Community Based Approach to Local Development


Innovative Street Lightning in the Village of Zaporizhka Oblast

CBA Project supported implementationZaporizhia Komyshuvaha 2 of a micro-project to raise energy efficiency in village Komyshuvaha, Zaporizka oblast. Community organisation “Vershyna” installed street lightning by using solar energy. The system provides light in the most heavily populated area of the village where the kindergarten and health post are also situated. Thanks to joint actions of community members, local authorities and CBA Project, 12 solar batteries, 280 watt each, were installed. Now 24 street lamps provide light in the central part of the village.

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CBA Boosts Energy Efficiency in Lvivska Oblast

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On October 11, Letters of Agreement (LOAs) were signed by UNDP Country Director Ricarda Rieger, Head of Lvivska Oblast State Administration Viktor Shemchuk and Head of Lvivska Oblast Council Petro Kolyada. The agreement is aimed at implementing of innovative energy efficient technologies on cost sharing basis and thus enhancing energy efficiency of the region. The signing took place during the XIII International Economic Forum which was held in Truskavets on 10 – 12 October 2013. The Forum brought together members of the governments of Eastern European countries, politicians and financiers, experts and leaders of international and Ukrainian business to discuss strategic issues of development of Ukraine in the context of international globalization and integration.


First Results of Agro-Servicing Cooperatives in Donetska Oblast

 Coordination Meeting Donetsk Mnohopillia 11October2013On 11 October 2013, a special on-site session of Coordination Council on implementation of CBA-II Project in Donetska oblast was held in Mnohopillya village of Amvrosiivsky rayon. The aim of the meeting was to overview the results of piloting microprojects, aimed to boost agricultural development of rural areas in the region. To that end, heads of 18 rayon councils were exposed to experience of ‘Miy Dobrobut’ agro-service cooperative, one of 2 piloting cooperatives, established with support of CBA-2 in Donetska oblast. Ms. Alessandra Tisot, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, participated in the field meeting.

In Mnohopillya village, as well as in many other villages of Donetska oblast, economy is based on mainly agricultural activities involving up to more than 90% of the total households including animal breeding, dairy, poultry, vegetables and fruits. Key issues facing the village are low level of knowledge among householders, lack of modern agricultural technology, remoteness from markets, lack of marketing and technical information and lack of jobs.

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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...


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