BOMCA 10 organised an advanced training on project management cycle for pre-selected Central Asian NGOs under the 2nd call for proposals

  • Thematic Component: 4. Improvement of Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Country: All region, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

The Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) recently pre-selected 12 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in all 5 Central Asian countries to implement projects in the region’s border areas, under the 2nd call for proposals.

From 26 to 28 June 2024, BOMCA 10 conducts an advanced training in Tashkent on the project management cycle for Central Asian NGOs that have been pre-selected to implement projects in the border areas, under financing offered by the European Union through the BOMCA 10 Programme, on advanced project management.

The activity is aimed to equip the NGOs with the necessary skills and capacities for project implementation, specifically on project implementation, quality management and results monitoring, financial reporting etc. In addition, this BOMCA activity guided the grantees on the grant contracting and implementation conditions and finalisation of the previously submitted budgets, prior to contracting and projects kick-offs. 

The 2nd call for proposals for civil society and NGOs working in the border regions of the Central Asian states was announced in 2023, with the combined value of the grants under this call totalling up to 660 000,00 EUR.

The selected projects will improve the living conditions of the communities in border areas, will further strengthen the capacities of above-mentioned organizations in project development and implementation, and will reinforce dialogue between civil society and local authorities.

The Programme will particularly bring assistance and benefits to the population residing in the Central Asian border regions through socially focused initiatives and ultimately, improving the quality of their daily lives.

The priority areas include:

  • Research and analysis in the area of migration, cross-border and related areas;
  • Awareness raising on the prevention of irregular migration and trafficking in human beings, as well as on issues of concern for the population affected by migration;
  • Assistance to vulnerable groups of the population affected by migration and border proximity (in particular to children and women left behind by migrants);
  • Support to entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship initiatives, for all groups of the population and among women, as a special category;
  • Facilitation of CSOs and NGOs working in the border regions networks and forums for discussing and cooperating in migration and cross border areas.