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08ASTANA305 2008-02-12 01:24 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Astana

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PP RUEHAST RUEHBI RUEHCI RUEHLH RUEHPW
DE RUEHTA #0305/01 0430124
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 120124Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1762
INFO RUEHAST/USOFFICE ALMATY 0222
RUCNCLS/SCA COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ASTANA 000305 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR SCA/CEN, INL/AAE (BALABADIAN), SCA/CEN (OMARA), G/TIP 
(SHEREEN FARAJ) 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KCRM PHUM PREL SMIG
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN: TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS SOLICITATION FOR 
G/TIP-MANAGED FY 2008 ESF AND INCLE FUNDS 
 
REF: STATE 161503 
 
ASTANA 00000305  001.2 OF 002 
 
 
1.  Summary: In response to the Solicitation for Proposals by the 
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking (G/TIP), Post has reviewed, 
vetted, and selected five proposals addressing human trafficking in 
Kazakhstan.  Post would welcome the opportunity to discuss and 
supply additional information concerning these proposals.  The 
remaining information requested in reftel is being via email to 
G/TIP Program Coordinator for NEA and SCA Shereen Faraj separately. 
 
 
2.  Proposal Summary Information: 
 
(1) Name of Applicant: United Nations Children's Fund in Kazakhstan 
 
Requested Funding Amount: $498,540 
Project Title: Anti-Trafficking in Children 
Project Duration: 36 months 
Proposal Abstract: The applicant's proposal includes a revision of 
policies, legal instruments and standards to identify, refer and 
register cases of child trafficking.  The applicant also intends to: 
establish a system of assistance for children who are at risk of 
being trafficked and child victims of trafficking; strengthen the 
referral system through the national toll free telephone line "150" 
in five regions of Kazakhstan; implement an advocacy and 
communication campaign for communities and children to prevent the 
risk of being trafficked and develop safe behavior practices.  The 
proposal also includes analysis and, where necessary, revision of 
roles and responsibilities, and capacity building of personnel 
working with children at national and local levels, and governmental 
and non-governmental organizations.  Under the proposal, 
internationally developed methodological guides would be adopted 
with modifications for local conditions in the subjects of 
identification, rescue and investigation; child protection minimum 
standards and services for children at risk of exploitation, abuse 
and trafficking; child helpline operation. 
 
(2) Name of Applicant: The Women Support Center NGO 
Requested Funding Amount: $484,290 
Project Title: Anti-Trafficking Centers in Kazakhstan 
Project Duration: 36 months 
Proposal Abstract: The applicant's proposal includes establishment 
of anti-trafficking in persons training centers in three oblasts of 
Kazakhstan (Almaty, East-Kazakhstan, and North-Kazakhstan) for 
training migration police, city police, and police in rural areas; 
development and publication of anti-trafficking and victim 
assistance training programs; development of anti-trafficking and 
victim assistance strategies for law enforcement agencies; 
development of and conduct of trafficking prevention activities for 
groups at potential risk; and development and publication of 
information materials for further distribution through established 
anti-trafficking training centers. 
 
(3) Name of Applicant: The Union of Crisis Centers NGO 
Requested Funding Amount: $273,970 
Project Title: Ant-Trafficking Centers in Kazakhstan 
Project Duration: 30 months 
Proposal Abstract: The applicant's proposal includes professional 
conduct of training seminars to develop joint anti-trafficking 
action plans and to build capacity of NGOs and mass media to run 
information campaigns; development of Children Support Centers in 
Taldykorgan, Karaganda, Aktobe, and Aktau; development of data 
collection systems; publication of anti-trafficking information 
materials in Russian and Kazakh; and production and broadcast of 
video materials on  national television. 
 
(4) Name of Applicant: Public Foundation (NGO) Center of Social and 
Psychological Adaptation for Women and Children "Rodnik" 
Requested Funding Amount: $297,900 
Project Title: TIP Victims assistance and awareness raising 
Project Duration: 24 months 
Proposal Abstract: The applicant's proposal includes provision of 
shelter assistance, trafficking victims protection and assistance 
including return of victims, reintegration, medical, and legal 
assistance; raising awareness among risk groups, victims of 
trafficking and the general population on trafficking issues through 
development and distribution of information materials; operating 
toll-free hotlines and conducting trainings; and capacity 
development of local institutions involved in the protection of and 
assistance to victims and prosecution of trafficking. 
 
(5) Name of Applicant: Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, 
Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT) 
Requested Funding Amount: $300,000 
Project Title: Strengthening Kazakhstan's Capacity to Prosecute and 
Adjudicate TIP Crimes 
Project Duration: 90 days, with follow-up every 6 months for 24 
months. 
 
ASTANA 00000305  002.2 OF 002 
 
 
Proposal Abstract: The project includes implementation of anti-TIP 
legislation and design of a practical manual and case-based 
interactive TIP curriculum for use by the Prosecutor General's 
Office. The series of DOJ/OPDAT-supported multi-regional workshops 
for those investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating the TIP law 
will be conducted.  The selected cadre of Kazakhstani trainers will 
be trained as a resource for future su
pplemental training on TIP 
related issues.  Training will improve the skill level of 
Kazakhstani prosecutors and investigators to successfully pursue TIP 
cases through continued mentoring on investigative techniques and 
best practices in handling victim witnesses in other countries.  The 
program will also encourage Kazakhstani prosecutors and relevant law 
enforcement agencies to work together to combat TIP on a 
multi-disciplinary task force basis by providing examples of the 
efficiency of this model from the US and other countries. 
 
ORDWAY

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