American University of Central Asia - AUCA - JYLDYZ KUVATOVA





MA in Strategic Communication/PR, Missouri School of Journalism ,Columbia, USA


Ph.D. in Philosophy, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University, Bishkek, KR



MA in Philosophy & Sociopolitical Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia



08/2006 – present

Associate Professor, Department of  Journalism & Mass  Communication, American

University – Central Asia, Bishkek,

01/2007 – 02/2007

National Consultant, UNV   Program, Bishkek, Kyrgyz   Republic (KR)

09/2006 – 12/2006

Communications Consultant, UK   Department for International  Development (DFID), Bishkek, KR

07/06 – 09/06


Expert, Kyrgyz National Expert   Group, UN CEDAW 3rd National   Report, Bishkek, KR

01/2006 – 04/2006

IJNet Staff Writer, International  Center for Journalists,  Washington, DC, USA

06/2005 – 08/2005

Intern, U.S. Committee for UNDP,  Washington, DC, USA

01/2005 – 05/2006

Student Associate, Office of  Research, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

02/2001 – 07/2004

Consular Assistant, U.S. Embassy,  Bishkek, KR

10/1998 – 02/2001


Democracy Commission Assistant,  Public Affairs Section, U.S.  Embassy Bishkek, KR

08/1996 – 10/1998

Press-Secretary, National  Commission on Securities Market  under the President of the KR,  Bishkek, KR

09/1993 – 10/1998


Philosophy Instructor, Kyrgyz- Russian Slavonic University, Bishkek, KR




Foreign Service National (FSN) of the Year 2004 Award, U.S. Embassy Bishkek


Superior Honor Award for helping to save lives of 22 helicopter crash survivors, U.S. Embassy Bishkek


Franklin Awards for extraordinary effort and service to the Consular Section, Embassy of the United States of  America and American Community in the Kyrgyz Republic

1996 -1997


"Soros-Kyrgyzstan" Foundation's Prize Laureate in article competitions



September   2009

International Executive Media Training Workshop (IEMTW 33), Center for Development Communication

(Washington, DC),  Bangkok, Thailand

10 November – 5 December 2008

Foundation Negotiation Course, in collaboration with MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Programme/ Consensus  Building Institute (CBI), UNDP Learning Resource Center

25-29 February 2008

Video Production Workshop, UNDP Office of Communications, ,Issyk-Kul, Kyrg yzstan

4 December 2007

PRINCE2™ Project Management Foundation Examination, New York, USA

26 November – 12 December


Programme Policy and Operations (PPO) Workshop, UNDP HQ, New York, USA

12-13 November 2007

Introduction to Capacity Assessments and Capacity Development Strategies Regional Workshop, UNDP   Kazakhstan, Almaty

10 October 2007

Programming for Results Management for Country Programme Level, UNDP Bureau of Management/ Office of  Human Resources/ Learning Resource Center online certification

1-3 October 2007

Communications Community of Practice Workshop,  Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, UNDP

2 September 2007

PRINCE2 Foundation (English), Project Management Course, UNDP Bureau of Management/ Office of Human   Resources/ Learning Resource Center online certification

22 May 2007

Orientation to UNDP, UNDP Bureau of Management/ Office of Human Resources/ Learning Resource Center  online certification

16  April 2007

Advanced Security in the Field online course, United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)

30 March 2007

Basic Security in the Field – Staff Safety, Health, and Welfare, United Nations Department   of Safety and Security  (UNDSS)

1 April 2004

Computer Security Awareness for OpenNet Plus Users, George P. Shultz National Foreign Affairs Training   Center (NFATC), Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State

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