|An orientation seminar for the staff of the Central Asia AIDS Control Project took place on 24-26 August in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The seminar gathered 33 Project colleagues from all country offices of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as well as our partners from the UNDP – administrative and financial assistants, providing fiduciary services in the Project implementation. Key issues of the orientational workshop included the RPMU activity results for the first eight months of 2007, the working plans for the end of the current year and the following one of each Project specialist; improvement of internal and external team communications. |
Chinara Seitalieva, Component 1 Coordinator and Zakyr Kadyrov, Component 2 Coordinator made the reports on planned events realization issues in the analysis of eight months of 2007. Consultant for Management Development Martin Horseling read the recommendations on the improvement of the existing logical frames of the Project, the new forms of reporting.
RPMU Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) specialist, Kakhramon Uldashev made the presentation of the prepared Manual project on project indicators and the establishing of regional M&E System – CARISA. The database was developed together with the USAID/Potential Project and is intended to become one of the regional information databases for HIV and AIDS. This will allow its use by the international partner organizations for regional coordination and information exchange on the events being conducted and planned in the region to prevent HIV spread. An IT specialist Ruslan Tagirov present the participants the client side of the information system of the MIS programme complex for monitoring and evaluation of services provided within the frames of the Project. He also spoke of the new Project management system, IDEA.
The issues of Regional Training Courses in the countries of the region were touched upon by Tatyana Surdina, public health specialist.
Bakyd Tursaliev, financial manager and Djamshid Umarov, procurement specialist made their speeches on fiduciary issues. Communications Coordinator and Strategist, Andrey Sidorin raised the proposal on Project internal communications improvement issue. He suggested to introduce the system of electronic documentation turnover.
Project Executive Director, Professor Meimanaliev Tilek Sagynbekovich presented the results of Central Asian delegation visit to Colombo, Sri-Lanka, where 8 International Congress on HIV issues in Asian countries and the Pacific. He emphasized that the Project specialists' speeches at the Congress and in particular their participation in the satellite session devoted to "Regional cooperation harmonization in the field of HIV and AIDS counteraction in the CA countries" allowed congress participants to get acquaintance with HIV/AIDS situation in Central Asian region. He also addressed all RPMU staff to improve their professional level through the active participation in the international educational programs and trainings.
All the workshop objectives were met: in three days all specialists were provided the latest information on the project's activity, and discussed their working plans for the following year.
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