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Agoca



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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Information about AGOCA villages

List of AGOCA Member Villages

Information about CHASHMAI NOSIR

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.

Our Mission:
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.

Our Activities:
The organization works primarily in the following areas.
-Development of mountain villages.
-Children and young people.
-Ecology and Natural Disasters
-Health

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.





Development of beekeeping:
7 bee families created, the income is spent to achieve the statutory goals of the organization



Mitigation of natural disasters, emergency:
With financial support from FOCUS organisation, the project for the reconstruction of debris bed Ostindara has implemented, which runs through the center of the village.



Ecology:
Carrying out activities on global climate change. Planting trees. An action and an information campaign conducted to protect the environment and nature conservation



Construction of vegetable store and office for the organization:



Teaching children to computer skills:
The project is realized from the foundation of the organization to teach 62 children from poor families.



Education of builders:
The project is financially supported by the Regional Centre of adult education. 20 masters-plasters were trained and received certificates.

Sport and mass-cultural events:
Depending on the season, sporting events and tournaments for basketball, soccer, volleyball, chess are held.







Participation in regional events:
Representatives from Public organization 'Chashmai Nosir' participated at the Regional Conferences of AGOCA, CAMP Network Forums in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in Kyrgyzstan, Kazahstan and Tajikistan.