On 15 August 2022, the Bulan Institute organized the workshop to identify and share good practices in four countries in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan) in the rehabilitation and reintegration of children returnees.
The workshop aimed to identify and share good practices in the following aspects of rehabilitation and reintegration of children: i) Management of child returnees, addressing their first needs and developing good practices to act in the best interests of children; ii) Protecting children, including their right to good health, well-being, and education. Iv)Providing psychological assistance with a specific focus on the management of trauma and activities to support rehabilitation; v) Highlighting and sharing emerging good practices where they exist, and identifying critical gaps regarding the management of returning children over the medium and longer term. Vi) Fostering dialogue between practitioners in Central Asia and other regions and facilitating an exchange of knowledge on existing national approaches. We had distinguished speakers: Zhyldyz DUISHENOVA, Director of the Public Foundation “Future of the Country”, Kyrgyzstan, Farzona SHARIFZODA ABDURAUF, Psychologist, Tajikistan, and Noah TUCKER, the Atlantic Council, USA, Almat NURADINOV, Professor of L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University Kazakhstan.