The Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a seven-year project that promotes effective collaboration between civil society and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. CGP works in the following interconnected areas: 1) to enhance the capacity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD), local governments institutions and civil society organizations to implement social procurement; 2) to support selected public councils in implementing the Law “On Public Councils of State Bodies” and to strengthen the working relationship between civil society and the Kyrgyz Government; 3) to increase the capacity of selected CSOs that focus on protecting citizen rights; and 4) to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and its Free Legal Aid Centers, established throughout the country, and to support public awareness of access to justice. The CGP will also enhance the cooperation between the MoJ, regional representatives of Ombudsman Institute and advocates in the delivery of free legal aid consultations. CGP, through its grants program, will support existing Local Committees on Prevention of Domestic Violence (LCPDV) and develop new LCPDV in selected regions. 
CGP is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). For additional information about USAID programs in the Kyrgyz Republic, please visit:

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Our Mission

The USAID Collaborative Governance Program fosters effective collaboration between civil society, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. Increase the demand for the Rule of Law in an effort to increase access to justice for the most vulnerable populations, including victims of domestic violence.

Our Partners

The USAID Collaborative Governance Program is implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI) and in partnership with:

  • the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic;

    the Development Policy Institute in the Kyrgyz Republic;

    the Civic Participation Fund;

    the Center for Public Policy; 

    the Association of Crisis Centers; 

    the Association of Legal Clinics;

    the Public Union “Women Support Center”;

    the Public Fund “DIA”; and

    the Public Union “Abiyir El”. 


USAID Collaborative Governance Management

  • Ruslan Moldokasymov, Chief of Party
  • Malika Malikova, Administration and Compliance Officer
  • Aida Rustemova, Senior Program Officer

Grants Administration Unit

  • Guljan Asanbaeva, Grant Officer
  • Elmira Zholdosheva, Community Initiative Groups Program Officer
  • Elzada Diushembieva, Grant Administration Unit Assistant
  • Sultan Isaev, Grants Administration and Compliance Manager

Capacity Building Component

  • Kubanychbek Ibraev, CSO Capacity Strengthening Coordinator

Increasing the Demand of Rule of Law Component

  • Elzar Elemanov, Rule of Law Program Officer
  • Asel Tursunbekova, Rule of Law Program Assistant

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Evaluation and Gender Officer

Public Outreach and Communications

  • Fatima Kasmahunova, Public Outreach Specialist

Operations and Human Resources Unit

  • Sezim Oskonbaeva, Operations Manager
  • Eliza Kanzharbekova, Operations Assistant
  • Asel Nusupova, Finance Manager
  • Ikhtiyar Nasirov, Finance Assistant
  • Almazbek Aldayarov, IT Specialist

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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