The mini training on planning and time management for Hub and CSSCs program staff was
organized in cooperation with Ashgabat CSSC Program Coordinator.
The OD Coordinator and Financial Manager of Counterpart Turkmenistan conducted an internal
audit of the Lebap and Dashoguz CSSCs and provided reports and feedback to the CSSCs.
The financial department conducted an internal audit of Counterpart Turkmenistan. The audit
included meetings with staff, review of financial documents, an inventory of equipment, and
monitoring of cash operation and management. The results of the audit were prepared in a report
submitted to the Country Director.
The Hub helped the CSSCs update staff job descriptions.
An electronic database of technical experts was created and is being used by the Lebap, Ashgabat
and Dashoguz CSSCs. The information on the technical experts will be a great resource in
analyzing technically complicated community projects.
In term of building CSSCs skills in conducting outreach activities the formats for conducting
activities such as roundtables was adapted. As a result in the Dashoguz and Ashgabat CSSCs
social partnership roundtables were conducted.
Through direct consultations on volunteer management/recruitment issues the CSSCs maintain a
database of volunteers.
Twenty CAG projects were monitored in the Dashoguz, Lebap, and Akhal velayats. Two CAGs
in Akdepe, Dashoguz and Bash Saka, Lebap were not finished, but the communities committed to
The vision of the Counterpart Turkmenistan network was revised this past quarter. The most
appropriate networking models and mechanisms were reviewed again and are being considered in the
context of future work. All three CSSCs will continue to work as a Counterpart branches and other
local organizations having legal status will be assessed as a potential partners.
April 11, 2002 NGO Khamroh composed of almost whole Hub office staff was registered in the
Ministry of Justice. During the quarter Hamroh developed project proposals to different foundations
to provide organizational sustainability.
On April 29 30 advanced training on Membership Development was conducted for 7 CSSC
Coordinators, 2 Hub office representatives and 6 contract trainers.
In June two Hub office representatives participated in the TOT on Conduction of Civic Forums
organized by Soros Foundation.
On June 27 30 two CSSC Coordinators, 7 contract trainers and Hub office Health Coordinator
participated in the regional training on Network Development in Almaty.
A new contract format with trainers was developed and signed for three months.
The Bulletin Initiative
As a hard copy and an electronic variant, 3 issues of the bulletin Initiative were published for April
June in Russian and Uzbek (4/54, 5/55, 6/56) and one issue in English for Spring 2003. The
circulation numbers include 600 Russian copies, 300 Uzbek copies, and 200 English copies. All issues
of the bulletins were placed on CANGO.NET in English at
. The published bulletins were mailed to 155 addresses. The
mailing list for the bulletin in an electronic format increased to 232 addresses. The remaining copies
were distributed through the CSSCs during the visits, consultations, seminars, and conferences.