Representatives of 29 rural municipalities will visit Osh counterparts in a study tour
Osh, Kyrgyzstan – On June 25-26, 2014 more than 45 representatives rural municipalities, local initiative groups and community-based self-governments from 29 municipalities of Kyrgyzstan will visit two rural municipalities of Osh oblast. As part of the tour, participants will learn about initiatives of Kulatov and Kenesh municipalities of Nookat district implemented in cooperation with the local community.
The programme of the visit includes presentation of several projects on improving access to quality municipal services:
- Community Service Centers in Kulatov AO (a new form of interaction between the state and citizens in public and municipal service delivery);
- Youth Initiative Group (the role of youth in service delivery) and Good Governance Initiative Working Group (GGIWG);
- Community-based territorial self-government “Ayildyk Bashkaruu” in Kuu maidan village (interaction of LSG and community leaders).
These initiatives were implemented within the EU-UN “Operationalising Good Governance for Achieving Social Justice” project with a special focus on socially vulnerable groups – women, children and youth.
According to Nazira Satyvaldieva, Community Exchange Expert of the project, the tour agenda has some training aspects as well. “These study visits are organized as part of the project exit strategy and facilitate replication of best practices, exchange of experiences and opinions on challenges and prospects in integration and sustainable development of good governance mechanisms” she explains.
As part of the tour, participants will also attend a street theater performance on access of people to basic public and municipal services. These performances are organized in cooperation with local residents as a way communicating the existing social problems and creating awareness of the ways to solve them.
Kulatov rural district is one of the 30 pilot municipalities of the EU-UN project which is aimed at ensuring equal access of citizens to public and municipal services through increased efficiency of local and national governance processes. The project is implemented by UN four agencies: UNICEF, UN Women, UNESCO and UNDP. European Union co-finances the project with the above mentioned agencies.
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