Third phase of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” was officially launched in Zakarpatska oblast. The presentation took place on 17 October during regional seminar under participation of head of oblast council Ivan Baloha, head of oblast state administration Vasyl Hubal, UNDP in Ukraine Senior Programme Manager Oksana Remiha, Community development specialist of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Olena Ruditch, heads of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
The launch event gathered together regional and local authorities, civil societies, private sector and media to discuss cooperation for promoting community-led local sustainable development further to improve the living conditions of people in Zakarpattia.
Head of Oblast council Ivan Baloha mentioned that this kind of projects is a good motivation for communities. “Observing how Project was working during previous seven years – we can say that it really promotes development of civil society, mobilizes communities for addressing local issues. In my opinion implementation of previous two phases of the Project was successful and fruitful. This is a European approach, as people define community problems by themselves, attract costs for their implementation and monitor all works on every stage.”
Head of oblast state administration Vasyl Hubal underlined that this cooperation is very importantfor the region. “EU and UNDP issue costs for communities to improve the level of living. Communities jointly with local authorities define priorities for using these funds for communities’ welfare. Oblast authorities supported and will further support these initiatives. I am sure that joint work of local authorities, community leaders will enable implementation of the Third phase in time», -underlined Vasyl Hubal.
On 16 October 2014 the Third phase of the EU / UNDP Community-Based Approach to Local Development (CBA) Project was launched today in Lviv oblast with regional and local authorities, civil society organizations, private sector companies and the media. During the regional seminar participants discussed perspectives for further cooperation for promoting community-led activities to improve the living conditions of people in Sumy oblast.
Distinguished attendees included the Head of Oblast State Administration Yuriy Turiansky, Head of Oblast Council Petro Kolodiy, UNDP in Ukraine Senior Programme Manager Oksana Remiga, Community Development Specialist of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Olena Ruditch, leadership of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
“Cooperation with UNDP is not only about attraction of additional costs, but also about gaining new leading experience and innovative approaches. That is 11 implemented innovative microprojects, which mean innovative technologies in energysaving and energy efficiency of buildings. It is important that more than 40 thousands of people benefited from them, and more than 1000 children. Thanks to this technolohies, expected annual economy from the implemented technologies is from UAH 28,0 ths. to UAH 70,0 ths. on each object, depending on the type of object and type of heating system”, - mentioned Petro Kolodiy in his welcoming speech.
Yuriy Turiansky addressed the participants and underlined “We expect that communities of small cities will actively respond to this opportunity and would implement their projects. Communities of our oblast will receive support in self-organisation, capacity building and implementation of their initiatives. It is accumulation of costs on all levels: community, rayon, oblast and international donors level. Along with this, Lviv oblast state administration always welcomes new opportunities and ready to be a reliable partner”
In Kirovograd oblast on 15 October 2014 the Third phase of the EU / UNDP Community-Based Approach to Local Development (CBA) Project was launched today in oblast with regional and local authorities, civil society organizations, private sector companies and the media. During the regional seminar participants discussed perspectives for further cooperation for promoting community-led activities to improve the living conditions of people in Kirovograd oblast.
Distinguished attendees included Head of Oblast State Administration Serhiy Kuzmenko, Head of Oblast Council Oleksandr Chornoivanenko, International project manager of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Jaysingh Sah, Monitoring and communication specialist of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach”, leadership of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
During the regional seminar Head of oblast council Oleksandr Chornoivanenko underlined «I strongly believe that we are able to change the situation for better if oblast council, oblast state administration and all communities work hard with investors and donors. I would like to direct you for this cooperation, for project implementation and I am ready to support you.»
In Kyiv oblast the Third phase of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” was officially launched today. The presentation took place on 14 October during regional seminar under participation of Head of oblast state administration Volodymyr Shandra, Acting head of oblast council Viacheslav Dobriansky, International Project Manager of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Jaysingh Sah, Community development specialist of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Olena Ruditch, leadership of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
«The value of experience which we gained in terms of implementation this international project in Kyiv oblast is hard to overestimate. This partnership cooperation – is a key to success in all spheres where it works. Especially important in this type of partnership is a participation of local communities. They have proved that they are able to address community issues effectively, mobilizing efforts and costs from divers sources. Oblast authorities are ready to continue provide support this kind of initiatives”, underlined Volodymyr Shandra.
