Donors and Partners

Become a Partner and support our activity

The Academy seeks to establish cooperation with states, international organizations, public and private business entities, associations and other donors which can contribute to our successful activity. We are happy to offer relationships through Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Intent, Agreements on Cooperation and etc. Contributions will support Academy’s core programmes and initiatives and could be made in the form of grants, donations, scholarships, or other means. If you are interested in becoming a partner and support the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and its activities, please send us an email to: to receive any necessary information for donors, bank details for international and local transfers.

Our donors

Since its inception the Academy has received funding from 19 OSCE participating States, and in-kind contribution from four other State partners. All donors of the Academy have demonstrated high level of dedication to the mission of the Academy and engagement with the actual activities undertaken by the Academy. Below are the OSCE participating states that have supported the Academy: 


Institutional Partners 

The OSCE Academy in Bishkek maintains productive partner relations with a number of international and regional institutes. The partnerships cover various areas, including joint research and teaching activities, conferences as well as large-scale programmatic activities.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) has been one of the key donors and partners    of  the Academy since 2010. The Norwegian government has supported the partnership through a large  grant  to launch a new MA program in Economic Governance and Development as well as to support  teaching,  student internships, the Alumni Network, conferences and so on. The staff and researchers of NUPI regularly conduct teaching modules at both graduate programs of the Academy, while about five current students of the Academy and two alumni spend productive research-oriented internships at NUPI in Oslo as well as several other European institutions every year thanks to the Academy's partnership with NUPI. The Geneva Centre for Security Policy is a long-term committed partner of the OSCE Academy in supporting research  profile of the Academy as well as contributing to student learning and research. The GCSP is a key partner of the annual  Central Asian Security Seminar that the Academy has been hosting every September since 2008. Every year several  current  students of the Academy have internship at the GCSP, while one graduate receives a full scholarship to study at  Master of    Advanced Studies in International and European Security (MAS Programme).


There is a number of institutes that the OSCE Academy works with on delivering special courses and modules for students and/or for professional trainings.

Academy of Dialogue (Tajikistan) is the key partner in implementation of Oral History of Tajikistan project, as well as various research initiatives.

The Deutsche Welle Akademie has been partnering with the OSCE Academy in co-organization of annual Central Asian School of Journalism since 2010. The DWA provides qualified trainers for the modules on TV, radio and electronic media.

The Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center) in Russia has provided teaching modules on nuclear disarmament and hosted several students of the Academy as interns.

The Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation, Austria, has conducted trainings on conflict prevention since 2004.

The National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISI) under the Government of Kyrgyzstan is a good example of local partners of the OSCE Academy. NISI has partnered with the Academy in organization of public policy trainings for civil servants of the various offices/units of the government of Kyrgyzstan.

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies has been supporting the organization of the regional security seminar at the OSCE Academy since 2010.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden had been another long-time partner in conducting human rights training for your professionals of Central Asia.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is a new partner of the Academy that will provide experts for teaching modules at the OSCE Academy from 2013.

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