To establish, under a special Resolution, work groups for revision of the above draft laws, with
participation of NGO representatives, independent experts and state officials.
To conduct a series of bilateral meetings and consultations of Ministry of Culture, Information &
Public Accord and the President s Administration and coalitions of NGOs to develop effective
mechanisms for better interaction and cooperation.
In the frame of forming updated interaction technologies, to establish information web portal and
regular web forums participated by NGOs and the state bodies that are responsible for drafting the
laws in question.
Up to date, the JPCSO has gained support of over 200 Kazakhstan's NGOs, including a number of
NGO coalitions and associations, such as Confederation of Non governmental Organizations of
Kazakhstan, Eco Forum of Kazakhstan and Network of Independent Observers.
In May the Assistant Grant Manager left to study in Germany. The Acting Grant Manager was
promoted to the position of Grant Manager and a former volunteer was selected to fill the vacant
position of Grant Manager Assistant.
The Hub Office has selected Mr. Maratbek Abetekov as the most successful person to fill the position
of TACIS IBPP Project Coordinator after interviews with 5 short listed candidates. He has good track
record working with credits.
The main accomplishments of the Hub within the context of providing support to CSSCs in
administering the training program include:
The Coordinator took part in the CSSC Association meeting on June 11 13, where she shared
information on achievements and gaps of the training program, discussed possibilities for
introducing paid training services, and made some recommendations on implementation.
The Contract Trainer A. Niazalieva took part in the seminar titled Publication of Independent
Materials in Central Asia held in Warsaw on April 7 18. The participants from all five Central
Asian countries obtained new knowledge in designing bulletins, brochures, booklets, flyers and
other printing materials. She will use these skills to assist NGOs in producing printed materials.
In order to build staff capacity, the CSSCs actively participated in training workshops conducted
by other international agencies this quarter, staff from eight CSSCs took part in workshops
provided by SBDC Consult, PRAGMA Corporation, INTRAC, NDI, IREX, Soros Foundation,
and the Philanthropy Center (Ukraine).
The training module on NGO Management was translated into Kyrgyz.
The CSSCs continue delivering training workshops on a cost sharing and contractual basis. The
CSSCs in Kerben, Naryn and Jalalabad conducted seven workshops and earned $190.
Currently Sheriktesh has 1 full time manager, 2 part time employees and 2 volunteers. The staff are
proving their capacity to manage a diverse project portfolio.
The contract with WBI on developing a community empowerment network (CEN) in Kyrgyzstan,
has been progressing well. Three meetings of CDD Forum were held, resulting in the formation of
two thematic working groups. A conference on CDD issues with participation of 85 people
representing local communities, self governing bodies, central government and international
agencies was held in Bishkek on June 13 14.
Counterpart Sheriktesh was contracted by the World Bank Institute to organize the conference
Attacking Poverty, which was held in Bishkek on June 16 20. The main goal of this conference,
attended by representatives of governments and civil society of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, was to