Obninsk Civic Networking
3-d Quarter, 2000
1. Name of Project Director
Yurii R. Koftan
2. Title of Proposal
“Obninsk Civic Network”
3. Report period
4. Names of individuals and institutions participating
in the project or intending to participate directly or to support the project
with additional funds.
5. Project Goal and Objectives
Not-for-Profit Partnership “Obninsk Computer Club”,
Obninsk City Administration,
JSC “Obninsk City Information Center”,
“Maxnet Systems”, Ltd.
Not-for-Profit Partnership “Community”,
Not-for-Profit Partnership “Municipal Informatics”,
Obninsk City Fund of Scientific-Technical, Innovative,
and Creative Activity of Russian Youth,
International Academy of Modern Knowledge.
Development of Obninsk Civic Network
6. Achievements during report period:
a) useful meetings and contacts:
b) outcomes of activities performed in Obninsk or other
In the framework of the project “Obninsk-Oak Ridge: Volunteer
Based Model for Non-Governmental Social Programs” (executed by not-for-profit
fund “Our Children” under the support from IREX/USAID – SPAN Program) the
OCN members met with Oak Ridge team visited Obninsk in September. The discussion
resulted in a decision to establish a Coordination center of volunteer
activity in Obninsk by the end of 2000.
The OCN organizational-technical structure is completed.
All planned OCN centers: Information-Methodical Center, Telecommunication
Center, and 3 Public Access Centers (PAC) are established and started working.
All PAC give questionnaires to their clients to be filled
in. The analyzed answers will be used for further development of OCN.
The OCN has now new site – portal of local media - allsmi.civnet.obninsk.org
The number of the OCN users become 166 (30 corporate users
and 136 individuals). 103 users (86 of them are individuals) have dial
The number of web site hits in September – 266, number of
page-to-page transitions – 9659 ( average 35 transitions during one visit).
Local newspaper “Chas Pik – Region” (OCN participant) got
a grant from Soros Foundation to connect the newspaper to Internet and
to develop its own WEB site.
The OCN members – youth not-for-profit organization “Intelligence
of the Future” and OK_Club announced Russian Open Competition “Computer
– XXI Century” in the framework of the federal scientific and educational
program “Youth, Science, Culture”. The announcement and all materials related
to the competition are accessible on www.okclub.org
Two groups of non-profits’ members were trained in the “Fundamentals
of Internet” program:
c) results of implementation of goals and objectives:
5 members of the Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children
and Youth “Trust”.
5 individuals from not-for-profit partnership “Community”
in the framework of “Leadership – Obninsk” program.
Social waiting room of Obninsk City Administration
City Youth Cultural Center
d) training process and number of trained individuals:
The OCN Information-Methodical Center (in OK_Club) provides
consultations on the OCN, Internet, and information technologies since
9AM till 10PM. The service is free for not-for-profit organizations.
3 Public Access Centers works now in:
7. Brief description of activity proposed for implementation
for the next reported period
Ten representatives of not-for-profit organizations have
The general meeting of the OCN members is planned for October
to approve the decision of the Organizing Committee.
The solemn opening of the OCN is planned for late November
– early December.
Seven to eight new sites for non-profits will be developed
by the end of October.
Creation of “Open Power” WEB site to include complete information
on Obninsk budget.
Training for OCN users (3 workshops in November for municipal
officials; series of workshops for non-profits since September).
PI of OCN