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Citizen Action to Solve Social Problems in Crisis Settlements

United Nations Development Programme

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $86,835
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus Belarus

About this grant

This grant will support efforts to involve Belarusian citizens in revitalizing their communities. It is hoped that citizen participation at the local level will stimulate changes at the regional and national levels. Multiyear funding will enable the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Center for Social Innovations (CSI), to work with four economically disadvantaged settlements in the Minsk area to identify local consultants from among community non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civic activists, and select volunteers; provide training to CSI community organizers and local consultants; develop community improvement microprojects based on needs; build project teams for each microproject; monitor and evaluate completed microprojects; establish information centers in each settlement to coordinate and support further community development activities; publish four training modules; and conduct a final, two-day roundtable discussion to summarize project results, exchange experiences and develop future partnership initiatives.UNDP, the global development network for the United Nations, advocates for change and links countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people improve their quality of life. UNDP is working in 166 countries.