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



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

Figuring out how to Finance the Fight against HIV and Tuberculosis


On June 13, 2016, more than 30 representatives from civil society organizations, Government’s Office, Ministry of Health, Mandatory Health Insurance Fund, UNAIDS, UNODC, EWMI and other donor organizations convened to... Read more

Civil Society Improving Public Access to Information in Collaboration with the Supreme Court


Over 50 judges, assistant judges, civil society organizations, donors, and media representatives participated in roundtable discussions on the results of the project “Promoting Openness, Transparency and Public Accessibility of Judicial... Read more

Association of Parents of Children with Disabilities Presented the Results of Its Analysis of Standards for Social Service Institutions


The Association of Parents of Children with Disabilities” (ARDI) in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and in cooperation with the Public Foundation... Read more

Journalists Learn to Cover Women's Leadership and Gender Issues in Media


From May 30-31, 2016, 12 journalists from Osh, Jalalabad and Batken oblasts took part in a seminar on "Covering the theme of women's leadership and gender issues in the media... Read more

Discussion on the Use of Digital Signature Hosted in Jalal-Abad


On June 2, 2016, entrepreneurs and representatives from civil society, government and media convened in Jalal-Abad for a roundtable discussion on “Raising Awareness of Osh Entrepreneurs on the Use of... Read more

California State University Associate Professor Ali Igmen lectured on «Identity Transformations in the Kyrgyz Society in the Light of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Experience» at KNU


On May 25, 2016, more than 30 university students and faculty members attended a guest lecture on «Identity Transformations in the Kyrgyz Society in the Light of the Soviet and... Read more

Osh Volunteers Trained to Work with Special Needs Children


On May 24-26, 2016, Public Fund “Blagodat” in partnership with Public Funds “Family to Every Child” and “Smile.kg” conducted a 3-day training course for 25 volunteers on new technologies and... Read more

Guest Lecture at NPM Resource Center, Osh State University, on "Think Tanks - Management Based on Analysis" for Students, Professors, and SCOs


On May 25, 2016 the NPM Resource Center at Osh State University hosted a guest lecture by Gulnur Chekirova, lawyer at “BizExpert” Analytical center and Kurmanbek Ismanaliev, professor, Department of... Read more

Invitation to Support Fund Raising Campaign to Construct the Ramps in Three Schools in the City of Osh


Public Fund “Smile.kg” is working to advance inclusive education for children with disabilities in the city of Osh. As part of the project “Children Should Study Together!” supported by the... Read more

Invitation to Guest Lecture: "Factory of Thoughts - Management Based on Analysis"


Osh State University Nonprofit Management Resource Center 25 May 2016y.11:00 – 12:00 Theme: "Factory of Thoughts - Management Based on Analysis"(Lecture will be in Russian) Gulnur ChekirovaLawyer-analyst AC «BizExpert» (c.Bishkek) Kurmanbek IsmanalievSenior Lecturer Department of... Read more

Invitation to Guest Lecture: Identity transformations in the Kyrgyz society in the light of the Soviet and Post-Soviet experiences.


Professor Ali Igmen is an author of the dissertation and many scholarly publications on the Kyrgyz identity. In his works he not only depicts general tendencies of the identity transformations... Read more

Simplified Mechanism for Publication of Judicial Acts on the Internet-Resource “sot.kg”


On May 11, the Public Foundation “Sustenance and Development of the Rule-of-Law”, with the support of the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, conducted a roundtable together to discuss the... Read more

Judges’ opinion on professional ethics - "Honor Above All"/ Judges Undergo Training on Formation of Anti-Corruption Models of Behavior


On April 26-27, 2016 Anti-Corruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic (KR AВС) in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Judicial Training Center under the Supreme... Read more