Read more ...One more agricultural service cooperative was developed in Ternopil region in village Tseniv, Kozivsky rayon. With the EU/UNDP CBA Project support local community procured agricultural processing equipment: mill, extruder, peeling mill, oil mill, skim and other. More than 180 villagers already became members of the cooperative "Stary Mlyn" and will recieve agroprocessing services for lower than usual marketing price. The total cost of the procured equipment is UAH 852 ths., out of which EU/UNDP provided UAH 677 ths. The rest money were provided by members of cooperative, local authorities and private sponsors. The cooperative "Stary Mlyn" was not...
Read more ...Innovative technologies are closer then you think. More than 56,000 citizens of Pryluky will benefit from “Smart Rada”. Now it will take much less time and costs to analyze city deputies’ decisions and publish the results on the website. This is a comprehensive system, which systematizes and analyses decision-making process of the city council and automatically publishes results on the website. This system aims to make city council workflow more efficient as it will allow to work faster and reduce expenditures of the city budget. The special software has three security levels which will exclude any possibilities for external influence. Each deputy will have his...
Read more ...Today the city council of Dubno launched electronic voting system and video streaming. The system records decisions of all deputies and allows citizens to monitor work of the city council. Besides, since now citizens can watch online the work of city deputies and stay tuned about all important city decisions. This smart technologies allow citizens to be a part of decision making as they can register their petitions. Transparency of self-governing bodies will raise people trust in city authorities and be more proactive. This initiative was implemented in terms of the «Innovative Governance» component of the joint...
Read more ...Today CBA Project in partnership with local authorities and communities introduces Electronic Cabinet for Citizens in Uzhgorod. A digital system allows local people to register their personal virtual cabinet where they can monitor city council decisions, budgeting, register their petitions, pay for communal services and control their quality. This tool is aimed to develop good communication between local authorities and communities, to build trust and make the work of city council more transparent and open to people. More than 113 000 citizens will benefit from this initiative. Total cost of the micro-project is UAH...
Read more ...The joint EU/UNDP Project "Community Based Approach to Local Development" (CBA) gathered representatives of the European Union, United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine, Government of Ukraine, Parliament Committees, Ministry of Regional Development together with Ukrainian municipalities, members of Associations of Co-owners of multi-apartment buildings (ACMBs), experts and university representatives for the National Round Table to discuss results and achievements in the area of sustainable urban development in Ukraine and community mobilization. In his welcoming speech Janthomas Hiemstra, UNDP Ukraine...
Read more ...On 15-16 December joint EU/UNDP "Community Based Apporach to Local Development" Project gathered 25 partner cities in Kyiv Smart City Hub for the cluster training "Smart cities - innovations for local governance. Global and national tendencies and best practicies in the area of local governance / smart cities, which are applicable for Ukraine". Practitioners who have experience of big innovative projects implementation at Kyiv City State Administration came to share their experience - Tetiana Koba (Project "E-procurement"), Viacheslav Novohatsky ("Informational analytical system for managing city proprety in Kyiv, e-services"), Andriy...
Read more ...On Thursday, 10 November in Myliatchy amalgamated territorial community in Rivne region the joint EU/UNDP “Community Based Approach to Local Development” (CBA) Project in partnership with Myliatchy village council officially opened reconstructed premise of the Center of Administrative Services Delivery (CASD). Since now more than 7 ths. members of this community can quickly receive high quality administrative services. “It is our honor to open the first Center of Administrative Services in Ukraine in rural territory. The opening of the Center is an illustrative case of...
Read more ...How can local communities reach sustainable development through decentralization process is a topic of today’s discussion at the conference “Capable Communities as a Base for Regional Development” in Ternopil. For the event the joint EU/UNDP “Community Based Approach to Local Development” gathered all parties of the decentralization process – state authorities, donors, and amalgamated territorial communities. During the opening Benedikt Hermann Policy officer, Support Group to Ukraine, Delegation of the EU to Ukraine stressed that «the most important asset that as hromadas you have it’s honest , transparent and fast...
Read more ...On Wednesday, 12 October in Shumsky amalgamated territorial community in Ternopil region the joint EU/UNDP “Community Based Approach to Local Development” (CBA) Project in partnership with Shumsk city council officially opened reconstructed premise of the Center of Administrative Services Delivery (CASD). Since now more than 20 ths. members of this community can quickly receive high quality administrative services. «Reform of Decentralization is of high priority for Ukraine. Our Project prepared a background for the process of decentralization in Ukraine...
Read more ...The joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” (CBA) Project provides support to the Government of Ukraine for decentralization reform implementation and to ensure success of territorial communities’ amalgamation. The Project supported today’s roundtable about the results and further perspectives of the Ukrainian Law «About volunteer amalgamation of territorial communities» in Bilyaivka city, Odesa region. During the round table UNDP Ukraine Deputy Country Director Ms. Blerta Cela discussed with national and regional authorities successes and challenges of the Decentralization reform. ...
