Sanavbar CHARIPOVA is the executive director of the National Association of Business women of Tajikistan, an NGO, since 1995. 
Qualifications Summary
Nine plus years of experience in regional youth organization development concentrating in management and organizational administration; program development, implementation and coordination focusing on community mobilization, with extensive experience in working with development concepts concerning women Programming. Special interests focus on: a) effective delivery of services with the full participation and integration of women; b) poverty alleviation and economic development through empowerment; c) development through the support of civil society and the inclusion off all groups; d) rights-based programming and access and full participation in the economic and social development agendas;
Nine years of progressive organizational management experience which included decision-making and supervisory responsibilities in the areas of business development services, marketing, human resource management and personnel development, accounting and financial management, quality management, operations; advocacy, including five years of experience in development of micro-lending program, design and implementation; 
Academic Training
1980-1985: Higher Degree on social science, Moscow Humanitarian University, Russia.
1993-1999: Post Graduate degree on social and political science, Khujand State University, Tajikistan 
Since 2003: Institute for Economic Development, registered PhD researcher 
Professional training
Associate now Fellow, Leadership for Environment and Development program, LEAD 
International Inc., New York, NY. Skills acquisition in areas of conflict negotiation and resolution, team-building, presentations, cross-cultural training and sustainable development (training sessions were conducted in Costa-Rica, Moldova, Romania, USA)
1997: Certificate of Completion, European Union TACIS Program 'Strengthening of Small Business Training and Consultancy Services'. Cranfield Summer Program, Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom. Skills acquisition in areas of Marketing, Business Planning, Accountant, Information Technology, Human Resources Development: 
2000: United Nations Development Fund for Women, NY, USA. Intern in the regional section  for CIS and CEE countries;
2001: Certificate of completion, New Hampshire Institute for micro-enteprise development, USA;
Professional Experience
Sep. 1995-present: Founder and Director, Association of Business Women of Tajikistan, Tajikistan.
Established and managed an NGO Training and Resource Center. Undertook the recruitment of staff and organizational charting;
Promoted the development of NGO in community groups. Increased the involvement and growth of the development of civil society, conflict transformation and peacemaking;
Designed and developed the long strategic and operational plan for ABW for its overall development;
Developed training material targeting women entrepreneurship and the overall inclusion of women in the development process;
Starting in 1995, conducted over 50 training sessions in different parts of the region in the following areas: entrepreneurship, business planning,, protection of women's economic rights, women's leadership. Conducted intensive courses on leadership and management training emphasizing capacity building, the transference of skills, the strengthening of the civil society and the promotion of a broad - based participatory governance;
1996-1997, Project director of the Project 'Training Center for Women - Entrepreneurs' supported by the Eurasia Foundation (USAID); responsible for the design and implementation of a series workshops focusing on basic business training courses for unemployed women of the region; As the result of the project implementation about 100 women became self - employed;
1997-1998, Coordinated the TACIS/European Union project 'Violence against women'; Assisted women's group in organizing the first Crisis center in Tajikistan for victims of violence; collaborated with officials on raising awareness on violence against women's issues; assisted in the hiring and supervision of Crisis Center's staff personnel; As the result of project implementation Crisis Center became a legal entity; 
1998, initiated the creation of the 'Junior Achievement' Center in Tajikistan which is committed for providing students in elementary classes through 11 grade with a practical economics education; Participated as part of editing team in the process of the adjustment of the textbook 'Applied economics'; 
1998, Coordinated WHO (World Health Organization) project 'Consequences of violence on women's and children's health'. responsible for design and implementation of the assessment on women issues in the rural areas of Tajikistan; results of the survey have been published in UNICEF MONEE report; 
1998-1999, coordinated Eurasia Foundation Project 'Consortium of Educational Programs on Microfinance aspects'; responsible for design of educational Programs on micro-credit aspects for the various of organizations like NGO's, banks, non-banking financial institutions; Designed curriculum for the clients of micro-credit Programs; manual published on 'Developing of leasing schemes', 'Individual lending program', 'Group solidarity program', 'Individual lending program'; 
1999-2000, project manager for the project 'Promoting an Enabling Regulatory Framework and Environment for NGO's and for Women's Economic Rights in Tajikistan' funded by UNIFEM:
- Conducted national survey to identify the specific obstacles to NGOs' work in terms of current policies, legislation and taxation system; 
- Conducted national assessment to identify specific obstacles to women-owned small and micro-businesses, women's self-employment and women's home-based work in terms of current policies, legislation and taxation system; 
- Developed advocacy and lobby activities for alternatives policies, legislation and forms of taxation that would constitute an enabling legal and regulatory environment for NGO's and women-owned small and micro businesses, women's self-employment and women's home-based work;
- Prepared publications with comments on commercial law; initiated dialogs between government and business people;
From January 2000 - current, implemented a community based micro-credit Program funded by USAID and USDA; 
-Developed a group guarantee micro-credit program for low-income business women and displaced persons and one of the first individual lending programs in Tajikistan targeted to micro-entrepreneurs including all lending, staff and client training, and administrative operations. Led the implementation team that resulted in the opening of three branch offices servicing over 7,500 clients throughout the country and disbursing $13.8 million in loans in the four years of operation;
-Supervised in the transformation of a locally registered NGO into a national NGO using the loan programs as a foundation for self-sustainability. Consulted and coordinated the expansion of its training and social service activities to all branch offices;
Sep. 1991-Sep. 1995: Marketing Specialist, Committee for Foreign Economic Relations, Khujand City Administration, Khujand, Tajikistan; responsible for marketing research; investigated governmental Program on economical development of the region.
Aug. 1985-Sep. 1991: Deputy-Chairman, Regional Youth Organization, Khujand, Tajikistan; wrote and developed alternative programs in the promotion of empowerment, literacy and education for youth

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