The workshop on Lessons Learned was organized on May 26 for CSSCs and Hub program staff to
discuss PCA, Participatory M&E, and local grant committees procedures and rules. The preliminary
results were prepared and distributed for program staff to analyze, discuss and supplement. 12
community representatives from Dashoguz, Lebap, Akhal velayats and 10 CSSCs and Hub office staff
were invited to participate.
Analysis of program implementation from April June revealed the following priority areas for future
work: On the job training for CSSCs; feedback on reporting and current work; improved method of
communication with CSSCs; timely follow up on case management meetings; increased capacity of
CSSCs in management; using different tools in financial control; follow up on recommendations
developed during the PCA lessons learned; and increased training capacity of CSSCs.
The AED/Start funded Volunteer Forum was conducted from May 2 4. 50 representatives of
government, commercial, NGO, and initiative groups from all over Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan,
Ukraine, and international organizations participated. After the Forum a Volunteer Resource book
was published with information from the Gurt RC, volunteer forum material, Slabjanin book, and
Counterpart's work on volunteer development. This book was distributed to Turkmenistan
participants of the Forum and to the CSSCs. Two follow up meetings on volunteerism were conducted
in the Ashgabat CSSC and the Turkmenbashi Resource Center.
Natalya Semenova started to work as a Dashoguz CSSC Manager on June 10.
The contract with Lebap CSSC Manager was terminated in the end of June.
The Country Director, Program Manager and Financial Manager participated in the regional
training Leadership and Management in Almaty from June 2 6.
The OD Coordinator, and Dashoguz CSSC Program Coordinator participated in the Regional
Training on Community Network Development held in Almaty June 27 30.
The Country Director participated in the regional INTRAC conference Who Benefits: the
Monitoring and Evaluation of Fevelopment Programs in Central Asia on April 28 29 in Bishkek.
The Ashgabat CSSC Program Coordinator participated in the Training for Trainers seminar
held in Almaty on June 16 22.
The OD Coordinator attended the Counterpart training Facilitation Skill Development .
15 trainings for 236 people from 157 NGOs were conducted. Out of 15 trainings 7 were
conducted in Lebap and Dashoguz velayats, and 2 were conducted in Turkmenbashy city.
The package of documents on training needs assessment, which consists of guidelines, report
form, samples of questionnaire was developed and introduced to the CSSCs.
Three training modules Facilitation Skills Development, Social Partnership, Fundraising were
translated into Turkmen language. A training in Membership Development was conducted for the
first time for contract trainers from all velayats, the Hub and CSSC staff.
Two TARFs were submitted to AED Start Project one to conduct a seminar on Social
Partnership in Akhal velayt and one for four NGOs to send representatives to a Media Training in
Ekaterinburg. Three TARFs on Community Network Development, Participatory Monitoring and
Evaluation, and Public Relations were developed and sent to the regional office.
The OD Coordinator analyzed the organizational development of the CSSCs. Lessons learned and
recommendations were discussed at the network meeting and taken into consideration in the
action plans for the Hub and CSSCs for April June.
OD plans for Lebap, Dashoguz and Ashgabat CSSCs for extension period were developed in
cooperation with the Hub.
The OD Coordinator assisted to Resource Center in Turkmenbashi to develop its activity plan for
the extension period of April June.