D. CIVIL SOCIETY SUPPORT CENTERS OVERVIEW
1. Zhalghas Counterpart, Almaty oblast, Almaty
Internal Capacity Building
Alibi Jangildin, Director of Zhalghas Center, performed an employee appraisal to evaluate local
Alibi Jangildin conducted OD consulting with the focus NGO Alem Komek and received an
analyzed success stories.
Renata Khassanova, Office Manager, took part in the regional training Organizational
Development , held in KazZhol Club (Almaty, April 22 26).
On April 25, training on cost sharing entitled NGO and Community took place jointly with the
client NGO Aq Niet Bota. Local NGOs, state bodies and business structures in Shu participated.
Galym Zhukupbayev, Program Coordinator, participated in INTRAC's meeting to discuss civil
society development, institutional progress, M&E processes with representatives of international
organizations and local NGOs.
Galym Zhukupbayev met Asel' Omarova, a Coordinator of Dutch Interchurch Aid, to share
experiences in community initiatives and rural NGO and discuss the prospects for future
A Training of Trainers (TOT) was conducted in Zhalgas Center on May 13 17. Askar Kaliev,
Program Assistant, participated in the seminar to serve as a trainer in the CSSC and to be actively
involved in the Counterpart's training program.
Alibi Jangildin participated in the regional training on fundraising, held in KazZhol Club
(Almaty, May 13 17), to deepen his skills in fundraising consulting for the center's clients.
Galina Janabaeva, Accountant, took part in the M&E workshop (Almaty, Karghaly Sanatorium,
May 27 31). This will enhance project evaluation to be implemented by the Center.
Galym Zhukupbayev took part in the conference Women's Mobilization in Rural Areas of
Kazakhstan as a Factor of Democratic Development and Socio Economic Revival , initiated by
the Association of Eastern Women on May 28 29.
Galym Zhukupbayev participated in the country training on advanced fundraising (Zhalgas
Center, June 17 18) to deepen his skills in fundraising consulting for the center's clients.
Galym Zhukupbayev took part in regional TOT on social partnership (June 24 28) to develop an
updated module for the clients.
To develop the sustainability of Zhalgas Counterpart, Alibi Jangildin designed a partner project
proposal called Combating Xenophobia in collaboration with Robert Cox, Director of
Counterpart Deutschland. The project is to be submitted to EU TACIS by July 29.
Aziza Imangalieva, Office Manager, and Galym Zhukupbayev participated in the training on
participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (June 20 21).
Zhalghas Counterpart in cooperation with UNDP in Aral of Kzyl Orda oblast conducted a
seminar entitled Participatory Community Appraisal on April 22 25 to help the NGOs of the
Aral Sea region improve their social problem solving skills.
Due to the completion of the Promoting Refugees Integration and Adaptation project (PRIA),
staff duties were redirected toward the M&E project and OD program. Askhat Bekzhanov (PRIA
Program Manager) was appointed the M&E Project Manager in CSSC Zhalghas Center and
Country Reporting Manager.
The Center focused on the following tasks: PCA performance & CAP design; examination &
consulting of community project design; and monitoring & evaluation of community projects.
Zhalghas Counterpart conducted PCAs in target communities of SALAUAT, Kazakh Association
of Sight impaired Sportsmen, and Association of Business Women. PCA in Shamolghan village
with participation of Kazakh repatriates (oralmans), SALAUAT's target community, revealed