Mark Grubb

"Welcome to our website. The staff of the Collaborative Governance Program and I encourage you to take a few minutes to look through our website and begin to learn more about the services we have provided and will continue to provide to the civil society and citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. Our program is funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and is being implemented by the East-West Management Institute. Our journey began in March of 2013 and will end in February 2018. During this period, we will offer various forms of technical assistance, training, and grant funding support to civil society organizations with the goal of facilitating ever-increasing positive and productive interactions between civil society and their counterparts in the public and private sectors. Please continue to visit our website to follow our progress but more importantly to follow the progress of the Kyrgyzstani women and men who make up this critical and vibrant aspect of the community in the Kyrgyz Republic."

Mark Grubb, Chief of Party

Collaborative Governance Program

East-West Management Institute – Kyrgyz Republic



Professional Development Workshop Held in Bishkek to Design the NPM Course “The Rule of Law and Nonprofit Sector


On September 22-23, 2016 the NPM Resource Center based at the Kyrgyz National University hosted a two-day Professional Development Workshop for 23 professors from 11 Consortium Universities, who got together... Read more

Osh Schools Improve Access for Children with Special Needs


A ceremony of opening new ramps was held on September 22, 2016 at School #10 in the city of Osh. In June of this year, the Public Foundation "Smail.KG" worked... Read more

Invitation to the Guest Lecture of Ruslan Moldokasymov, Senior Program Officer, USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP)


Dear colleagues, partners, and friends, We are pleased to invite you to the Guest Lecture of Ruslan Moldokasymov, Senior Program Officer, USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) on the theme «Support to... Read more

Invitation to the Guest Lecture on the Theme "Internal Procedures to Improve Management in the NGO"


We are pleased to invite you to the Guest Lecture of Mirlan Kydyrmyshev, Project Coordinator of the Public Foundation "The Center for International Protection" on the theme "Internal procedures to... Read more

Civil Society Raising Awareness of the Regulatory and Legal Framework for Marriages and Consequences of Unregistered Marriages


On August 29th, 17 students from the school “Mukimi” in the Kyzyl-Kyshtak Aiyl Aimak in the Kara-Suu district attended an information session on early and unregistered marriages and legal and... Read more

Kara-Suu District of Osh Oblast: Working Jointly to Protect Women against Domestic Violence


On August 23, 2016, 28 members of the coalition group, including heads of local governments, local councils, village heads, chair of the court of aldermen, public prevention centers, precinct police... Read more

Attorneys and Assistant Judges Will Promote Tolerance Toward Women Living with HIV


On August 23, 2016, 10 attorneys and assistant judges completed a training course on building tolerant attitudes towards women living with the HIV virus. The participants learned about the status... Read more

The Civil Society's Position on a Set of Measures for the Reform of Law Enforcement Agencies


Summer 2016 was marked by the emergence of a number of decisions in reforming law enforcement unit in Kyrgyzstan. On July 4, 2016, the Council of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic discussed the reorganization of the public bodies exercising enforcement functions; a... Read more

Trainings Conducted for Women Leaders in Talas to Raise their Role in Decision-Making at the Local Level


In July 2016, 60 women leaders and future candidates for deputies of the local Kenesh (council) took part in 8 training sessions in order to increase the role of women... Read more

Kyrgyz and Georgia Organizations sign Memorandum to Collaborate on Non-profit Management Education


On July 15, 2016, the Public Union “Association of Nonprofit Management Educators” andthe Center for Training and Consultancy of the Republic of Georgiasigned a Memorandum of Understanding at the Nonprofit... Read more

Osh Mayor’s Office and PF “Family to Every Child” Working together to Improve Social Services for Vulnerable Children and Families


On July 21, 2016, PF Family to Every Child organized a meeting of Working and Monitoring Groups in the Osh Mayor’s Office to strengthen cooperation among local authorities and commissions... Read more

CSOs to Monitor Procurement of Medicines to Ensure Effective Use of Public Funds


Association "Partnership Network,” and Public Foundation "Ergene," with the support of the Collaborative Governance Program, funded by USAID, are conducting a series of seminars for procurement specialists of healthcare institutions... Read more

Development of Guarantee Funds – to advance small and medium business development in KR


On June 23, 2016, Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed Decree #288 on the creation of a OJSC "Gaurantee Fund" with the capital of 72 million KGS. Additional capital in the... Read more

Invitation to a public discussion of draft laws


The Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) placed on its website a number of draft laws, including “On status of judges of KR”, “On introducing changes in the legislation of the KR”, “Civil... Read more

Working Together to Improve the Status of Care Leavers (People Leaving Institutional Care)


On June 21, more than 50 representatives from the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament), Office of the Government and other state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic; representatives from USAID, UNICEF and other... Read more

The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Established a JSC "Guarantee Fund"


Today, June 29, 10:00 a.m., Minister of Economics Mr. Kojoshev will give a press briefing on the theme: “The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic established a new state financial organization... Read more

Project to Protect Women and Girls Against Violence to be Launched in Osh


Today, June 28, Information Agency “AKIpress – Osh” announced the launch of Public Fund DIA’s new project to protect women and girls against violence. The project will enhance the role... Read more