On June 16, 2017, the Association of NPM Educators (ANPME) provided a fee-based professional development seminar for 27 faculty members of Jalal-Abad State University (JASU), with the support of USAID Collaborative Governance Program. Coordinator and trainer of the NPM Resource Center at Osh State University Baktygul Maksytova, and trainer of the ANPME and professor of Jalal-Abad State University Salmoorbek Umetov conducted the seminar and presented interactive methods of teaching the developed NPM courses at universities. The participants of the seminar had an opportunity to see how to use various interactive methods, establish a stable relationship with students, and conduct an effective lesson. The trainers split the participants into groups to simulate classes using interactive techniques, followed by analysis of the proposed approach so that every participant might use the suggested methodology while teaching NPM courses at universities.

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Faculty members of Jalal-Abad State University (JASU) at the first fee-based professional development seminar provided by the Association of NPM Educators with the support of USAID CGP

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The participants of the first fee-based professional development seminar learning new interactive methods of teaching the developed NPM courses at universities

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Questions and answer sessions were helpful for the participants of the professional development seminar to learn some details or unclear aspects on using interactive methodology in practice

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Coordinator and trainer of the NPM Resource Center at Osh State University Baktygul Maksytova, and trainer of the ANPME and professor of Jalal-Abad State University Salmoorbek Umetov conducting the first fee-based seminar for professors of JASU

On June 16, 2017, the Association of NPM Educators (ANPME) provided a fee-based professional development seminar for 27 faculty members of Jalal-Abad State University (JASU), with the support of USAID Collaborative Governance Program. Coordinator and trainer of the NPM Resource Center at Osh State University Baktygul Maksytova, and trainer of the ANPME and professor of Jalal-Abad State University Salmoorbek Umetov conducted the seminar and presented interactive methods of teaching the developed NPM courses at universities. The participants of the seminar had an opportunity to see how to use various interactive methods, establish a stable relationship with students, and conduct an effective lesson. The trainers split the participants into groups to simulate classes using interactive techniques, followed by analysis of the proposed approach so that every participant might use the suggested methodology while teaching NPM courses at universities.

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Faculty members of Jalal-Abad State University (JASU) at the first fee-based professional development seminar provided by the Association of NPM Educators with the support of USAID CGP

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The participants of the first fee-based professional development seminar learning new interactive methods of teaching the developed NPM courses at universities

Photo 3 Fee based training JASU

Questions and answer sessions were helpful for the participants of the professional development seminar to learn some details or unclear aspects on using interactive methodology in practice

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Coordinator and trainer of the NPM Resource Center at Osh State University Baktygul Maksytova, and trainer of the ANPME and professor of Jalal-Abad State University Salmoorbek Umetov conducting the first fee-based seminar for professors of JASU

 

On June 13, 2017, the staff of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) conducted a workshop on project monitoring and evaluation and grant budgeting for the representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Naryn.

Participants of seminar learned the essentials of monitoring and evaluation in projects. In addition, they discussed the main differences between monitoring and evaluation of projects, reviewed the problems that are often faced by public organizations in filing grant applications and further implementation of their projects. Trainer noted that effective evaluation provides the broad audience of stakeholders with information that can be used to make better decisions, gain deeper understanding and create new ideas.

The second important problem, when working with grantees, are financial reports and project budgeting. CGP Grants Administrative and Compliance Officer Meergul Sulaimanova told about how to avoid problems and what is important to pay attention while maintaining financial procedures. “During the planning phase, it is important to develop a project budget, the goals of which are to link income and expenses to specific project activities / events and calendar dates, which are very important to follow. We also need to know that each donor has its own requirements for financial documents.” - said Meergul.

All the theoretical and practical examples discussed at the workshop were taken from practical experience of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program.

