Training on Role of civil society and government in rehabilitation of former prisoners into the society

Training on Role of civil society and government in rehabilitation of former prisoners into the society

On 10 July, 2017 “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center has organized a training session for representatives of civil society and government on “Role of civil society and government in rehabilitation and reintegration of former prisoners into the society”.

The training session aimed to increase the capacity of civil society and government representatives on tools and approaches for rehabilitation and reintegration of former prisoners into the society has been provided by the Vugar Bayramov – Chairman of Center for Economic and Social Development and Gunay Ismayilova – Independent Consultant.

Through the lecture on available tools for cooperation between civil society organizations and governmental structures participants gained a knowledge and practices to support the reintegration and rehabilitation of former prisoners into the society. Participants also have expressed their recommendations and solutions for civil society organizations, government and private sector representatives. Those recommendations has been collected by the Uluchay and will be updated during the project implementation and then delivered to relevant stakeholders as a recommendations package.

The Program Manager of UNDP – Gulshan Rzayeva, Sirajaddin Rustamov – Senior Advisor of Sheki Regional Office of Ministry of Justice, Vugar Iskandarov – Head of Youth and Sports Department of Sheki Executive Committee and Ramzi Gafarov – Deputy Chief of Sheki Penitentiary Service have also participated in the training sessions and expressed their opinion on possible options and approaches for involvement of youth and governmental structures for the better rehabilitation and reintegration of former prisoners into the society.

The training session has been organized with the initiative of “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center within the “Enabling civil society to play a greater role in advancing socio-economic rights of vulnerable populations” project funded by the European Union and supported by the UNDP. The project is implementing in cooperation with Center for Economic and Social Development and Sheki Regional Office of Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan.

For additional information and inquiries, please contact Uluchay SEIC through +994 2424 45447 or ilyas [a] uluchay.org.