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International Organization for Migration, Eurasia Foundation and USAID organized workshop for strenthening young capacity

03 June 2022

  • The International Organization for Migration in Turkmenistan (IOM) in partnership with the Eurasia Foundation (EF), within the framework of the Social Innovation in Central Asia (SICA) program, and with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a one-day online workshop entitled "Project Design and Management”.

The main goal of the event was to assist in the formation of skills and knowledge in order to design and promote the social-oriented projects aimed at developing and increasing the well-being of local communities. In particular, the key aspects of project development were considered, including management and monitoring of activities. At the same time, the purpose of the workshop was to motivate the development of leadership and volunteer qualities.

“At the workshop we tried to give information about the stages of project implementation. I liked the interest of the audience, their participation in discussions and the desire to learn from successful experience. Especially, young people were interested in the ideas of environmental protection, ecology, development of the tourism sector, healthy lifestyle, IT solutions. In general, our goal was to give them the knowledge to develop their ideas to further contribute to a healthy lifestyle,” commented Maya Meretkulieva, trainer of the workshop.

“I would like to note that the content of the seminar was intense for one day. It is very important for us to see the entire chain of building activities to achieve the intended goal. Today I learned about the Roadmap, project management tools and budgeting,” said a participant of the workshop - Maral Jumadurdyeva.

"It was a workshop full of information and knowledge. I learned a lot from experienced trainers who desired to share their experience. I have expanded my horizons regarding the planning of activities. If possible, I suggest conducting such seminars on a regular basis. Now it will be much easier for me to develop a project for participation in the Youth Leadership Grants contest,” – said Shabibi Osmanova, youth participant.

Additionally, you can find information about the announcement "Youth Leadership Support Grants" at the link:

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