Special Advisor, Central Asia
Jyldyz Doolbekova is the Special Advisor for the Central Asia program area of The Christensen Fund, and also serves as Manager of our Central Asia Office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Before joining The Christensen Fund, Jyldyz was the University Projects Officer for the Aga Khan Humanities Project (AKHP), based at project headquarters in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), where she developed and implemented programs in conjunction with Central Asian universities to promote pluralism in ideas, cultures, and people through innovative humanities curricula rooted in traditional arts and knowledge. Also she has considerable experience in getting the project and the university to turn toward the community and a solid teaching and administrative experience at the universities of Kyrgyzstan.
Jyldyz received the equivalent of her MA from Kyrgyz National University Department of History and also earned a Master’s in International Relations from the International University of Kyrgyzstan. She speaks fluent Kyrgyz, Russian and English, and understands Kazakh, Uzbek and Turkish. Jyldyz enjoys classic and traditional music and reading books.