“ASAR”: NGO – Business – the State

АСАР Джамиля Асанова

The first Republic trilateral cooperation forum “ASAR” took place in Atyrau. The forum brought together representatives of state institutions, the nonprofit sector and business. It resulted in signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between NGOs, business and state bodies both at the regional and national levels. As noted by the event organizers, the aim of…

CSOs and the State: A New Dialogue

Астана НПО и государство

Today, contemporary trends and civil society sector development perspectives were discussed in Astana. Participants including CSO and relevant Ministry representatives discussed new ways and forms of productive interaction between government structures and civil society institutes. Principle speakers were Abzal Nukenov, Vice Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Zauresh Battalova,…

CSO School: Building Young People’s Capacity through Innovations

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A holiday season is finishing but it is still hot in Dushanbe. While many people are relaxing outside the city, everything is in full swing at the Atlas Hotel. It was here that the international public organization “Fidokor” and ARGO launched the School for Civil Society Organizations. For four days, 30 representatives of young civil…

The responses to the auditor’s questions for ARGO


RESPONSES to the auditor’s questions for ARGO RFP dated 03.08.2017 regarding  ARGO’s  audit 2016.   Can you tell what is the Audit budget? No, the Audit budget can not be disclosed   What requirement below in print screen means. If we have wide membership network, we have affiliates in USD and KZ office is shortlisted…

Web Academy Summer School

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Hospitable Almaty meets guests again – this time, with an educational aim. Thirty two participants, representatives of CSOs from Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, have arrived in Almaty in order to learn how to develop online courses for civil society organizations. “Our concept originally included the engagement of experienced trainers. The training participants will learn…

Web Academy: New Learning Opportunities

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With a picturesque location, clean mountain air and intense learning program, ARGO successfully launched the Web Academy Summer School. Over the course of four days, approximately 30 representatives of civil society organizations studied the fundamentals of online courses creation for the civil sector. “We have been preparing for this school for months. A visit to…

A competition among audit firms


The ARGO invited audit firms listed in the USAID Eligible list of auditors to take part in the tender for the audit of ARGO  financial and economic activity in the FY2016.  

CSO New Vision Award! winners

Already for the third time, the most significant, inspiring, creative and valuable CSO projects were awarded with the most prestigious prize in the civil sector – the CSO New Vision Award! This year the selection committee had the difficult task of choosing just several winners out of 100 diverse and worthy applications. It is worth…

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,…

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