Kylych Kubatbekov

Kylych is currently studying Public Administration at York University, Canada. Upon completion, he is planning to work internationally in an advisory role, focusing on governance and public policy in the post-Soviet region.

He was previously a Senior Programme Assistant of the Police Reform Programme at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Centre in Bishkek. The OSCE works to maintain stability in the region by encouraging close cooperation between the state, civil society, and the business sector. The OSCE has three main dimensions: politico-military, human, and economic and environmental. There is an additional department in Kyrgyzstan working with the Ministry of Internal Affairs on reforming the police service.

Kylych studied Comparative Public Policy (MSc) at the University of Edinburgh in 2009 - 2010. He conducted research into recidivism in the UK and New Zealand in order to develop a framework that could be replicated in Kyrgyzstan.

At the time of the 2008 Fellowship Programme, Kylych was Local Programme Coordinatorat the OSCE. This position was established in early 2005 in response to the OSCE’s decision to expand its presence in Kyrgyzstan.