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July 16, 2018

EFCA Board of Trustees meeting was held in Almaty

Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) hosted the regular meeting of the EFCA Board of Trustees on July 13, 2018 in Almaty.

July 4, 2018

USAID Project: Vacation for teachers and harmonious relationships with students

On June 29, 2018, the team of the USAID "TEENS - Accessible and Qualitative Assistance" project organized a webinar regarding psychological support

July 3, 2018

"3.2.1 Start!" project winners announced

On June 28, 2018, the final competition of the "3.2.1. Start!" project was held, the winner of which was Rahim Aybek with his project of Tazalyk

Azalia Dairbekova

EFCA President / Regional Chief of Party of the USAID-funded “Good Governance Initiative Fund”

Azalia Dairbekova began her work with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in 2007 as the Executive Director of EFCA Kyrgyzstan. She later served as the Foundation’s Executive Director in Tajikistan. In 2010, she was named EFCA President by the Board of Trustees. She currently coordinates the USAID-funded “Good Governance Initiative Fund” which operates in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. 

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Rinad Temirbekov

Executive Director of EFCA in Kazakhstan

Rinad Temirbekov first joined EFCA as a program assistant in 1999. Now Executive Director, he plays a leading role in the processes of shaping a sustainable, project-orientated foundation and implementing project management procedures at EFCA.

Rinad has extensive experience managing projects in the sphere of small and medium business. He actively participates in the development of business incubators, techno-parks, and micro-credit programs in Kazakhstan.

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Galina Barsukova

Deputy Regional Director of Finance and Administration / Senior Accountant

Galina Barsukova has worked with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia since September 2006. Prior to joining EFCA, she worked as the head accountant in the representative office of an international company. Galina is a Certified Accounting Practitioner (CAP). 

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Vitaliy Tsoy

Regional Grants and Contracts Manager

Vitaliy Tsoy has been the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager at the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia since August 2006. He is responsible for the preparation of all contracts and grants for EFCA projects, as well as financial monitoring, development of financial tools, and budget preparation. 

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Anastasia Blok

Head of the Department of Public Relations

From 2006-2012, Anastasia Blok was the Head of the Department of Public Relations for the four field offices of the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia and was responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s public relations strategy. Following a hiatus to stay home with her young children, Ms. Blok returned in early 2015 as Head of the Department of Public Relations.

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Aigerim Abdullayeva

Grants and Contracts Manager

Aigerim Abdullayeva joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in December 2007. She is an accounting and finance specialist. She graduated from Economics College with a degree in finance and loans, and from the Symbat Fashion Business Academy with specializations in marketing and commerce. Aigerim is a Certified International Professional Accountant (CIPA) with a focus on law and rights through the Association of Accountants and Auditors, made possible through the financial support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). 

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Aigul Tagatova

Project Manager

Aigul Tagatova has worked with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia since July 2008. She currently manages civil society and NGO development programs. Prior to joining EFCA, Ms. Tagatova served as the vice president of a research company. 

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Tatyana Uteulieva

Communication Specialist / Project Coordinator

Tatyana Uteulieva has considerable experience in working for international projects, training and consulting programs, and foreign companies. Tatyana Uteulieva is a professional instructor, and has 15 years of experience of working as a senior instructor at the al-Farabi Kazakh State National University. She developed three teaching manuals for third-year students in the Meteorology and Land Hydrology Departments. 

In 1995, Tatyana joined the Kazakhstan-Korea Investment Agency as a personal assistant/interpreter. Later, she was invited to work for the CARANA Corporation – USAID project as the head of the translation department, editor-in-chief of the newsletter, and regional director for PR and communications.

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Alma Sholpankulova

Project Manager

Alma Sholpankulova has worked with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia since August 2012. Prior to joining EFCA, she worked for Peace Corps USA in Kazakhstan as the Regional Program Manager for Education and Youth Initiatives. Over the course of 10 years, Alma coordinated the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in the southern regions of Kazakhstan, developed and conducted trainings, assisted with project planning and management, and participated in the development and implementation of the “Environmental Education” program for the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan. 

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