Universities across Central Asia are faced with the challenging job to provide quality education. The OSCE Academy in Bishkek (OSCE AiB) being at the forefront of academic and research excellence in the region, however, receives a declining number of high-quality applications from some of the region’s key countries. To bridge this gap by combining the Academy’s graduates’ potential and knowledge and delegating them to teach a course at local universities, the Academy could not only empower regional student communities, but also help prepare stronger
applications for the admission period.
Capitalizing on the successful experience with the Junior Public Officers Programme and utilizing various best practices the OSCE Academy has launched a new alumni-supporting initiative “Teach for Central Asia” that would aim to target regional universities and send Academy’s graduates to teach selected disciplines (relevant to the Academy’s curriculum, e.g. Academic Writing, International relations, Economics etc.). The programme is intended to further grow and foster the Academy’s intellectual input into the region, and empower the Academy’s alumni network by giving the opportunity to become the agents of change in their communities.
The following alumni have successfully completed the JTF Programme:
1. Gulbadam Madanbekova, Class of 2018, (Politics and Security), to teach 'Academic Writing and Critical Reading' course at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
2. Chyngyz Israilov, Class of 2017, (Politics and Security), to teach 'Contemporary Conflicts and their Resolution' course at Osh State University.
3. Lidiya Chikalova, Class of 2016, (Politics and Security), to teach 'Academic Writing in English' at Bishkek Humanities University.