13:26 | 31.01.2018
Garbage Abyss: How Communities Have to Handle Waste
Taking the Tulchynsky cluster as an example, Public Services and Monitoring Expert of the DESPRO Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support Project in Ukraine Viacheslav Sorokovsky told how the waste should be handled in Ukraine.
16:13 | 19.01.2018
DESPRO Expands Its Activities in the Territory of Sumy Oblast
Sumy Oblast shows high activity in the course of reforming local self-government and territorial structure of power. If at the beginning of the reform in 2015, only one amalgamated territorial community was created in Oblast, as of 1 January 2018 there are 28 ATCs established in the Sumy region. This shows that both the residents of the region and government agencies are aware of the importance and necessity of implementation of the decentralisation targets that are, generally speaking, aimed at the improvement of the quality of baseline services for residents, the local economic development, and the improvement of well-being. It was said by Oksana Garnets, Manager of the DESPRO Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support Project in Ukraine, during her working visit to the Sumy region.
17:55 | 27.12.2017
E-course “Local Development Projects Management-7”: results' analysis
Analysis of the results of the annual and most known learning event within the Community of Practice for Local Development
15:56 | 12.12.2017
DESPRO will Continue to Work in Poltava Region
On 5 December, the Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the DESPRO Swiss-Ukrainian project, Poltava Oblast State Administration, Poltava Oblast Council, and two amalgamated territorial communities, within the framework of a working meeting of the DESPRO experts and leaders of the Poltava region.
09:57 | 17.10.2017
10 Years in Ukraine: Recipe for Success by DESPRO
"DESPRO is the most lasting project ever implemented by the Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development. Over 10 years, we, together with Ukraine, lived through numerous commotions and victories, we had to respond to unexpected challenges and came through many ordeals but did not leave the way of reform - that is why the DESPRO Project managed to achieve powerful successes and progress in the process of its implementation", that theme was the key one in the complimentary speech of Juerg Christen, Managing Director of the Skat - Swiss Resource Centre and Consultancies for Development, and DESPRO Managing Director.
The overwhelming majority of the heads of ATCs positively assess the decentralization reform. This data was obtained as a result of a sociological survey conducted by the Expert Center “ASK Reform” supported by the Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralization Support Project in Ukraine - DESPRO and with the participation of the Association of Amalgamated Territorial Communities.
The research was conducted using a telephone survey. 254 heads of village, settlement and town amalgamated communities from all regions of the country took part in it. As a reminder, today there are 413 amalgamated territorial communities (ATCs) in Ukraine.
13:08 | 25.07.2017
A Forum on Decentralization took place in Ternopil oblast
On July 20, 2017, the Forum “Decentralization – the basis for the formation of a new system of governance and local development” was held in Ternopil oblast.
14:59 | 18.07.2017
DESPRO helps communities solve wastewater disposal problems
On July 13, presentation of the sewerage system and wastewater treatment plant built in the framework of a pilot project supported by the Swiss-Ukrainian Project “Decentralization Support in Ukraine” – DESPRO, was held in Illinetske village, Vinnytsia oblast.
On July 13, in Tulchyn, Vinnytsia oblast, two important and interrelated events took place, which are important not only in the life of the local community, but also in the scale of the whole country: the round table “Regional and Inter-Municipal Solutions in the field of implementation of the Integrated Solid Waste Management” and the Grand Opening of a newly built landfill for solid household waste.
On June 23, 2017, a presentation of the results of the pilot project for supporting the amalgamated communities in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast was held. Mr. Anatolii Tkachuk, Director in Science at the Civil Society Institute, told experts and representatives of the donor organizations supporting the project, including DESPRO, about its main achievements and outcomes.