problems. The project resulted in two Community Action Grants (CAG) for the Ironchi and
Olmabaroz communities, which were both funded by Counterpart Tajikistan. The CAGs helped to
fund a drinking water supply project and a nutrition project for school children. A total of 1,300
people, mostly ethnic Uzbeks, benefited from the project.
3. The Kurghon Teppa CSSC (Fidokor)
This quarter Fidokor conducted seven training workshops for local NGOs, including one Training of
Trainers (TOT) on Facilitation Skills. Six of Fidokor's contract trainers and two of Fidokor's staff
members participated in this TOT as well.
Internal Capacity Building
Counterpart Tajikistan's partner in Kurghon Teppa, Fidokor, revised their Charter to allow them to
expend their activities to cover agriculture and macro finance projects. After submitting the new
Charter to the Ministry of Justice for re registration Fidokor was asked to clarify a number of issues in
the new Charter. In particular, the representatives of the Ministry of Justice claim that the term Board
of Directors can only be used for commercial organizations under Tajik law. The Ministry of Justice
is planning to consider this issue again when it meets with Fidokor in July.
Following Fidokor's request, two trainers from the Institute of Agriculture Development, Winrock
International, conducted a one day training workshop on Strategic Planning for Farmers, Small
Businesses and NGOs. Fidokor's members and trainers working under the project Farmer to Farmer
funded by Mercy Corps participated in the workshop. Through this training the participants had the
opportunity to receive training on agricultural small business development.
This quarter Fidokor signed a grant agreement with UNHCR for $30,000 for the project Mobilization
of Communities in Khatlon Province. Under the agreement Fidokor, in partnership with five local
NGOs, is planning to work with communities located in the Kurghon Teppa, Vakhsh and Bokhtar
districts, assisting them in identifying their priority problems, creating initiative groups to address
their problems. They will also assist them in designing community projects up to $2,000 and funding
projects on a competitive basis.
The Director and Training Manager of Fidokor participated in an Advanced NGO Governance TOT,
conducted by Hub Center. During the workshop they shared their experience on governance issues
with others and discussed the future modules on governance for both new and advanced NGOs.
Fidokor, in cooperation with the NGO Munisi Dil from Hisor; the NGO Donish from Dushanbe;
and the Women's Center Chashma from Shahrtus, with support from Mercy Corps organized a charity
activity entitled Caravan of Peace. The activity, which was devoted to the International Children
Protection Day, involved bringing eighty children from Hisor and Dushanbe to Kurghon Teppa to
participate with children there in various contests and concert programs. The overall goal of the action
was to bring together the children from different regions of Tajikistan and educate them to be tolerant
toward each other. Ten Fidokor's volunteers took an active part in preparing and conducting this
Fidokor took an active part in preparing and conducting Social Partnership Conference in Dushanbe.
The Director of Fidokor, Dilbar Khalilova, has been one of the members of the working group for the
In June Fidokor finished the implementation of the project Development of Local Communities and
Supporting Family Businesses funded by a Counterpart NGO Support Grant. Under the project the
following activities have been accomplished:
Fidokor conducted PCAs in four communities and as a result of these activities initiative
groups were formed in each community