Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projectsand Cultural Grass-roots Projects(photo) The Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan 17 November 2009
Contents of the presentation • Human Security Grass-roots Grant Assistance Projects • Introduction • Objectives and outline of the scheme • Target beneficiaries • Approval procedures • Project areas • Past achievements • Cultural Grass-roots Grant Assistance Projects • Objectives • Scheme • Project areas • Past achievements since
Introduction • The Japanese Government offers nonrefundablefinancial assistance scheme for development projects designed to meet the diverse needs of developing countries. • Known as Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP)*, this scheme supports projects proposed by such bodies as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local government authorities. • The grant amount per project is generally under 10 million yen.
Objectives • Improve living standards and welfare of the people of Uzbekistan. • Make direct impact on the well-being of people at grass-roots level.
Target of the scheme • Basic Human Needs at grass-roots level • Health care • Primary education • Poverty relief • Public welfare • Environment • Small scale but large impact • Humanitarian needs • Disadvantaged group in society • Human Security Concept
Approval procedures • Submission of the application form to EOJ • Examination of the project based on proposal • Site visit to research the feasibility • Sign the Grant Contract • Disbursement of funds • Implementation of the project • Submission of interim/completion reports • Follow-up monitoring
Flow chart of GGP SUPPLIER OF GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RECIPIENT ORGANIZATION OVERSEAS MISSION (EMBASSY OR CONSULATE-GENERAL) MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF JAPAN Submission of application form Examination of project Approval of project Conclusion of Procurement Contract (P/C) (Obtainment of estimate) Conclusion of Grant Contract (G/C) Remittance of funds Submission of “request for payment” (review of P/C [the estimate]) Disbursement of funds Procurement of goods and/or services Reports P/C: Procurement Contract G/C: Grant Contract
Overall Achievement in Uzbekistan-since 1995 • 262 projects • 15,004,483 USD granted • Projects in all regions
Geographical coverage Tashkent region (incl. Tashkent City) 83 projects Karakalpakstan 8 projects Navoiy 7 projects Samarkand 18 projects Namangan 20 projects Jizzakh 6 projects Khorezm 1 project Bukhara 9 projects Fergana 47 projects Kashkadarya 9 projects Andijan 25 projects Syrdarya 12 projects Surkhandarya 17 projects Data as of 17 Nov. 2009
Past projects in all regions Data as of 17 Nov. 2009
Project areas in Uzbekistan • Education: schools • Health: hospitals • NGOs: social welfare organizations • Others For example: • Water supply • Infrastructure (road construction) • Environmental sustainability (planting)
1. Education • Refurbishment and supply of school equipment to primary schools • Example of donated goods: • Desks, chairs, library shelves • Sewing machines and joiners’ benches • Sports equipments • Furniture for canteen • Audio visual equipments (DVD, copy machine)
1. Education (cont.) • Since 1995, we have supported: • 168 projects with 9,549,944 USD • 159 public schools-9,039,890 USD • 9 special institutions-510,054 USD (orphan homes and schools for disabled children)
Signing ceremony of the grant contracts with school directors with participation of the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan Mr. Shoumarov. November 2008.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Mr. Tsutomu Hiraoka and the Director of the Secondary school No. 12 in Angren City Mrs. Gafurova. November 2008.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Mr. Tsutomu Hiraoka and the Deputy Khokim of Andijan Region Mr. Ketmonovat the opening ceremony of the secondary school No. 24 of Andijan City. November 2008.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Mr. Tsutomu Hiraoka with students of Secondary school No. 2 in Kokand City of Fergana Region at the opening ceremony. November 2008.
Donated sports equipment at gymnasium.Secondary school No. 64 in Samarkand City.
Donated sports equipment at gymnasium.Secondary school No. 1 in Chust District of Namangan Region.
Donated bookshelf and desks at library.Secondary school No. 1 in Havast District of Syrdarya Region.
Donated joiners’ bench in handicraft room.Secondary school No. 23 in Bayaut District of Syrdarya Region.
Donated sewing machine with a girl student.Secondary school No. 23 in Bayaut District of Syrdarya Region.
Donated audio component system in the theater play class. Secondary school No. 64 in Samarkand City.
Donated furniture in assembly hall. Secondary school No. 1 in Havast District of Syrdarya Region.
2. Health • Supply of medical equipments to hospitals • Examples of donated equipment: • Maternity complex: infant incubator, delivery table, heating bed for newborns • Emergency and surgery: Ventilation system, Surgical instruments, Suction pump • Diagnosis: Ultrasound scanner, Gastro-fiberscope, Patient monitor, X-ray device • Laboratory: Bio-chemical analyzer, Blood analyzer
2. Health (cont.) • Since 1995, we have supported: • 56 projects with 4,032,000 USD • 55 hospitals • 1 project donated the rehabilitation equipment for hospital
Signing ceremony of the grant contracts with head physicians of 6 hospitals with participation of the 1st Deputy Minister of Health Mr. Ikramov (present Minister of Health), January 2009.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Mr. Tsutomu Hiraoka, and the Head physician of Karakul Central Hospital of Bukhara Region Mr. Hoshimov. January 2009.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaryof Japan Mr. Tsutomu Hiraoka, and the Khokim of Boysun District of Surkhandarya Region Mr. Tangrievat the opening ceremony. August 2009.
Premature infant in donated newborn incubator.Bekabad City Children's Hospital of Tashkent region.
Diagnosis with donated ultrasound scanner.Central City Clinic Hospital in Tashkent.
Diagnosis of eye diseases. Ophthalmology department of the 1st Tashkent Medical Institute.
Donated cardio-monitor for children. Tashkent City Children Clinic Hospital.
Female patients with donated hospital beds. Obstetric complex No. 6 in Mirzo-Ulugbek District of Tashkent City.
Donated heating table for newborn. Obstetric complex No. 6 in Mirzo-UlugbekDistrict of Tashkent City.
3. NGOs Examples of past projects: • Organized seminar of awareness raising for business women • Supported technical and vocational equipments for the training of women, youth and disabled people in community centers • Distributed nutritious foods to disadvantaged children • Donated equipment to the training centre of business venture
3. NGOs (cont.) • Since 1995, we have supported: • 30 projects with 918,000 USD • 20 vocational training centers for women etc.- 489,384 USD • 8 community centers for youth and disabled people- 359,493 USD • 2 projects for community welfare- 68,935 USD
Donated sewing machines in class activities. Business Women Association of Gulistan City.
Donated hair-styling equipment in class activities. Business Women Association of Gulistan City.
Donated equipment in activity room. Yangier Disabled People’s society in Syrdarya Region.
4. Other sectors • Since 1995, we have supported: • 8 projects with 504,700 USD For example: • 4 projects supplied of water etc. 179,072 USD • 2 projects for environment/infrastructure 145,094 USD For example in 2009: The project for supply of agricultural equipment for creation of protective forestation zone of the Aral Sea (66,344 USD)
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Mr. Tsutomu Hiraoka, the Leader of the Agency of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in the Republic of Uzbekistan Mr. Buranov, and the Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Salikhbaev at the signing ceremony. March 2009.
Objectives • Provides nonrefundable financial assistance to support the implementation of cultural and higher education projects conducted by non-profit organizations (including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local authorities, research and higher education institutions, etc.) that are active at the grass-roots level . • Encourage cultural exchanges with Japan.
Scheme of Cultural Grass-roots Project • Available fund per project, and application procedures are same as Human Security Grass-roots Projects.