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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
in Kazakhstan

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July 12, 2017

Agrobiz.kz becomes a bridge to launch cooperation between Kazakh and German farmers

In early July 28 farmers from Germany made a visit to Almaty oblast. Foreign guests were represented by heads of agro enterprises, investors and

June 26, 2017

200 parents in Almaty received counseling from psychologists and teachers within the TEENS project

Since May 2017 in schools of Almaty classes for parent groups are conducted. They are taught by school psychologists and social educators who received

June 26, 2017

Business portal "agrobiz.kz" was presented to the farmers in South Kazakhstan

On June 12-13 seminar-trainings titled "Agrobiz.kz - a new opportunity for interaction and development of agribusiness entities" were held in Arys and

Our history

From 1992-2006, the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) was the Kazakhstan field office of the US-based Eurasia Foundation. The independent Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) in Kazakhstan was established in the region in 2005 with the aim of supporting civil society initiatives, entrepreneurship development, education, and good governance in Central Asia.

At that time, the work of the foundation was made possible by the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which supported the introduction of international standards in project management. As a result, EFCA today has extensive experience with fundraising, project management, and grant management.

Until 2006, EFCA was a grant-making organization. In 2006, EFCA in Kazakhstan registered as a local non-governmental organization with the status of a corporate foundation. At that time the foundation became a project-oriented organization funded by grants. We make a deliberate effort to maintain a diversified portfolio of donors, which includes international organizations and corporate donors. International project management standards (PMI) are at the foundation of our activities.

Our programs are driven by the priorities of Kazakhstani society, with an emphasis on regional projects in rural communities, implemented in partnership with government agencies and business.

The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia implements more than 10 projects annually. In keeping with its legacy, EFCA strictly adheres to international standards. EFCA Kazakhstan works in all 14 regions of Kazakhstan, as well as in the cities of Astana and Almaty, with active projects in the spheres of:

  • youth and education,
  • support for vulnerable groups,
  • civil society development,
  • social entrepreneurship,
  • and corporate social responsibility.

 

Despite being a non-profit, we apply a number of approaches from the business world: defining out niche, responding to the specific needs of our beneficiaries and donors, striving to be the best in the field, and working with a talented team committed to results.

We believe that our main competitive advantages are transparency, accountability, efficiency, and strong local and international experience. EFCA seeks to catalyze positive changes in society through effective programming.