The Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a five-year project that promotes effective collaboration between civil society, the private sector, and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. We work in four interconnected areas: to promote government support for social procurement, including civil society participation in service delivery; to build the capacity of civil society through nonprofit management education; to support the ongoing efforts of the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice to increase the demand for the rule of law in the Kyrgyz Republic and improve access to justice and legal information for the most vulnerable population; and to provide targeted technical assistance and competitive grants aimed to strengthen CSOs 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.

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
  • Oksana Muromskaya, Grants Administration and Compliance Manager
  • Kubanychbek Ibraev, Subaward Coordinator

Capacity Building Component

  • Salima Serkebaeva, Higher Education Officer 
  • 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
  • Nurzhan Rakymova, 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

  • Aynura Abdurasulova, Operations Manager
  • Asek Imankulov, Operations Assistant 
  • Sultan Baimendiev, Administrative Assistant
  • Sezim Oskonbaeva, Operations Assistant
  • Lira Sydykova, Finance Manager
  • Iuliia Nikitushkina, Finance Assistant
  • Artur Mukambaev, IT and Database Manager

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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