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Based in the U.S., Kushiston International was one of the first international organizations to establish an office in Tajikistan when it began work in 1991. Its first project was a three-year research and policy program which led to the establishment of the Shirkent Historical Natural Park, the first such park in Tajikistan. Working with the World Wildlife Federation, it has helped organize a council of Tajik scientists and environmentalists which is working to develop a biodiversity strategy. It has also launched a micro-credit program for women entrepreneurs, with support from Save the Children.
The foundation has an office in Khujand to serve the needs of NGOs in the Leninabad region. It is a member of the Socio-Ecological Union, based in Moscow.
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).