In June the Center hosted the first Information Club for NGOs and initiative groups a new
activity for the Center, seeking to foster an open exchange of information among NGOs, initiative
groups and international organizations.
The first issue of the volunteers' handbook was distributed to NGOs.
A meeting with the international NGO Global, Hope, Network was conducted for local NGOs and
The manager of the Ashgabad CSSC conducted, as a lead trainer, the following trainings: PCA for
Counterpart's MCH program and a TOT on NGO & Community.
The Center organized a one day training for NGOs and initiative groups on Journalism for
NGOs , conducted by the Turkmen Association of Journalists Shamchyrag.
In May the Center hosted a roundtable on The role of ecological NGOs in the development
education process for children . Participants included teachers of Ashkhabad's schools,
internationals donors, media representatives, and ecological NGOs and the roundtable was
facilitated by the local NGO Rif.
Internal Capacity Building
In June, CSSC staff participated in a three day network development meeting which included the
mini training on Advance Fundraising and Strategic Planning.
The Ashgabad CSSC Manager monitored projects implemented by Family, Mercy, Health.
The Center recruited four new volunteers to work with NGOs and initiative groups on a daily
basis. The total number of volunteers during reporting period increased to18 people.
Four volunteers participated on the half day trainings in Journalism for NGOs and Team Building
and Conflict Resolution.
The Center's Assistant participated in the Fundraising and Efficient Governance trainings.
The Ashgabad CSSC Manager participated in the following training courses offered through the
USAID funded Central Asia Natural Resources Management Project (NRMP) in Tashkent
(Uzbekistan): Public Service Announcement (PSA) Development and NGOs Role in Public
Awareness Formation On Natural Resources Managements Issues.
The Center's Manager participated in the workshop Social Partnership Mechanism of
cooperation and International Experience conducted by ICNL in cooperation with Counterpart
Consortium and USAID/International Project of Education for Development (GLOBAL).
2. Lebap CSSC
Consultations were proivided to 80 NGOs and initiatives groups on NGO management, proposal
development, partnership building, and community development issues.
The Lebap CSSC conducted regular monitoring visits of Etbash's CAG project. The Manager also
had a coordinating meeting with community members, representatives of the Atamyrat etrap
educational department, and the Khakimlik representative.
The Center helped organize the Social Partnership training conducted by ICNL on May 31, 2002,
Anjela Bekjanova, Head of Local Initiative Grant Commission of US Embassy in Turkmenistan
visited the Lebap Support Center on the 27
of May, 2002. During the meetings with
Lebap CSSC staff and Lebap NGOs Ms. Bekjanova presented their program for Small Grant
Applications through the US Embassy and provided consultations to NGOs applying for grants to
the US Embassy.
Bradford Camp, USAID Country Representative and Jessika Lampen, US Department of State
Progam Coordinator met with the Center and Lebap NGOs to discuss their work with refugees.
Internal Capacity Building
Mars Khasanov, Manager of Lebap CSSC, left Counterpart and Nargiza Meylieva was promoted
to this position.
Arslan Jumaev was hired in June as Lebap CSSC assistant.