Charlie Buxton

Charles Buxton has been living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, since 2002 and is director of a locally registered public foundation Books for Development ( With degrees in Russian and Sociology of Literature, he has been working for almost 40 years in the voluntary sector – 20 in UK, 20 in the Former Soviet Union. From 2002-18 he was INTRAC’s representative in Central Asia, working as programme manager, consultant and trainer with a host of different international and local NGOs.  Author of three books on the role of civil society in development processes in the region, plus a number of Praxis and other papers for INTRAC.

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