Center of Young Leader's as an educational institution, resource and coordinating
center for NGOs was created in November 1999 in Ganja by group of young ecologists,
students, and lawyers.
Mission: Improvement the state of the third sector in Ganja, civil society,
civic initiatives, active participation of citizens in the processes of building
the civil society, agitation of free market economy, democratic principles,
creation the good atmosphere for the III sector in Western regions of Azerbaijan.
Our goals: Democratic, development of civil society.
- Establishment of information and consulting system;
- Improvement civic initiative, learning a foreign experience;
- Improvement political, public and economical education of citizens in the
regions of Azerbaijan;
- The educational activities, conducting seminars, workshops, training's, round
table discussions about problems of country, especially youth problems;
Our partners: NGOs, initiative groups in country, and international organizations
and persons who want democratic development of Azerbaijan and development of
civil society in Azerbaijan.
Financial resources: grants and financial support of international organizations
to our projects and programs realizing jointly programs.
Staff potential: The main wealth of Center of Young Leader's is its staff. The
Center involves professional young's with knowledge of Western experience. English
language, market economy. Several members of the Center were the participants
of seminars and training's hold by NGOs. At the same time members of the Center
took part in some international seminars. Foreign organizations acting in the
region involve in their works Center's members. Three members of CYL was selected
trainers of Foundation for Education for Democracy (Warsaw, Poland), others
two members of organization was selected trainers of Institute for Democracy
in Eastern Europe (USA) and the Association of IDP Women (Georgia) on "Networking
Women in the Caucasus-1 and 2" Part-1 (Azerbaijan, Ganja March, 2001) and
Part-2 (Tbilisi, Georgia March, 2001) also they was attended Training conducted
by ISAR in May 2000 onWhat is an NGO, effective organizational structure, Strategic
planing, proposal writing, fundraising and Public relations.
Activity: The Center carried out some programs and actions in Ganja city. These
programs were ecological activity (cleaning of rubbish's and etc.). The realized
aid to the little profit families.
CYL actively took part in the program named "Training's-Seminars for the
activists in the regions" - the training's conducting by "Inam"
CFP. According of this program 6 seminars were conducted in the three regions-Ganja,
Lenkeran and Xachmaz, 2 seminars in during two days in each region. The members
of CYL were the participants of this training's. With the own resources Center
conduct the training's on the themes "Woman Leadership and Community Development".
The members of CYL took part in the international seminars and workshops. For
example, the "Training's for the women leadership in Caucasus" - the
seminars conducting by IDEE/Washington in Tbilisi in Georgia "Training-seminars
for the leaders of NGOs of Azerbaijan". CYL join Foundation Education for
Democracy (Warsaw, Poland) implemented training-seminars for Leaders local NGOs
in the city of Ganja. CYL has organized training-seminars for preparing of young
observers in parliamentary elections. IFES supports this project. The members
of CYL have participated in program called "Working Together - Network
Women in the Caucasus" organized by institute for Democracy in Eastern
Europe (IDEE). Financial support for this program was from U.S. Department of
State. Two members of our organization participated in the seminars in America
and Poland by this program. For this program published the handbook and there
was big role of our members in this work. Another role of our organization is
that the CYL will curry out project together with Georgian partners after experience
in Crimea One of the member of our organization participated in the training
for trainers in USA DC which was provided by IDEE and American Federation of
teachers and funded by State Department of USA. CYL won grant from IRC - UNCHR
for IDP Youth and Community Development and successfully finished this work.
CYL has organized training-seminars for 200 young people in the improving of
public activities of youth in Ganja region. In the end of the program internet-courses
will be organized for them. This project is supported by NED (National Endowment
for Democracy USA)
Relations: The organizations which we have contacts and cooperation's:
- "Inam" Center for Pluralism;
- Association for Protection of Women's Rights of Azerbaijan named after Dilara
- Civic Initiate Center;
- The National Democratic Foundation of Azerbaijan;
- Economical Journalist's Organization;
- Society for Humanitarian Research;
- "Tomris" Women Organization;
- Association of Journalists of Ganja;
- IDEE (in Washington and Warsaw);
- Foundation for Education for Democracy;
- The Rebirth of Crimea;
- International Committee of Rescue;
- National Endowment for Democracy