Innovative Uzbekistan

Mon, 2022-01-24 07:14

Brief annotation to the publication "Affordable Green Technologies for Local Communities in Uzbekistan", prepared within the framework of the project "Innovative Uzbekistan".

In different parts of the world, including Uzbekistan, technologies have already been developed and are being applied to help local communities’ adaptation to the climate change. It is important to analyze the needs and potential of specific communities and find out what solutions are already available at the local, national and international levels.  The publication «Affordable Green Technologies for Local Communities in Uzbekistan» will guide you through the existing opportunities.

Sun, 2021-09-19 09:19

We analyzed in the first material from the Summer School of the "Innovative Uzbekistan" project what is "fundraising" and how NGOs build relationships with local businesses. We remind that in Russian, instead of the term “fundraising”, one can use “raising funds and resources”, and call a “fundraiser” a “specialist in raising funds and resources”. Read the first part of the material at the link.

Wed, 2021-09-15 08:16

Local and international support in the form of grant programs is one of the main sources of funding for the activities of NGOs. But in recent decades, fundraising has also become increasingly popular in post-Soviet countries. This is another way of finding money for social and socially useful activities, which consists in the interaction of business and NGOs.

Wed, 2021-09-01 11:51

Trainer Jeff Lovit introduces the third partner of the Innovative Uzbekistan project, the New Diplomacy non-profit organization (Czech Republic). Jeff has known many participants of the program since the Winter School, which took place in January in Tashkent.

Fri, 2021-08-20 16:09

Another important cross-cutting value of the project, which is increasingly found in the requirements for writing a project application, is concern for the ecology and the environment. There can be a lot of aspects here, but first you need to understand: how can holding an educational event on any topic in general affect the environment? We figured it out at the Summer School.

Tue, 2021-08-10 19:12

The first days of the Summer School, which was held at the end of June as part of the Innovative Uzbekistan project, participants learned how to write projects for donor assistance to implement social and environmental initiatives. Even then, such a concept as “cross-cutting values” surfaced. It is often found in modern applications and it is important to be able not only to write down these values, but to be ready to put them into practice. This was analyzed at the training by an environmental expert from Belarus Daria Chumakova, as well as the head of the ODB Brussels Alyona Lis.

Fri, 2021-07-30 15:47

At the end of June, as part of the Innovative Uzbekistan project, a Summer School for non-profit non-governmental organizations was held. In the first two days, the program included a practice-oriented training on writing project proposals for international grants. The main coach of the block was Olga Stuzhinskaya from Brussels (Belgium), assisted by the international coach, head of ODB Brussels Alyona Lis.

Tue, 2021-02-16 12:23

On January 25-29, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) hosted a winter school on "Capacity Building of NGOs, Development of Cooperation and Partnerships with Government Agencies, Advocacy and Assessment of Local Community Needs" for representatives of NGOs in Uzbekistan.

Thu, 2020-12-03 10:40

In November 2020, seminars to assess the needs of the local communities in the context of climate change took place in Tashkent and Tashkent Region using the method of Participatory Community Appraisal/Planning (PCA/PCP). As a result of the meetings, a number of environmental, economic and social problems specific for the region as well as the degree of their importance and complexity has been identified and discussed.   

Tue, 2020-11-24 12:59

In September 2020, Participatory Community Appraisal and Planning sessions (PCA/PCP) combined with the master-classes on sustainable technologies in agriculture were held in Koukoni settlement of Samarkand Region and Noukous city of the Republic of Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan).