With Kumtor Gold Company support, EFCA started establishing six new YouthBanks in Issyk-Kul province to address lack of economic opportunities, and social marginalization of young people.
EFCA started in 2012 a program with dual objectives to improve cooperation and accountability between citizens and local government in public services delivery, and to increase transparency, and understanding in the extractive industry.
The “EBL: Access to Justice in Central Asia Program” is a joint project of EF and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland under the social sustainability priority of Finland’s Wider Europe Initiative.
EFCA started in July 2012 implementing an 18-month World Bank-funded project TAB-PAL to follow on previous work in the framework of IMTAK project.
In 2012 EFCA began implementing a 9-month project entitled “Improving Civil Society Awareness and Engagement in the EITI Process in the KR” with the major goal of assisting local civil society to strengthen its engagement in EITI process.
EFCA organized in October 2012 a Grand Gala evening raising over $11,000 to support children with special needs in the Ayar-Bala Rehabilitation Center in Talas province.