The USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) organized exchange visits between Community Initiative Groups (CIGs) of Leilek District, Batken Oblast and Kochkor District, Naryn Oblast to share experiences. On November 20, the city of Isfana hosted four members of the Kochkor District CIGs, headed by the speaker of the Kochkor Ayil Kenesh (Rural Council). On November 27, five CIG members of the Leilek District, including the head of the Isfana City, visited the village of Kochkor as part of the exchange visit. Among the participants of the exchange visit were the Mayor of Isfana city, the head of the Kochkor Ayil Okmotu, the speaker of the Ayil Kenesh, the head of the Kochkor District Education Board, the Kochkor District Department of Social Protection, and representatives of Batken and Naryn Justice Departments and civil society sector.
 
During the exchange visit in Kochkor, the participants had an opportunity to address questions to the head of the ayil okmotu and city council directly, discuss plans for providing drinking water to the Tendik villagers and issues of informing the population on land distribution issues. The head of Kochkorsky ayil okmotu noted the importance of the CIG activities and asked for the list of CIG members in Tendik village to promote the issue of water in the village of Tendik. During the meeting, the USAID Collaborative Governance Program presented and handed over a series manuals on legal aspects developed by the USAID CGP (CSP) in coordination with the Center for the Coordination of State Guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic. Over 130 people participated in the experience sharing meetings.
 
Photo 1 Ruslan makes opening remarks in Kochkor exchange visit from Isfana 27 11 2019

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

Photo 2 Exchange visit of Leilek CIGs to Kochkor Rayon Naryn Oblast 27 11 2019

An exchange visit of initiative groups of the Leilek districtBatken oblast and Kochkor district, Naryn oblast was held in the village of Kochkor, November 27.

Photo 3 manuals on legal issues CGP handed over 27 11 2019

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.

Photo 4 head of Administration of Isfana Mayors Office left head of Kochkor rural municipality ayil okmotu

The head of the Isfana City Administration (left) sharing experience on land issues with the head of Kochkor ayil okmotu (right).

Photo 5 Head of Naryn Justice Department Q and A on FLAC

The head of the Justice Department of Naryn oblast answers the questions of the participants related to the work of the Free Legal Aid Center.

Photo 6 School students sharing experience on fundraising Kochkor

Students sharing fundraising experience for planting trees.