Professor Lester Salamon and members of the Association for Civil Society Support Centers in Kyrgyz Republic
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.
Representatives of the Kyrgyz Government, international and civil society organizations attended the “Social Procurement: International and Kyrgyzstan Experience” conference.
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.
The Conference was a forum to begin the process of establishing a working group of representatives from various stakeholder organizations to provide critical input to improve the mechanisms and process of procurement of social services in Kyrgyzstan.
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).