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Kyrgyzstan’s former president, Roza Otunbayeva, discusses China, her successors, and regrets

The first woman to lead a Central Asian country discussed China, her successors’ rivalry, and regrets from her time in office.A former foreign minister and parliamentary deputy, Roza Otunbayeva helped push the unpopular Bakiyev family from power on a bloody day in April 2010. For the next 20 months, she was Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader. As she struggled to help Kyrgyzstan stand back on its feet, the country experienced the worst ethnic violence in a generation, the government seemed constantly on the verge of collapse, and heightened nationalist sentiments fueled protests almost daily outside her office. On December 1, 2011, Otunbayeva became the first leader of a Central Asian country to oversee a peaceful exchange of power.   Last week Otunbayeva was in New York to celebrate the life of one of Kyrgyzstan’s most famous sons – the ...

Ex-President Roza Otunbayeva and a group of experts from Kyrgyzstan met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mohathir Mohamed

From November 19 to November 23, 2018, the working visit of the ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic R. Otunbayeva to Malaysia took place. As part of this trip, on November 23, a delegation of Kyrgyzstan led by Ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy A. Sharsheev and a group of experts from Kyrgyzstan met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia Mokhathir Mohamed.   The ex-President and the Prime Minister of Malaysia discussed the areas of possible bilateral cooperation between the countries for the development of political and economic relations. Mahathir Mohamed conveyed to the leadership of the Kyrgyz Republic the readiness of the Malaysian Government to share the best experience in the development of the digital economy, regional development, ...

The presentation of children's books on art will be held in the Great Hall of the National Philharmonic on December 17, 2018

Dear friends!   We invite you and your children to the presentation of children's books about art, which will be held in the Great Hall of the National Philharmonic on December 17 at 12:00.   The heroes of the books are our famous contemporaries - the composer Muratbek Begaliev from Kyrgyzstan, the rector of the Kyrgyz National Conservatory named after Moldobasanova, a violinist Aiman Musakhodzhaeva from Kazakhstan, a rector of the National University of Arts, an opera performer Ismail Dzhalilov from Uzbekistan, National Artist of the USSR, now a head of the department of operatic vocals of the Tashkent Conservatory, an artist Yuristanbek Shygaev, director of the National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aytiev.    Books will tell you about how a small child, carried away by art, goes after his dream, ...

A network of young women in natural science and technical specialties «Women in STEM» has been created in Kyrgyzstan

At a seminar which was held in Bishkek on November 22nd and 23rd , young women and girls of natural science, technical specialties created their network to exchange experience, scientific and technical information, and promote the role of women working in these areas. The seminar was held as part of the project “Empowering and enhancing the role of women in STEM, implemented by the “Roza Otunbayeva Initiative” Foundation, WPF, with financial support from the Democratic Commission of the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.   Workshop participants has noted that Kyrgyzstan has experienced the lowest involvement of women in science and engineering over the years of independence. Although the number of technical faculties in the country has increased several times, but the number of girls studying at ...

A round table discussion was held on cooperation between local governments and active residents of the capital's new buildings

On November 19, 2018, in the framework of a joint project of UNFPA, UNICEF, and UNODC on social and gender equality and preventing conflicts in residential areas, a round table was held in the “Supara” ethno-complex to review the interaction between local authorities and active residents of residential areas to reduce social tensions, timely identify and resolve potential conflicts. This meeting provided a dialogue platform for representatives of the Bishkek City Hall, heads of municipal administrations of the capital's districts and municipal-territorial administrations to review the experience of interaction between local authorities and youth activists from pilot housing estates as part of a joint project of UNFPA, UNICEF and UNODC. The meeting was attended by the deputy of the Bishkek City Kenesh N. ...

Caravan of knowledge on eco-education for schoolchildren of the gymnasium 9

In the new school year, an environmental action "Caravan of knowledge on eco-education" was launched for schoolchildren in Bishkek which was organized by the Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation in cooperation with the Education Administration of the Bishkek City Hall within the framework of the “Think Globally, Act Locally: Increase Environmental Responsibility among Children and Youth” project. environmental responsibility among children and young people. "   The caravan started on November 15 at the gymnasium No. 9, where representatives of the eco-project met with 80 6th grade students and gave an interactive lecture-presentation for them with discussion on ecology. In the course of the Caravan, the children received answers to questions such as "how people harm the Nature", "how harmful an ...

Ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva held a meeting of high-level experts on the role of digital pedagogy in creating and maintaining peace and sustainable communities on the Earth

Ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva as a member of the board of the Mahatma Gandhi UNESCO Institute (Delhi, India) on November 14, 18 held a meeting of high-level experts at the second international conference under UNESCO on the role of digital pedagogy in creating and maintaining peace and sustainable communities on the Earth. The conference was held in the south of India, in the city of Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.    During the three days of hard work and discussions, world-outstanding scientists, representatives of companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Rubik, start-up sets, educational NGOs, experts from various fields, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers discussed future education, developed the Vizag Declaration, which in the future will become a guide in the education system in ...

Second day of the conference «Elimination of gender-based violence against women and girls of Central Asia»

Within the framework of the two-day conference “From Political Decisions to Actions. Eliminating gender-based violence against women and girls in Central Asia”, more than 60 participants gathered in the city of Bishkek to discuss comprehensive strategies in the fight against all forms of violence against women and girls.   The conference is highly relevant, since important political and legislative reforms are currently underway to address the problem of gender-based violence.   Participants of the event, including high-ranking government officials, members of Parliament, representatives of civil society and experts from Central Asian countries noted the need to strengthen regional cooperation to eliminate gender-based violence that violates the rights of women and children, causes great economic damage to society and ...

On October 30-31, 2018 a two-day training seminar on nutrition was held in Osh

Two-day (October 30-31) training seminar on nutrition was held in Osh, which is in the framework of the joint project “Raising Public Awareness on the Fundamentals of Proper Nutrition and Developing Proper Nutrition Skills by Increasing the Capacity of Representatives of Local Government Institutions and Civil Society” by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN) and the “Rosa Otunbayeva Initiative”, and which is implemented with the financial support Russian Federation.    About 70 people from Osh, Jalal-Abad Batken oblasts and Osh attended the seminar: representatives of the Plenipotentiary Representation of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in regions, Regional Education Centers, District Education Departments, First Deputy Mayors and Deputy Akims of social issues, ...

Webinars on Leadership, Communication skills, Technical English, and Information and Communications Technologies will be held in Bishkek and in the regions of the country

In the period of two months (November-December), for participants of the “Empowering and Enhancing the Role of Women in STEM” project, series of webinars will be held in Bishkek and in the regions of the country. This project is funded by the Democratic Commission of the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek. The webinars are open to all interested individuals throughout the country. To sign up for these webinars please get in touch a contact person at the following universities: Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov, Naryn State University named after S.Naamatov, Osh State University, Zhalal Abad State University, Talas State University, and Issyk -Kul State University named after K. Tynstanov where webinars will take place.    The goal of the webinars is to assist in the career development of ...

Ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva visited the UN headquarters

As part of the activities in the High Level Advisory Board on Mediation, established by the initiative of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in 2017, ex-President of the Kyrgyz Republic Roza Otunbayeva visited the UN headquarters (New York, USA).    Roza Otunbayeva met with UN Deputy Secretary General, head of the UN Department of Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, Assistant Secretary General for Peacebuilding, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant UN Secretary General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jencha and Assistant UN Secretary General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP, UNDP Regional Director Mirjana Spoljarik Egger.    During the meetings the issues of promoting preventive diplomacy, the effective use of mediation tools were discussed, and further work plans were identified within the framework of the High-level ...


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