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