The Karakol Mayor’s Office is launching two social projects to be implemented through the state social procurement (SSP) mechanism . On a competitive basis, Public Foundation Baldarga Tirek was selected to implement the project “Children of Labor Migrants”, and Public Union Ulukman Daryger will implement the project “Women - Victims of Domestic Violence”.
 
“The total amount secured in the Karakol local budget for the two projects is 400,000 Kyrgyz soms. The projects will be implemented until the end of the year. A competition will be announced soon for the third project, entitled “Maintaining Public Order” and aimed at working with homeless people”, - said Tolumbekova G., Karakol Finance Department Head. 
 
Karakol has become the third city in Kyrgyzstan to apply a new method of collaboration with non-commercial organizations (NCOs), engaging them to address priority social issues. In this case, the Karakol Mayor’s Office invited NCOs’ to submit proposals aimed to protect the interests of labor migrants’ children and provide assistance and support to female victims of domestic violence. 
 
Karakol is a partner of the project “Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for State Social Procurement” implemented by the Development Policy Institute (DPI) with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. DPI has selected municipalities willing to apply state/municipal social procurement practices and currently provides consultative support through all the implementation stages: identifying priority issues, selecting NCOs, and monitoring project implementation. 
 
The Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) promotes effective collaboration between civil society and the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).
 
Bishkek. On July 19, 2019, the Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, will hold a conference entitled “Role of Legal Clinics within the State-guaranteed Legal Aid System” that will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Jannat Regency Hotel, 21/2 Aaly Tokombaev Street. 
 
The conference guest list includes representatives of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic, the US Embassy, the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Justice, the Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid, the Board of the Bar Association of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Education, the State Migration Service, and the National Center for Mediation and Legal Clinics. 
 
At the Final Conference, the Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan will share its accomplishments, the results achieved, and the lessons learned through the implementation of the project “Strengthening the Interaction between Legal Clinics, the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid, the Bar Association of the Kyrgyz Republic and Relevant Universities to Improve Access to Free Legal Aid for Vulnerable Populations”.
 
In March 2019, the Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan and the Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid under the Ministry of Justice signed a cooperation agreement to promote access to legal aid. In April, 45 law students from all regions of the country attended a series of trainings as part of the Rule of Law Summer School, where they gained knowledge and skills necessary for providing legal assistance, and also had internships with Free Legal Aid Centers (FLACs) under the Center for Coordination of State-guaranteed Legal Aid. 
 
The Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) promotes effective collaboration between civil society and the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).
 Director Artur Bakirov meets Jalalabad University students ALCs
At the Final Conference, the Association of Legal Clinics of Kyrgyzstan will share its accomplishments, the results achieved, and the lessons learned through the implementation of the project “Strengthening the Interaction between Legal Clinics, the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid, the Bar Association of the Kyrgyz Republic and Relevant Universities to Improve Access to Free Legal Aid for Vulnerable Populations”.

 

Free Legal Aid Centers operate throughout Kyrgyzstan. The USAID Collaborative Governance Program supports the development of these centers so that Kyrgyz citizens are aware of their rights and have access to qualified legal assistance. Call 0312 65 34 47 and find out the address of the nearest center.

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