On April 25, 2019, the Community Initiative Group (CIG) in Kochkor held a meeting with parents and school administration on issues related to illegal construction of the bathhouse on the territory of the public school. About 22 participants took part in the meeting. The participants agreed on a new advocacy plan, meet with the local authorities and send appeal to the Local Council. Earlier, the CIG sent several official letters to the related state bodies on this issue.

Photo 1 Local Kenesh Mykhtybek Astrakhanov and OIG leader Sadagul Sadykova 25 04 2019

Member of the Local Council (Kenesh) Myhtybek Astrakhanov (standing to the left) and leader of the CIG in Kochkor village, teacher at the secondary school Sadagul Sadykova (standing to the right) presenting the results of the Kochkor CIG activities.

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Over 20 participants, including teachers and parents, took part in the meeting re: illegal construction of the bathhouse on the territory of the public school.

Three rural municipalities of Chui Oblast (Lenin, Uzun-Kyr, and Kyzyl-Oktyabr) plan to address social problems through SSP and have already conducted research, identified the problems to be addressed through the public benefit projects. On April 30, during the training held in Bishkek on the development of SSP program and procedures for its implementation, these municipalities developed their draft SSP Programs and Implementation Plans.
 
The Development Policy Institute provides support to municipalities as part of the 2nd phase of the project “Strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development (MLSD) and target municipalities to implement state social procurement” implemented with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP).
 Training Chui Oblast Municipalities

Thirteen representatives, including employees of local self-governments (ayil okmotu), members of rural councils (ayil keneshes) and representatives of local communities of three rural municipalities of Chui Oblast: Lenin, Uzun-Kyr, and Kyzyl-Oktyabr, participated in the training.

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Participants worked in groups to develop their SSP Programs and Implementation Plans. 

QA sessions

While working in groups, the CGP/DPI trainer is always ready to answer questions and help with the development of the SSP Program.

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The representatives of rural municipalities were busy with the development of the SSP Program and Implementation Plan for their municipalities.

 

Naryn - On April 24, over 60 representatives of noncommercial organizations, local self-governance bodies, and state bodies, including prosecutors, judges of the Naryn Oblast Court, and attorneys of the Naryn Territorial Advocatura, met to discuss the implementation of the Government Decree dated June 12, 2018 # 594 on Interaction of Entities of the State-Guaranteed Legal Aid System.
 
The Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid (SGLA) facilitated the meeting where the participants asked questions and raised concerns and issues of local importance. 
 
The participants highlighted the significance of raising public awareness about the Law on State-Guaranteed Legal Aid. In particular, the Judge of the Naryn Oblast Court, Mrs. Nazira Seidakmat kyzy, noted: “The State Penitentiary Service (SPS) is poorly aware of legal aid provided by advocates and about the state-guaranteed legal aid in general. The convicted individuals, undergoing retrials, are in urgent need of the free and competent legal aid.”
 
During the meeting, the participants also discussed the importance of interaction between all entities of the state-guaranteed legal aid. The representatives of the local noncommercial organizations elected Erkin Asanaliev, Director of the PF “Pir Solomon”, as their representative and a liaison person between the NGO sector and the MoJ Territorial Unit and FLACs in Naryn Oblast. Three organizations joined the CSO Network by signing the cooperation agreement. The document stipulates procedures of providing free legal aid by various actors and is aimed at establishing effective referral system.
 
The Ministry of Justice’s Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid (SGLA) organized a series of meetings in all regions of the country, with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program, the UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland’s Project “Towards a Sustainable Access to Justice for Legal Empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic”.
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Deputy Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid (SGLA) under the Ministry of Justice Ms.Jyldyz Ryskulova opened a meeting and facilitated a fruitful discussion between all stakeholders of Naryn Oblast (first from right).

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Over 60 representatives of noncommercial organizations, local self-governance bodies, and state bodies got together to discuss the implementation of the Law “On State-Guaranteed Legal Aid” in Natyn Oblast.

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Ms. Gulnara Makeshova, the Coordinator of the state-guaranteed legal aid in Naryn Oblast, explained the procedures of entering the list of advocates eligible to provide free legal aid under the state-guaranteed legal aid system.

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Key speakers during the meeting include Deputy Director of the Center for Coordination of State-Guaranteed Legal Aid (SGLA) under the Ministry of Justice Ms. Jyldyz Ryskulova (from right to left), Head of the Territorial Justice Unit of Naryn Oblast Ms.Gulgaky Abdullaeva and member of the CSO Network’s Secretariat Ms.Nurbubu Kerimova.

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Mr.Zhanabil Davletbaev, member of CSO Network Secretariat, explained what the Cooperation Agreement between the FLA Coordination Center and CSOs across the country aims to achieve.

 

Civic Participation Fund., with the support of USAID Collaborative Governance Program, completed a four-day Human Rights School for 37 participants from 30 target CSOs. The participants learned about concepts of human rights and freedom, international and national human rights protection mechanisms, and efficient advocacy. The workshop included active discussions with speakers and among participants, team work on advocacy cases and a Quiz Night on Human Rights.

All together memory photo Kalmak Ashuu

Participants of the four-day Human Rights School, which was held by the Civic Participation Fund with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program at the Kalmak-Ashuu Recreation Center, are satisfied with the content of the training program.

 

Bishkek – On April 17, 2019, government officials participated in the training on using the online monitoring module on the website www.ogp.el.kg to report on the implementation of their open government obligations. The participants learned how to fill in the module with their agency’s plans for implementation of the National Action Plan on Building Open Government (NAP), fill in the costs of implementation of activities, and upload the reporting files. The module will allow the public to track and monitor the progress of implementation of the government commitments under the NAP. 
 
The Secretariat of the National Open Government Forum also plans to hold round tables in Bishkek and Osh for civil society and media representatives to involve them in the process of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the NAP.
 
The Public Association Alliance for the Civil Initiatives Promotion” developed the online monitoring module with the support of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program (CGP); the training was organized with the support of the CGP and the OSCE.
 
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Representatives of 14 state bodies, including the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministries of Justice, Education and Science, the Supreme Court, the Chamber of Accounts, the State Registration Service, the National Statistical Committee, the Central Election Committee, the State Committee of Information Technologies, the Center on Electronic Health under the Ministry of Health, the State Property Management Fund, and the State Committee on Industry, Energy and Natural Resources Use took part in the training in order to work transparently and inform the public about the NAP implementation. 

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Director of the USAID Collaborative Governance Program Ruslan Moldokasymov made opening remarks to tell the participants of the training about the assistance of the USAID CGP to effective cooperation of civil society with government bodies based on examples of cooperation with the Ministries of Justice and Labor and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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Head of the Secretariat of the National Forum of the Open Government Mr. Rysaliev spoke briefly about strategic documents: the National Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2018–2040, the Development Program of the Kyrgyz Republic for the period 2018–2022 “Unity, trust, and creation,” and also presented the Digital Transformation Concept “Digital Kyrgyzstan” - 2019-2023.

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The workshop participants presented themselves and their organization in order to obtain skills in the new module and keep in touch with each other.

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Participants listen with interest to the presentation of Mr. Rysaliev, Head of the Secretariat of the National Open Government Forum.

Photo 6 Smiling participants speech Head of National Forum OGP Achyk Okmot Secretariat Rysaliev I 17 04 2019 IMG 9035

During the training, it is necessary to have moments of relaxation to make a joke and laugh, so that not to lose the attention of the participants.

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Overall, 28 representatives from 14 state institutions took an active part in the training on the first module “Monitoring and Evaluation of the National Action Plan.”