The Mejlis of Turkmenistan and members of the UN Agency Steering Committee agreed on a social work plan for 2020.
"This is the first joint UN project with the Turkmen parliament that offers a holistic approach to transforming the model of social service delivery," said UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Elena Panova.
The social program consists of three elements. The first phase is the selection of 45 social workers who will be trained in social work skills in practice beginning May 1, 2020. The training will take place in 20 etraps of the country until December of this year.
The second phase of the project involves the creation of institutional mechanisms and the strengthening of the legislative and regulatory framework for the successful implementation of the new system of social services in all sectors of society.
The third part of the program aims to strengthen the human resource capacity of social workers and improve social services in the country.
The joint project will also provide training for 700 employees, including managers of various levels, legislators, representatives of local government, civil society and organizations, educators, and social workers. In March-April, 15 experts will be recruited to prepare a technical reserve in the social sphere. The project will last 2,500 days.