Ulukbek Abdubaliev, a 2015 fellow in the U.S.-Central Asia Education Foundation Enterprise Student Fellowship Program, is part of the team that won the Smart Civis competition. The contest is hosted by the nonprofit, The Common Good, and is open to students at Italian universities...

The Kyrgyzstan native entered while he was on an Erasmus exchange semester in Milan through his master's program.

There were about 100 other entries in the competition and Mr. Abdubaliev said it wasn’t until they arrived at the awards ceremony that they believed their MI-Care health card concept had a chance.
“We knew that [our idea] was not something that was innovative,” he said. “But at the same time it was something that Milan really needed.”

At the recent U.S.-Uzbekistan Business Forum, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted his desire for collaboration between American Councils, the Uzbek Ministry of Higher Education, and the Uzbek Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Newly elected members of the U.S.-CAEF alumni council will further strengthen the alumni community and entrepreneurial spirit throughout Central Asia. 

Following a passion for filmmaking with a social justice mission, Elnura has already received national recognition in Kyrgyzstan for her powerful films. 

Over 300 Kyrgyz students gathered to learn more about international education opportunities at the latest education fair. 

Participants graduated from the program with greater respect for the role of government in improving the lives of citizens.

U.S.-Central Asian Foundation alumnus Kuttubek launched a summer camp for students in a rural community in his native Kyrgyzstan. 

Kyrgyzstan is working with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to offer internships for youth in the Kyrgyz Parliament.

American Councils President Dr. Dan E. Davidson welcomed a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic this past week.


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