From 20-27 January 2021, 30 representatives of Central Asian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) completed an interactive course on project management cycle. The course was organised in the framework of the BOMCA 10 Programme, within the Component 4 on improvement of cross-border cooperation.
The training aimed at improving capacities of the Central Asian NGOs in developing project proposals, fundraising, project implementation and monitoring projects results. In particular, the NGOs staff learned about basic concepts, methods and instruments for fundraising, specifics of work with different donors, methodology of project planning, implementation and evaluation. To bring more interactivity to the training and to reach the maximum efficiency from the online format, experts used modern technological tools, which were highly welcomed by the participants.
The training contributed to the upskilling of the representatives of NGOs to increase their capacity in providing support to local communities residing in the border regions of Central Asia. Component 4 Leader Ekaterina Belukova concluded that BOMCA 10 aimed at further unfolding the potential and capacities of these organisation as NGOs played an important role in supporting border communities in Central Asia.
In the framework of the project, Central Asian NGOs will have an opportunity to apply for the European Union funding to implement projects targeting population residing in the border areas of the Central Asian.
The Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA) is the long-lasting leading Programme funded by the European Union. The current phase is implemented by the consortium of border management institutions of selected EU member states and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) led by the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia. The tenth phase with a total budget of EUR 21.65 million is the largest initiative in the region. It was launched on 1 April 2021 with the foreseen implementation period of 54 months.