Samarkand State University
ICC was established in 1994 to provide information and consultations to NGOs and small/medium-sized businesses in Samarkand. It provides legal consultations for NGOs, and consultations regarding the establishment of foreign partnerships, funds, and small businesses. ICC maintains a database of U.S. and European foundations and other grant-making organizations. It publishes its own newspaper Information for Initiatives which includes a supplement for NGOs called "Grassroots."
ICC has a public e-mail node, which is free of charge for teachers and research workers of Samarkand State University. NGOs can also access e-mail but must pay half of the cost. It also has a public library of over three thousand books and periodicals.
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).