On November 20, the CGP held an exchange visit of initiative groups of the Leilek district, Batken oblast and Kochkor district of the Naryn oblast, with the participation of the Mayor of Isfana, representatives of Local-Self Government, territorial education and social protection departments, Justice Department of Batken oblast, and representatives of the local CSOs. Three members of Kochkor CIG and the Chairperson of Kochkor Local Council took part in the meeting. 
 
During the meeting, initiative groups presented the results of their work and more than 60 participants shared their opinions and experiences related to community initiatives. The mayor of the Isfana emphasized the positive cooperation his office had with the CIGs. The CGP COP presented and handed over the practitioners’ guides developed by the CGP together with the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice.
 
After the meeting, participants from Kochkor were able to visit the Ming Jygach and Tailan CIGs on site, where they could see the repaired kindergarten and a bus stop attained by the CIGs. In addition, visitors from Kochkor met with local authorities to discuss and share best practices of their collaboration with initiative groups.
 
A similar exchange visit to be held in Kochkor on November 27, 2019 in Kochkor village of the Naryn Oblast.

5c719c97 c9b6 4327 939f 5c5dc3133051

Director of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program implemented by the East-West Management Institute, Ruslan Moldokasymov, makes opening remarks during the exchage visit.

IMG 2000

An exchange visit of initiative groups of the Leilek district of the Batken oblast and Kochkor district of the Naryn oblast was held in the city of Isfana, Batken oblast on November 20.

а.

IMG 2005

The USAID CGP Chief of Party, Ruslan Moldokasymov, presented and handed over the practitioners’ guides developed by the CGP together with the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice.