Alumni Spotlight

  • 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

  • Karlygash Kabatova: Adolescent Sexuality Education is

    Karlygash Kabatova, alumna, 2014, MA Programme in Politics and Security is from Kazakhstan and an experienced researcher and civic & social activist. On 1 June, on International Day for Protection of Children, Karlygash launched – a website on sexuality education for adolescents. Now Karlygash is invited to talk shows, interviews, radio, and conferences to discuss the issues related to early pregnancies, sexuality education, sexual harassment and gender issues, etc. Why and how she works on such an important and at the same time sensitive issue is shared in her interview:

    28 February, 2019

  • Malika Tukmadieva: New Research Hub for Young Scholars

    After graduation Malika received a European Scholarship for Central Asia for the Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the European Institute of the University of Geneva (IEUG), which is offered exclusively to Academy alumni. Malika was a part of different research projects and eventually, together with friends, she established own research lab in Astana.

    28 February, 2019