Ms. Tolekan Ismailova "is the founding president of Kyrgyzstan's Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society, a nongovernmental organization that works to strengthen democracy and build civil society in the Kyrgyz Republic. A leading civic expert in her country, Ms. Ismailova examined ways in which civic activists can promote democratic development in Kyrgyzstan. She also wrote an article on Kyrgyzstan's prospects for democracy ten years after its independence and one year after it joined the U.S.-led coalition against terrorism." 
Resources and articles
- Past Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.