Mă Implic project visited DESPRO Project to learn about the Ukrainian experience in implementing local government reform

During the last week, the team of the Mă Implic Project, paid a study visit to Ukraine to learn about the Ukrainian experience in implementing local government reform, as well as the contribution of the DESPRO project to this process. For several days, DESPRO’s partners and experts shared with Mă Implic team their experience and knowledge, in the following areas:
🗹 Integrated support for decentralization,
🗹 Communal public services
🗹 Capacity building of the community staff (Local Government School, Community of Sustainable Development Practice, Network of Women Leaders in Local Administration)
🗹 Communication on supporting the reform
As the activities of the DESPRO project target not only the national level, during regional community visits, DESPRO experts introduced guests from several communities, where the Mă Implic team learned about:
🗹 Particularities and results of the development of the water supply system in Snitkov (Murovanokurilovetska community)
🗹 Organization of solid waste management in Tulchin, Vinnytsia region,
🗹 The results of reform and implementation of the development strategy in the Novoborivska united community (Zhytomyr region).
Both projects, DESPRO and MĂ IMPLIC are funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Skat.
The Ukrainian experience in the field of decentralization will certainly be very useful in planning the future activities of the Mă Implic project.
We thank our colleagues from DESPRO for the thorough preparation of the agenda, open and constructive communication. We hope that this visit will be the beginning of a lasting friendly collaboration.