IDEA CA has recently worked with high school students in Issyk-Ata district (Chui Province) and Suzak district (Jalalabad Province) to teach them about how to open and manage debate clubs at school, as well as general information about debate.

February 13, 2018

The graduates of Media Camp 2017 continue their active work not only publishing their materials in the media, but also conducting educational events. In Kazakhstan (Shymkent) and Kyrgyzstan (Osh and Karakol) was held iTalk (iTalk - a platform for public speaking) on the theme "Media and Ethics". Invited speakers shared their stories when they faced with violations of journalistic ethics, as well as what should be done in such situations; how to properly prepare stories; how to check the news; cyber psychology and self-realization of youth through work in NGOs.

February 13, 2018

The two-week long International Media Camp "Youth as the basis of democratic future” has started in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan).

Participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have been attending the camp.

Nowadays media – whether it is journalism, documentary photography or social media - plays an important role in shaping people’s consciousness around the world. Due to the media, we may emphasize one social or political issue at the expense of ignoring others.

September 27, 2016

 IDEA Central Asia (CA) along with Empower Blind People launched debate training for blind people. The main purpose of this training is not only to teach the blind how to debate, but also to train them how to use debate technologies in everyday life - to think critically about information, to use arguments to uphold their points of view, to learn how to present themselves to the public.

March 16, 2015

IDEA CENTRAL ASIA SEEKS A FUNDRAISING MANAGERLocation: Bishkek, KyrgyzstanDeadline for applications: 31 December 2014Position type: Full-time staff memberIDEA Central Asia is seeking to appoint a Fundraising Manager. This is a new and challenging position in which the function needs to be developed from the ground up.

December 03, 2014

IDEA Central Asia has launched an open call for participants to take part in the IDEA Aitmatov International Debate Academy 2014, one of the biggest debating events for Russian-speaking countries.The Academy takes place from 20 to 27 September in Kyrgyzstan at Kapriz, on the northern shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake. IDEA is looking for up to 100 participants from the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.While we welcome people who have debated be

August 26, 2014

Sixty young leaders from Central Asia took part in the second Asian Development Bank Asia Youth Forum from 30 April to 5 May 2014 at Nazarbaev University in Astana, the national capital of Kazakhstan in association with IDEA Central Asia.The theme of the event was Partnership Beyond Borders and the program included training on environmental protection, protecting water resources and developing the quality of education.The event culminated in a debate tournament New Silk Roads: Linking Asia to a Changing World which took place in English following the Asian-Australian debat

May 15, 2014

The fifth Bishkek Debates League took place in Kyrgyzstan from 1 to 29 March 2014 in association with IDEA’s new office in Central Asia.The tournament involved 44 teams from more than 10 institutions in Kyrgyzstan and took place over seven days across weekends in March. The League was divided in to two rounds and the final match days of the competition were held from the 22 to 23 March at the American University of Central Asia, with the semi-finals and finals on 29 March. The final events on 29 March included the main Final of the League competition held in British-Parliam

April 29, 2014