Open Government Partnership – Prime Minister Lauds UCA
As part of an Open Government Partnership (OGP) conference in October 23rd, Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, presented the "Achyk Okmot" National Action Plan for 2018-2020 to build an Open Government in Kyrgyzstan.
At the conference, he presented a certificate of recognition to Dinara Musabekova (right), Head of UCA’s Civil Society Initiative, for her contribution to the development of the First National Action Plan and the formation of the National Forum.
He also called on active citizens, non-governmental organisations and business to be actively involved in the OGP process. “It is important to note the important and special role of analytical centers, such as UCA and others, which can help with expertise of high-level decisions and solutions," said Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the international partners, in particular UCA, for its comprehensive assistance to the Government in building an Open Government through its Civil Society Initiative, and expressed readiness to cooperate.
Addressing the conference, Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, Dean of UCA’s Graduate School of Development, remarked “The issues facing the country are analytically complex and there are no easy solutions. It is only through the systematic application of knowledge to public problems that solutions can emerge.”