The Youth Theater for Peace (YTP) program promotes sustainable conflict prevention and a culture of peace at the community, regional, and national levels through a participatory theater methodology called Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT). The YTP model equips youth and their adult mentors to lead community-based conflict resolution activities and build trust across ethnic and religious lines. Through DCT theater training, youth and adult participants develop skills to analyze, prevent, and resolve conflict; facilitate and lead conflict resolution activities; and engage audiences in their home communities.
Ak-Zhol: The Path to Peace through Prosperity promotes improved relationships among displaced groups and local communities in the Aksy, Nooken, and Suzak regions of Jalalabad oblast. Ak-Zhol is a conflict mitigation project that works to decrease tensions between these displaced groups and vulnerable local communities in seven areas in the southern Kyrgyz Republic. Small grants and micro-credit loans to small business groups, provided by the project, reinforce stable economic conditions within local communities and function as a venue for cooperation, communication, and mutual benefit.
USAID supports conflict-sensitive journalism that expands access to reliable information and improves understanding of conflict trends. This project is implemented through a cooperative agreement by Search for Common Ground, in partnership with the Youth of Osh, an Osh-based civil society organization. “Kabar Ordo: Our Time for Dialogue” is a two-year media and conflict transformation project funded by USAID. The project responds to a deficit of balanced information about conflict issues in the southern Kyrgyz Republic and the prevalence of rumors that exacerbate conflict.
USAID supports the American Center for International Labor Solidarity (i.e. the Solidarity Center) which through its seven year presence in Kyrgyzstan has accumulated unique knowledge and experience in promoting democratic change through the fundamental rights of the workforce by modernizing trade unions.
The USAID Local Development Program (LDP) was a three and a half-year project designed to support local economic development in the Kyrgyz Republic implemented. LDP was designed to create sustainable economic development in the private and public sectors through local, regional and national initiatives.
Last updated: December 14, 2015