Norway, ‘07 Alumna, Head of the Russia Department, Norwegian Helsinki Committee
Kushtarbek Shamshidov graduated the OSCE Academy in 2010. In 2012 he received a MAS European Scholarship for Central Asia to study in Geneva. Today Kushtarbek is one of the most succesfull graduates of the OSCE Academy, who is a Third Secretary/Consul at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Kuala Lumpur.
The OSCE Academy Alumni Network, with support of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) offers several Travel Grants a year to its alumni. Those grants are provided to qualified OSCE Academy alumni to support their professional and academic development. The first travel grant of 2016 was received by Akmaljon Abdullayev, alumnus of 2005.
Almakan Orozobekova is a graduate of the MA in Politics and Security Programme 2014. Almakan was accepted for a position of a PhD Candidate as part of the Research Group "How Terrorists Learn" of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany.
Nadezhda Khrustaleva is a graduate of the first cohort of the MA in Economic Governance and Development (EGD) Programme of 2013. Currently Nadezhda is a Finance Manager of one of the most popular chain of coffee houses in Bishkek - Sierra, which is also the largest importer and roaster of coffee in Kyrgyzstan.
In 2015-2016 four alumni have successfully completed the OSCE Academy’s Junior Public Officers’ (JPO) Programme, which provides an opportunity to intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Elvira Kalmurzaeva, alumna of 2015, shared her experience as a JPO.