Keneshbek B. Sainazarov

Central Asia Program Director

Mr. Keneshbek B. Sainazarov has been serving as Search for Common Ground’s Country Director for Kyrgyzstan since 2013 and the Central Asia Programs Director since 2015. In his role, Kenesh manages the Search programming related to conflict sensitive journalism, promoting freedom of religion, alternative narratives to recruitment, youth and women empowerment in Kyrgyzstan and preventing radicalization leading to violent extremism… Learn more

Asel Abdyramanova

Central Asia Programs Manager

Asel Abdyramanova holds MA degree in Politics and Security (Central Asia), OSCE Academy in Bishkek. She has more than 13 years of working experience at higher education, development, and peacebuilding sectors in Kyrgyzstan and in Central Asia. Learn more

 Cholpon Kurmanbaeva

Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DM&E) officer

20 years’ experience in social research including multinational studies. More than 7 years’ experience in applied qualitative, quantitative and mixed researches. 10 years’ experience in lecturing the university courses related to the social sciences methods, and social project development.

Focus: on Monitoring and Evaluation of the multi-sectoral  development projects  concentrated in conflict prevention; peacebuilding; strengthening civil society… Learn more

Nuriia Karakulova

Project Coordinator

having 5 years of experience in CVE projects. Nuriia joined Search for Common Ground – Kyrgyzstan in 2014 as an intern, and currently she is coordinating the countrywide project #JashStan: supporting the wave of youth peace leaders in Kyrgyzstan.

She has been deeply committed to and involved in the small initiatives of youth in… Learn more