On April 10-11, 2015, Osh State University inaugurated a Nonprofit Management Resource Center, which will be supporting universities in Osh, Jalalabad, and Batken in introducing NPM courses and will serve as a platform for guest lectures, conferences and discussions involving students, faculty members, and representatives of the nonprofit, business, and public sector communities.

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Anna Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, Abdygany Abduvaliev, Vice Rector of Osh State University, and Gulshat Maatkerimova, Higher Education Officer of USAID CGP cutting the ribbon to open the NPM Resource Center in Osh State University

 

Vice Rector of Osh State University Abdugany Abduvaliev, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Democracy and Governance Office Director Ann Hopper, USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) Chief of Party Mark Grubb, and Coordinator of Consortium of Universities on NPM Irys Beybutova made opening remarks, participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and opened the 1st Professional Development Workshop with over 20 professors and faculty members of southern Kyrgyz Republic's Universities in attendance. Over one hundred participants, representing students, professors, rectors and vice rectors of Osh, Jalalabad, and Batken Universities, CSO leaders, USAID, and East-West Management representatives took part in the opening ceremony and participated in a Questions and Answers session re: the role of the NPM education, collaboration of civil society, public, and private sectors.

 

The atmosphere of support from Osh SU vice rector, dean of the faculty, other university rectors, decorations and music arranged – all created an atmosphere of a holiday and pride that the NPM Resource Center in Osh State University became a hub for advancing NPM education in the South of KR.

USAID CGP supports Professional Development Workshops and two NPM Resource Centers opened in Osh State University and in Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek through its University Assistance Grants.

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Abdygany Abduvaliev, Vice Rector of Osh State University opening the inauguration ceremony of the NPM Resource Center on April 10, 2015

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Anna Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, making opening remarks to highlight the importance of the NPM Resource Center in advancing the NPM education in the South of Kyrgyzstan

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Osh State University student making her remarks and sharing her experience and view on NPM courses, which she successfully has been attending during the year

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University students, professors, CSO representatives are in attention while listening to opening remarks of guest-speakers

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Baktygul Maksytova, professor of Osh State University and Solmoorbek Umetov, professor of Jalal-Abad State University opening the 1st NPM Professional Development Workshop (PDW) in the newly launched NPM Resource Center

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Participants of the 1st PDW with USAID CGP COP Mark Grubb, Coordinator of Consortium of Universities on NPM Irys Beybutova, and USAID CGP Higher Education Officer Guslshat Maatkerimova

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CSO members, students, professors and other guests during Q&A session

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Baktygul Maksytova, professor of Osh State University introducing the participants of the 1st NPM PDW to the agenda and expectations of the workshop results

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Joint photo of guests and participants of the 1st NPM PDW after the Qs and As session

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Memory photo of USAID CGP COP Mark Grubb with Osh State University students after Qs and As session

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A student asked a question re: opportunities for internships with international programs like USAID CGP and with other universities in Bishkek

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Avazbek Asanov, Osh State University Dean of Business and Management Department (from left to right), Abdygany Abduvaliev, Vice Rector of Osh State University, Irys Beybutova, Coordinator of Consortium of Universities on NPM, Anna Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, Mark Grubb, USAID CGP COP, and Fatima Kasmahunova, USAID CGP Public Outreach Specialist at Qs and As session