Since 2017 Kazakhstan to award NGOs
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Since 2017 Kazakhstan to award NGOs

25 November 2016 15:16

In Kazakhstan since 2017 awards for nongovernmental organizations will be issued. It became known within the VII Civil forum which took place in Astana today, correspondent reported.

Awards will be spent for the authorized purposes of the organization, institutional development, advanced training of employees, strengthening of material resources of the organizations and will be issued to candidates of a name of the government to the organizations which realized successful social projects on the basis of public offers and public assessment of their activities.

Candidate screen will be made by Coordination council on interaction from NGO in case of authorized body in the NGO sphere. Representatives of state bodies, nongovernmental organizations, the famous public figures were a part of recommendation. Each request for an award will pass assessment of the commission of experts created of number of members of council and independent experts.

Besides, in connection with adoption in 2015 of the Law on NGO the concept "Grant for NGO" is implemented. Provision of grants is performed by the created Operator of grant financing – non-commercial joint-stock company "Center of Support of Citizens' Initiatives".

208 million tenge were allocated for grants for NGO in 2016. In August, 2016 the Operator held a competition on 11 projects. Winners from among NGO realize projects now.