Date: April 19, 2013
Venue: Aigine CRC
- Elbegzaya Batjarga – Regional Programme Officer, Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Decentralized Hub for Central Asia.
- Alma Karsymbek – Communication Officer, Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Decentralized Hub for Central Asia.
- Gulnara Aitpaeva, Director
- Chinara Seidahmatova
- Erkaim Aitpaeva
- Aibek Samakov
- Ainura Turgangazieva
- Meerim Aitkeeva
- Nathan Light (advisor)
The main purpose of the meeting was to learn more about the mission of the Mountain Partnership and to discuss the possibilities of bilateral cooperation. Aigine CRC initiated the meeting in order to expand its partners’ network for building effective cooperation with other organizations.
Description of the meeting:
The representatives of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat shared information with the other participants about Parntership’s mission and goals. According to Alma Karsymbek, the MP aims at creation of partners’ network working in mountainous countries for facing challenges in more effective way on the basis of mutual cooperation. In turn, Aitpaeva Gulnara told MPS representatives about current and completed activities conducted by Aigine CRC. One of the current activities discussed during the meeting was a dissemination of Semetei epic’s first DVD compilation produced by Aigine CRC among secondary schools in Kyrgyzstan. The possibilities of using MP network for the dissemination of DVDs were discussed.
As an example of a completed project the one on traditional ways of conflict prevention and resolution has been discussed. MPS representatives learned about the manual on “Traditional Ways of Conflict Prevention and Resolution” that had been published during the project. According to Elbegzyai Batjargal, many members of the partnership will be interested in learning more about this manual because some member-organization conduct project in the field of conflict prevention, mitigation and resolution.
The following ways of possible cooperation were identified during the meeting:
- Aigine CRC expressed its willingness to join the MP.
- Presentation of the manual on “Traditional Ways of Conflict Prevention and Resolution” for MP partners.
- Aigine showed its readiness to publish a series of articles on sacred sites of Kyrgyzstan and in Ayil Demi monthly newspaper with photo-illustrations.
- Dissemination of Semetei epic’s DVD compilation among the schools in Kyrgyzstan through Mountain Partnership members.