2019-11-19 › OSCE helps fostering youth co-operation in Central Asia
From 12 to 15 November 2019, fifteen Central Asian Youth Network (CAYN) alumni from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan took part in a seminar on constructive dialogue and regional co-operation in Kosh-kol, Kyrgyzstan.
The seminar included some interactive sessions, led by experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, that helped participants build their capacities in implementing social projects and fundraising and enhancing their knowledge in environmental activism, gender equality, information security and public speaking.
The seminar provided a platform for youth to discuss contemporary regional security issues and the role of the OSCE in addressing them. The seminar also strengthened interpersonal and professional networking amongst Central Asia’s youth.
Since 2004, CAYN has been bringing together young leaders from Central Asia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. This has been to build and foster regional trust and connectivity to understand contemporary security threats and the OSCE’s role in responding to them.
The CAYN reunion was organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek in co-operation with the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, within the framework of the OSCE’s commitment to promote the role of youth in building regional peace and security.