Kurmanjan Datka - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Faculty and students engaged in discussions about global trends and innovation in non-profit management, and the favorable shift in perception about the economic and social value of the nonprofit sector

Professor Lester Salamon and two other JHU experts team offered various lectures on non-profit management to a total of 55 CSOs, 19 faculty members, and 139 students from Osh and Bishkek.

EWMI in partnership with ICNL works with the Kyrgyz Government, civil society and international organizations to improve the regulatory framework for social procurement, philanthropy and charity.

Representatives of CSOs actively participated in the conference. (from right to left) Mira Itikeeva, Director of PA Children Protection Cente; Natalia Shipp, Executive Director, Association of CSO for Protection of Children’s Rights; Akbar Sultangaziev, E

Social Procurement: International and Kyrgyzstan Experience

Kyrgyzstan Collaborative Governance Project


EWMI, in partnership with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), John Hopkins University, the Association of Civil Society Support Centers, and the Kyrgyzstan Development Institute is implementing the Kyrgyzstan Collaborative Governance Project (KCGP). KCGP is a five-year project that works to foster effective collaboration between civil society and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to deliver social services to its citizens, resulting in a more responsive and accountable government, as well as a more credible, sustainable civil society. Building upon USAID’s and other donors’ previous support to Kyrgyz civil society, KCGP supports government efforts to increase civil society participation in service delivery through social procurement mechanisms. Simultaneously, CGP works to strengthen Kyrgyz civil society’s ability to shape public policy, perform government oversight, and expand advocacy efforts. KCGP is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with additional funding by the UK Department for International Development (DfID).