On July 29, at Dilijan Children’s Art school after Hovh. Sharambeyan was held an event summarizing and closing the results of the “Accountable Community, Aware Citizen” quarterly grant program implemented by the “Youth Cooperation Centre of Dilijan (YCCD)” NGO in cooperation with Dilijan Municipality. The acting head of Dilijan consolidated community D. Sargsyan, the deputy head of the community A. Bazinyan, also employees of the municipality, representatives of community structures and non-governmental organizations attended the event.
The president of YCCD NGO A. Ghazaryan in his welcome speech mentioned the importance of the cooperation with local self-government bodies during the implementations of components.
Project-coordinator A. Alikhanyan presented main activites, initiatives, and noted results within the framework of program.
There were organized trainings for 12 employees of community educational, sports, cultural and library structures on strategic planning, a special toolkit was launched on the official website of the community, through which the community-based structures will present the planned annual public actions in the form of reports.
In the case of applying the innovative tools, the consequences are minimized between local non-governmental bodies and local business relations and increase the level of accountability of non-governmental organizations. In the conditions of COVID-19, 6 informational seminars were held in six settlements of the enlarged community on how to write online applications, proposals, use other electronic opportunities and services to communicate with the municipality, which was attended by about 115 citizens.
Each representatives of the NGOs presented their arranged strategic plans and deadlines of actions (as well as the actions to keep the continual work of the buildings with safe actions in the conditions of COVID19), which will be taken into account in the future development of the community and will be available on the official website of the Municipality.
The project is one of the best samples of partnership between local non-governmental bodies and community. All the representatives of the Municipality and NGOs thanked for the given opportunity on developing their skills.
The main aim of the project is to increase the level of transparent and accountable working through training to apply online tools usage and skills, as well as through improving strategic diversion of Municipality of Dilijan enlarged community and subordinate structures.
The program “Accountable community, Aware citizen” is held within the framework of project “Innovation for changes_ (4C) Armenia”, which is conducted by “Partnership and Teaching” NGO. The latter is funded by TIDES center and USAID.
The aim of the program is to promote locals’ activity and involvement by investing accountability system of local non-governmental bodies and non-governmental organizations.
Here, we are happy to present a short reportage prepared by the regional Tavush TV about the above-mentioned project: