Youth Empowerment for Digital Governance (Youth Go)

Project Objective: To protect the civil and political rights of youth in Kyrgyzstan, increase youth participation in local self-governance, empowerment, and engagement through digital tools and media.

Objectives of the action: 

Overall objective: Protecting the civil and political rights of youth in Kyrgyzstan, increasing youth participation in local governance, empowerment, and engagement through digital tools and media. Specific objectives:

Evidence-based documents on gaps and needs in enhancing youth participation in democratic governance will be developed, disseminated and discussed with partners, stakeholders and civil society at large for each target and stakeholder group.

Local government capacity to enhance youth participation and role in democratic governance will be strengthened and e-governance platforms will be established and piloted.

The role and participation of rural youth in democratic governance will be strengthened.

Target group(s): 

At least 580 employees of 9 district and 27 rural and urban administrations, village councils and village activists (youth committees, women's councils).

At least 430 members of 29 local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and groups of activists (GAs).

Around 16700 young people in 29 project locations (2 small towns and 27 villages), including high school and college students. The population of 29 project areas in all 7 regions of the country, amounting to about 275,000 people, will benefit from the transparency and democratization of local governance.

Main activities:

Component 0. Project management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.

Component 1: Building the evidence base/preparation

1.1 A national baseline study to assess the quality, effectiveness and access to existing digital platforms for public service delivery and participation; 1.2. Participatory assessment of needs and constraints for participation in democratic governance, taking into account digital and other disadvantages currently faced by youth; 1.3. Roundtables and online presentations of the results of the baseline study and PRA; 1.4. Development of digital and media strategies for partner CSOs and stakeholders based on the results of the PRA and the national baseline study, including strategies for gender empowerment and participation in democratic governance.

Component 2. Strengthening the democratic governance capacity of local authorities

2.1 Regular CSO-GA-MA-Kenesh consultative and cooperation seminars; 2.2. Annual regional cooperation seminars; 2.3. Effective Governance Program for young staff of local administrations and deputies of local councils from 29 pilot territories; 2.4. Study tour of project stakeholders to Europe; 2.5. Digital Academies for deputies and staff of local councils and local administrations from pilot localities; 2.6. Development and piloting of a unified model of web service/application " Youth Appeals Map" at local level to create communication between local authorities and youth; 2.7. Implementation and digitization of Local Transparency Passports

Component 3. Youth empowerment and participation

3.1 Selection of official youth CSOs and GAs on a competitive basis; 3.2. Empowering Active Citizenship Program for 29 CSOs and GAs; 3.3. Digital and Media Small Grants for CSOs and GAs to enhance the role of youth in promoting democratic governance (through mentoring support); 3.4. A series of Digital Citizenship hackathons on digital solutions to increase youth participation; 3.5. A series of quizzes on sources and uses of open data; 3.6. " Caravans of Transparency" on sources and use of open data; 3.7. Development of a methodological guide for local authorities and CSOs on enhancing youth participation in democratic governance and presentation; 3.8. Preparation of information materials (physical and electronic formats) on the use of open data and presentations/instructions for youth; 3.9. Project Closing Forum.

Key project partners: Local administrations and deputies of keneshes (councils) of 29 project settlements. Local youth councils and women's committees. IT Providers . Local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Groups of Activists (GAs). District Education Departments and educational institutions.

Results: Evidence-based documents on gaps and needs in enhancing youth participation in democratic governance developed, disseminated and discussed with partners, stakeholders and civil society at large for each target and stakeholder group; Local government capacity to enhance youth participation and role in democratic governance strengthened, e-governance platforms established and piloted; The role and participation of rural youth in democratic governance is strengthened.

Donor of the project: Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic (95%), BMZ Contribution: 5%.

Name of the lead applicant: Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International). Public Foundation "Institute for Youth Development" ("IYD"), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Duration: 2024-2026 у.

 

 

 

ALE promotion on national and local levels

Strengthening and expanding ALE activities in the Kyrgyz Republic. Expansion of the KAEA network and interaction in the ALE promotion at the national and local levels, assistance in the implementation of the 2023-2026 action plan within the framework of the program for the development of ALE in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Overall objective of the project: Strengthening and expanding ALE activities in the Kyrgyz Republic

Target group: Decision-makers support the financing, strengthening, development and promotion of ALE. Strengthening and increasing the capacity of 16 trainers from 15 Adult Training Centers (ATC) and the Executive Directorate to improve the quality of training activities conducted after the completion of the TOT. After completion TOT expected that trainers will teach approximately 200 participants in locations. Participants of meetings of Local Social Partnership meetings in the regions, which will be held by the ATCs in the regions. More than 500 participants of the ALE Festival in Karakol city, Issyk-Kul region.

