This quarter advanced training activities to build the capacity of the staff of CSSCs and Hub Centers
continued. Counterpart organized regional trainings in fundraising and social partnership.
Regional Advanced Training in Fundraising, May 13 17, 2002, Almaty. This training focused
on diversifying sources of income and funding. Participants, CSSCs and Hub Center managers
responsible for fundraising activities received knowledge and skills in developing a fundraising
strategy and plan for their organizations. The consultants for the training were Dmitry Grigoriev,
Marshak Foundation (Russia) and Vladimir Vainer, National Guild of Fundraisers (Russia).
Natalya Yantsen, Director of Tax Standards Formation Fund, Almaty presented legal issues
affecting fundraising in Central Asian countries. A new training module was drafted by
participating contract trainers, which will be used for training a wide number of NGOs throughout
Regional Training in Social Partnership, June 24 28, 2002, Almaty. This training aimed at both
bringing in new expertise as well as summarizing local experience in social partnership since the
beginning of the Counterpart's activities in Central Asia. Galina Tsarkova, a consultant from Tver
Humanitarian Urban Institute, Russia and local trainers Sagyngaly Elkeev, Almaty and Albina
Sabirova, Tashkent, conducted the workshop. This training joined social partners representing
society sectors: local government officials and NGOs having successful experience in mobilizing
resources in joint efforts to address community needs. Among the participants there were two
representatives from the International City Managers Association. International Center for Not
for Profit Law presented a session on legal regulations of social partnership in Central Asian. The
current training module was improved and will be used by CSSCs to train NGOs, government
officials and business representatives to help them plan and manage partnership projects and
This past quarter has been a busy one for the Community Outreach Program, marked by a series of
Quarterly CO Workshop, April 2002, Almaty. The Regional office designed a mini training as
part of this regular staff development workshop, on Participatory M&E, which will be used by
grant managers as well as CO program coordinators to evaluate CAG projects with community
residents. The Community Project Logbook was introduced as a tool to encourage community
participation in project management. It has been successfully introduced to communities by the
CSSCs at project opening ceremonies.
Social Partnership for Sustainable Development Conference, June 20, 2002, Dushanbe. The
President of Tajikistan, Mr. Emomali Rahmonov, met with NGO representatives to discuss
effective interactions between the Government and NGOs in solving major societal problems.
This long anticipated event has been a great success in improving interrelations of government
institutions and NGOs.
Regional Advanced Training in Social Partnership, June 24 28, 2002, Almaty. The content of
the training was considerably deepened in comparison with the basic training on SP. Management
of SP was considered from the perspective of experience gained throughout the whole region.
This process included essential points, such as stakeholder analysis for SP, planning of SP, the
system of M&E, and other important issues, such as conditions, mechanisms and principles of SP,
sustainability of SP, identifying SP areas, and motivating government and business for SP. The
conference material was strengthened by the inclusion of the following elements:
Refined definition of SP;
Overview of legislative environment for SP in each country;
Participation of local government representatives in the training, resulting in positive
attitudinal changes towards opportunities of partnership with NGOs;
Participation of representatives from four main groups Counterpart program staff, NGO
representatives, contract trainers, government officials resulting in living examples of SP
from the four perspectives;