First Step Towards Institutionalizing Volunteering in Karakalpakstan

03 Dec 2013

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On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities.

The event was organized by the Joint UN Program "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster". The project is aiming at training 1500 volunteers to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among population in five target districts of Karakalpakstan (Muinak, Shumanay, Karauzyak, Kegeili and Nukus).

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Association of Nurses, the Women's Committee, the Fund "Mahalla" (Neighbourhood), higher education institutions and Hokimiyats (local and district level authorities) of target districts of Karakalpakstan, as well as representatives of UNDP and UNV, participated in the round table meeting.

A number of ​​presentations on volunteering was prepared for the participants: "History of volunteering projects in Karakalpakstan”, “Survey results on identifying public awareness and training needs on tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases”, as well as "Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis situation in Karakalpakstan".

The participants of the round table discussed the main problems of institutionalizing volunteering such as mobilizing and training community volunteers in the field, engaging youth, university students, primary healthcare workers and community activists in volunteering activities, creating a database of volunteers and the cooperation mechanism among the organizations to implement the volunteering concept.

Workshops in small groups defined the roles and responsibilities of the action teams and volunteers, pondered how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to encourage them to volunteer, and what is needed in order to create a database of volunteers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Community volunteers’ involvement in the health care and basic services area is a globally widespread approach to address challenges especially in the rural areas. United Nations have been involving them in Karakalpakstan since 2009. With government’s and local NGOs’ strong  ownership, it is a promising way to reduce the serious effects of the Aral Sea Disaster on the lives of Karakalpak people.

On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities. The event was organized by the Joint UN Program "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster". The project is aiming at training 1500 volunteers to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among population in five target districts of Karakalpakstan (Muinak, Shumanay, Karauzyak, Kegeili and Nukus).

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Association of Nurses, the Women's Committee, the Fund "Mahalla" (Neighbourhood), higher education institutions and Hokimiyats (local and district level authorities) of target districts of Karakalpakstan, as well as representatives of UNDP and UNV, participated in the round table meeting.

A number of ​​presentations on volunteering was prepared for the participants: "History of volunteering projects in Karakalpakstan”, “Survey results on identifying public awareness and training needs on tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases”, as well as "Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis situation in Karakalpakstan".

The participants of the round table discussed the main problems of institutionalizing volunteering such as mobilizing and training community volunteers in the field, engaging youth, university students, primary healthcare workers and community activists in volunteering activities, creating a database of volunteers and the cooperation mechanism among the organizations to implement the volunteering concept.

Workshops in small groups defined the roles and responsibilities of the action teams and volunteers, pondered how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to encourage them to volunteer, and what is needed in order to create a database of volunteers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Community volunteers’ involvement in the health care and basic services area is a globally widespread approach to address challenges especially in the rural areas. United Nations have been involving them in Karakalpakstan since 2009. With government’s and local NGOs’ strong  ownership, it is a promising way to reduce the serious effects of the Aral Sea Disaster on the lives of Karakalpak people.

On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities. The event was organized by the Joint UN Program "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster". The project is aiming at training 1500 volunteers to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among population in five target districts of Karakalpakstan (Muinak, Shumanay, Karauzyak, Kegeili and Nukus).

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Association of Nurses, the Women's Committee, the Fund "Mahalla" (Neighbourhood), higher education institutions and Hokimiyats (local and district level authorities) of target districts of Karakalpakstan, as well as representatives of UNDP and UNV, participated in the round table meeting.

A number of ​​presentations on volunteering was prepared for the participants: "History of volunteering projects in Karakalpakstan”, “Survey results on identifying public awareness and training needs on tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases”, as well as "Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis situation in Karakalpakstan".

The participants of the round table discussed the main problems of institutionalizing volunteering such as mobilizing and training community volunteers in the field, engaging youth, university students, primary healthcare workers and community activists in volunteering activities, creating a database of volunteers and the cooperation mechanism among the organizations to implement the volunteering concept.

Workshops in small groups defined the roles and responsibilities of the action teams and volunteers, pondered how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to encourage them to volunteer, and what is needed in order to create a database of volunteers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Community volunteers’ involvement in the health care and basic services area is a globally widespread approach to address challenges especially in the rural areas. United Nations have been involving them in Karakalpakstan since 2009. With government’s and local NGOs’ strong  ownership, it is a promising way to reduce the serious effects of the Aral Sea Disaster on the lives of Karakalpak people.

