Bukovyna was the second region where the Third phase of joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” was officially launched today. The presentation took place on 18 September during regional seminar under participation of 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 Oblast State Administration, Oblast Council, 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 Chernivetska oblast
During the launching of the Third phase of the CBA Project a Partnership Agreement was signed with Chernivetska oblast state administration, Chernivetska oblast council and UNDP. The main goal is the willingness of local communities and local authorities to implement the community based approach in a full-scale. In terms of the agreement 8 rayons will be selected based on the results of a competition for participation in the project for the next 4 years. The Application form can be found: http://www.cba.org.ua/three/ua/news/announcements/2616-application-form-for-rayons-for-partnership-with-cba.
KhmelnytskaoblastwasthefirstregionofUkrainewheretheThirdphaseofjointEU/UNDPProject “CommunityBasedApproach” wasofficiallylaunched. The presentation took place on 17 September during regional seminarunder participation of International project manager of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Jaysingh Sah, Community development specialist of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach” Olena Ruditch, Head of Khmelnytska Oblast State Administration Leonid Prus, Head of Khmelnytska Oblast Council Ivan Honchar, leadership of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
During the launching of the Third phase of the CBA Project a Partnership Agreement was signed with Khmelnytska oblast state administration, Khmelnytska oblast council and UNDP. The Head of Oblast Council Ivan Honchar officially handled signed by oblast authorities trilateral agreement for the next 4 years.
During the Launching seminar the head of Khmelnytska oblast state administration Leonid Prus mentioned that: “The level of living and self-sustainability of local communities are definednot only by its natural resources potential, but also by a human factor”. According to the head of Khmelnytska OSA, to stimulate people and local self-governing bodies to search for effective solutions of community problems, a motivation for joint actions is needed. “This particular what CBA Project teach us”, underlined Leonid Prus.
During his welcoming speech the Headof Khmelnytska OSA stressed that “jointly we will address a number of social issues, which communities are facing. All this will allow to improve the level of living and wellbeing of people in Khmelnytska oblast”.
Third phase of the EU / UNDP Community-Based Approach to Local Development (CBA) Project will be launched in Mykolayv region. The launch event will gather 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. The event will take place on 24 September 2014 in Mykolayv city at 22 Admyralska str., first floor in debating chamber at 11.00. Registration of participants and media starts at 10.00.
Distinguished invitees of the official launch of CBA third phase include Oksana Remiga, UNDP Senior Programme Manager in Ukraine, Olena Ruditch Community Development Specialist of EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach”, Head of oblast state administration Vadym Merikov, and Head of oblast council Taras Kremin, leadership of rayon state administrations and rayon councils; and heads of village and city councils.
13-15 August 2014 cluster training was held in Sumy for coordinators of CBA Project and for representatives of oblasts and rayons of 9 eastern and central regions of Ukraine (Chernihivska, Kyivska, Poltavska, Kharkivska, Cherkaska, Kirovohradska, Dnipropetrovska, Zaporizka and Donetska). Participants of the training studied experience of SAT4SLD piloting (self-assessment tool for sustainable local development) in Luhansk and Sumy oblasts.
From June to July 2013 Gluhivsky rayon of Sumy oblast and Antratsytivsky rayon of Luhansk oblast were testing new tool for sustainable local development SAT4SLD, which was worked out by Bratyslava UNDP regional office. This tool helped piloting rayons independently assess current status of social, economic and ecological spheres of their territories and come to a consensus regarding further sustainable development and along with this work out a strategy of territorial development. Also this self-assessment and strategy development are built on local initiative with bottom-up planning and are based on surveys and communities’ assessment.
Considering that this methodology proved to be successful in piloting rayons and communities, joint EU/UNDP Project “Community Based Approach - II” decided to disseminate experience of Luhansk and Sumy oblasts among other oblasts of Ukraine.
Based on the results of the training, now oblasts have to decide how to use the tool and to conduct self-assessment of local development at their own communities with further development of strategy for their rayons and communities.
Journalists of ICTV channel visited Trostyanets village of Volynska oblast. Community of the village participating in second phase of CBA Project successfully implemented micro project on establishing street lighting system using solar collectors. Now, central street where kindergarten, village club and village council are situated is lighted up with new street lamps. New lighting system allows significant finance savings for energy payment. This micro project is a second project implemented by community organization ‘Dobrobut’ in Trostyanets village which became possible because community members believed in their ability to jointly solve community problems. National channel team talked to Mr Valeriy Trachuk, village council head and Mrs Larysa Pinchuk, secretary of community organization. Journalists were highly interested in that fact that village street is lighted up with solar energy. Implementation of this project demonstrated successful cooperation of community and local authority at local, rayon and oblast levels.
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...