Project activities: Round Table “Development the population digital skills for using state services”

  •  Local Social Partnership meetings
  •  Round Table “ALE Day in Kyrgyzstan”
  •  ALE Festival
  •  ToT for ATCs trainers in selected VET/SED thematic area
  •  Digital Library

Results: 

Based on the results of the Round Table, recommendations will be developed for the leadership of the Aiyl Okmotu (Local Authorities) on the allocation of funding for the trainings of the ATCs to improve the digital literacy of the population.

Interaction with local partners has been strengthened to maintain the sustainability of the ATCs. Financial support for courses/trainings received from the local budget. The increased number of interested employers who order courses for advanced training of their personnel.

Development of a resolution based on the results of group works and appeal to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Promotion of ALE among the population. Initiation of joint activities for the future period.

At least 16 master trainers with knowledge of the card methodology for teaching adults in the areas of business entrepreneurship, digital and life skills. Ready-made teaching aids and cards.

About 30 e-tutorials are ready in the electronic library.

Partners: 

The Ministry of Digital Development is called upon to develop and support the implementation of state policy, primarily in the field of digitalization and E-governance. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to promote the use of services among the population through state portals.

The State Agency for Civil Service and Local Self-Government Affairs under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic is an authorized state body that ensures a unified state policy in the field of civil service and local self-government.

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic is the central executive body that conducts state policy and manages education and science and state control over the availability and quality of education, ensuring the constitutional right of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic to education. Involvement of specialists in the activities carried out by the KAEA with subsequent support in lobbying and decision-making.

The Kyrgyz Academy of Education is a state institution that carries out research, scientific and methodological, expert, analytical and publishing activities in the field of education. The mission of the Academy is to assist in improving the quality of education through scientific, methodological, innovative and technological support of the national educational system. It is planned to cooperate within the framework of the implementation and development of an electronic library for obtaining advisory support.

The Association for the Education Development in Kyrgyzstan (AROC) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that unites legal entities to develop affordable and high-quality education for all by creating a targeted partnership of non-profit organizations working in this field. AROC, in partnership with various CSOs, promotes education issues by increasing their capacity and representation at the national level. As a member of AROC, KAEA receives advisory support in lobbying for regulations at the local and national levels.

The project "Sanarip Insan" is implemented by the Public Association "Kyrgyz Branch of the Internet Society of Aisok. Sanarip Insan aims to develop digital knowledge and skills among young people and women living in the regions. Cooperation with the project contributes to increasing the capacity of KAEA members by providing training videos and UMPs on digital skills to expand the activities of ATCs in this direction.

Donor of the project: Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Duration: March-August, 2024 (6 months)

Project implementer: Association of Legal Entities (ALE) “Kyrgyz Adult Education Association” (KAEA)

 

"Third Age University" project

Overall objective of the project: Improving the quality of living for pensioners and people in pre-pension age.

Objective of micro level: Empowering women of retirement and pre-retirement age to engage in self-employment and generate additional income through activities related to decorative and applied crafts. 

Target group: Low-income at age 58-80 and unemployed pre-retired people.

At least 120 women trained in the manufacture of competitive products/goods that are in demand in the arts and crafts market. 

Project activities: Skills training course "Production of patchwork and quilted blankets using the kurak technique"

  • Master classes on sewing handbags using the kurak style
  • Master class on sewing key holders using the kurak style
  • Master-class on sewing brooshes in kurak style
  • Fair-exhibitions "From Heart to Heart" (May, 20) and for the International Day of Elderly (October, 1)
  • Skills training course "Production of patchwork and quilted blankets using the kurak technique"
  • Master classes on sewing handbags using the kurak style
  • Master class on sewing key holders using the kurak style
  • Master-class on sewing brooshes in kurak style
  • Fair-exhibitions "From Heart to Heart" (May, 20) and for the International Day of Elderly (October, 1). 

Results: 12 participants will learn how to sew and quilt blankets from pieces using the national kurak style. They will be proficient in the full technology and practice of sewing a patchwork quilt.

108 attendees of master-classes will learn how to sew a competitive products, such as handbags, key-holders, and brooshes in the national kurak style.

Elderly people participating in the fair will gain experience in selling their products to earn additional income. The Kyrgyz society will get acquainted with the products presented by the elderly people.

Project donor: Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Duration: March-July, September-October 2024 (7 months)

Implementing Organization: Public Foundation "ADRA Kyrgyzstan"

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