UNDP Promotes Civil Society in Turkmenistan

Oct 24, 2016

NGO Management Training

Ashgabat, 18-21 October 2016: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a four-day workshop on enhancing skills on project development and management the representatives of the public organizations of Turkmenistan. 

The training is held under the work plan signed between the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan and UNDP project “Assistance in implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan of Turkmenistan 2016-2020 funded by the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Ashgabat.

The seminar aimed to develop the skills that would ensure sustainable development of the public organizations. Among those are project development, financial sustainability and fundraising. Participants also addressed how public organizations can contribute to the implementation of SDGs adopted in Turkmenistan.

“Civil society organizations can play an important role in promoting the development of the society because they possess necessary skills and experience. However, it is vital that the organizations continue to develop and grow,” noted participants of the workshop.

Participants discussed what sustainable development means for a public organization and engaged in strategic planning, i.e. refining vision and mission and determining the long-term strategies to follow to achieve that mission.

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In Turkmenistan UNDP will continue providing its resources, knowledge and expertise for the Government to ensure the creation of the enabling environment and capable institutions for introducing principles of good governance and rule of law; aligning the national legislation with international human rights standards; improving legal capacity for rights holders to claim their rights and establishment and implementation of mechanisms to protect and promote rights and freedoms in Turkmenistan.

Contact information

Yelena Butova
UNDP Program Manager
E-mail: yelena.butova@undp.org

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