, Minister of Energy and Water Resources and Jalil Pirizoda, Head of Department of Agriculture and Land Use also ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts UN Peacekeeping Workshop

The Embassy’s Office of Military Cooperation and the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies hosted the third annual UN Peacekeeping Development Workshop in Dushanbe February 9-11, 2015. This year, the workshop brought together peacekeeping experts from the United States, Germany, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan to discuss national-level strategic issues related to development, training, and deployment ...
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USAID Launches New TB Program in Central Asia

United States Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted the launch of the USAID Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, a new regional program to improve diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in Tajikistan. This program is an extension of TB control activities initiated under past USAID projects such as TB CARE ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program – 2016–2017 Academic Year

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program provides opportunities to graduate students and young professionals to earn a Master’s degree in the U.S. universities beginning in academic year 2016-2017. Eligible Fields of Study:  The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is open to all fields of study, with the exception of medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of ...
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Countering Violent Extremism Seminar

The United States Embassy’s Office of Military Cooperation, in partnership with the United States Department of Defense’s Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) hosted a Countering Violent Extremism Seminar involving over 20 military officers from Tajikistan who gathered together to discuss religious-based violent extremism. This seminar is the fourth on this theme in the past two ...
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Jilga School Opening Ceremony

U.S. Embassy representatives and Shurobod District Chairman Amirkhon Ikromzoda, officiated the opening of Jilga School in the village of Jilga, Shurobod District, in Khatlon Province. The U.S. Government is proud to support the Tajikistan Government to increase access to primary education. Since 2011, the U.S. Embassy has collaborated closely with Shurobod district leaders to construct ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretaries of State Rosenblum and Feldstein to Travel to Tajikistan

Deputy Assistant Secretaries of State Daniel N. Rosenblum and Steven Feldstein will travel to Dushanbe, Tajikistan February 5-8. During their visit, they will have consultations with representatives of the Government of Tajikistan on a range of bilateral and international issues, as well as meet with civil society organizations. Daniel N. Rosenblum is Deputy Assistant Secretary ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Military Tents and SUV to the Border Forces of Tajikistan

The U.S. Embassy’s Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated military tents and a sport utility vehicle to the Border Forces Main Directorate of the State Committee on National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan.  This donation, which totaled approximately $100,000, is intended to improve the technical capacity of Tajikistan’s Border Forces ...
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U. S. Government hands over Heavy Machinery to Water Users Associations and Inaugurates new Office in Southern Tajikistan

U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and representatives of USAID, along with Governor of Khatlon Province Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda, participated in ceremonies to hand over irrigation machinery to communities in Khatlon Province.  The Jilikul Federation of Water Users Association received an excavator valued at $112,000 and Nahri Qumsangir Federation of Water Users Association received a tractor/backhoe valued ...
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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2015-2016

The U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan announces an open competition for the 2015-2016 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD). Global UGRAD will provide a select group of students with scholarships for one academic semester of undergraduate, non-degree study in the United States. The scholarship will cover international travel, tuition, room and board, accident/sickness insurance, a small ...
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Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The international participants will travel to the United States in two cohorts of approximately 75 teachers each in spring or fall 2016.TEA consists ...
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The 2015 English Teaching Mentor Program

The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2015 English Teaching Mentor (ETM) Program.  From April to December 2015, the ETM program will provide four intensive, multi-day training workshops in Dushanbe, focusing on English-language teaching and led by American instructors.  Participants will develop a network of fellow teachers with whom to ...
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