EU and UNDP join forces to improve Azerbaijan’s CSOs skills

Baku, 02 March 2022  The European Union and UNDP continue to strengthen capacities of the civil society organisations (CSOs) to increase their participation in policy-making processes in Azerbaijan.

As part of the EU funded “Developing innovation-driven and sustainable civil society in Azerbaijan” project, a 4-days training programme on public policy and policy analysis has been organised in Baku. Over 40 civil society organisations and active groups from 14 districts of Azerbaijan attended the programme. The sessions are organised by one of the leading national experts specialized in public policy and research.

The participants of the programme learnt about the fundamental public policy concepts focusing on policy cycle and deepened their knowledge on various data collection methods and data analysis. They’ve also practiced in drafting policy briefs and formulating policy recommendations.

“Very practical course, with highly relevant content, lots of opportunities to ask questions, and an engaging trainer – all this made the training really efficient and enjoyable”, says a participant from the “Youth Initiative Group” Public Union.

The training sessions are complemented by individual mentoring for the participants.

This project is funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP, and it aims to help increase CSOs capacities to engage in policy-making processes, foster local development, and promote social entrepreneurship and social innovation.

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