On October 20, 2016, the Public Union Association of Nonprofit Management Educators, in partnership with the Naryn State University and USAID Collaborative Governance Program, opened a new Nonprofit Management (NPM) Resource Center at the Naryn State University. Professor Damira Omuralieva, Rector of Naryn State University, Deans, over 60 students and representatives of Naryn Oblast Education Board, the Public Union “Countering Corruption and People’s Control of Screening (lustration)”, the press center of Naryn State University, Naryn TV, and the local newspaper “Tenir Too” attended the event. The opening event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and signing of a Letter of Intent between Naryn State University and the Association on Nonprofit Management Educators. Rector Damira Omuralieva congratulated the university community and guests on the opening of the Resource Center and highlighted its role and meaning not only for university community, but also for the employees of state and municipal agencies and local self-government bodies in Naryn Oblast. The Naryn State University’s NPM Resource Center will serve as a platform for guest lectures, professional development workshops, conferences and discussions involving students, faculty members, and representatives of the nonprofit, business, and public sector communities of Naryn Oblast.

Photo 1 all participants opening 3rd NPM RC in Naryn SU IMG 5520

Over 60 participants, including students and representatives of Naryn Oblast Education Board, Naryn State University, civil society organizations, the media center of Naryn State University, Naryn TV, and the local newspaper “Tenir Too” attended the event

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Rector of Naryn State University professor Damira Omuralieva (left), Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at Kyrgyz National University Yris Beybutova, and CGP Senior Program Officer Ruslan Moldokasymov cutting the ribbon to open the NPM Resource Center

Photo 3 Letter of Intent signing ANPME NSU IMG 5538

Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at Kyrgyz National University, member of the Association of NPM Educators Yris Beybutova (left) and Rector of Naryn State University professor Damira Omuralieva signing a Letter of Intent to coordinate the work of the NPM Resource Center at Naryn State University and support its sustainability to advance the nonprofit management education in Naryn Oblast. Esenbay Sargashkaev, professor at the Naryn State University (to the left from Yris Beybutova) and Baktygul Ismailova, Higher Education Officer at USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) (next to Esenbay in the second row) worked in coordination to open successfully the NPM Resource Center at Naryn State University

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Two leaders, Rector of Naryn State University professor Damira Omuralieva (left), and Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at Kyrgyz National University Yris Beybutova, shaking hands after signing the Letter of Intent

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Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center Esenbay Sargashkaev receiving the first present to the NPM Resource Center at Naryn State University

Photo 7 Elmira Shermatova Head of the Department on Quality of Education Naryn Oblast Administration CSO IMG 5594

Head of the Department on Quality of Education at Naryn Oblast Administration, Elmira Shermatova, highlighted the role and importance of the NPM Resource Center at Naryn State University in advancing cooperation between the state bodies, civil society, and private sector