The Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan has been through a state of transition in which civil society has the potential to play an historical role. Political changes over the last 15 years have done little to instill popular faith in leaders. INTRAC worked collaboratively with Centre Interbilim, a local NGO, to tackle questions around civil society in Kyrgyzstan.
The investigation considered traditional and modern leadership models in a range of national and local, large and small civil society organisations in Kyrgyzstan. Improved learning, the researchers hoped, would enable Centre Interbilim and INTRAC to design a training programme to prepare leaders committed to democratic principles and participatory approach.