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August 21, 2017
The USAID supported Good Governance Initiative Fund to host workshop “Enhancing collaboration between government and NGO”
The USAID supported Good Governance Initiative Fund to host in Kapchagay workshop “Enhancing collaboration between government and NGO” on August 16-18, 2017.
The goal of the seminar was to improve mechanisms of effective collaboration between institutes of civil society and public authorities.
“We need such seminars because they enable to diminish misunderstanding between NGOs and government. The experience of Russia (speaker Makovetskaya Svetlana, Director of the Center for civil analysis and independent research, Russia) is very helpful. It showed the situation from both sides and allows to settle the problem of ignoring NGOs by state bodies”, - shared her opinion on the seminar Issimbayeva Aliya, Department of employment and social programs, akimat of Pavlodar oblast.
According to the Director of «Civil Aliance of Kazakhstan» Tuzelbayev Gamal, “seminars like the one hosted in Kapchagay initiate a dialogue between NGOs and government”. “We are strong together!”, - he added optimistically.
NGO representatives also underlined the importance of such seminars and added that “they are ready to learn further”.
Workshop, organized within the GGIF project component “Capacity building”, was participated by NGOs and state officials from Almaty city and South Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, Zhambyl and Almaty oblasts. Additionally, NGOs, operating within GGIF project in Kazakhstan, brought one representative from public authorities - project partners.
NGOs and public authorities exchanged experience on effective forms of collaboration with the aim to increase the quality of public services.
Workshop touched on the following issues: transfer of some state functions and social services to NGO; local self-governance in Kazakhstan; role of public councils.