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The representative office of Hilfswerk International is an Austrian non-profit charitable organization promoting international cooperation. Operating in Tajikistan since 2001, it has been implementing projects and programs for agricultural development and providing support of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore, it focusses on projects in the social sector and other priority areas of social and economic development.
The name Hilfswerk is of German origin. It is composed of the word “Hilfe”, meaning “help”, and of the word “Werk”, meaning “work”.
Hilfswerk International is a dependency of Hilfswerk Austria.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Formation of a New Technical Working Group
May 29, 2020
In Kyrgyzstan, a national technical group has been formed to increase the recognition and reputation of domestic products through geographical indications and appellations of origin.
Find here the full description of the event.
How to create lasting change and impact?
Find here the full article on empowering SMEs, on women’s contribution to economic growth and on the implementation of ambitious market reforms in Central Asia.
CANDY NETWORK IN CENTRAL ASIA
Since 2008, Hilfswerk International enables support, promotion and economic development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) processing fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts and honey within the framework of the project series named CANDY (Central Asian Nuts, Dried Fruit and HoneY processing SMEs). After three successful projects (CANDY I-III, 2008-2015), the project CANDY IV (2017-2019) focused on specialized and comprehensive services for export-oriented SMEs. Since the beginning of 2020, we continue with the project CANDY V. All projects are funded by the European Union within the framework of the program “Central Asia Invest”.