UNICEF, Open Society Foundations in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation: Television Show Advances Childhood Development in Kyrgyzstan

UNICEF, Open Society Foundations in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation: Television Show Advances Childhood Development in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, where only 12 percent of children have access to early childhood education, an animated TV series Keremet Koch (Magic Journey), supported by UNICEF, the Open Society Foundations, and the Aga Khan Foundation is watched by over 95 percent of young children and their families. Developed entirely within the country and with local talent,…

Manaaim Somani’s learning journey towards holistic development

Manaaim Somani’s learning journey towards holistic development

Manaaim Somani continues his learning journey towards holistic development and well-rounded education in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He performed exceptionally well during 2013-14 academic year and successfully completed 5 years old program at QSI International School of Bishkek. He has been ranked at 90 and 95 percentile in Mathematics and Reading in the Measures of Academic Progress…

Kyrgyzstan: New Books for Children developed by Aga Khan Foundation, Mountain Societies Development Support Program

Kyrgyzstan: New Books for Children developed by Aga Khan Foundation, Mountain Societies Development Support Program

Bishkek, April 28, 2014 / Kabar /. New children’s books, developed by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and Kyrgyzstan Mountain Societies Development Support Program (MSDSP KG), were officially launched during a roundtable on 25 April, in the presence of senior officials from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic. Around 60 participants…

UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration Hosts Policy-Making Process in Government Symposium

UCA’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration Hosts Policy-Making Process in Government Symposium

The Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) was launched in 2011 as the first initiative of UCA’s Graduate School of Development. The School aims to foster a stimulating, innovative and rigorous inquiry into issues relating to the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its vast mountain regions. To accomplish this goal the School will…

The roundtable was followed by an award ceremony recognising participants in UCA-SPCE's Local Economic and Community Development training programme.

University of Central Asia and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic hold National Round Table on Local Economic Development

Building a democratic state governed by the rule of law requires training the next generation of public and local self-government authorities. This was the focus of a national round table on Local Economic Development: Potential and Prospects organised by the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on 11 March…

Change the World Around You! Winners Receive Awards

University of Central Asia – Change the World Around You! Winners Receive Awards

17 January 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic – Winners of the ‘Change the World Around You!’ social entrepreneurship competition received grants awarded by the Coca Cola Foundation to implement innovative projects across the Kyrgyz Republic at a ceremony at the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Bishkek on 17 January 2014. The six young entrepreneurs will…

Salima Somani progresses her research and scholarly work in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Salima Somani progresses her research and scholarly work in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Salima Somani, an alumnus of the Aga Khan University (AKU) and currently associated with the University of Central Asia (UCA) as a Resource Person for Nursing Education continues her scholarly work in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Her recent publications include: A literature review about effectiveness of massage therapy for cancer pain (co-authors include Saima Merchant and Sharifa…

University of Central Asia is the Future of Naryn

University of Central Asia is the Future of Naryn

Kyrgyz Journalist and IMTAK Participant wins National Journalism Award with Article on UCA Naryn-based Tenir Too journalist, Klara Esenalieva, was recently awarded first place in the Development Policy Institute’s Movement for Budget Transparency national journalism competition in the Kyrgyz Republic. One of her winning articles, entitled UCA is the Future of Naryn, was published on 26 March 2013 by Tenir…

Tabreek and Faizaan Somani successfully retained their Spelling Bee title for the second consecutive year at the QSI International School of Bishkek

Tabreek and Faizaan Somani successfully retained their Spelling Bee title for the second consecutive year at the QSI International School of Bishkek

Tabreek and Faizaan Somani successfully retained their Spelling Bee title for the second consecutive year at the QSI International School of Bishkek. The annual Spelling Bee competition for the academic year 2013-14 was organized on 14-15 November 2013. The students were split into four groups, according to their ages. TABREEK SOMANI won the competition for…

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UCA Report: Quantitative analysis of the competitive environment and the concentration in some commodity markets of the Kyrgyz Republic

University of Central Asia – Resources & Publications This work is devoted to the analysis of the competitive environment and the definition of concentration in markets of the Kyrgyz Republic (KR). Empirical estimates of the main indicators of the competitive environment, and concentration on the major commodity markets of the KR are considered and compared.…

