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Baktybek holds double Master’s degree in European studies ( from Jagielionian University and Palacky University), a postgraduate degree in peace studies (Innsbruck University) and a PhD in social sciences from Polish Academy of Science. His PhD thesis focused on civil society development and the role of NGOs in civic engagement process in the post-Soviet Central Asia region.

Baktybek has over 5 years of teaching and research experience in the area of civil society development through assignments to Universities in Kyrgyzstan (International University of Kyrgyzstan, Avicenna University, Kyrgyz Academy of Science, National Democratic Institute) and has more than 10 years of international professional experience in development aid projects of UN agencies (United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Volunteer program) and NGOs (National Democratic Institute, International Organization for Migration, Counterpart International), where he strengthened expertise in gender equality and civic engagement. His latest assignment to National Democratic Institute Kyrgyzstan aimed at increasing the women’s political participation and gender responsive policy mainstreaming. He worked with international organizations, civil society organizations and women parliamentarians to promote the increase of women’s participation in the decision-making process at all levels of authorities.

affiliation and current position

Lecturer, Adam Mickiewicz University


Central Asia, Civil society, geopolitics, democracy promotion, gender equality

works/publications on Central Asia

1) The EU engagement in democracy promotion in post-Soviet Central Asia: the case study of the Kyrgyz Republic – prospects and challenges, Department of Political science and Journalism, Adam Miczkiewicz University, Poznan, 2017
2) Competition of world powers in Central Asia, Department of Political science and Journalism, Adam Miczkiewicz University, Poznan, 2018
3) Migration Regulation Policy in EU: case study of the UK, Germany and Italy (2009), published in 2012, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany

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