1) Ms. Margareta Cederfeldt, Moderate Party, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and OSCE PA President
2) Ms. Gudrun Brunegård, Christian Democratic Party, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Party ODA Policy Spokesperson
3) Ms. Janine Alm Ericson, Green Party, Former State Secretary of International Development Cooperation, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
4) Mr. Håkan Svenneling, Left Party, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Foreign Policy Spokesperson
5) Ms. Yasmine Posio, Left Party, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
WHAT: Mission to the Kyrgyz Republic
WHEN: 9 – 15 April 2022
WHERE: Bishkek and Osh
Members of the Swedish Parliament will come to Kyrgyzstan for a learning exchange visit from 9 to 15 April 2022. The aim is to:
- strengthen and further develop the partnership between the Parliament of Sweden and UNDP,
- gain a deeper understanding of development challenges in Central Asia with a focus on the Kyrgyz Republic and possible future trajectories, and
- interact with national stakeholders, including government and civil society to understand national needs and concerns.
From 10 to 12 April, Members of the Swedish Parliament will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, with the Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh (Supreme Council), other high-level government officials, representatives of development and donor communities, and civil society activists.
On 13 and 14 April, Members of the Swedish Parliament will visit Osh oblast to understand the development context in the south of Kyrgyzstan with a focus on migration, innovation, youth empowerment, and regional cooperation opportunities in Fergana Valley.
On 14 April, Members of the Swedish Parliament will visit the Osh IT hub opened by UNDP to expand innovation practices and sow the seeds of green growth by making long-term investments in local innovation.
Members of the Swedish Parliament will then meet with women from the Women Creative Lab who will share their success stories as digital entrepreneurs and as agents of change in their communities, and go on to visit a youth center in Chek-Abad (Aravan). They will discuss with youth about civic life as a means of securing social cohesion and anchoring democratic principles in a society based on respect for human rights. They will also exchange with youth on issues that most affect Kyrgyzstan and the world.
In Nookat, they will talk with migrants to understand the challenges they face and brainstorm on global trends and opportunities to improve migrants’ lives.
For participation in the events and more information, please contact
Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, UNDP Communications Officer,
0770 755 776