Uzbekistan

Silk Road CBT Initiative: Connecting Central Asian Community-Based Tourism and European Markets

Uzbekistan Inclusive Economic Opportunities
June 2020
January 2023

The regional project will run from January 2020 until January 2023 in Uzbekistan (lead country), Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and involving stakeholders from Turkmenistan. The objective is to boost investments, private sector development and promote economic diversification, by strengthening the community-based tourism (CBT) sector that is considered one of the high potential sectors to stimulate inclusive growth. To achieve its objectives, the project will bolster the competitiveness of CBT small businesses (MSMEs), through reinforcing the capacities of Community-Based Tourism Associations (CBTAs) to function as effective Business Intermediary Organizations (BIOs). The project will widen BIOs' service portfolios, while improving MSMEs' access to finance for service upgrades. The CBT sector growth will be boosted through regional integration and promotion of Central Asia as a regionally branded tourism destination.

Current projects

Gender Assessment of the Water Sector in Uzbekistan

Central Asia Water, Environment and Climate Change Cooperation (WECOOP III)

Food For Education 2019 Uzbekistan

Silk Road CBT Initiative: Connecting Central Asian Community-Based Tourism and European Markets

Protection and economic empowerment of women victims of domestic violence in Uzbekistan

Bolstering the Competitiveness of Small Community-Based Tourism Businesses through Enhanced Regional Cooperation in Uzbekistan and wider Central Asia

Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy production in the community-based tourism sector in Central Asia

Protection and Economic Empowerment for Women Facing Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan

Strengthening Civil Society to Advance Women’s Rights through Advocacy, Protection and Empowerment in Uzbekistan