International conference “Role of NGO in the improvement of socio-economic position of rural women”

The aim of the conference: experience presentation and socio-economic programs’ analysis and impact upon rural women wellbeing, raising awareness of stakeholders about legal basis of NGO and microfinance sector development for the improvement of socio-economic status of population.

Samarkand, “Samarkand-Plaza” hotel
Date: January 19, 2007

Organized by Socio-economic Development Center “SABR”

Participants: Olyi Majlis deputies, Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Business Women Association representatives, Nord West project partners, NGO from Andizhan, MFO from Kashksdarya, Credit Unions Association of Samarkand oblast, city and oblast Hokimiat representatives. Samarkand oblast Justice Department, Home Office, NGO and media representatives, partners from Netherlands and Great Britain.

Other events in the frameworks of the conference: SABR’s activity for 10 years exhibition-presentation, photo exhibition. Booklet of SABR issued for the 10th anniversary of organization.

Conference results

Reports of the conference stressed main tendencies and achievements of micro finance both in Uzbekistan and in the world. Issues of employment and the role of public organizations in structural changes of socio-economic development of low income layers of population in rural regions and business infrastructure development were discussed.

One of the incomes of the conference was the discussion about the improvement of legislative base of microfinance institutions. Conference participants expressed the idea of appropriate amendments introduction into the current legislation via the appeal written and directed to the regulative legislative bodies.

The conference fulfilled all the tasks and became an important stage in the decision of micro finance problems and the role of NGO in the decision of socio-economic problems of local development.

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