Interim Director, Oasis Agro
Location: Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Career Summary:Micah volunteered with the Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) which places highly talented and motivated individuals in host organizations to support economic growth around the world.
Area(s) of Expertise: Capacity building, grant writing, entrepreneurship
Education:MBA, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies – Fisher Graduate School of International Business
Language(s) Spoken:Azerbaijani, Uzbek, Russian
Name of project: Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP)
Volunteer Assignment and Impact: Micah experienced tangible impact of his work when The American Chamber of Commerce (AmChan) in Uzbekistan hosted an open house gathering at its new office location on August 27. This happened to be Micah’s final evening in Uzbekistan and it exhibited a new chapter in AmCham’s role as a medium for advocacy and support to private business.
The office includes a large conference room, which is ideal for in-house discussions and more frequent/effective committee activities. The office is just a piece of the larger picture; however, as Micah bridged AmCham’s activities with that of its members (through on-site meetings and dialogue) and GOU-connected stakeholders (CER, Uztadbirkoreksport, CCIU, IFMR). This was intended to lay a foundation for future cooperation and dialogue and lent credibility to AmCham as an organization. Furthermore, the briefing reports have served to fill a gap in the public forum for realistic information on the business environment. Already, the briefings have been requested by the Israeli embassy, British embassy, AMBiT, and others for use in business consulting activities.