7. Social Corporate Fund ZUBR, East Kazakhstan oblast, Ust Kamenogorsk
Internal Capacity Building
A new Assistant Manager position was created during the reporting period. Vadim Litvinov was
appointed Assistant Manager and has been trained in participatory monitoring and evaluation of
Alla Kozlyatkina, Program Coordinator, participated in the International Conference entitled
Effective Cooperation in Network organized by the South Regional Resource Center of
Krasnodar, Russia. The NGO associate plans to adapt existing models to Kazakhstan
Alla Kozlyatkina and Oleg Chernyshev participated in the regional seminar on the Orkhusk
Convention where they met with the Head of the OSCE mission in Kazakhstan to discuss the
prospects of implementing the convention's regulations on the oblast level. Belovodye NGO
under OSCE support and with participation of lawyers from Legal Initiative organized and
conducted the seminar. CSSC participation in the seminar contributes improves its consulting
service on legal and information access issues.
On April 24, Tatiana Polyakova, Alla Kozlyatkina and Natalia Ogneva took part in a seminar
entitled Labor Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan organized by ZUBR and conducted by
Legal Initiative. The participants plan to develop models for general and corporate training
On May 30, the staff conducted the first meeting of the Board of Trustees that includes Vitaly
Kulik, a Founder of ZUBR, Lavrenty Bobryshev, a Senior Officer of the Department of Internal
Policy, Galina Kozhevnikova, a Deputy Director of Education in the Liberal Arts College, Sergey
Pizikov, a Director of the Center for Support and Development of Entrepreneurship, and
Lyudmila Levitanus, a Deputy Director of Rating Company.
In the framework of partnership project Transparent City , Alla Kozlyatkina participated in the
seminar Electronic Democracy and Government , conducted by Econom a Polish
organization for representatives of state bodies and NGOs members of Ust Kamenogorsk. The
seminar was aimed at skills improvement in development of informational interaction system in
accordance with international standards.
On May 13 17, Volunteer's Good Will Action was carried out in educational institutions and
organizations of Ust Kamenogorsk for World Youth Day. Local media covered the event.
The Center conducted 55 consultations mainly in PCA, community mobilization and project
proposals design. Participatory Community appraisals were conducted in communities of
Ellada Club, Public Association Zelyenaya Ulitsa , Levoberezhnaya Hospital, Youth Center
Against Drugs FATH , Public Organization TEK and NGO Micro credit .
ZUBR coordinated the city volunteer campaign A Roll of Good Actions that was carried out on
May 13 17 within the framework of the World Day of Youth' Service. The action was
conducted in East Kazakhstan Technical University, State University, schools #9, 24, 37, and the
youth organizations, and was covered in local mass media. As a result of a number of CSSC'
seminars on Social Partnership, Oskemen's volunteers were able to organize the event that lead to
involvement of the youth in democratic development processes of the country.