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LECTURE- NGOs in the Policy Making Process in Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA, Bishkek, Oct. 22

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LECTURE- NGOs in the Policy Making Process in Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA, Oct. 22

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The Social Research Center (SRC) at American University of Central Asia
( presents a lecture on:

"NGOs in the Policy Making Process in Kyrgyzstan: Contemporary Practices and
Legal Barriers"

Mr. Sheradil Baktygulov, Independent Expert
Mr. Maksatbek Tashbolotov, Director of the Public Foundation "Kalys Consult"

Time: 5 p.m., October 22, 2008
Venue: Room 315, AUCA (Main Building)
Language: Russian(Interpretation into English will be provided ONLY if
requested in advance)

Synopsis: There are many active citizens and qualified experts concentrated
in Kyrgyzstan's NGO sector. The question is how to use the potential of NGOs
to rationally and effectively attain the development goals of the country
and the society. Existing examples of successful cooperation among NGOs, the
state, and local governments show that such collaborations are possible in
the spheres of health, education, social services and community development
if and when there are clearly defined goals. However, the NGO sector does
not participate on a systematic basis in the development of national
development plans and policies pertaining to particular spheres or regions.
There are no mechanisms to consider alternative views, which would allow
NGOs to participate in the process of defining rational methods of

In the course of this joint lecture, the two speakers will present the major
arguments and recommendations developed in their policy-briefs: "NGOs in the
policy-making process: problems and perspectives" by Sheradil Baktygulov;
and "Participation of NGOs in the monitoring and evaluation of the Country
Development Strategy (CDS)" by Maksatbek Tashbolotov.

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