The Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a five-year project that promotes effective collaboration among civil society, the private sector, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. We work in three interconnected areas: to promote government support for social procurement; to build the capacity of civil society through nonprofit management education; and to provide targeted technical assistance and competitive grants aimed to strengthen CSOs. Building upon USAID's and other donors' previous support to Kyrgyz civil society, CGP supports government efforts to increase civil society participation in service delivery through social procurement. Simultaneously, CGP works to strengthen Kyrgyz civil society's ability to shape public policy, promote government transparency, and expand advocacy efforts.

CGP is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with additional funding from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID). For additional information about USAID programs in the Kyrgyz Republic, please visit:

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Our Mission

USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program fosters effective collaboration between civil society, private business leaders, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic resulting in a more responsible and accountable government as well as a more credible and sustainable civil society.

Our Partners

USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program is implemented by East-West Management Institute (EWMI) with co-funding from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and in partnership with:

Our Team

USAID Collaborative Governance Management

  • Garry Ledbetter, Chief of Party
  • Ruslan Moldokasymov, Deputy Chief of Party
  • Malika Malikova, Administration and Compliance Officer

Grants Administration Unit

  • Guljan Asanbaeva, Grant Officer
  • Meergul Sulaimanova, Grants Administration and Compliance Manager
  • Kubanychbek Ibraev, Subaward Coordinator
  • Mamasabyr Saipov, Subaward Coordinator

Capacity Building Component

  • Baktygul Ismailova, Higher Education Officer
  • Salima Serkebaeva, Education Specialist
  • Begaiym Tolongutova, CSO Capacity Strengthening Coordinator
  • Aigul Kenjetaeva, Training Coordinator

Increasing the Demand of Rule of Law Component

  • Meder Dastanbekov, Rule of Law Program Officer
  • Elmira Joldosheva, Rule of Law Program Organizational Development Specialist 

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Evaluation and Gender Officer

Public Outreach and Communications

  • Fatima Kasmahunova, Public Outreach Specialist

Operations and Human Resources Unit

  • Aynura Abdurasulova, Operations Manager
  • Asek Imankulov, Operations Assistant 
  • Sultan Baimendiev, Administrative Assistant
  • Lira Sydykova, Finance Manager
  • Artur Mukambaev, IT and Database Manager
  • Azamat Arzymatov, Assistant Finance Manager
  • Nurzat Zhetibaeva, Translator/Interpreter 

For additional information, please contact:
Our Address:EWMI, 4, Koenkozova Street, 720017, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Tel.: +(996 312) 314 799, 986 707

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