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UCA Report: In Search of Coherence: Kazakhstan’s Trade and Industrial Policy

University of Central Asia – Resources & Publications This paper aims to explain the evolution of Kazakhstan’s trade and industrial policy through an examination of official documents and declarations, policy-making processes and general government practices in the context of economic and geopolitical environment. The history of trade policy is presented in two periods: the liberalisation…

University of Central Asia’s 2nd Annual Soccer Tournament

02 September 2013, Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic – Kyrgyz Prime Minister Jantoro Satybaldiyev officially kicked off the finals of the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) 2nd Annual Football Tournament at its Naryn Main Campus on 31 August 2013. The tournament was part of the celebrations commemorating the Kyrgyz Independence Day. This is UCA’s second tournament following…

Tabreek Somani’s exceptional performance at QSI International School of Bishkek during academic year 2012-13

During the academic year 2012-13, Tabreek successfully completed 11 year old program and demonstrated consistently exceptional performance in all areas i.e. curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year. It was her third year at the QSI International School of Bishkek (QSIB), outside of her home town in Karachi. Her achievements during the academic…

Faizaan Somani’s excellent performance at QSI International School of Bishkek during academic year 2012-13

During the academic year 2012-13, Faizaan successfully completed 8 year old program. He continued to perform exceptionally well in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities throughout the academic year. He joined the QSI International School of Bishkek (QSIB) in 2010 in 6 year old program after coming to Bishkek from his home town in Karachi. His…

Afghanistan’s Wakhan district is undergoing a transformation – The Washington Post

Aga Khan Foundation USA CEO Mirza Jahani responds to Washington Post inaccuracies … I was heartened to see the July 12 front-page article on Afghanistan’s Wakhan district [“ ‘The world has left us behind’ ”]. Certainly many points about the country’s marginalized groups and remote populations are valid. Still, the larger context is that the U.S. government…

Experts gather for Regional World Economic Forum Workshop in Bishkek

Bishkek, July 2 / Kabar /. Approximately 50 current and former government officials, industry leaders, representatives of international organisations and civil society experts from the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan gathered at the University of Central Asia in Bishkek for a workshop organised by the World Economic Forum on 26 June 2013.

Spring Graduation at University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (UCA-SPCE)

Highlights: Students received certificates recognising their successful completion of courses ranging from Accounting Technology, English for Academic Purposes, Bookkeeping/Cashier, Conversational Russian, Conversational German and French, English for Business Programme, Conversational English to Training of Guides. Students completing London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) exams received LCCI Certificates, and records of professional development were presented…

Faizaan Somani received Certificate for “Trustworthiness”

Faizaan Somani received “Certificate” for habitually displaying honesty and exemplary demonstration of “Trustworthiness” at the QSI International School of Bishkek. Faizaan was among sixteen students in the entire school who were selected for this award. Trustworthiness is one of the seven factors in success orientations practiced at the school. Earlier in November 2012, Faizaan received…

University of Central Asia’s commitment to cultural preservation inspires donation of unique collection

The University of Central Asia (UCA) received nearly 600 books from the collection of the late Vasiliy Kisunko, a Russian art historian and professor. The collection includes books on culture, history, politics and political economy published by Soviet historians between 1960 and 1980. The collection’s geographic focus is “the East,” as defined during that time…

Mahindra Comviva Signs Mobile Banking Deal with Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development’s Kyrgyz Investment Credit Bank

KICB becomes first Bank to introduce mobile banking and payments services in Kyrgyzstan, powered by Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity® solution EurasiaCom – Istanbul, Turkey – March 26, 2013 – 2013: Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile financial and VAS solutions, today announced that it has signed a mobile banking deal with Kyrgyz Investment Credit…

Tabreek Somani and Faizaan Somani received Certificate for “Kindness and Politeness”

Tabreek Somani and Faizaan Somani received “Certificate” for demonstrating outstanding acts of “Kindness and Politeness” at the QSI International School of Bishkek. Tabreek and Faizaan were among thirteen students in the entire school who were selected for this award. Kindness and Politeness is one of the seven factors in success orientations practiced at the school.…