Municipalities shared best governance practices and experience of cooperation with UNDP in Lviv
Within support of UNDP/MGSDP the community-based and citizen-centric approach to local development is introduced in partner municipalities. The Municipal Support Units have been established in all partner municipalities and the capacities of MSU staffs are constantly developed through training, exposure visits and consultations.
Oleksandr Alipov, First Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Municipal Economy of Ukraine welcomed the participants in a video appeal.
Volodymyr Khomko, Rivne City Mayor, Chairman of the National Forum of 29 partner municipalities of UNDP/MGSDP welcomed the participants :"Such projects are very important for changing the mentality of people. People feel the taste to implement something jointly with local authorities and achieve positive results. If people realize that they can and want to cooperate and local authorities are eager to help, then there would be different society in Lviv and Rivne”.
According to Elena Panova, UNDP Deputy Country Director, UNDP cooperation with Lviv will continue. "We believe that Lviv can become a resource city for sharing its experience with other cities of Ukraine in the field of monitoring, oversight on the administrative services provision. A new joint project of UNDP and Lviv City Council will be launched under support of EU on administrative services provision to increase the capacity of SCOs to provide monitoring and oversight on administrative services provision".
Oksana Remiga, UNDP Senior Programme Manager presented UNDP priorities in the area of local development and decentralization and vision of MGSDP perspectives for 2013-2015.
Iryna Skaliy, Project Manager described the achievements of the UNDP/MGSDP in 2012 and plans for 2013.
The presentation on MGSDP results following the link: http://prezi.com/wfjv_9xjatwg/mgsdp-results/