Postgraduates and students discussed the future of digitization in the CIS
The annual International Summer School for youth from CIS countries Sustainable Development of CIS Member States Through Dialogue and Digitization was held in the Issyk-Kul region of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Summer School was organized by the Academy of Public Administration under President of Kyrgyz Republic (APAPKR) with the support of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. The event was attended by 25 masters and postgraduates of the academies of public administration of the CIS countries from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
RANEPA was represented by three postgraduates of the Moscow Campus: Sergey Alferov, Eduard Galimullin and Lydia Givargizova, as well as three students of the North-West Institute of Management (NWIM). During four days, the participants held discussions on digitization and cybersecurity, discussed further joint interaction of CIS member states in the field of training in these areas, and exchanged best practices with the participation of international and national experts.
“First, I would like to note the practical significance of the workshops, and second, the truly friendly atmosphere that prevailed throughout the workweek,” Sergey Alferov said. Eduard Galimullin noted that he was very pleased to represent the Presidential Academy at the International Summer School funded by the OSCE. “I was pleased to listen to the lectures of experts, I improved my skills in team work, preparation and presentation of projects. Many thanks to all the organizers and participants!” the postgraduate student of RANEPA said. Lydia Givargizova also agreed with the opinion of her colleagues. She stressed that the School has become an excellent platform for strengthening and expanding opportunities for young people from the CIS countries, both in the economy and in politics, and as a platform for sharing and exploring best international practices.
On the last day of the event, postgraduates of the Moscow RANEPA Campus made presentations of the final projects on behalf of their groups. The head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Ambassador Dr. Pierre von Arx highlighted the high personal professional qualities of the guys. Following the results of the Summer School, a preliminary decision was made to finance the holding of the School next year, and ensure the participation of the most active participants of previous years.