Terms of participation
The Best Practices Competition is open to all
examples of projects and initiatives that have been
implemented in sustainable development area by
state, non-governmental or international
organizations, local communities or private
institutions in the territory of Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
For participation in the competition
an application form for status of the Best
Practice should be filled out which can be:
Downloaded from the Internet on the link:
Received by e-mail upon sending request to
email@example.com, or to National Coordinators of
CARNet Network on the addresses below.
The entries submitted to competition may
present any effective activity in the area of
sustainable development, which proposes
new approach to solution of sustainable development
problems and is reproducible in different
environments and regions.
See the samples of filled out applications in
The Best Practices Competition is open for
submissions from 15 December 2006 until 15
Entries should be submitted in an electronic form.
In the period from 10 January till 10 February
2007., the Information Network ILN/CARNet will
provide consultation and technical support
for applicants in forming of entries.
To receive consultations, please apply to National
Coordinators, on the addresses below
national experts of ILN/CARNet, the contact
addresses of which will be published later.
Status of “Best Practice” is awarded by the
Regional Evaluation Board (REB) made up
of 15 people:
- 5 experts selected from each country on a
competitive basis (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan);
- 5 representatives of the UNDP country
offices nominated from among the experts and
specialists responsible for sustainable
development and implementation of MDG;
- 5 national coordinators of CARNet
REB can, if needed, attract experts
specializing in the area of the case
Preference will be given to cases supporting
achievement of one or more Millennium
Development Goals (MDG). For additional
information on MDG see the UNDP CO sites and
Innovation and creative approach
What is special about this method from the
point of implemented activity? How can it be
interesting for other organizations and
individuals wishing to start similar
activity in the same area?
This method is not necessarily be copied,
only some of its elements can be used.
Will this practice be sustainable in the
middle or long term?
Cooperation and partnership
Who took part in implementing of this
practice? Were there present all relevant
decision making bodies including local or
from the region of project implemented.
To what extent this practice is integrated
in strategies and plans in this area at
local, national and regional levels?
Efficiency and impact
What evidences of positive impact are there?
How this impact is measured: by official
assessment program or other methods?
Special quality or feature identified by
members of Evaluation Committee in the
given case and specially recognized as the
Three applications from each country,
which best meet the criteria of the competition,
will be awarded status of the Best Practice
and cash prizes. For more detailed
information see the section
In addition, other special nominations have
been initiated by the UNDP Country Offices and other
organizations. Evaluation of special nominations
will be carried out in compliance with the main
criteria of the competition taking into account the
priorities proposed by initiators. Further
information on special nominations is available in
Each entry can participate in no more than 2
Awarding of winners will take place from 10 to 25
March 2007 at the UNDP country offices.
Best Practices collected within the ILN/CARNet Best
Practices Competition will be published in Russian
and Kyrgyz languages in special publication entitled
“Best Practices in Sustainable Development of
To submit an entry (in electronic form) and receive
additional information and consultations (in the
mentioned period), please, contact Vladimir Grebnev,
Regional Coordinator of the Best Practice
UNDP Programme “Environment for Sustainable
Development”, Bishkek, 96 B Kievskaya Str., right
wing, 4th floor, tel: (996 312) 623761,
Or National Coordinators of CARNet Network:
UNDP Kazakhstan, Aliya Tonkobayeva, Almaty,
67 Tole bi Str., tel: (7-327) 2582643,
PO “Youth 21”, Umed Ulugov, Dushanbe, 1/1
Chekhova Str., apt. 15,
(992 918) 613427, E-mail:
CARNet Network, Svetlana Gamolya, Ashgabat,
15 Bitarap Turkmenistan, room 42, Institute
of Deserts, tel: (993 12) 39 01 06, E-mail:
NNO «Hayot», Alexey Kobzev, Tashkent, 52
Bogi Baland Str., tel: (998-712)