This was his second visit to the OSCE Academy, the first time was in 2006 also in his capacity as foreign minister. “It is good to be back…” – started his address Foreign Minister Steinmeier.
More than 100 representatives of media, civil society and civil servants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan participated at the conference, as well as international experts and trainers from the United Kingdom, Mongolia and Romania.
On 17 - 22 March 2016, a group of Masters students, studying the Central Asian region, under the supervision of Professor Frederick Fawn, Director of the Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS), School of International Relations, University of St Andrews visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.
On 18 March 2016, Mr Dirk van der Kley, Ph.D. candidate at the Australian National University held a public presentation on "Chinese Economic Statecraft: Case Studies from Central Asia".
On February 29 the OSCE Academy took part in the round table EduCamp-2016: higher education of future Kyrgyzstan.
On February 29, 2016, Mr Tolkunbek Abdygulov, the National Bank Chairman, gave a lecture to the OSCE Academy students.
The Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science issued a new license for the OSCE Academy’s Master’s Degree programme in Political Science with focus on Central Asia.
On 15-16 February, 2016 Mr. Åsmund Weltzien, Head of the Communications Department of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and Ms. Ane Teksum Isbrekken, Communications adviser visited the OSCE Academy in Bishkek to discuss and develop the Communication Strategy of the Academy.
In January 2016 the OSCE Academy has presented latest Central Asia Policy Brief on ADDRESSING THE DAESH THREAT IN THE CONTEXT OF CENTRAL ASIA by Belek Ibraev.
Today the World Bank Poverty and Equity Program in the Kyrgyz Republic organized the workshop “Jobs Diagnostics and Economic mobility in the Kyrgyz Republic” in the OSCE Academy for the students of Academy and other universities.