The Third phase of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” was officially launched in Luhanska oblast on 9 October 2014 during regional seminar and donors meeting in Severodonetsk.
Distinguished attendees included Mrs. Inita Paulovica, the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Ukraine, Mrs. Elena Ruditch, CBA Project Community Development Specialist, Luhansk oblast state administration authorities, leadership of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
The deputy head of Luhansk oblast state administration Olha Lishnyk in her welcoming speech stressed on the importance of any aid for Luhansk oblast and thanked for an opportunity to participate in the the Third phase of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach”.
“Today Luhansk and Donetsk regions are in the centre of public attention throughout the world. Military operations caused great damage to the economics, the social infrastructure is ruined, people are suffering. The winter is coming, which makes the problems of the regions especially acute. The situation in Ukraine requires consolidate efforts and joint actions from the side of state, local authorities, representatives from non-government sector. The task of UNDP in the world is to create a network of people of all social strata for building nation, which could stand against any crisis and provide sustainable development for everyone’s lives improvement”, mentioned Mrs. Inita Paulovica, during the seminar
Mrs. Inita Paulovica also underlined that cooperation with Luhansk oblast was always fruitful and also suggested models for addressing challenging issues for other oblasts of Ukraine. Thanks to joint efforts of UNDP, local authorities and private investors for the first time in Ukraine a unique project for “Methane capture and utilization from solid domestic waste landfill in Oleksandrivsk, Luhansk oblast”. Unfortunately the landfill was damaged during military operations. The projects “Community Based Approach”, “Programme for sustainable development of Luhansk oblast”, Small grants programme of Global ecology fund helped to achieve great results and showed an example to other oblasts.
In Zaporizka oblast a refurbished kindergarten in village Blagovischenka Kuibyshivsky rayon was formaly opened. Under the CBA Project support hot water supply system which use solar power was installed, old windows and doors were replaced and partially heat insulation of frontage was done. Thanks to these complex measures premises of the kindergarten willstay warm in inter. Besides, usage of solar energy will do savings to local budget. To implement this initiative community members gathered more than UAH 25 ths., and Project provided more than UAH 229 ths. More than 1000 community members benefited from microproject implementation.
For Blagovischenka it was the second implemented microproject. Community was selected for implementation of additional quota issued by the Project in 2014 to implement energy efficient initiatives. In total in Zaporizka oblast 9 rayons participate in regular component of CBA, and 3 rayons in replication component. Out of them 4 rayons additionally are piloting in energy efficient component, also out of them 5 rayons were selectedfor implementation of additional quota. Overall, in oblast the Project demonstrated a close cooperє
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On 9 September 2014 in Kosivsky rayon Ivano-Frankivsk oblast an exposure seminar took place regarding usage of renewable energy sources. In terms of the training representatives of local authorities, community organisations and local media saw on practice how energy efficient technologies work in objects of social infrastructure.
Participants visited a kindergarten “Sonechko” which at the end of August 2014 installed solar electric station with a power of 9,6 kW. Now thanks to a mini-SPS needs of the kindergarten in energy are satisfied, and, under the certain weather, - of other state-funded organisation of this village. The first deputy head of rayon state administration Vasyl Ropar welcomed seminar participants and emphasized on the importance of such events.
During the training heads of community organisations “Dbailyvy Hospodar” (village Rozhniv), “Dobrobut Tiudova” (village Tiudiv), “Hutsulska Fundatsia” (village Yavoriv) shared their own experience of implementing energy efficient microprojects in their own communities.
Besides discussions of the benefits of green energy, also were discussed the possibilities and perspectives of implementing energy efficient microprojects. Thus community organisations in close cooperation with local authorities and CBA Project continue raising public awareness regarding innovative energy efficient technologies.In total under the EU/UNDP Project’s support 130 events of this kind were held.
The II phase of the Community Based Approach to Local Development Project (CBA) launched its activities on 7 June 2011. The Project is funded by the European Union and is co-financed and implemented by UNDP Ukraine. The total budget of the second phase of the Project’s is €17,1 million with 98.4% contribution from EU and 1,6% cost sharing from UNDP, which will be used to support sustainable socio-economic local development. More...