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Head of the PF “Nur Zhol Ber” Suiun Jumalieva and volunteer of the PF “Altyn Kungoi” Erkinbekov Kairat discussing general questions on monitoring and evaluation in projects

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Participants of the workshop keenly learning the indicators used to identify the project efficiency

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Representatives of Public Organizations of Naryn city learning the requirements of the donor organization at the example of USAID Collaborative Governance Program

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Accountant of the PF “Nur Zhol Ber” Tabyldy Ismailov working on assignment on grunt budgeting

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Volunteers of the PF “Daanyshman Jumgal Kabary” and PF “Altyn Kungoi” study the essentials of monitoring and evaluation in projects

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Participants of the workshop comparing indicators of their organizations on some categories during the practical work

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Accountant of the PF “Nur Zhol Ber” Tabyldy Ismailov working on practical assignment and getting prepared for presentation 

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Representatives of Civil Society Organizations in Naryn gained knowledge on two topics - “Essentials of M&E System Development in Projects” and “Grant Budgeting and Preparing Financial Reports under Grants” and took a joint picture at the end of the workshop

The USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP) has completed a series of workshops on the topics “Essentials of M&E System Development in Projects” and “Grant Budgeting and Preparing Financial Reports under Grants”. The workshops were conducted for civil society organizations (CSOs) in all oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic from May 26 to June 13.

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On June 10, 2017, Public Fund “DIA” conducted a training on the theme “Gender Equality and Advocacy” for 17 members of coalition groups established as part of the project titled “Protecting Women from Domestic Violence” aimed to facilitate development and introduction of municipal services to prevent domestic violence and support women-victims in six aiyl aimaks (rural municipalities) in Osh Oblast.

Director of PF “DIA” Avazkan Ormonova presented the goals and objectives of the training and highlighted the role of the members of coalition groups in advancing women’s rights against domestic violence. Trainer Gulsana Abytova together with members of coalition groups conducted the analysis of normative legal documents in their local self-government bodies on protection of women from domestic violence. The participants worked in small groups, cross-examined and presented their group developments. The participants also learned about "The concept of gender and gender equality", "Ensuring gender equality, empowering all women and girls". Then the participants got acquainted with the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic "On State and Municipal Services" and the register of municipal services. The training session was held in a form of a dialogue and ended with heated discussions.

The participants of the training received basic concepts on protection of public rights and interests, what this implies and, most importantly, they realized that "advocacy is an action that influences the decision-making process and is aimed at improving the social, economic and political environment that includes different strategies."

At the training, member of the local council in Nookat district, Head of the Association of female NGOs "Ak-Satkyn" Tursunay Kadyrova and Director of PF "Ene Nazary", Head of "Aqyl Karachach" center of Alay rayon shared their invaluable experience and successful cases of effective implementation of public interests via advocacy campaigns to promote the rights of women and girls, as well as to identify key partners, the choice of strategy and tactics for advocacy. Zhamshit Matanbayev, the head of the Madinsky ayil okmotu of the Karasu district promised to assist in the implementation of the project and create conditions for the work of the coalition group. The members of the coalition groups decided to meet again on June 22 to develop a strategy on advocacy for the project implementation period.

The project is supported by USAID Collaborative Governance Program implemented by East-West Management Institute in the Kyrgyz Republic

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Members of the coalition group are actively working in a group to study the existing legal acts at the local government level to protect women's rights from domestic violence

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Representatives of coalition groups from 6 ayyl aimaks (local governments) took an active part in the training on advocacy

Photo 3 DIA training Madynskey AA Matanbaev Kambarova Kydyrov

Members of the coalition group from the Madinsky ayil aimak (from right to left) Jamshit Matanbaev, head of the Madinsky a.o, Kambarova Nazira, activist of the women's movement, Mirlan Kydyrov, deputy of the Madinsky AK shared their experience on advancing successfully the advocacy work

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Women-activists work together on the set tasks for the project

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Members of the coalition groups are preparing to present their findings and the results of discussions in small groups 

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A trainee presents the results of the group work on the development of mechanisms for the protection of women's rights against domestic violence