The policy of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at I.K. Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KMA) is based on the principles of fairness, equal opportunities, and respect for the unique characteristics of every individual.
Implementing and adhering to this policy at KMA will contribute to the creation of a more equitable and inclusive educational institution where all members of the community have equal opportunities and are respected for their uniqueness.
Key principles of the policy include:
- Non-discrimination: KMA strives to create a safe and respectful environment where no one is subjected to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or other factors. All members of the community must be protected from any form of discrimination.
- Equal opportunities: KMA ensures equal opportunities for all members of the community in access to education, employment, professional development, and participation in decision-making processes. This is achieved by eliminating systemic barriers and inequalities that may hinder the development of individuals from different groups.
- Inclusive education: KMA should create educational programs that reflect the diversity of students and enable their active participation in the learning process. Different learning styles, cultural characteristics, and students' needs should be taken into account to ensure that everyone can reach their full potential.
- Promoting diversity: KMA actively supports diversity within its community by attracting and retaining students and staff from diverse backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and perspectives. This can be achieved through fair and objective admission, promotion, and appointment processes.
- Education and awareness: KMA provides education and awareness on EDI principles to all members of the community. This may include conducting training sessions, seminars, conferences, and other events aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Monitoring and evaluation: KMA carries out monitoring and evaluation of its efforts in the field of EDI to ensure their effectiveness and make necessary changes. Regular assessments and feedback from students, staff, and other stakeholders will help identify areas for improvement and develop specific actions.