The CSSC Batken has been delivering training workshops and consultations in Micro Business to
refugees. To date, 32 individual business applications and 5 business projects developed by
groups were submitted to MCI.
On June 8, the Grant Manager and the Bookkeeper of the CSSC conducted a follow up seminar
on financial accountability and monitoring for the grantees of the Peace Building and Conflict
Mitigation program, as a first step of building their skills in effective project management.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the bathhouse initiated by the target community
of Chon Gara Vl. (Batken Rayon).
3. Jalalabad CSSCs (JA)
On April 25, The IREX representatives D. Jay and D. Oleynikov visited the CSSC to discuss
possibilities of opening the IATP public site together with the CSSC. The decision will be made
after the CSSC staff identifies options for having larger space for the Internet public site.
The CSSC started writing a proposal to ADB on delivering training and consultative services to
communities involved in ADB programs.
The CSSC has established partnership links with the independent TV Echo of Manas. During the
reporting period it telecasted short reports on activities of 4 local NGOs, based on information
provided by the CSSC.
Internal Capacity Building
The CSSC has been working on establishing a Consultative Board: the staff conducted meeting
with the contract trainers and the most active NGOs to discuss the responsibilities of the Board,
20 potential candidates were chosen, information materials were prepared for them, and
individual interviews with them are underway.
The CSSC Coordinator A. Umarova took part in the training seminar on Land Law conducted by
the Chemonix on April 9 11. Since most of the CSSC clients are of rural background, the CSSC
will be better able to consult them after getting new expertise in land issues.
On April 29, the CSSC conducted a meeting with the contract trainers to revise the criteria for
selecting participants for training workshops to increase the effectiveness of the training program.
On May 8, the CSSC conducted a one day seminar on participatory monitoring and evaluation for
the contract trainers and the PCA facilitators.
On May 29 31, CSSC Coordinator A. Umarova took part in the training workshops titled
Organizational Development as a Building Capacity Tool held by INTRAC. The participants
were introduced to the OD diagnosis, some OD models and approaches.
The Volunteer Center has been developing successfully, and the volunteers actively participate in
training workshops and work in the office. Three volunteers became contract trainers. Besides
assisting the CSSC staff, recently the volunteers started providing services to clients, including
consultations, typing, and translation.
On May 15, the CSSC conducted a seminar on PM&E for the target community of the village of
Komsomol; 51 people representing the local community and local authorities took part.
The CSSC conducted an orientation seminar for the members of the LGC on May 20 where they
presented the Community Outreach Program, the role and responsibilities of the LGC, and criteria
for selecting projects. The first grant review meeting was held on June 8; 5 projects were
reviewed, and 2 proposals were selected for funding.