The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Community Development Activity, implemented by CHF International in coordination with Regional ExComs, will facilitate rayon wide outreach conferences from March 14 through March 19 2006. One outreach conference will be held in each rayon, (Zagatala, Gakh, Sheki, Guba, Gusar, Devechi, Khachmaz, Jalilabad, Lenkaran, Masalli, and Astara), bringing together representatives from all villages and city districts.
In this conference, attendees will learn about the USAID funded Community Development Activity and how their communities can complete an Expression of Interest form for consideration and selection into the program.
Approximately 2000 city district and village representatives are invited to attend these events to learn how to complete the Expression of Interest forms in their communities. USAID funded Community Development Activity is expecting a high level of participation in the application process, which will result in the selection of 150 communities in Azerbaijan for participation in the program.
These regional conferences are designed to provide the best opportunity for communities to learn about the program and prepare successful Expression of Interest forms.