The current 2013-14 Adviser, Mr. Micah Lund, has the role of the Business Enabling Environment Program Advisor to assist USAID/Central Asian Republics (CAR)/Uzbekistan Country Office (UCO) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Uzbekistan to facilitate new, and support existing, public private dialogue to improve the business environment in support of increased trade and investment and economic development. To achieve this goal, Mr. Lund will liaise with USAID, AmCham, the U.S. Embassy Tashkent Political/Economic Section, Uzbek businesses, and with relevant agencies of the Government of Uzbekistan through the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (CCIU), as appropriate.
- Country: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
- VEGA Lead Member: Institute of International Education (IIE)
- Objective: Originally designed as a program to support the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, the activities were transferred to Uzbekistan in 2012 to provide support in the context of USAID’s Business Enabling Environment initiative.
- Volunteers: 3
- Local Partners:
American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan
American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan
- Theme: Enterprise Development, Local Capacity Development
EMDAP Adviser, Micah Lund, participating at a 'Development Dialogue' round-table discussion at the Center for Economic Research (CER) in Tashkent. January 2013.
EMDAP Adviser, Micah Lund, consulting with the Board of Directors of AmCham regarding AmCham's future role in Uzbekistan. March 2013.
EMDAP Adviser, Micah Lund, poses with representatives of the US Embassy in Uzbekistan, USAID, AmCham, and the US Economic Attache to Turkey, Mr. John Fay, following an AmCham-sponsored round table discussion. March 2014.
EMDAP Adviser, Micah Lund, addresses AmCham members at the organization's Interim General Assembly meeting. July 2013.
AmCham's Trade & Investment Committee, led by EMDAP Adviser to Uzbekistan, discusses the business environment in Uzbekistan at a round table event hosted by Carlsberg Uzbekistan. April 2013.
EMDAP Adviser, Micah Lund, participates at a round table discussion on customs regulations, organized jointly by AmCham / USAID and the Customs Committee of Uzbekistan. June 2013.