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Bishkek Human Development Forum

May 11, 2022

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

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Bishkek Human Development Forum


  • The Bishkek Human Development Forum seeks to create the political space for the leadership of the Kyrgyz Republic and development partners to prioritize transformational human capital investments.

    This forum brings together a wide range of high-level policymakers as well as international and domestic experts to discuss the massive human capital gap left by the COVID-19 pandemic, international best practices, necessary policy measures, and how best to support the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in accelerating investments in education, health, and social protection.

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    09:00 – 9:30

    Registration of participants

    Welcoming coffee

    Press wall: Statements to the press and video interviews by select Government and World Bank Group (WBG) officials

    09:30 – 10:00

     

    Mr. Naveed Hassan Naqvi, Country Manager of the WB Office in the Kyrgyz Republic, opens the Forum and gives the floor to:

    §  Opening statement – Mr. Akylbek Zhaparov, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic  

    §  Opening statement – Ms. Fadia M. Saadah, Human Development Director for ECA, WBG

    10:00 – 11:30

    SESSION ON SOCIAL PROTECTION, moderated by Mr. Edil Baisalov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic

    -          Social Protection and Jobs at the Core of Poverty Reduction and Economic Transformation” Presentation by Mr. Cem Mete, Social Protection & Jobs Practice Manager, WBG

    -          “Shock Responsive Social Protection in the Kyrgyz Republic” – Presentation by Ms. Marina Novikova, Social Protection Specialist, WBG

    -          “The Roadmap for a Modern Social Protection System in the Kyrgyz Republic” – Presentation by Mr. Kudaibergen Bazarbaev, Minister of  Labor, Social Security and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic

    -          “Migration Patterns in the Kyrgyz Republic” – Presentation by Mr. Laurent Bossavie, Economist, WBG

    -          Panel discussion “Comprehensive Approach to Social Protection – Addressing Multiple Vulnerabilities”

    -          Mr. Cem Mete, Social Protection & Jobs Practice Manager, WBG

    -          Ms. Jyldyz Polotova, Deputy Minister of Labor, Social Security, and Migration

    -          Mr. Kojiro Nakai, WFP Country Director in the Kyrgyz Republic

    -          Ms. Yulia Oleynik, UNICEF Deputy Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic

    11:30 – 12:00

    Coffee break
    Press wall:
    Statements to the press and short interviews by select Government and WBG officials

    12:00 – 13:30

    SESSION ON HEALTH CARE, moderated by Ms. Tania Dmytraczenko, Health Practice Manager, WBG

    1.        “Financing Reforms in the Resource-Constraint Environment – Global, Regional Trends”Presentation by Ms. Tania Dmytraczenko, Health Practice Manager, WBG

    2.       “Service Delivery Challenges in the Kyrgyz Republic” – Presentation by Ms. Christel Vermeersch, Senior Economist, Health, WBG

    3.       “Vision of the Health Reforms in the Kyrgyz Republic – The Way to Go Forward” – Presentation by Mr. Jalalidin Rahmatullaev, Deputy Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic

    4.       Panel discussion “How to Prioritize Reforms Actions given the Resource Constraint”

    -          Mr. Jalalidin Rahmatullaev, Deputy Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic

    -          Ms. Nazira Artykova, WHO representative

    -          Mr. Arturbek Jumanazarov, Chairman, Mandatory Health Insurance Fund

    -          Ms. Susanna Hayrapetyan, Program Leader for Health, Social Protection and Education, WBG

    13:30 – 14:30

    Lunch

    14:30 – 16:00

    SESSION ON EDUCATION, moderated by Mr. Harry Patrinos, Education Practice Manager, WBG

    1.        “Learning and the Development Agenda” Presentation by Mr. Harry Patrinos, Education Practice Manager, WBG

    2.       “Education and Skills Transformation for Economic Growth in the Kyrgyz Republic” – Presentation by Mr. Husein Abdul-Hamid, Senior Education Specialist, WBG

    3.       Priority actions for transforming the education system in support of the country’s development” – Presentation by Mr. Almazbek Beishenaliev, Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic

    4.       Panel discussion “How to Raise Quality and Relevance of Education”

    -          Mr. Naveed Naqvi, Country Manager, World Bank Office in the Kyrgyz Republic

    -          Mr. Rasul Abazbek uulu, Deputy Minister of Education and Science

    -          Mr. Azamat Dikambaev, Principal CEO, “Epsilon” private school

    -          Ms. Gulnara Kalikova, Chair of Supervisory Board, KG Analytics Public Foundation  

    -          Mr. Jonathan Becker, President of the American University of Central Asia

    16:00 – 16:30

    Call for Action and Wrap up

    Mr. Edil Baisalov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic

    Mr. Alberto Rodriguez, Director for Strategy and Operations in Human Development, WBG