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Capacity building for Civil Society and Local Public Administration Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Aim: to increase the capacity of NGOs and local public administration in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to solve social problems.

Kyrgyz, Tajik as well as Uzbek government policies plan to involve the public in solving social problems on a local as well as national level. Nevertheless on both a governmental and a civil societal level there is a lack of capacity to ensure participation in problem solution.

  1. Project partners will organize a seminar in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. The seminar will be for public administration and civil society organizations from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.  Participants will be trained regarding participatory action research and cross institutional cooperation for social problem solution. (April, 2014)
  2. Piloting the action research method in Osh and Khujand in partners’ chosen field of social problems. (May, June, 2014)
  3. Roundtable in Riga, where participants will exchange knowledge and practical support regarding the promotion of women’s and children’s rights in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Latvia. Seminar will be organized during Latvia’s presidency in the EU. (March, 2015)
  4. Study tour for NGO and public administration representatives from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan in Latvia. (March, 2015)

Direct results: 20 NGOs and local public administration representatives trained in participatory action research. 4 of them trained and ready to continue to share the methodology on social problem solution (especially problems of vulnerable women and children) in their countries. Exchanged knowledge of good practices regarding solutions to social problems, in cooperation among NGOs and Public administration. Improved capacity of at least 4 local public administrations and 10 NGOs. The Latvian public administration and NGOs now have a greater interest in cooperation with Central Asian countries.

Supported by Community of Democracies CD-UNITED Co-Financing Initiative