With the start of a new semester, eight Kyrgyz Universities (Kyrgyz National University, Osh State University, Jalal-Abad State University, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Batken State University, Talas State University, Bishkek Humanities University, and Issyk-Kul State University) who have been working for the past nine months within a Consortium of 16 Universities focusing on Nonprofit Management education; began the fall classes with 318 students enrolled in the course designed by participating members of the Consortium, the "Introduction to Nonprofit Management (NPM)."

Photo 1: Dooronbek Sattarkulov from the Batken State University is a premier professor who first started his lectures on NPM for twelve 3rd year university students

The USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program provides assistance to 16 member-universities of the Consortium of Universities working on introduction of Nonprofit Management Courses in Kyrgyzstani Universities. CGP quarterly organized Professional Development Workshops, with lectures of the professors from the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, help to advance NPM education in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Photo 2: Training materials received and developed during the Professional Development Workshops are helpful for conducting the elective course on NPM


Photo 3: Financial management lecture is one of the key topics for future CSO leaders

Photos 4: A syllabus for the elective course on NPM was developed as a result of three Professional Development Workshops organized by CGP with its partner – Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University