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  • 1. Empowerment Now! achievements of Year 1, August 2012 - 2013 and plans for Year 2, August 2013 - 2014 Civil Society Development Association
  • 2. GOAL OF EN PROJECT To improve social and economic conditions of disabled people in Kazakhstan
  • 3. EN PROJECT PARTNERS The Public Association of Disabled University Graduates NAMYS Established in 2002 • Mission: to protect the rights and interests of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan, to create the conditions required to ensure that persons with disabilities have opportunities equal to those of other citizens and for their full integration into society, as well as promotion of persons with disabilities in higher education and the improvement of their qualification. • Implemented 40 projects • Participated in drafting the 2009 National Human Development Report, entitled “From exclusion to equality: Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan”
  • 4. EN PROJECT PARTNERS The Association of Women with Disabilities SHYRAK Established in 2001 • Mission: to mobilize the women with disabilities through information; education and unification; combining the strengths of organizations of women with disabilities in Kazakhstan and Central Asia; advancing the interests of women with disabilities in all advisory bodies; protecting the rights of women with disabilities; development of political leadership; promoting an active life position; overcoming stereotypes on the issue of disability in society; development of gender equality; public awareness on the reproductive rights of women with disabilities; diversity and equality; and cooperation and development. • Extensive experience in implementing programs, both locally and internationally
  • 5. EN PROJECT PARTNERS The Association of Social Workers, Disabled People and Volunteers Established in 2006 • Mission: contribute to development of social service practice and modernized social services to various categories of population in difficult life situation • Focus on: publication of Social work-Social service magazine; publication of Information Directories and methodological manuals; provide trainings for enhancing the qualification to social service workers that work with people in difficult life situation targeting NGOs and governmental bodies of various levels. • Implemented 9 projects
  • 6. OVERVIEW of EN ACTIVITIES INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS TO 3 P-DPOs EN PRESENTATION, TRAINING FOR TRAINERS (TOT), NEEDS ASSESSMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS (ODTs) BUILDING DIALOGUE WITH GOVERNMENTAL BODIES NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
  • 7. Results of Year 1 1) Training for Trainers for 25 participants including 3 P-DPO’s staff, ARGO’s staff and partners 2) Building dialogue with governmental bodies (meetings with Ministry of Culture and Information, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Education and Science) 3) After needs assessment ARGO defined the topics for institutional development trainings (financial sustainability, leadership and strategic planning) in 5 regions 4) Five organizational development trainings to 21 DPOs: (1) Almaty for 21 participants (2) Shymkent for 14 participants (3) Semei for 11 participants (4) Kostanai for 17 participants (5) Aktobe for 11 participants 5) National Assessment Survey among 1500 people and 1000 PWDs (results are being processed at present moment)
  • 8. Photo gallery of EN Project
  • 9. Photo gallery of EN Project
  • 10. Communication about EN Project • Launch the web-page about Empowerment Now! project on www.cso-central.asia • TV report on “Almaty – TV channel” about the presentation and start-up of Empowerment Now! • EN Projects’ announcements on the web-sites of P-DPO’s SHYRAK and NAMYS • Produced banners, brochures and other PR materials • Distributed materials, USB drives, pens etc.
  • 11. Achievements and success of EN Project 1) Technical Evaluation Committee approved the action plans of the three partnering DPOs 2) Grant Committee selected 20 finalists and 5 alternate finalists for ODTs from all regions of Kazakhstan 4) ARGO partners conducted needs assessment in 24 disabled people’s organizations 5) As a result of consultations during needs assessment Ayagoz DPO won a award from international donor organization 6) Searching hotels that can accommodate PWDs resulted in reconstruction works at two hotels and KIMEP University 7) Five trainings based on needs assessment were conducted by the staff of the three partnering DPOs and the three trainers from ARGO’ partner organizations
  • 12. Plans for Year 2 1) After receiving the final reports from the three partnering DPOs: NAMYS, SHYRAK and ASWDP&V design action plans for Year 2 and give them institutional development grants 2) Collect the action plans from 21 DPOs 3) Launch ARGO’s website 4) Complete the national assessment and distribute national assessment report to open public
  • 13. Plans for Year 2 5) Arrange round tables, press conferences 6) Distribute 11 small grants to local DPOs 7) Design nationwide public awareness campaign 8) Conduct nationwide public awareness campaign 9) Conduct public hearing in Astana 10) Reporting
  • 14. Contact Information: 36 Zhandosov Street Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050057 Тел.: +7-727-250 19 50 Факс: +7-727-250 1950 e-mail: info@argonet.org Civil Society Development Association