On 26 November 2011 the OSCE Academy hosted a question and answer session for students of the MA in Economic Governance and Development with Project and Programme Managers from Central Asia, in a framework of the Project Management course, taught by Ms. Katarzyna Kaczmarska. The aim of this session was to discuss project management challenges in international organizations and in the non-governmental sector in Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian states.
The OSCE Academy invited two highly experienced project managers working for the non-governmental sector and for the largest global development network. Lira Duishebaeva, Dimension Chief at UNDP, Kyrgyzstan shared her vast experience in managing projects related to conflict resolution. Dinara Musabekova, Executive Director of the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, described challenges project face at the intersection of working with donors, governments and civil society. Students appreciated the experts’ openness and engagement with problems tackled by projects they have been managing.