On September 30 and October 8, Naryn State University and Jalalabad State University hosted over 50 CSO representatives from Naryn and Jalalabad oblasts at the training on Trends of Development of CSO Legislation in the Kyrgyz Republic, which helped the participants to know better their legal rights and obligations, to be compliant with laws and to be able to assert their rights.

Gulzat Nurmanbetova, PA Naryn Agency of Educational Projects, winner of the social procurement competition, telling about her SP experience

The attendees also got acquainted with the best democratic principles of regulating CSOs, and will use this knowledge while advocating against restrictive laws, as well as lobbying initiatives enabling CSO legal environment. The participants received the most up-to-date information regarding legal regulation of CSOs in KR and the latest trends, including:

  • Trends of latest development of legislation on CSOs in the Kyrgyz Republic: the most significant positive and negative changes, initiatives and trends within previous year;
  • Key provisions of the draft Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on State Social Procurement;
  • Key provisions of the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on Public Councils of the State Bodies;
  • The procedure for inspection of CSOs by state regulatory bodies;
  • Legal aspects of social entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic;
  • Mechanisms of interaction between CSOs and state bodies to promote civic initiatives.

This training was organized by ICNL, as part of the USAID-funded Collaborative Governance Program implemented by East-West Management Institute.

Representatives of 25 Naryn oblast CSOs participated in the training that helped to learn latest legislative changes related to CSOs and regulating their activities in KR


Elmira Mavlyanova from Jalalabad Civil Society Support Center (CSSC) )welcomed 28 CSO representatives from Nooken and Suzak Rayons of Jalalabad oblast and made a review of the latest trends in CSO legislation in the Kyrgyz Republic


Bakyt Majitov, attorney from Jalalabad CSSC presented the main clauses of the draft Law on Social Procurement and responded to the questions raised by CSO participants