Dear colleagues, partners, and friends!
We are pleased to invite you to the Guest Lecture of UN Women National Program Coordinator Jildyz Kuvatova on the theme “Role of Media in Promoting Gender Equality in Kyrgyzstan”. The Guest Lecture will be on October 23 from 14:00 – 15:30 at the Nonprofit Management Resource Center at Kyrgyz National University, 3rd floor, room 310 (547 Frunze Str.).
Please confirm your participation via mob.: 0555 99 07 47 or via e-mail: hubknu@gmail.com 
Invitation ENG Jildyz Kuvatova GL KNU 23 10 2017
 
On September 26 and 29, NPM Resource Center of Naryn and Talas State Universities hosted the guest lecture by Malik-Aidar Abakirov, Chair of the Board at JSC “Guarantee Fund” on the theme “Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprise Development”. The lecturer talked about the role of the Guarantee Funds in supporting small and medium enterprise (SME) development in the Kyrgyz Republic and emphasized that successful business development and its sustainability is a foundation for economic development of the country. The share of SMEs in the country’s GDP is increasing and will provide creation of new jobs, positive change in the living standards in the country. 
Guarantee Funds in the Kyrgyz Republic have been successfully developing since 2010 with the support of two USAID programs: Local Development Program and Collaborative Governance Program. More info about Guarantee Funds in KR is on USAID website: https://www.usaid.gov/node/238686.
 Photo 1 Guest Lecture Malik Abakirova GF 09 26 2017

Chair of the Board at JSC “Guarantee Fund” Malik-Aidar Abakirov (third from left) gives a Guest Lecture on the theme “Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprise Development” for students, professors and representatives of CSOs at NPM Resource Center at Naryn State University

Photo 2 Guest Lecture Malik Abakirov GF NSU 09 26 2017

Over 15 students, professors, and CSO members attended a guest lecture of Malik Abakirov, Chair of the Board at JSC “Guarantee Fund” on the theme “Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprise Development” at NPM Resource Center, Naryn State University

Photo 3 GL Malik Abakirov GF NSU TSU 09 26 2017

 Professor, Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at Naryn State University Esenbay Sargashkaev (standing in the center) organized a guest lecture of Malik Abakirov, Chair of the Board at JSC “Guarantee Fund” on the theme “Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprise Development” for students, professors and CSO members

Photo 4 GL Malik Abakirov GF NSU 09 26 2017

During the guest lecture of Malik Abakirov, Chair of the Board at JSC “Guarantee Fund”, the participants learned helpful info about Guarantee Funds development in the country and its role in SME development in in the Kyrgyz Republic

In September 2017, 77 students of the Law Department of Osh State University and Economics and Management Department of Talas State University enrolled in a new NPM course “Rule of Law and Nonprofit Sector.” Students of the Kyrgyz National University will enroll in this new NPM course in the spring semester.

Twenty-three professors from 11 universities developed the structure and content of the course, which includes fundamental concepts of the rule of law, its history and values it protects. “Rule of Law and Nonprofit Sector” is the fifth course developed by the professors-members of the Association of NPM Educators with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. Since 2014, five NPM courses have been developed and introduced into curriculum of 11 universities and offered as electives. In September 2017, about 350 students from seven universities have enrolled to study different NPM courses. 

Photo 1 OSU Law Faculty study 5th Rule of Law and NPS Course

Students of Business and Management Department at Osh State University study with interest the fifth elective NPM course titled “Rule of Law and Nonprofit Sector”  

Photo 2 Baktygul Maksytova 5th NPM Course at Law Faculty OSU 2

Coordinator  of NPM Resource Center at Osh State University and professor of Business and Management Department  Baktygul Maksytova gives a lecture to students on a new course “Rule of Law and NPM Sector”

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Professor of Law Department at Osh State University Jyldyz Aitbaeva giving a lecture on a newly launched NPM course “Rule of Law and Nonprofit Sector”, where students receive broader understanding of the “rule of law” concept in the existing environment and the role of the nonprofit sector in the society

Photo 4 Professor Jyldyz Aitbaeva Law Dept OSU Sept 2017

Students of the Law Department at Osh State University study with interest a new course “Rule of Law and NPM Sector” during the lecture of professor Jyldyz Aitbaeva

 

The Association of NPM Educators (ANPME) conducted two trainings of trainers (ToT) on the NPM course “Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations” for over 40 professors of Talas and Jalal-Abad State Universities in September. Trainers, members of ANPME, Baktygul Maksytova (Osh State University), Chinara Ashimova (Arabaev Kyrgyz State University) and Nurbek Musakulov (Jalal-Abad State University), outlined the purpose and value of the elective course, its structure, and shared multiple examples of cases from their work experience in the civil society sector. During the ToT, the participants received training materials, and discussed different questions and case studies suggested for the professors to consider in teaching this course. The trainers also explained the features of financial reporting and financial control in CSOs. After the ToT, professors of Talas State University put forward a proposal to offer elective NPM courses at more faculties of TSU. The suggestion was supported by the Academic council of the University.  
Since 2013, with USAID CGP support, 23 professors of the Consortium of Universities developed a curriculum and five NPM courses that have been introduced in 11 universities with over 1,500 students completing four of the NPM courses.  USAID CGP works with its partner the Association of NPM Educators and Consortium of Universities to make sure that they continue the work of the network of six NPM Resource Centers across the country and advance NPM Education in the Kyrgyz Republic when the program ends.
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Baktygul Maksytova, Coordinator of NPM Resource Center at Osh State University introduced a syllabus, resources available to teach the course, and various teaching methods and strategies applied to the course

Photo 3 ToT ANPME handing over video conferencing equipment

In the presence of the Rector Upenov, Project Administrator of the Association of NPM Educators Chinara Ashimova, handed over a new audio-video conferencing system to the TSU NPM Resource Center Coordinator to promote cooperation across the network of NPM Resource Centers

Photo 4 ToT Jalal Abad SU NPM RC

A memory photo of the ToT participants and trainers with Talas State University Rector Aibek Upenov after the ceremony of awarding the Certificates of Completion

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Coordinator of NPM Resource Center and professor at Osh State University Baktygul Maksytova conducting the ToT for professors of Jalal-Abad State University in the NPM Resource Center

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Professors of Jalal-Abad State University during the 3rd ToT on NPM course “Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations

 

 

On September 29, 2017, over 30 heads of urban and rural municipalities learned about the Kyrgyz Republic Law “On State Social Procurement” adopted in May 2017, which regulates the mechanism of implementation of SSP and enables local self-governance (LSG) bodies to address social issues and services. Development Policy Institute organized a seminar as a part of the project titled “Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to implement state social procurement (SSP)”, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. As part of this project, four municipalities will be selected and receive comprehensive consultative support in implementing municipal social procurement. For more info about the seminar, please see video: http://bit.ly/2ywPOEJ.

 

DPI seminar Sept 29 2017 photo

Over 30 heads and representatives of urban and rural municipalities took part in an information seminar on the implementation of the state social procurement (SSP) at the municipal level

DPI Seminar Bekbolot Bekiev presentation Sept 29 2017

DPI Expert Bekbolot Bekiev told the participants about the basic principles of the SSP implementation

DPI Ainura Djunushalieva

DPI Project Manager Ainura Dzhunushalieva familiarized the participants with the goals and objectives of the project "Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to Implement State Social Procurement"