n May 25, 2017, a new Nonprofit Management (NPM) Resource Center was opened at Jalal-Abad State University to provide informational and consultative support on management of civil society organizations.

This is the fifth NPM Resource Center opened by the Association of NPM Educators with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP). Similar centers have already been operating at Kyrgyz National, Osh, Batken and Naryn State Universities. These centers have hosted more than 70 guest lectures, 12 professional development workshops, and contributed to the development of the syllabi of five NPM courses.

The Rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov, professors and students, representatives of state institutions of Jalal-Abad oblast, USAID and civil society organizations participated in the opening ceremony. The honorable right to cut the ribbon was given to rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov, USAID CGP Deputy Chief of Party Ruslan Moldokassymov, and representative of the Association of NPM Educators Irys Beibutova.

Keneshbek Usenov noted in his opening remarks, that inauguration of the NPM Resource Center was a landmark event for Jalal-Abad State University, and expressed gratitude to the USAID Collaborative Governance Program and the Association of NPM Educators. The rector also expressed hope that the new Resource Center will make a significant and qualitative contribution to further preparation of students allowing them to acquire new knowledge and skills and become competitive specialists in their fields.

After the opening ceremony, a “Training for Trainers” (ToT) was held for 20 faculty members of Jalal-Abad State University to introduce the syllabi of two NPM courses: "Introduction to NPM" and "NPOs in the Modern World". Representative of the Association of NPM Educators, Yrys Beybutova, Coordinator of the NPM Resource Center at Osh State University Baktygul Maksytova, and Coordinator of NPM Resource Center at Jalal-Abad State University, Salmoorbek Umetov, conducted the ToT.

Photo 1 JASU Ribbon cutting ceremony at JASU May 25

(From left to right) Rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov, USAID CGP Deputy Chief of Party Ruslan Moldokasymov, and representative of the Association of NPM Educators Irys Beibutova cutting the ribbon to open the NPM Resource Center in Jalal-Abad State University

Photo 2 JASU ANMPE and JalSU signing MOU IMG 0166 копия

Representative of the Association of NPM Educators Irys Beibutova (left) and Rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov signing the Memorandum of Understand (MoU) on further cooperation in advancing NPM education via NPM Resource Center at Jalal-Abad State University

Photo 3 JASU Rector Keneshbek Usenov congrats Yrys Beybutova

Representative of the Association of NPM Educators Irys Beibutova (left) and Rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov shaking hands after signing the MoU

Photo 4 JASU NPM RC Rector is making opening remarks

Rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov making his opening remarks to thank USAID Collaborative Governance Program and the Association of NPM Educators and highlight the important role the NPM Resource Center will play in preparing qualified leaders on NPM

Photo 5 JASU professor speaks

Coordinator of NPM Resource Center Salmoorbek Umetov (third from left), one of the 26 professors from the Consortium of Universities on NPM, is opening the ceremony of inauguration the NPM Resource Center at Jalal-Abad State University

Photo 6 JASU Ruslan opening remarks

Ruslan Moldokasymov, Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (second from left) making his speech to share the role of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program in establishing the 5th NPM Resource Center in the country and advancing the NPM education in the KR

Photo 7 JASU Yrys Beybutova speaks as ANPME

Irys Beybutova, representative of the Association of NPM Educators noted that the new NPM Resource Center will provide ample opportunities for Jalal-Abad State University professors to take part in "trainings for trainers", learn about best practices in conducting NPM courses, share advanced interactive teaching methods used in NPM courses, and learn to develop cases on NPM. The NPM Resource Center will serve as a venue for guest lectures, conferences and discussions on various topics.

Photo 8 JASU Guest Speaker Opening NPM RC

Director of the Public Foundation "Greenlight" in Jalal-Abad Azizdzhan Umarbaev congratulated the rector of the Jalal-Abad State University and participants with opening of the new NPM Resource Center, and expressed readiness to interact with the Resource Center, with professors and students of Jalal-Abad State University to exchange information about the activities of his organization and NPM resources.

Photo 9 JASU Memory photo all together

Director of the Public Foundation "Greenlight" in Jalal-Abad Azizdzhan Umarbaev congratulated the rector of the Jalal-Abad State University and participants with opening of the new NPM Resource Center, and expressed readiness to interact with the Resource Center, with professors and students of Jalal-Abad State University to exchange information about the activities of his organization and NPM resources.

Photo 10 Opening the ToT at JASU NPM RC

Representative of the Association of NPM Educators Irys Beibutova (left) and Rector of Jalal-Abad State University Keneshbek Usenov greeted the participants of the “Training for Trainers” (ToT) for 20 faculty members of JASU, which started after the opening ceremony

Photo 9 JASU Memory photo all together

A memorable photo of key participants representing the Association of NPM Educators, USAID Collaborative Governance Program, Jalal-Abad State University (JASU), and Public Foundation "Greenlight" at the newly opened NPM Resource Center at JASU