Press Release

EU and UNDP strengthen Azerbaijan’s CSOs skills to write successful project proposals

03 December 2021

  • The European Union and UNDP continue support capacity building of civil society organisations (CSOs) to actively engage in local development and generate community-based solutions for better livelihoods.

As part of the EU funded “Developing innovation-driven and sustainable civil society in Azerbaijan” project, a 2-month training programme on writing grant proposals and designing monitoring frameworks has been organised. The intensive programme brought together around 55 civil society organisations and activists from Baku, Neftchala, Bilasuvar, Imishli, Qusar and other districts of the country. The sessions are organised in online and offline format and conducted by national experts experienced in working with lead international institutions.

The participants learnt how to collect data, define stakeholders, and develop successful project strategies. During the sessions, the participants worked with various databases, discussed issues on data reliability and validity, and analysed real-life case studies. They’ve also practiced skills on results-based design and monitoring of projects. 

The aim is to increase CSOs capacities to write successful project proposals contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. 

As part of the training programme, the organisations also received individual mentoring support for their unique project ideas.

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 innovation. 


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EU and UNDP strengthen Azerbaijan’s CSOs skills to write successful project proposals

Dilara Umudova

Dilara Umudova

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