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Fall 2020

Begimai Bekbolotova

Begimai Bekbolotova

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Begimai Bekbolotova. I am originally from Osh and now living in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. I studied history in Osh State University and now work in the fields of civil society, communications, peacebuilding cooperation, and civil activism. Currently, I am the PR Supervisor of the Foundation for Tolerance International (FTI). I am also the Regional Liaison Officer for the Central Asian secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

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Irina Kulikova

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Irina Kulikova.  I am a graduate of the Politics and Security Programme at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and I have an LL.B. in Law from KIMEP University in Almaty. I also did a one-year exchange programme at the University of Ferrara in Italy and am an alumna of the US Department of State SUSI Women’s Leadership Program in Washington State. I worked at the OSCE-ODIHR in Warsaw, Poland, and have been involved in various research projects over the past few years, including the analysis of foreign policy directions in the East European and Central Asian regions. Prior to that, I worked as a paralegal at the Kazakhstani law firms.

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Aizhan Erisheva

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Aizhan Erisheva, and I am from Kyrgyzstan. Over the last few years I have been active in project development and management. I have implemented various development projects, purposed to increase civic engagement, to reduce poverty, to enhance employability, and to protect socio-economic rights of vulnerable groups. Additionally, I lecture on International Trade and World Economy.

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Muslimbek Buriyev

EUCAM Fellow

I am Muslimbek Buriev, an independent researcher from Tajikistan. I obtained my MA degree in politics and Security at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. I am currently affiliated with the Central Asian media-platform CABAR.Asia where I write policy briefs and analytical contributions. In my research, that is mostly policy-oriented, I seek to address policymakers in Central Asia, and especially Tajikistan, with ideas an insight on regional and security policy.

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Bermet Zhumakadyr kyzy

EUCAM Fellow

Hi, my name is Bermet Zhumakadyr kyzy, and I am from Kyrgyzstan. I graduated from the American University of Central Asia. My academic background is in politics with a focus on poverty reduction. I have worked for several organisations in and outside Central Asia such as Human Rights Watch and GIZ. Over the past year I have been pivoting towards the field of computer programming in seeking to connect technical and social sciences knowledge.

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Zhypariza Zhumagazieva

EUCAM Fellow

I am Zhypariza Zhumagazieva a human rights lawyer from Kyrgyzstan. I work at the Public Foundation “Legal Clinic “Adilet”, where we cooperate with national and international partners on the implementation of legal and human right related projects. The main focus of my work is providing access to justice for vulnerable groups in Kyrgyzstan. I have graduated from Kyrgyz State Law Academy in the field of public international law.

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EUCAM Fellow Aizada Kadyrova

Aizada Kadyrova

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Aizada Kadyrova. I have a work experience with the Embassy of Switzerland in Kyrgyzstan and EU Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP 6) implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

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EUCAM Fellow Asiya Kuzembayeva

Asiya Kuzembayeva

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Assiya Kuzembayeva. I’ve been working at International Relations Department of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University since 2006; graduated from the same university; and now act as an associate professor.

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EUCAM Fellow Khurshid Zafari

Khurshid Zafari

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Khurshid Zafari. I have over 10 years of experience in research and analytical work in various organisations in Uzbekistan. A substantial part of this experience I gained at DGP Research and Consulting, where I have worked on projects with private companies, international organisations and government agencies.

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Sabrinisso Valdosh

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Sabrinisso Valdosh and I am from Tajikistan. I have more than five year experience as a commercial account manager in Amadeus which is a market leader in IT solutions for Central Asia’s travel industry’s. In my work I am involved in the cycle of sales, delivery and customer support.

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Anastasiya Ten

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Anastasiya Ten and I am from Tajikistan. I have a MA degree in Comparative Local Development from the consortium of Corvinus University Budapest, the University of Regensburg and the University of Trento and a BA in Diplomacy and International Studies from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea. During my studies, I have focussed mostly on socio-economic and political development trends in Asia. In my MA thesis, I worked on external labour migration in Tajikistan.

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Gulnura Chekirova

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Gulnura Chekirova. I am a researcher-analyst from Kyrgyzstan. I am currently doing a MA in big data and machine learning in economics and finance at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation and I work at BizExpert; an economic think tank in Bishkek. I have over 4 years’ experience in public private dialogue and trade in Kyrgyzstan.

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Nushofarin Noziri

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Nushofarin Noziri. I am from Tajikistan, working at the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In 2013, I graduated from the Herbert H. Lehman College in New York in Business Administration with a specialization in finance. In 2016, I earned my Masters in Gender and International Relations from the University of Bristol as a Chevening scholar, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In 2014, I joined the Migrant Assistance Unit of IOM. Prior to that, I interned for Congressman Engel, and worked for American Councils (ACCELS) in Tajikistan. Now, in my work with IOM I focus on labour migration, countering human trafficking and preventing violent extremism.

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Sevara Khamidova

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Sevara Khamidova. I am a researcher from Uzbekistan. Throughout the years I have been working in different social projects focused on community development, civil society and gender issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. My academic background is in social and policy oriented research. I graduated from Lancaster University obtaining my Master’s degree in Media, Culture and Society, and completed an Executive Masters in Development Policies and Practices – Central Asia at the Graduate Institute of International and Development studies, Geneva.

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Sergey Marinin

EUCAM Fellow

My name is Sergey Marinin. I am an independent researcher from Kazakhstan. Most of my career so far has been connected to the OSCE broader network: I graduated from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek with a Master’s degree in Politics and Security in Central Asia. I worked with OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation missions in Kazakhstan. I was also a Research Fellow at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Secretariat in Copenhagen working on election observation and human rights issues in Central Asia and Eastern Partnership countries. Prior to that, I worked for Kazakhstan’s Human Rights Commissioner’s Office as a consultant on National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) dealing with problems of ill-treatment and torture.

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