Southern Russia Resource Center
Founded in 1995 and supported by USAID through the Civic Initiative Program, the resource center's goal is to "develop, strengthen and catalyze" non-governmental organizations in Southern Russia. The center seeks to influence local legislation, holds training seminars, offers consultations for NGO leaders, operates a library and information center, and publishes a monthly newsletter, Formula for Success. In 1997, the center published Directory of Southern Russia NGOs and the NGO Self-Evaluation Tool and Self-Improvement Guide. It also held an NGO Fair in April 1998 with the active participation of local officials and NGOs. Three interregional conferences were also convened in 1997–98: Conference of Southern Russia, Collaboration of NGOs with Government and Within the Sector, and Business and NGOs: From Dialog to Partnership.
SRRC program coordinators work in eight cities: Rostov, Novocherkassk, Taganrog, Sochi, Novorossiisk, Armavir, Kislovodsk and Piatigorsk. There is an affiliate office in Stavropol:
- Stavropol Office:
ul. Dzerzhinskogo 116 "B"
Last updated: February 1999
A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).