Read more ...On 29 September, 2016, the joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” (CBA) conducted a Media Day on sustainable local development for the journalists of the regional and small city medias from Kyiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr and Chernihiv regions. International Project Manager Mr. Hendrik van Zyl and Acting Head of Kyiv region state administration Mr. Lev Partskhaladze welcomed participants and stressed on the importance of community mobilization in small cities, decentralization in Ukraine and the role of media in raising public awareness about urban communities self-organization.The media event was focused on the...
Read more ...On 21 September 2016 International Project Manager Hendrik van Zyl and the Community Development Specialst Olena Ruditch of the joint EU/UNDP "Community Based Approach to Local Development" (CBA) Project participated in the official openeing of the Agricultural Service Cooperative "Dary Laniv" in village Rudka Kremenetsky rayon. Together with the Head of Oblast State Administration Stepan Barna and oblast authorities CBA Project senior management cut the ribon and congratulated local community with the event. During the business trip CBA managment visited Shumsk city in Ternopil oblast and monitored implementation of the piloting...
Background Read more ...Agricultural Ternopil region selected as one of the piloted for starting and approbation of cooperative development approach. During CBA2 in the region founded two agricultural services cooperatives ASC “Zelena Krinitsa” with grain processing services in Koshlyaki village and ASC “Yagidniy krai” with freezer storage facilities for better berries marketing and fuel briquettes production in Losyatin village. Of course, during implementation of these pilot cooperative initiatives it was many technical, organizational and autocratic problems, which resolved only by joined...
Read more ...On 15 September 2016 UNDP senior management participated in the joint exhibition of the international support to the reform of decentralization in Ukraine which took place in Vinnytsia. International Project Manager of the joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” Hendrik van Zyl and UNDP Democratic Governance Advisor Marcus Brand participated in the event to represent UNDP support to the decentralization process in Ukraine. During the event Prime Minister of...
Read more ...On August 30-31, 2016 two-day cluster training for focal persons from #CBA partner OSA/OC, RSA/RC of Kharkivska, Dnipropetrovska, Luhanska and Donetska oblasts is being conducted with the support of #CBA Project in Kharkiv city currently.The first day`s topic is the experience of the #CBA on smart cities, energy efficiency projects and projects on alternative energy and power decentralization reform in Ukraine.The participants from four oblasts accentuated the #CBA methodology in the local...
Read more ...On August 29 UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Neal Walker and International Project Manager of the joint EU/UNDP «Community Based Approach to Local Development” (CBA) Project visited partner communities in Odesa region. During business trip UNDP senior management visited Strumok village, Tatarbunarskiy rayon and Vinogradne village, Bolgradskiy rayon to monitor how local communities implement their initiatives with the CBA Project support. Villagers of Strumok demonstrated their newly reconstructed health post. Thanks to the joint efforts of the local authorities, community...
Read more ...On 10-11 August 2016 representatives of the joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” – Community Development Specialist Oleksandr Ryabyi, the CBA Project Engineer Larysa Batchenko, Community Development Officer in Donetsk region Nelia Dashkovets – visited partner cities of Donetsk region. The visit was aimed to monitor development of the Associations of Co-owners of Multi-apartment Buildings (ACMBs) in the partner-cities. Positively impressed those ACMBs which were developed in terms of the CBA and work with accordance to the Project’s methodology. In the basement of multi...
Read more ...In terms of the "Smart City" component of the joint EU/UNDP CBA Project on 3-5 August 2016 Community Development Specialisy Alexander Ryabyi, Urban Governance Officer Tetiana Kudina and the CBA Project engineer Larisa Batchenko visited partner cities Korosten, Novograd-Volynsky, Nizhyn and Pryluky. The project team consulted municipalities on "smart cities" micro-projects preparation, checked the documentation, discussed possible risks and expected results. The schedule of works was approved. In terms of the “smart cities” component selected cities will...
Read more ...On 4 August 2016 the Deputy Director of UNDP Ukraine Ms. Blerta Cela visited Lviv oblast to learn more about the joint EU/UNDP Community Based Approach to Local Development (CBA) Projects’ activities. During the working visit Ms. Cela visited Zolochiv city to see how local citizens built up trustful relations with local authorities to jointly address the issues they are facing. With the CBA Project support local people developed Associations of Multi-apartment Buildings (ACMB) and did the renovations of their houses. During the trip Ms. Cela visited one of the ACMBs “Veselka” to see the...
Read more ...On 27 July 2016 Ms.Blerta Cela, Deputy Country Director of UNDP Ukraine visited Sumy region. The working visit was aimed to build better relationship with the Sumy city authorities and to officially hand-over the Certificate for energy efficient street lighting equipment to Sumy city. During her business trip Ms. Cela also visited village Sirobabyne to see how the local community implements its initiatives with the EU/UNDP support. Sirobabyne is a small village in Sumsky region, Lebedynsky rayon with a population of only 86 people. The village was selected for participation in the Third phase of the joint EU/UNDP...

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