Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University to Train 10 Tajik Instructors through UCA MOU
On 20 November 2013, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and the Kyrgyz Russian Slavonic University (KRSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for UCA instructors to pursue a Masters in Management degree.
Within the MoU framework, UCA’s School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) will recruit 10 instructors in Tajikistan to be trained by KRSU in order to build regional capacity for development and delivery of UCA SPCE’s new Small and Medium Business Management Programme.
This training of trainers will allow the Tajik-based instructors to complete a Masters in Management (Small Business Management specialisation) delivered by KRSU. The programme will emphasise important methodological approaches to course delivery, while also building a core understanding of key concepts in the newly developed programme. Upon completion, instructors will be awarded a Russian and Kyrgyz diploma. They will then develop a new programme for UCA-SPCE.
Dr Bohdan Krawchenko, Director General, UCA and Mr Nifadiev Vladimir Ivanovich, Vector of KRSU at the signing ceremony.“Strengthening Small and Medium Enterprises within Central Asia will enhance economic opportunities for the region. With KRSU’s support, the Tajik-based trainers will then go on to develop a robust and useful programme with UCA-SPCE and play an integral role in supporting the growth and skills of small and medium business owners,” said Gulnara Djunushalieva, Director SPCE.
The Masters Programme and training of trainers are made possible with support from the Small and Medium Enterprise Growth Project for Central Asia, an initiative of USAID and the Aga Khan Foundation in cooperation with the University of Central Asia.
The one year US$1.5m multi-AKDN agency project focuses on strengthening Small and Medium Enterprises in Tajikistan and enhancing economic development for the peoples of Central Asia.