American University of Central Asia - AUCA - Afghan Civic Engagement Program

Afghan Civic Engagement Program


Afghan Civic Engagement Program (ACEP) was designed specifically for the new cohorts of Afghan students of NGA (2019 & 2020). ACEP was modeled on a highly successful Student Initiative Development Program (SIDP) ( Similar to SIDP, the purpose of ACEP is to develop leadership potential and professional skills among students, supporting them in the implementation of their civic engagement initiatives through consultation, individual mentorship, and different pieces of training and workshops. ACEP aims to develop Civic Engagement Culture and increases the Sense of Agency among the Afghan community of AUCA since, as future leaders, they will have to deal with complex social problems.

This program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

Since 2022-2023 AY, ACEP also accepts applications from Afghan master-level students (NOFO).


Application Process

ACEP follows the established paperwork and procedures of submission and evaluation of student project proposals that were developed under SIDP.


Click here to learn about pecularities of the application process for ACEP.



There are two important components within ACEP:

  1. Women Empowerment
  2. Civic Engagement


ACEP Advisory Committee Members


Nurzhamal Karamoldoeva

Executive Director at Center for Civic Engagement

Instructor at Television, Cinema and Media Arts Department


Daniyar Karabaev

Assistant Professor and Head of Liberal Arts and Sciences Program


Sagynbek Orunbaev

Instructor at Applied Geology Department


Philippe Boizeau

Assistant Professor at Applied Geology Department

Head of Environmental Sustainability and Climate Science Department


Aliia Iusupova

Student Initiative Development Program Coordinator


Our Contacts

Afghan Civic Engagement Program


Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 115

Room: 110


American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028
AUCA Contacts