Who we are
The Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities (AGOCA) is in association of mountain villages of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan founded in 2003. AGOCA is a successor organization of the Central Asian mountain Pertnership (CAMP), a programm financed by the Swiss Agancy for Development and Cooperation. Jointly with its partner organization in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, AGOCA forms the CAMP Network.
How we are orgаnized
AGOCA currently unites– TPC (Territorial Public Counsil): 18 in Kyrgyzstan, 14 in Tajikistan and 5 in Kazakhstan. A ‘Meeting of Representatives’ elects the ‘Board of Management’ which consist of a president, a vice president and a third board member (each of them represents one of the three countries). The project are managed on a national level and coordinated by and Executive Secretary.
What we want
The overall goal is to support and promote the interests of Central Asian mountain communities and to contribute to the improvement of people’s livelihoods.
How we work
The work of AGOCA is mainly based on awareness rising and capacity building for villages be providing trainings and futhering the exchange of experiences among them. AGOCA also emphasizes networking and establishing partnership with organization in other mountain regions around the world, such as the Alliance in the Alps.
What we do
AGOCA supports the sustainable development of mountain villages through:
• Exchange visits between members villages
• Annual regional conference
• Representation of interests of mountain communities in international networks and events
• Institutional development of TPC
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Public organization 'Chashmai Nosir' was created by the initiative of the inhabitants of the mountain Midenshor village which located in Porshnev Pamir, Shugnan area , Tajikistan. The village is located on the right bank of the Panj River, which borders the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. From Dushanbe to the village Midenshor through path Hobrobod (Sagridasht) is 510 km, through the town of Kulyab is 620 km.
Infrastructure of the village: building of Jamoat, school, 5 shops, small power station, clinic, musical school, library for children, cultural centre, post office.
Village consists of 224 households with a population of 1,564. 467 are members of the 'Chashmai Nosir' organization. Sources of income for families are mostly migrant remittances, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and small business. The organization officially registered with the Justice Department Badakhshan in 2008.
In 2008, the 'Chashmai Nosir' joined the Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities (AGOCA) - this association of mountain villages in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which was created in 2003. AGOCA is the successor to the Central Asia Program (CAMP), which was funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Together with partner organizations working in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, AGOCA is part of the CAMP network.
Sustainable development through local resources use, assistance in implementation of projects and programs that protect the economic and environmental interests of the population, promotion of healthy lifestyles.
The organization works primarily in the following areas.
-Development of mountain villages.
-Children and young people.
-Ecology and Natural Disasters
The program of childhood development:
Together with Aga Khan Foundation for Education, three children's center created where 80 children study. 9 women are provided with steady work.