The Counterpart Tajikistan staff updated the NGO Support Grants Guidelines and distributed it to the 
NGOs through the CSSCs. To date, thirty five NGOs from all over Tajikistan have submitted 
proposals to Counterpart for NGO Support Grants. Also, a Grant Review Committee, consisting of 
representatives from USAID, Mercy Corps, AED, Swiss Development Corporation and other 
international organizations, has been formed to review the NGO Support Grants. The first Grant 
Review Committee meeting will be held in July to review the proposals.  
Staff Development 
    
Elena Mamadnazarova, the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, participated in the regional 
training workshop Basic Organizational Development. 
    
Nargis Azizova, the Grant Coordinator, and Elena Mamadnazorova, the Monitoring and 
Evaluation Coordinator attended the Community Outreach Workshop in Almaty. 
    
Counterpart Tajikistan Deputy Director, Farhod Bokiev, and the Director of the Dushanbe CSSC, 
Temursho Imatshoev, participated in the regional Advanced Fundraising Workshop in Almaty. 
    
Lola Nazarova, the Community Outreach Coordinator, and Counterpart's Contract Trainer, 
Nodira Rahmonberdieva, took part in the regional Advanced Social Partnership training workshop 
in Almaty. 
    
Lola Asrorova, the Financial Officer, participated in a two week training on auditing conducted 
by PRAGMA. The training was designed to introduce international auditing principles to 
Tajikistan. 
    
Counterpart's Grant Coordinator, Nargis Azizova, visited the Counterpart Uzbekistan office for 
training. She met with the Counterpart Uzbekistan's Grant Manager regarding grant filing, 
reporting and other issues related to grant administration. She also met with the Community 
Outreach Coordinator to discuss the localization of the Grant Review Committees and to discus 
grants monitoring. Ms. Azizova also attended a Conference on social partnership organized by the 
Counterpart Uzbekistan office. 
    
Zaro Kurbanbekova, the OD Coordinator and Elena Mamadnazarova, the Monitoring and 
Evaluation Coordinator, helped to coordinate and participated in a three week workshop on 
leadership training conducted by Oregon State University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 
Training Activity 
AED Trainings 
Counterpart Tajikistan completed a series of training workshops for new NGOs in cooperation with 
the Academy for Educational Development (AED), with funding provided by USAID. Counterpart 
Tajikistan and AED also worked together to provide another series of trainings for advanced NGOs. 
The goal of the training series was to develop the organizational capacity of advanced NGOs. 
Participants attended training seminars on social partnership, constituency building, facilitation skills, 
governance, volunteer management, advocacy, fundraising NGO taxation, PCA and participatory 
monitoring and evaluation. About 26 workshops were conducted by the CSSCs in all regions of 
Tajikistan. Approximately 446 participants from over 404 NGOs participated in trainings. 
Social Partnership Conference 
Counterpart and the Academy of Educational Development, working in partnership with the Office of 
the President and USAID, conducted a national conference on social partnership for sustainable 
development on June 21, 2002 in the capital city of Dushanbe. The President of the Republic of 
Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmonov, met with the 90 representatives of local NGOs for more then three 
hours during the morning session. President Rahmonov gave the opening speech highlighting the role 
of local NGOs as important partners in building civil society in Tajikistan. This was the first time 
social partnership has been seen as a priority by the Government of Tajikistan.   
Seven representatives from various local NGOs had an opportunity to present short speeches 
concerning the role of local NGOs in solving social and economic problems. They also addressed 
some of the difficulties and obstacles they are currently facing in the social and political environment. 
The speeches laid the groundwork for afternoon group discussions on ways in which the government, 
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