UNDP holds a workshop for public associations on strategic planning

Feb 10, 2017

Ashgabat, 6-10 February 2017: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkmenistan jointly with the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan and the Embassy of Germany held a workshop on strategic planning and development for representatives of public associations of Turkmenistan.

The goal of the seminar is to enable public associations with strategic planning skills for the purpose of financial sustainability and engagement into cooperation with the government.

“The work of public associations and civil sector in general is very important because it plays a very important role in supporting the work of the government in the sphere of work. We are very pleased that UNDP’s project has created a platform that encourages and supports the dialogue between the Government of Turkmenistan and public associations,” said Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Germany in Turkmenistan.

The workshop led by the international expert Erkina Ubysheva took place with participation of representatives of 18 public associations of Turkmenistan providing social services and representing thematic unions of Turkmenistan.

During the seminar, public associations received technical knowledge on how to develop a strategy, shape the mission and hold monitoring and assessment. During the seminar, theoretical knowledge was put into practice and participants drafted strategic plans of development for their organizations.

“One of the reasons why the government does not always see and cannot assess the scale of positive work of the public associations is because organizations do not demonstrate the impact of their work. Many forget about the mission, and therefore, cannot effectively plan their activities. It is therefore necessary to focus on organizational development, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of organization’s activities,” explains international expert.

The seminar took place with financial support of the Embassy of Germany in Turkmenistan.

Contact information

Yelena Butova
Project manager
E-mail: yelena.butova@undp.org

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