Community Based Approach to Local Development
Monday, 25 January 2010


Luhansk, 20 January - meeting of Oblast Coordination Council was held in Luhansk with the participation of deputy head of OSA V. Kryvulya, deputies from oblast council and heads of rayon state administrations to discuss the status and perspectives of CBA Project implementation. Participants of the meeting reviewed results of OIU/ OCRC activities in 2010 and discussed the problems and challenges that the communities faced in the process of implementation of their micro-projects. Besides, future plans of the Project and cooperation perspectives were outlined. In particular, it was decided to collect and prepare generalized proposals concerning co-financion of community micro-projects in 2010, and it was recommended that leadership of rayon administrations should control the timely implementation of the initiatives. Demonstrating good results of the Project realization, Luhanska oblast already launched documenting its experience for further dissemination among other rayons and communities in the region, and in other regions of Ukraine. In this context, an expert group was created to analyze implementation of community initiatives in Luhanska oblast. The work of the group will result in publication of a report on community development initiatives in Luhanska oblast. Organizational and technical support and publication of the report will be provided by the CBA Project and Luhanska oblast implementation unit. Other form of dissemination positive experience is organization of study visits. Thus, in November 2009 Luhanska oblast welcomed a delegation from Donetska oblast. And in February 2010 a delegation from Kharkivska oblast is going to visit Svativsky rayon, Luhanska oblast. The Coordination Council at regional level entrusted organization of the delegations’ visits to the rayon leadership. Heads of Markivska and Bilovodska RSAs have been charged to make necessary preparations for the visit of engineer from CBA central office. It is planned that the next field meeting of Oblast Coordination Committee will be held in Antratsytivsky rayon.