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

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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

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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