Community Based Approach to Local Development
Tuesday, 05 April 2011

ARC Leaders Express Interest in Future Community Development

On 05 April 2011 Speaker of Verkhovna Rada, AR Crimea, Mr. Volodymyr Konstantynov, met with CBA Project Manager, Mr. Jaysingh Sah to discuss the status of implementation of pilot community initiatives from ARC and perspectives of future cooperation during the second phase of the project.

First Vice-Speaker ARC Mr. Konstantyn Bakharev and First Deputy Head, Association of Self-Governance Bodies in ARC and Sevastopol, Mrs. Radmila Golosova also attended the meeting.

Mr. Konstantynov emphasized the importance of the continuation of CBA activities and underlined that the problems of water supply, quality of fresh water, and utilization of domestic waste are pressing, especially in rural territories of ARC. He also said that the CBA is valued as both a financial resource and for its realization of community initiatives by local communities and authorities.

Furthermore, representatives from the CBA central office visited a field meeting, held by the Association of Self-Governance Bodies in ARC in Dobre village, Symferopolsky rayon, and learned about the work of two vegetable and cattle-breeding cooperatives.