Assessing achievements, challenges and the way forward

The end of September is the time for the UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia team to come together  and  brainstorm. Why do we  bring together staff from six sub-offices from Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan to Tashkent?  Our team would like to look back, review achievements, share experience and challenges faced, and discuss the way forward. The agenda of  this year's retreat was very intensive: the regional programme, the project cycle, the project portfolio, fund-raising, communication, administrative issues, as well as future plans. The most important issues facing the office went under the microscope. The day was full of business, discussions and the evening was interactive, creative and promoted team-building.