On October 26, 2017, NPM Resource Center at KNU hosted a Guest Lecture of Anti-corruption Business Council (ABC) KR Secretary-General Nuripa Mukanova on “Anti-corruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic: Mission and Activities” with over 25 students and faculty members in attendance. Nuripa Mukanova shared with the participants her extensive knowledge and experience in the area of anti-corruption activities in Kyrgyzstan and explained the necessity of cooperation between the state, business and civil society sectors in the process of this particular problem resolution through introduction of good governance principles and intolerance toward corruption in the society. Further, the lecturer presented to the students’ consideration the existing legislative framework for civil society organization’s participation in combating corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic. As one of the civil society organizations, ABC fulfills the task of exposure and elimination of corruption mechanisms and factors in the country. Starting from 2016, the organization has a right to conduct public examination of the country’s legislative base; for the recent period, the corruption risk assessment has been conducted for more than 100 draft laws and other legal regulations. ABC also works on initiation of legislative amendments aimed at reduction of corruption factors to protect the property rights of businesses and citizens, and creating conditions for an effective dialogue with the government bodies, “Our goal is not to replace authorities but bring them to the path of certain problems resolution”, highlighted Mrs. Mukanova. In the course of heated discussions, the participants expressed their positive reaction to hearing about the specific results of combatting corruption and shared their hope for the better future for everyone. Nuripa Mukanova noted at the end of the lecture: “To defeat corruption, a political will not only of every government official is essential but political will of EVERY citizen of our country.”

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A memory photo of the participants of the Guest Lecture with Nuripa Mukanova, Secretary-General of Anti-corruption Business Council of KR after the guest lecture on the theme “Anti-corruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic: Mission and Activities” 

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Nuripa Mukanova, Secretary-General of Anti-corruption Business Council of KR sharing her experience in the area of anti-corruption activities in Kyrgyzstan during her guest lecture at NPM Resource Center at KNU

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During the guest lecture on the theme: “Anti-corruption Business Council (ABC) of the Kyrgyz Republic: Mission and Activities”, over 25 students and faculty members listening with interest to Nuripa Mukanova’s experience with ABC in combatting corruption in KR 

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Students received knowledge and experience shared by ABC General Secretary Nuripa Mukanova in combatting corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic 

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Coordinator of NPM Resource Center at KNU Yris Beybutova sharing her view regarding anti-corruption efforts taken in the country and the role of civil society in combatting corruption