On 17 January 2022 the OSCE Academy in Bishkek in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and the Europe-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) hosted the Open Workshop on “Energy Transition and Central Asia” in a hybrid format, which participants had a chance to join in-person and online.
18 January, 2022
Rashid Gabdulhakov is a graduate of 2013 of the MA Programme in Politics and Security from Uzbekistan. This year Rashid received the Alumnus of the Year 2021 Award for his professional development and achievements after the graduation from the OSCE Academy. On 7 October 2021, Rashid successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Digital Vigilantism in Russia: Citizen-led Justice in the Context of Social Change and Social Harm” and obtained a PhD degree in Media and Communication (Cum Laude). Upon defending, Rashid became an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
11 January, 2022
From 13 till 17 December the OSCE Academy conducted a Project Management training (advance level) for alumni, led by Mr. Peteris Rimss, from the Latvian National Project Management Association (LNPMA) and a Trainer with more than 15 years of experience in the field. This was an intensive 5-day training for graduates of the OSCE Academy, who already have some experience in Project management either in International Organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, or other institutions, and needed to advance their knowledge of Project Management for further professional growth.
21 December, 2021
On 16 December the OSCE Academy and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs held an Authors’ Workshop on the forthcoming book “Climate Change and decarbonization in Central Asia.” This event was held in hybrid format and provided an opportunity for the authors to discuss the detailed outlines of the chapters, which will be finalized and published by Springer as an Open Access book in 2022. The book will cover a broad range of related issues including climate change impact on security, energy, politics, gender, mining and many others.
16 December, 2021
On 15 December Dr. Anja Mihr, DAAD Associate Professor at the OSCE Academy, participated in the International Conference on “Enforced and involuntary disappearances in dictatorship and authoritarian past and contemporary settings: a social, legal, and historical appraisal of transitional and transformation polices and mechanisms” organized by the OSCE Presence in Albania and Centre for Justice and Transformation of the University of Tirana, supported by the Federal Republic of Germany.
15 December, 2021
On 14 December the OSCE Academy hosted the launch event and panel discussion “Corridors of Power: How China Creates Economic, Social, and Network Ties to Exert Influence in South and Central Asia,” organized jointly with AidData, a research lab at William&Mary (a US-based university). This event featured a presentation and panel discussion related to an extensive new study on Chinese public diplomacy efforts in the region, ranging from financing and education to culture and social media. Participants got an in-depth look at how Beijing has used a broad and diverse toolkit to cultivate economic and soft power influence in South and Central Asia over the last two decades.
14 December, 2021
On 9 December, the Transnational Threats Department and the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities in co-operation with the OSCE Academy in Bishkek organized a national workshop on strengthening youth crime and drug use prevention in Bishkek. The workshop was held in the framework of the new OSCE-wide and cross-dimensional project “Enhancing youth crime and drug use prevention through education on legality and awareness campaigns addressing threats of organized crime and corruption”. The project aims to prevent transnational organized crime, corruption and drug use, by complementing criminal justice efforts and promoting respect for the rule of law through education.
9 December, 2021
On 7 December the OSCE Academy jointly with the Office of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan organized events for students in Tashkent, to inform them about the opportunities the Academy and the Organization in general, offer to young people. At the Westminster International University in Tashkent, the delegation was welcomed by Rector Bakhrom Mirkasimov, highlighting the ongoing collaboration between the WUIT and the OSCE.
8 December, 2021
On 8 December Higher School of Economics (HSE University) Postdoctoral Research Fellow and the OSCE Academy Associate Research Fellow Dr. Eriks Varpahovskis presented his policy brief titled "Patterns and State Strategies of Transnational Higher Education Institutions in Central Asia." In Central Asian states, among more than 350 higher education institutions, 67 have foreign affiliation and are at least partially managed by foreign organizations and citizens.
8 December, 2021
From 29 November till 3 December the OSCE Academy hosted a training on Tacticle Medecine, which is an area of emergency medicine focusing on prehospital emergency care to support high-risk law enforcement operations, organized by the EU-funded Project Law Enforcement in Central Asia (LEICA). The training was organized for officials from security services, police, emergency management services and penitentiary services of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
3 December, 2021