Community Based Approach to Local Development


На Донеччині на високому рівні обговорили розвиток міського компоненту проекту МРГ


IMG 008827 травня 2016 р. у Краматорську Донецької області відбувся круглий стіл, присвячений впровадженню міського компоненту спільного проекту ПРООН/ЄС «Місцевий розвиток, орієнтований на громаду» (МРГ). Зокрема, розглядалися результати роботи і перспективи розвитку ОСББ у містах-партнерах проекту в Донецькій області.

На заході були присутні високі гості як з боку ЄС – Керівник програм співробітництва Представництва ЄС в Україні  Беренд де Гроот та Координатор проектів Представництва ЄС в Україні Хельга Пендер, так і з боку ПРООН - Заступник  директора ПРООН в Україні Блерта Чела, Радник із питань відновлення і стабілізації ПРООН Кунал Дхар, Програмний аналітик г- Оксана Реміга.

Метою круглого столу було ознайомити основних донорів проекту МРГ і керівництво ПРООН зі здобутками команди МРГ, з фінансово-методологічною підтримкою ОСББ, що лише створюються чи вже функціонують.  Як сказав пан Беренд де Гроот: «Важливо дати поштовх, побудувати систему, щоб Україна могла самостійно жити і працювати».


The CBA Media Day on Sustainable Local Development was organized in Rivne


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On 26 May 2016, joint UNDP/EU project “Community based approach to local development” (CBA) has organized a media day on sustainable local development for the journalists of the regional and city medias from Rivne and Lviv regions. This year’s media event was for the first time focused on the project’s urban component, in particular, development and results of community mobilization in the cities. The main focus of this event was cooperation between the city authorities and communities in the context of implementation of joint initiatives aimed at improving living conditions of the population of small cities of Rivne and Lviv regions.

Present at the event were Ihor Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of Rivne Oblast State Administration, Svitlana Slabinska, CBA Monitoring and Communication Specialist, CBA Project coordinators in Rivne region, Liudmyla Moshniaga, Editor-in-Chief of “7 dniv” newspaper.  

As Svitlana Slabinska said, the main goal of this event is establishing the information channel and cooperation triangle so that the journalists are furnished with new knowledge that would contribute to raising population’s awareness of the CBA’s urban component.

Ihor Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of Rivne Oblast State Administration, said: “The project proved to be effective at all levels and it enjoys strong support from the deputies of the oblast council and the local level deputies. The proof to this is the fact that we regularly allocate funds for the local community initiatives under co-funding scheme. The first advantage of this project is that the communities learn to plan and implement the projects, the second advantage is that they learn to undertake responsibility. There are new and new projects supported from the oblast budget each year. It means that we have reached the point when the communities are able to spend allocated costs in an efficient way. I am glad that the urban component is such a success.”



Fifth accommodation center for IDPs opened in Dnipropetrovsk region


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Yesterday, on 24 may 2016, an official opening of the refurbished accommodation center for IDPs took place in Sofiyivka settlement, Dnipropetrovsk region. The major repair of the building, including window replacement, roof repair and finishing works has been done with support of the joint UNDP/EU project “Community based approach to local development”(CBA).

The accommodation center can host 70 persons. Four IDP families have already moved in. It is the fifth object repaired in partnership of the local authorities with UNDP. The repair costs amounted to 1,5 mln Hryvnias.

Present at the opening were Hlib Pryhunov, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, CBA project coordinator in  Dnipropetrovsk region, representatives of NGOs who were involved in the implementation of this initiative, and IDP families.



Ukrainian delegation shared Ukraine’s smart cities experience at the International Forum in Rome


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On 18-19 May 2016, an international Forum on “Shaping Smarter and More Sustainable Cities: Striving for Sustainable Development Goals” took place in Rome. This strategic event is aimed at stimulating countries to  effective solving of the urban problems and introduction of environment friendly urban services based on technological innovation, including smart transportation system, smart heath care, smart energy and smart education as well as achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The event was organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) jointly with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy and The Chamber of Commerce of Rome.

The Ukrainian delegation also attended the Forum. In particular, Vitaliy Lukov, mayor of Voznesensk city, Mykolaiv region, presented the innovative experience of this city. Starting from 2006 Voznesensk is cooperating with the UNDP that supports the local initiatives on implementation of energy efficient measures and e-governance. For instance, every citizen of Voznesensk has its electronic medical card and all medical information for the local hospitals is collected in the single online database.



Donetsk National University team wins in All-Ukrainian student debates


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On 17 May 2016, a winning team in All-Ukrainian student debates on sustainable development organized by the CBA Network of Partner Universities, has been announced. This year the debates were focused on discussions of Sustainable Development Goals.

Winner of the debates is the team of Donetsk National University currently relocated to Vinnytsia. Members of the winning team were awarded with tablet PCs. They were also invited to attend a summer school that will take place in Kamyanets-Podilsky city, Khmelnytsk region, this year.

The second place in the debates was earned by the team of Odesa Legal Academy that hosted this event. The audience also favoured the performance of the team of Uzhgorod National University.


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The IIІ phase of the Community Based Approach to Local Development Project (CBA) launched its activities on  2014. The Project is funded by the European Union and is co-financed and implemented by UNDP Ukraine. More...