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Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
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EFCA team


July 12, 2017 becomes a bridge to launch cooperation between Kazakh and German farmers

In early July 28 farmers from Germany made a visit to Almaty oblast. Foreign guests were represented by heads of agro enterprises, investors and

June 26, 2017

200 parents in Almaty received counseling from psychologists and teachers within the TEENS project

Since May 2017 in schools of Almaty classes for parent groups are conducted. They are taught by school psychologists and social educators who received

June 26, 2017

Business portal "" was presented to the farmers in South Kazakhstan

On June 12-13 seminar-trainings titled " - a new opportunity for interaction and development of agribusiness entities" were held in Arys and

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 executive director of EFCA Kyrgyzstan. She then 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 EFCA, she worked as 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, the 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 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 break 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 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 vice-president of a research company. 

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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 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 Peace Corps in Kazakhstan. 

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Azhar Nurbai

Project Manager

Azhar Nurbai joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in 2014 as project assistant. She is currently project manager for projects in entrepreneurship development, women’s entrepreneurship development, traditional artisanship development, and pre-school education. 

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