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Empowering Local Communities in the Kyrgyz Mining Sector: The Case of Talas

By Nazik Imanbekova

CAP Papers 193, July 2017

Nazik Imanbekova is a transparency and open government activist from Kyrgyzstan, who has worked at various organizations, from local NGOs (Public Foundation ElNaz, EITI public reception, EITI NGO Consortium, Human Development Center Tree of Life) to IGOs (UNDP). As the head of EITI public reception in Talas region, she developed a dialogue platform which the national government adopted and which led to the establishment of periodic meetings with local communities. She holds a Specialist Diploma with Honors in Economics from the Academy of Management under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.