Recipients of UCA's Certificate in Policy Analysis in Kyrgyzstan Form Professional Association in Bishkek
First row (from left to right): Jamilya Irsakova, Karlygach Nurmanbetova, Aigul Chabanova, Altyn Kapalova, Roman Mogilevskii UCA IPPA, Gulzar Karybekova. Back row (from left to right): Altynbek Ashimaliev, Jamilya Abdykalykova, Altynai Akmatova, Meerim Sataeva, Evgeniy Badilovskiy, Asel Umarova, Kubanychbek Adyrahmanov, Maria Volkova, Jamilya Kazieva.
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 11 May 2016
- Graduates of the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy (UCA IPPA) Certificate Programme in Policy Analysis (CPPA) formed an Alumni Association on 11 May 2016 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
The 21 CPPA graduates from government agencies, non-governmental organisations and academia formed an alumni association comprising of graduates from both the first and the second cohorts.
“The mission of the IPPA Alumni Association is to engage and serve all IPPA alumni, strengthen alumni bonds of professional association, promote lifelong learning and fellowship and advance evidence-based policymaking.” said Dr Roman Mogilevskii, IPPA Associate Director.
Members of the newly formed IPPA Alumni Association gathered to discuss the organisation’s future activities. The Association aims to support IPPA alumni working in the public sector by exchanging career experiences and opportunities and promoting robust discussion of policy issues and policy-making through learning events and the dissemination of new research.
“The Association will become a professional platform for engaging public policy problems and promoting policymaking in Kyrgyzstan, by gathering young experts in various fields who will shape the Association’s activities,” said Evgeniy Badilovskiy, IPPA alumni and Co-Chair.
At the meeting, participants elected the two Co-Chairs, who will be coordinating the work of the newly formed Association.
“We hope that forming the Association will help advance the career and personal development of learners and involve new people and a new generation of ideas in the IPPA Programme and UCA in general,” said Meerim Sataeva, IPPA alumni and Co-Chair.
CPPA is an executive programme designed for civil servants, independent analysts and staff at think tanks and non-governmental organisations. It includes four modules: Policy Process in Government, Economics for Policy Analysis, Methods of Policy Analysis and Policy Monitoring and Evaluation. Each participant also developed a policy paper and defended it before an expert panel.
The course is a 25-credit European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) programme. Since 2014, UCA IPPA has delivered CPPA to civil servants from Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan under the framework of its Research and Public Policy Initiative, supported by the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada.
Earlier this year, civil servants from the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan who completed the IPPA Certificate Programme formed a professional association in Kabul, Afghanistan. CPPA graduates in Tajikistan plan to form their own association in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in June 2016.
The University of Central Asia
The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 to offer an internationally recognised standard of higher education and prepare graduates to contribute leadership, ideas and innovation to the economies and communities of the region. The International Treaty and Charter establishing this private, secular University was signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future. UCA brings with it the commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network. For more information on UCA, please visit: www.ucentralasia.org
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration
The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) was established in 2011 to strengthen public policy in Central Asia. It provides in-depth analysis on current and emerging policy issues facing the region, and improves the analytical capacity of governments and civil society to use evidence in decision-making processes through professional development. The Institute has produced a series of peer-reviewed research papers on social and economic issues, public administration and public policy as they relate to Central Asia and Afghanistan. For more information on UCA IPPA, please visit: http://www.ucentralasia.org/IPPA