On June 3-4, 2015, 23 dedicated professors representing 11 universities - members of the Consortium of Universities on NPM in the Kyrgyz Republic actively participated in the 5th Professional Development Workshop organized with support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, made welcoming remarks and highlighted the dedication, enthusiasm, and excellent team work of the participants in an effort to advance NPM education in the Kyrgyzstani Universities. During this ceremony, 18 professors were honored for their dedicated work on the NPM syllabi design.

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Irys Beybutova, Coordinator of the Consortium of Universities on Nonprofit Management (NPM), Dean at the School of International Relations, Kyrgyz National University, introducing Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, to make her remarks and award stipends to 18 professors, who worked enthusiastically and creatively to develop and introduce the 1st and 2nd NPM course syllabi.

 

 

During the 5th Professional Development Workshop, university professors finalized the 3rd course syllabus on "Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations," shared their experience and new approaches in teaching the NPM courses and discussed the use of the available electronic versions of NPM books and glossaries for teaching purposes. Five fellows of the 2nd NPM Fellowship Program organized by USAID/CGP in the Republic of Georgia on May 2-30, 2015, returned back motivated and shared findings and new trends in NPM education of Georgian university partners as well as specifics of CSO development and its role in advancing NPM education and in Georgian society overall. The five NPM alumni used a chance to share new methodologies, approaches in developing and teaching NPM course syllabi, shared their view and discussed options for further sustainability and institutionalization of the Consortium of Universities on NPM and NPM Resource Centers, which were established during the past 18 months. The participants of the workshop discussed the agenda for the 2nd Annual NPM Conference and identified the theme for the next 4th NPM course to develop further. In September 2015, several members of the Consortium Universities, including Osh State University, Batken State University, and Djalal-Abad State University are planning to launch the 3rd NPM Course on "Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations." Consortium Universities on NPM will continue teaching the 1st and the 2nd NPM courses titled "Introduction to NPM" and "Nonprofit Organizations in the Contemporary World" in the upcoming academic year of 2015-2016.

The participants of the 5th PDW were also familiarized with the results of the 2nd NPM Course "Nonprofit Organizations in the Contemporary World" survey conducted by M-Vector with CGP support in May-June. The survey results provided professors with objective feedback from students on the quality of teaching the 2nd NPM course. Professors were glad to receive the survey results and agreed to improve the NPM course according to the recommendations and feedback the survey provided.

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Irys Beybutova, Coordinator of the Consortium of Universities on Nonprofit Management (NPM), Dean at the School of International Relations, Kyrgyz National University, awarded a Letter of Gratitude to Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, signed by Mr. Usekeev, Acting Rector of Kyrgyz National University, as Hub-University on behalf of the Consortium member Universities on NPM noting: “For the support and introduction of innovations in the area of Kyrgyzstan’s education, in particular, for introduction of specialization “Nonprofit Management” in universities of the country.”

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Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, giving her remarks at the 5th Professional Development Workshop at NPM Resource Center, KNU.

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Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, awarding a stipend to Gulaina Syidanova, Associate Professor, KNU.

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Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, awarding a stipend to Salmoorbek Umetov, Associate Professor, Jalal-Abad State University.

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Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, awarding a stipend to Zina Karaeva, Doctor of Philology, International University of Kyrgyzstan.

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Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, awarding a stipend to Professor Chinara Ashimova, Arabaev Kyrgyz State University.

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A memorable photo of Ann Hopper, Democracy and Governance Office Director, USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, with the participants of the 5th Professional Development Workshop after the award ceremony.

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Baktygul Ismailova, Ph.D., USAID CGP's Curriculum Development Specialist (from left to right), making a presentation on trends in NPM education in Georgian universities, Baktygul Maksytova, Doctor in Economics, Business and Management Department, Finance and Credit Sub-Department at Osh State University, and Professor Chynara Ashimova, Arabaev Kyrgyz State University.

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Baktygul Ismailova, Ph.D., USAID CGP's Curriculum Development Specialist (from left to right), Nurzhamal Uzakbaeva, professor, Kyrgyz National University, Baktygul Maksytova, Doctor in Economics, Business and Management Department, Finance and Credit Sub-Department at Osh State University making a presentation on CSOs in Georgia and trends in their development, Chinara Ashimova, Professor at Arabaev Kyrgyz State University.

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Chinara Ashimova, Professor at Arabaev State University, making a presentation of the cultural program in the Republic of Georgia, highlighting dynamic development of the city of Tbilisi since independence.

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Zainidin Kurmanov, Doctor of History, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, made an overview of the trends in the political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the Republic of Georgia.