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EFCA team


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

Azhar Nurbai

Project Manager

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

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Andrey Bachishe

Project Specialist / Specialist in the Research & Development Department

Andrey Bachishe joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in September 2012 as a project assistant. He is a graduate of the Kazakhstan-German University with a master’s degree in Regional Studies with a focus on Central Asia.

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Akmaral Karlybayeva

Project Specialist

Akmaral Karlybayeva joined EFCA in October 2014 as a project assistant for the Strengthening NGO Networking for Human Rights Advocacy Program and the Rural Civil Society Support Project, both funded by the European Union, and the Promotion of NGO Accountability to Beneficiaries in Kazakhstan Project, supported by the UN Democracy Fund. She was named a project specialist in January 2015 and currently coordinates the new EU-funded program, “Empowering South Kazakhstan NGOs to Promote Human Rights Reform." Prior to joining EFCA, Ms. Karlybayeva worked for the Bota Foundation.


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Nazerke Nurmukhanova

Project assistant

Nazerke joined EFCA in September, 2017 as a project assistant. She is a recipient of the Altyn Belgy prize for academic achievement. In 2015, she graduated with honors from the Kazakh-British Technical University, specializing in Oil and Gas. Nazerke has holds a Master's Degree in Law. Prior to joining EFCA, she worked as a civil servant at Almaty Oblast Department of Technical Regulation and Metrology.

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Vladimir Kleshenko


Vladimir Kleshenko joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in April 2011. He currently works as an accountant for the organization. He graduated from the University of International Business with a degree in economics, and has also completed professional development training with the Institute of Professional Accountants and Auditors in order to become a Certified Accounting Practitioner (CAP).

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Gaukhar Kozhasheva

Research & Development Manager

Gaukhar Kozhasheva joined the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in 2007 as a development specialist, and was later named a project manager. She became a research and development manager in July 2014, and is currently responsible for fundraising activities and the development of new projects. 

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