The GEF Small Grants Programme

in Uzbekistan

Where the green business meets

In 2016, our program, together with, launched the Green Business Platform initiative. In fact, it was a platform where people could share their projects in the field of green business, make presentations, look for partners, investors, discuss, get support, and possibly get a constructive view from the outside.

A little later, other partners joined the initiative, and they took on the main burden of implementing the platform. Now the list of partners looks like this:

In times of COVID, this initiative has somewhat "dimmed". Now that everything is back to normal, it's time to revive this great conversational platform.

What we are happy to do.

So, the first meeting, after a long break, will take place on February 15, from 10:00 to 12:00.

Venue: Center for Advanced Technologies, landmark - Beruniy metro station.

Event format: presentations of business projects in the field of sustainable use and management of natural resources are held on the Green Business Platform. Project initiators present their business ideas in the format of 10 minutes - presentation of a business idea, 5 minutes - questions and answers from the audience. We hope for interest in this platform from investors and donors to support emerging green business initiatives.

Event program:


Registration of guests and participants


Opening of the event
Moderators: Barno Isamiddinova (in Uzbek) and Alexei Volkov (in Russian)


Independent Power Producers: The Case of a Hydro PowerPlant in Andijan Region

Oybek Tashmatov, co-founder of the project


A beekeeping case for women based on artificial intelligence

Laura Becker, MEL Project Coordinator, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Zones (ICARDA)


Growing almonds on rainfed lands: business prospects

Evgeny Botman, project manager of the Research Institute of Forestry, head of the laboratory of selection, seed production and nursery, candidate of agricultural sciences. Sciences


Energy independent small greenhouses

Muratali Migliev, partner of Jasurbek Oltin Mevalari farm


DNA laboratory is an example of a high-tech business for wildlife conservation

Elena Abdullaeva, Director of NNU Lochinchilar Milliy Markazi


Online dashboard for climate risk assessment: drought, heat and floods in Uzbekistan

Dr. Zafar Gafurov, Regional Researcher, IWMI Representative Offices in Central Asia


Discussion with the audience
Alexey Volkov, GEF SGP Coordinator in Uzbekistan
Alisher Yusupov, co-founder of Green Business Platform


Group photo
Coffee break, end of the event

The Green Business Platform initiative itself has its own Telegram channel. In the future, it is planned to create a website. Subscribe to the channel and follow all the news of the Platform.

We invite everyone to take part in the first meeting of the Platform. Please complete the registration form to participate.