A meeting of the Appeals Commission of the Council on State Support to NGOs under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan has recently been held.
The meeting, chaired by Sahib Mamedov, a member of the Council. At the meeting, were considered the appeal of 41 NGOs which did not agree with the results of the first grant competition in 2019. Then, each project submitted to the Commission was widely discussed and revised, and the shortcomings in their preparation were brought to the attention of the NGOs leadership.
Since 2019, for the first time, the Council has provided to representatives of NGOs who, for certain reasons, could not participate in the Commission’s meeting, access to online (video) participation in meetings of the Appeals Commission. Representatives of 4 NGOs, notably, 2 operating in the regions (Zardab and Lankaran), and 2 located abroad (Turkey and Italy) participated in the Commission’s online meeting.
After discussion, the Appeals Commission considered each appeal separately and made the relevant decisions.