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Empowering Local Development Institutions to Reach out to Poor & Vulnerable Groups in a Post-Conflict Setting: The Macedonian Community Development Project

Begins:   May 25, 2006 12:30
Ends:   May 25, 2006 14:30

The Social Funds and Quality Team in the Social Protection Anchor (HDNSP) and ECSHD are pleased to sponsor this Seminar

May 25, 2006

Mr. Erduan Iseni, Mayor of Municipality of Suto Orizari (Roma Municipality)
Ms. Biljana Lazarevska, Executive Director of Macedonian Community Development Project (MCDP)
Ms. Aleksandra Barjaktarova, Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation, MCDP
Ms. Ankica Ivanovska, Coordinator, Community Outreach and Promotion, Training and Social Services, MCDP

Charles Griffin, Director, ECSHD

In a post-conflict setting with risks of re-escalation of ethnic tensions, the MCDP has developed an innovative approach to local development that strengthens social cohesion and inclusion of vulnerable groups while deepening the ongoing decentralization process in rural municipalities.  The approach emphasizes building local institutions (formed by local government and civil society representatives), an innovative and comprehensive approach to targeting, promotion, and outreach, as well as procedures for community investments designed to ensure that the poor and/or vulnerable and various ethnic groups were able to participate and benefit from project activities.  A dynamic mayor of a Roma municipality as well as the management team that has led this project over the last couple of years shared the lessons learned from this successful experience.

red arrow"Using Social Funds to Empower and Target Poor and Vulnerable Groups in a Post-conflict Settings" (638kb pdf)

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