Kulnara is an experienced NGO and community development professional with over 20 years of involvement in development in Kazakhstan (1990s), Kyrgyzstan (from 2002 to present) and Tajikistan. She speaks excellent Russian, Kyrgyz and English. Kulnara worked with INTRAC as Community Development Advisor and later Programme Coordinator for over 10 years and now regularly works with INTRAC as a trainer and consultant.
She managed INTRAC’s Open Training programme in Central Asia from 2008-2013 and is an experienced trainer in a range of CS themes, including training of trainers (ToT). She has experience in evaluations of development programmes in Naryn, covering local self-government, civil society inputs to village planning, village health committees, irrigation systems, including conflict prevention. She has also carried out research and training in INTRAC projects on youth employment and conflict prevention in Jalalabad, Osh and Batken. Recently Kulnara was coordinator of the work in Naryn oblast and led the Organisation Development training component and ToT for the GIZ funded civil society support programme implemented by FAKT and INTRAC.