Six teams of young people from Kyrgyz orphanages and boarding schools will dance in a flash mob, titled “Gift,” in Bishkek on December 19 to draw attention to the concerns of youth living in residential facilities, and as a means of social expression and development. The flash mob will take place at the Bishkek Park Trade Center, 148, Kievskaya St., from 13:00 to 14:00. The Jasa.kg program of the International Youth Foundation catalyzes a generation of young people to actively engage in building a stable, prosperous and democratic Kyrgyzstan through a package of services designed to support young people. The program has three primary objectives: inspiring active citizenship among Kyrgyzstan’s youth, preparing youth for the job market, and creating a culture of positive youth development.
A Modern Transport and Logistics Workshop will take place in Bishkek on December 18-20. The workshop, to be held at the Ak – Keme Hotel, will be attended by carriers, truck operators, freight forwarders, logistics service providers, warehouse and storage operators from Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Workshop participants will discuss modern challenges and opportunities to the South and Central Asia regional system for movement and storage of goods.
The youth of the Kyrgyz Republic are a very diverse and heterogeneous part of society, as well as a developing dramatically and a very important social resource. This is why the youth attracts the attention of politicians, government structures, and public organizations. At the same time, it is not very easy to find, in the public domain, analytical materials that describe various aspects of youth life and environment.
KRTI commissioned a series of case studies from independent, third party researchers to review a selection of activity clusters and document results and lessons learned. The purpose of these case studies is twofold. First, they are intended to provide an independent, third party perspective on the results of specific clusters of activities.
Researchers were asked to evaluate the validity of KRTI‘s programmatic assumptions and determine whether activities achieved their intended output and outcome objectives. The studies were also intended to evaluate the success of a group of small grants, aggregating outcomes to determine a broader programmatic result. In this way, the studies are a key component of the program‘s overall monitoring and evaluation effort.
Second, these case studies are intended to identify programmatic and strategic lessons learned and provide recommendations to inform future programming. As KRTI ends, initiatives by government, civil society, and the international community will continue to address the themes and sectors KRTI targeted. These case studies will serve as one means of contributing to future efforts. These case studies will also help to inform stabilization and political transition work more broadly within OTI and USAID.
USAID supports communities and government bodies in the Kyrgyz Republic in identifying vectors of conflict, dispute resolution mechanisms, and peace building activities to contribute to a safer community for all. The Conflict Mitigation through Targeted Analysis and Community Action in the Kyrgyz Republic (COMTACA) Program, implemented by ACTED,was a two year USAID-funded project. The goal of the program was to minimize the risk of instability through informed public policy and early warning analysis for citizen protection.
Last updated: December 18, 2014