The students of the Politics and Security Master programme participated in the OSCE module between 13-17 October.
This is an intensive modular course of more than 20 hours working time taught at the Academy both by in-house experts and professionals working in the field in various OSCE activities. The module began with a general introduction in the formation and role of the CSCE, its functions, its various activities, with an emphasis upon conflict management and the role of OSCE chairmanships.
The professionals shared their broad-ranging practical experiences. They addressed the OSCE’s role in boarder management and customs officials training, the economic and environmental as well as human dimensions. The students visited the training centre of the penitentiary system established with the support of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and participated in an exercise where they have made an attempt to solve the conflict managed by the Minsk group (most often mentioned as Nagorno-Karabakh conflict).
Six international officials of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek contributed with well-prepared presentations and shared their insights with the students. The director of the OSCE Border Management Staff College visited the Academy from Dushanbe and shared his vast knowledge in his area of expertise. The interaction with practitioners was well-received by the students of whom, similarly to the previous years, some may take internships and work with OSCE centres and offices in Central Asia after their graduation similarly to earlier years.