Strengthening Community Resilience and Regional Cooperation to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia

What is the project about

The rise of violent extremism and its spread across national borders has become a pressing issue for all Central Asian countries, threatening to reverse the development gains made over the past twenty-five years since independence. A growing number of Central Asians have been radicalized and have joined in-country radical groups or left the region to join extremist groups abroad. The phenomenon of foreign fighters traveling to Syria and Iraq to join ISIL is only the most publicized consequence of radicalization, which leads to violent extremism – though this is born from radicalization that starts at home.

This Project is aimed at creating employment for young people to reduce socio-economic pressures that exacerbate involvement of young people, including former prisoners, into marginal and illegal professions creating employment opportunities and empowering them to improve their social inclusion and ability to participate and engage in labour market and promote peace and security. The project will target unemployed and underemployed young men and women. Specific focus group will be young former prisoners who have been amnestied by the Government of Turkmenistan.

The project activities will be mainly implemented in urban settlements, as cities have a higher concentration of young population. Geographic scope of the project will include the capital city Ashgabat and Tedjen city in Ahal velayat, Turkmenabat city in Lebap velayat, Mary city in Mary velayat, Turkmenbashy  city in Balkan velayat and Dashoguz city in Dashoguz velayat, including surrounding settlements.

The project objectives correspond to main priorities of the Foreign Policy “Concept of foreign policy of Turkmenistan for 2017-2023” in area of maintenance of peace and security in the region. The project will also contribute to implementation of the State Youth Policy of Turkmenistan approved by the subject Law in 2013 and the Program on improvement of the employment services and creation of new jobs for 2015-2020. The project will also contribute towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets nationalized by Turkmenistan in September 2016.


Project components

Output 1:

1.       Training workshops on peace and security issues, conflict prevention and conflict mediation, and economic and social rights.

2.       Roundtable meetings to raise awareness of young people about the existing national development planning, law enforcement processes in the country.

3.       A sample survey to identify the employment aspirations, interests and concerns of youth.

4.       Capacity of 6 Youth Centres enhanced to provide social services to marginalized or at risk groups.

Output 2:

1.       Lower-skilled unemployed young people trained and employed by local municipalities to implement community-based projects.

2.       Higher-skilled young job seekers trained to start their own business, matched with a mentor from the Union of Entrepreneurs and Manufacturers of Turkmenistan.

3.       Small grants provided to 20 graduates from the entrepreneurship training programme to support implementation of the most innovative entrepreneurial ideas.

4.       Public employment services improved to provide better placement services, counselling, specialized services, ICT servicers and services to employers, including staff training on Public Employment Services and employment fund management.

5.       Government capacity built to formulate youth employment/entrepreneurship strategy and establish a national fund to support new innovative start-ups.

Online classes

Lesson #1. КАК СОЗДАТЬ, НАБРАТЬ, СОХРАНИТЬ И ЗАКРЫТЬ ДОКУМЕНТ В ПРОГРАММЕ WORD? Sapak #1. WORD-DA RESMINAMANY NÄDIP DÖRETMELI, ÝAZMALY, ÝATDA SAKLAMALY WE ÝAPMALY?     
Lesson #2. КАК СОЗДАТЬ НУМЕРОВАННЫЙ ИЛИ МАРКИРОВАННЫЙ СПИСОК, ТАБЛИЦЫ Sapak #2. RESMINAMADA SANAWLY WE BELLIKLI TEKSTI, JEDWELLERI NADIP DÖRETMELI?  
Lesson #3. ГОРЯЧИЕ КЛАВИШИ MICROSOFT WORD Sapak #3. MICROSOFT WORD KLAWIATURASYNYŇ ÇALT DÜWMELERI  
Lesson #4. КАК УСПЕШНО ПРОЙТИ СОБЕСЕДОВАНИЕ Sapak #4. IŞ GÜRRÜŇDEŞLIGINDEN NÄDIP ÜSTÜNLIKLI GEÇMELI  
Lesson #5. ТИПИЧНЫЕ ОШИБКИ НА СОБЕСЕДОВАНИИ Sapak #5. ADATY SÖHBETDEŞLIK ÝALŇYŞLARY  
Lesson #6. КАК СОЗДАТЬ ЭЛЕКТРОННУЮ ПОЧТУ Sapak #6. ELEKTRON-POÇTANY NÄDIP DÖRETMELI  
Lesson #7. КАК НАПИСАТЬ И ОТПРАВИТЬ ПИСЬМО ПО ЭЛЕКТРОННОЙ ПОЧТЕ Sapak #7. ELEKTRON POÇTADA HAT ÝAZMAK WE IBERMEK  
Lesson #8. ЧТО ТАКОЕ РЕЗЮМЕ И КАК ЕГО СОСТАВИТЬ Sapak #8. REZÝUME DIÝMEK NÄME WE ONY NÄDIP ÝAZMALY  
Lesson #9. ПОИСКОВАЯ СИСТЕМА GOOGLE Sapak #9. GOOGLE GÖZLEG ULGAMYNDA NÄHILI IŞLEMELI  
Lesson #10. ПРАВИЛА  ОБЩЕНИЯ Sapak #10. NETIJELI GEPLEŞMEGIŇ KADALARY  
Lesson #11. ТРУДОВАЯ Sapak#11. ZÄHMET DEPDERÇÄNI NÄHILI ALMALY  

Status:

Completed

Project start date:

March 2018

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Kazakhstan

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Japan
  • Amount contributed

    $8,010,468

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $193,263

    2019 $2,897,294

    2018 $2,578,987

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