We would like to present a success story of Danat Tumabayev from Kazakhstan, an alumnus of the OSCE Academy MA Economic Governance and Development, class of 2017. Today, Danat is working as Zhas Orken specialist at the subsidiary of Sovereign Wealth Fund «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC, which initiated a contest amongst the graduates for participation in the two-year Zhas Orken program that aims to attract and prepare future executives and top managers.
Another success story of our alumna from Afghanistan in our recurrent Alumni Spotlight series. This time MA Programme in Politics and Security graduate of 2013, Hafasa Issa talks about how her professional journey was unfolding after graduating from the Academy. She is currently working for the UN as a Human Rights Officer in Afghanistan and does an important job of promoting access to justice for women, fostering human rights protection across Afghanistan and dealing with the elimination of violence against women.
A story of success of the Politics and Security Programme graduate of 2018 Khurshed Abduqodiri, where he talks about how the Academy contributed to his professional growth and his continuous ties with the alma-mater. Khurshed is currently working as an Advisor to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Regional Project Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in high mountainous regions of Central Asia, which is being implemented in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
We are glad to present our next alumnus - Medet Suleimen - and his professional and personal success in advancing democratic values in Kazakhstan. Since 2014 Medet is working as a Programme Officer for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Kazakhstan Office in Almaty and manages a wide array of projects in the fields of foreign policy and youth policy.
Today we would like to introduce our next alumna – a 2015 graduate of Politics and Security Programme – Ms Dilfuza Kurolova. As an enthusiastic and aspiring leader, Ms Kurolova is actively promoting human rights and the development of civil society in Uzbekistan. She is among the top 100 most influential national and international experts admitted by the Nationwide Movement “Yuksalish”. Currently, she is a focal point/legal consultant of the International Commission of Jurists, the Swiss NGO in Uzbekistan. In addition, she is a part of the Social Development Team and citizen engagement project for the ECA region at the World Bank. Previously, she worked with labour rights and feedback mechanisms during cotton harvest 2016-2018 and on the elimination of child and forced labour in Uzbekistan.
A success story of Dinmukhamed Omirali, a graduate of OSCE Academy's Politics and Security Programme (class 2018), who after finishing his internship within the framework of the Junior Public Officers' Programme was hired as a Leading Specialist at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Today we would like to tell you about Guzal Abdirazakova, an alumna of the OSCE Academy MA Programme in Politics and Security, class 2013, who started her fascinating professional path from the internship and grew all the way up to becoming a Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management Advisor for one of the biggest programmes of the GIZ Kyrgyzstan.
We continue our Spotlight series and today we would like to introduce Mohammad Jawed Nazari, an alumnus of 2014 of the MA Programme in Politics and Security from Afghanistan. Since his graduation, Jawed has worked with several international organizations in Afghanistan in the areas of research and evaluation.
The next success story is of Regina Sokolova, an alumna of 2014, Politics and Security Programme. She started her ‘gender journey’ as the OSCE Academy Intern at the Gender and Anti-trafficking Unit of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe back in 2014. Grassroot experience in the field and touching stories of women’s lives in rural Tajikistan were reflected in her OSCE Academy’s MA Thesis on Gender Politics in Tajikistan. The same year she was employed by the OSCE Counterterrorism and Police Reform Unit, where she was actively involved in the nation-wide Police Reform awareness-raising campaign and promoting the role of women in the law enforcement system.
We would like to introduce our next success story – meet Umedakhon Pulotova, an alumna of 2017, MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development from Tajikistan. Currently, Umedakhon is working as Project Coordinator in two projects in the health-focused NGO “Ranginkamon” in Khujand, Tajikistan. The organization’s mission is to support the inclusion of children with disabilities in the society through the revitalization of family members of these children, the establishment of rehabilitation centres, education and training of specialists, and the organization of support in order to create an inclusive society.