Dushanbe CSSC/The Third Sector
In April the CSSC Board of Directors met to reconsider the staff of the Board and designate Elena
Chastukhina (Acting Director) Director of the organization.
Agreements have been signed between CSSC and Counterpart for an extension of the institutional
grant and implementation of health program.
Contracts for extension period have been signed with the CSSC staff
CSSC has provided a cycle of training for the beneficiaries of the project Women Empowerment
and Socio Economic Development . Some modules have been translated into Tajik.
In May the DCSSC's main focus was the preparation pf the social partnership conference with the
Mayor of Dushanbe
Within the framework of the Volunteer Development joint project with NRC some trainings have
been conducted for groups of volunteers
The conference on the topic Community empowerment network has been conducted in the
framework of CEN project. The goal of the conference was the discussion of community
problems, challenges, needs and developing recommendations for organizations dealing with
48 proposals have been considered and recommended for Health grant program.
Video film devoted to Social Partnership has been prepared and presented by DCSSC in the
network meeting in June
Internal Capacity Building
The DCSSC has developed the price list of fee for services.
Director has met with IOs (IREX, NDI, and OSCE) to discuss the prospects fro cooperation.
The DCSSC has developed questionnaires for closing evaluation on NGO Support Grant and
CAGs. The questionnaires allow tracking the fulfillment of the project objectives, the degree of
participation of different components in the project implementation, to track the sustainability of
The DCSSC staff has conducted 9 close out evaluation of completed projects. Recently all of the
staff is trained to conduct M&E and make reporting.
Evaluation of project results has acknowledged that social partnership on the community level
gives tangible results. Local governmental officials participate actively on all stages of
community projects and make a weighable contribution.
Summarizing the results of project evaluation, special newsletter, covering Community Outreach
project impacts has been issued by DCSSC.
The results of 4 projects (site visits) have been introduced to Arlene Lear Harry Dorcus from CI,
In Tursunzoda district, Local Khukumat a new department responsible for coordination of work
with IOs has been established as the result of Social Partnership Conference held in February in
The Social Partnership Conference with the mayor of Dushanbe was held in May 27. 530
participants from different sectors of the society participated in the conference. As the result of
the conference Coordination Committee has been established, including Mayor, other key
governmental officials, donor organizations, NGOs and Mass Media.
One of the follow up activities after SP conference in Dushanbe was a roundtable discussion on
the topic of partnership initiatives with participation of NGOs, IOs, responsible authorities and
Chairman of local Khukumat of Zheleznodorozhnyi District of Dushanbe city. It's been decided
to organize meetings on the regular meetings.
4 new volunteers have passed probation period. They`ve been introduced with volunteers policies
and job descriptions.