Alumni Spotlight

  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: All the Way to PhD Degree

    We continue our series of Alumni Stories and today we would like to introduce Almakan Orozobekova from Kyrgyzstan. Almakan graduated from the Politics and Security program at the OSCE Academy in 2014 with high honors. Following this, she took an international training course in Security Policy at the Academy's long-time partner institution Geneva Centre for Security Policy and did her second master’s degree in International and European Security there. While studying in Geneva, Almakan was doing research on mobilization and recruitment of foreign fighters to the Islamic State and received the most outstanding research paper award for this work in 2015. Later, a shortened version of her work was published by the quarterly journal Connections of the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes

    3 April, 2020

  • ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Improving Education in Rural Areas

    OSCE Academy is proud of its Alumni and gladly shares their stories. Today, we would like you to meet Daniyar Kussainov, an alumnus of 2014 of the MA Programme in Politics and Security from Kazakhstan, who has co-founded Teach for Kazakhstan (TFK) in December 2019, a prospective partner organization of the Teach for All. The organization deals with expanding educational opportunities for underserved communities, especially for rural schools.

    2 April, 2020

  • Alumna of the Year 2019: Nargiza Zhakypova

    Nargiza Zhakypova is a graduate of 2014 of the MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development from Kyrgyzstan. This year Nargiza received the Alumna of the Year 2019 Award for her professional development and achivements after the graduation from the OSCE Academy. Due to her passion, hard work and versatile personality, there is no doubt that Nargiza would succeed at any sphere and anything what she does. Today, Nargiza is one of the founders of the IT-RUN – network of schools providing education in IT to adults as well as children in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and the USA.

    27 January, 2020

  • “Every person is unique”: Working with Vulnerable to Help them Live Better

    Umedakhon Pulotova is 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.

    27 January, 2020

  • Research – the Way to Explore your Country and the World

    Mouslim Buriev graduated in 2017 and currently is a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Security Studies in Groningen, the Netherlands. This year Mouslim was selected to participate in the School of Analytics and as one of the most active researchers received an opportunity to travel for a two-week internship to Georgia.

    27 January, 2020

  • Transforming Challenges into Opportunities for Regional Prosperity

    Ofarid is a graduate of the first cohort of the MA Programme in Economic Governance and Development in 2013. Currently he is a Regional Projects Implementation Lead of Pamir Energy Company, which is the first energy company in Tajikistan. Ofarid has been working at Pamir Energy since 2015 and he shares his story about his professional development since the day of graduation of the OSCE Academy till today.

    27 January, 2020

  • From JPO to Serving in a Mission in Vienna: Success Story of Ahmad Munir Faruhee

    Ahmad Munir Faruhee is alumnus of 2013 of the MA Programme in Politics and Security from Afghanistan. Munir was the OSCE Academy’s first Junior Public Officer (JPO) in Afghanistan, where the JPO Programme was established in 2012. Today he is a diplomat at the Embassy and the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna, Austria.

    27 January, 2020

  • Alumni Travel Grant: Zalina Enikeeva '16 on integration of the Kyrgyz Republic into the EAEU

    Zalina Enikeeva, Alumna of 2016 of the MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme received the 1st Alumni Travel Grant of 2019. Zalina used this grant to participate in the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, held on April 9-12, 2019, in Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University). The Conference’s Programme Committee was chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin, HSE University’s Academic Supervisor.

    16 May, 2019

  • Uguloy Mukhtorova: Alumna of 2018

    Every year the Alumni Network selects an alumnus/a, who had a significant professional and/or academic achievements and deserves the title of Alumnus/a of the Year. This year, out of five strong candidates, Uguloy Mukhtorova, alumna of the OSCE Academy MA in Politics and Security 2013 from Tajikistan received this well-deserved title.

    28 February, 2019

  • Tengiz Chikanayev: Analyzing and Evaluating State Treasury

    Tengiz Chikanayev, alumnus 2016, MA in Economic Governance and Development Programme works at the Treasury Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan and in his interview he shares how he manages to cope with all his important tasks and responsivities.

    28 February, 2019