About Innovations for 10 Minutes

Анна Таджимуратова

The most unusual session at the “Insights into Development” conference was conducted in a “speed dating” format. Ten speakers shared their work innovations in 10 minutes. The director of “Garant” Foundation in Arkhangelsk, Marina Mikhailova, stated aloud: “I know 101 ways how to find money for your social project.” Such an announcement, of course, peaked…

Innovation for Change: A Lab for Communication and Changes

Ноэл Диковер

One of the most significant events during the “Insights into Development” Conference was the launch of the Global Innovation for Change Initiative, involving the Central Asian region, Afghanistan and Mongolia. The Innovation for Change initiative is a rapidly growing global network of people, online centers and soon to be regional hubs in Africa, Central Asia,…

Innovations for Change the World

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Two hundred thirty people from 14 countries, featuring 38 speakers – this was the scope of the International “Insights into Development” Conference. The eighth annual conference was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from June 28-29th, 2017. The very busy conference schedule involved two full days of discussions, side events and master classes. Conference organizers, partners and…

VIII International Conference “Insights into Development” Almaty, June 28-29, 2017

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The Civil Society Development Association (ARGO), as part of the Partnership for Innovations (P4I) program, will hold the VIII annual INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, “INSIGHTS INTO DEVELOPMENT” on the 28th and 29th of June, 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The conference will be held in partnership with KIMEP University. For the first time in the region, the conference…

“Hug Me!” action takes place again

“Hug Me!” action with the participation of people with disabilities and volunteers took place at Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 15.30 to the right of the main entrance to the shopping center PROMENADE in Almaty. The organizers of the action were Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) and the Association of Women with Disabilities “Shyrak.” It…

“Involving people with disabilities into active social life” conference took place in Astana

Astana, June 19, 2014 – USAID’s Empowerment Now! program, in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, conducted the “Involving People with Disabilities into Active Social Life” conference in Astana on June 19. The goal of the conference was to raise awareness about the importance of including people with disabilities into social life…

The Meirym Inclusive Festival opens new perspective in the life of children with disabilities in Kazakhstan

People with disabilities makeup one-fifth of the 17 million people living in Kazakhstan today, and half of the people with disabilities are women and children. These people often experience isolation and exclusion from mainstream society. The two-year, USAID supported, Empowerment Now! (EN!) project, which was implemented by the Civil Society Development Association – ARGO worked…

Empowerment Now! project helps PwDs of Semey to assess city social infrastructure

According to the national survey conducted by the Civil Society Development Association – ARGO under the USAID-funded <em>Empowerment Now!</em> project, access to public places, such as shops, theatres and cinemas, banks and other health, sport and educational facilities is very limited and thus, is a one of the main barriers that prevent people with disabilities…

Training on capacity building is yielding results

The Empowerment Now! project is strengthening the capacity of disability focused organizations through a series of organizational development trainings. Prior to attending the training, Erlik a disability focused organization, did not even keep written records about their consultations with clients. Their “filing cabinet” of consultations was in the minds of two key staff members. Erlik…

Semey journalists get knowledge on appropriate terminology applicable to people with disabilities

Mass media plays a key role in successfully implementing the Empowerment Now! (EN!) public information campaign, which is ran ARGO together with partnering disability focused organizations and sub-grantees in seven regions of Kazakhstan. On February 14-15, 31 Semey print and electronic journalists participated in a training dedicated to correct usage of terminology applicable to people…

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