6 October 2019
Bishkek – ESI training policy researchers
Market seller at the Osh Bazaar in Bishkek. Photo: Kristof Bender/ESI
Market seller at the Osh Bazaar in Bishkek. Photo: Kristof Bender/ESI

From 5 to 7 October 2019 ESI's deputy chairman Kristof Bender visited Bishkek to work with young Kyrgyz policy researchers participating in an Open Society research fellowship programme run in co-operation with the Hertie School of Governance from Berlin. The fellows' research topics ranged from the challenges of waste collection in rural areas to children infected with AIDS and problems in the education of journalists.

Bishkek hosts one of the last Lenin monuments, now a favorite picture spot for tourists. Photo: Kristof Bender/ESI
Bishkek hosts one of the last Lenin monuments, now a favorite picture spot for tourists. Photo: Kristof Bender/ESI
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