On May 25 and June 1, EWMI's Collaborative Governance Program (CGP), in partnership with the Association of Nonprofit Management Educators and Jalal-Abad and Talas State Universities, opened two new nonprofit management (NPM) resource centers. These new centers are part of a network that includes four additional NPM Resource Centers that have been opened with EWMI and USAID support in Bishkek, Osh, Naryn, and Batken to promote nonprofit management training in universities around the country. The new NPM resource centers welcome students, active citizens, professors, local civil society and business organizations while providing computers with internet access, a space for work, lectures, roundtables, and workshops. EWMI's CGP program supports universities and civil society to establish a strong NPM educational program across the Kyrgyz Republic that is accessible to students and the community to build a strong civil society with better leadership and management skills. Since December 2013, with EWMI support, 11 universities have introduced four non-profit management courses that have educated more than 1,500 students in the discipline of nonprofit management. To date, the four NPM Resource Centers have hosted over 70 guest lectures for more than 4,000 students, faculty members, and representatives of nonprofit and business organizations.
EWMI's Collaborative Governance Program is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).