On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities. The event was organized by the Joint UN Program "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster". The project is aiming at training 1500 volunteers to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among population in five target districts of Karakalpakstan (Muinak, Shumanay, Karauzyak, Kegeili and Nukus).

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Association of Nurses, the Women's Committee, the Fund "Mahalla" (Neighbourhood), higher education institutions and Hokimiyats (local and district level authorities) of target districts of Karakalpakstan, as well as representatives of UNDP and UNV, participated in the round table meeting.

A number of ​​presentations on volunteering was prepared for the participants: "History of volunteering projects in Karakalpakstan”, “Survey results on identifying public awareness and training needs on tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases”, as well as "Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis situation in Karakalpakstan".

The participants of the round table discussed the main problems of institutionalizing volunteering such as mobilizing and training community volunteers in the field, engaging youth, university students, primary healthcare workers and community activists in volunteering activities, creating a database of volunteers and the cooperation mechanism among the organizations to implement the volunteering concept.

Workshops in small groups defined the roles and responsibilities of the action teams and volunteers, pondered how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to encourage them to volunteer, and what is needed in order to create a database of volunteers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Community volunteers’ involvement in the health care and basic services area is a globally widespread approach to address challenges especially in the rural areas. United Nations have been involving them in Karakalpakstan since 2009. With government’s and local NGOs’ strong  ownership, it is a promising way to reduce the serious effects of the Aral Sea Disaster on the lives of Karakalpak people.

On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities. The event was organized by the Joint UN Program "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster". The project is aiming at training 1500 volunteers to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among population in five target districts of Karakalpakstan (Muinak, Shumanay, Karauzyak, Kegeili and Nukus).

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Association of Nurses, the Women's Committee, the Fund "Mahalla" (Neighbourhood), higher education institutions and Hokimiyats (local and district level authorities) of target districts of Karakalpakstan, as well as representatives of UNDP and UNV, participated in the round table meeting.

A number of ​​presentations on volunteering was prepared for the participants: "History of volunteering projects in Karakalpakstan”, “Survey results on identifying public awareness and training needs on tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases”, as well as "Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis situation in Karakalpakstan".

The participants of the round table discussed the main problems of institutionalizing volunteering such as mobilizing and training community volunteers in the field, engaging youth, university students, primary healthcare workers and community activists in volunteering activities, creating a database of volunteers and the cooperation mechanism among the organizations to implement the volunteering concept.

Workshops in small groups defined the roles and responsibilities of the action teams and volunteers, pondered how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to encourage them to volunteer, and what is needed in order to create a database of volunteers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Community volunteers’ involvement in the health care and basic services area is a globally widespread approach to address challenges especially in the rural areas. United Nations have been involving them in Karakalpakstan since 2009. With government’s and local NGOs’ strong  ownership, it is a promising way to reduce the serious effects of the Aral Sea Disaster on the lives of Karakalpak people.

On December 3, on the eve of International Volunteer Day, a high level round table was held in Nukus to discuss the concept of institutionalizing volunteerism in the area, and to reach an agreement on how to carry out the planned activities. The event was organized by the Joint UN Program "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster". The project is aiming at training 1500 volunteers to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among population in five target districts of Karakalpakstan (Muinak, Shumanay, Karauzyak, Kegeili and Nukus).

Representatives of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Association of Nurses, the Women's Committee, the Fund "Mahalla" (Neighbourhood), higher education institutions and Hokimiyats (local and district level authorities) of target districts of Karakalpakstan, as well as representatives of UNDP and UNV, participated in the round table meeting.

A number of ​​presentations on volunteering was prepared for the participants: "History of volunteering projects in Karakalpakstan”, “Survey results on identifying public awareness and training needs on tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases”, as well as "Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis situation in Karakalpakstan".

The participants of the round table discussed the main problems of institutionalizing volunteering such as mobilizing and training community volunteers in the field, engaging youth, university students, primary healthcare workers and community activists in volunteering activities, creating a database of volunteers and the cooperation mechanism among the organizations to implement the volunteering concept.

Workshops in small groups defined the roles and responsibilities of the action teams and volunteers, pondered how to fulfill their responsibilities, how to encourage them to volunteer, and what is needed in order to create a database of volunteers in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Community volunteers’ involvement in the health care and basic services area is a globally widespread approach to address challenges especially in the rural areas. United Nations have been involving them in Karakalpakstan since 2009. With government’s and local NGOs’ strong  ownership, it is a promising way to reduce the serious effects of the Aral Sea Disaster on the lives of Karakalpak people.

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