11-12 October 2017, a training on project cycle management was held for local women farmers in Zaporizhya in conjunction with International Day of Rural Women, proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on October 15. The event was conducted by the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Program (SGP) in Ukraine in close cooperation with the UN Office in Ukraine, Association of Rural Women-Farmers in Zhaporizhya region, NGO “Household farming”, community members of Sokolivka, Yurkivka and Pokrovske villages.
Green finance, enhancing synergies towards climate action and sustainable development on the ground, stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming were some of the topics covered in the GEF Extended Constituency Workshops organized by the secretariat of the Global Envrironment Facility (GEF). In partnership with the GEF, the UNDP implemented Small Grants Programme (SGP) has been sharing its results and experience at the last two workshops for the Eastern Europe and South American constituencies which took place from March 6-9 in Lviv, Ukraine and from March 14-17 in Brasilia, Brazil, respectively. Read more...
18 October 2016, GEF SGP in Ukraine conducted 2nd Knowledge Fair on the territory of “National naturalist ecological youth center” in Kyiv.
The Knowledge Fair enabled SGP grantees and other CSO stakeholders to share and showcase best practices, innovative technologies and lessons learned from the civil society to promote the replication and scaling up the results for greater policy influence and transformational change; as well as to promote sustainability and mobilization of additional resources for community-based sustainable development initiatives.
7-8 June 2016, GEF SGP Ukraine conducted a Workshop on Project Cycle Management for CSOs representatives in Ivankiv, Kyiv region. The town is located in the center of one of SGP target landscapes “Kyiv and Zhytomyr Polissya”.
Almost 40 representatives of CSOs and local communities of Kyiv, Zhytomyr, and Rivne regions learned all stages of grant project preparation, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. Experts acknowledge participants on new SGP landscape approach in the GEF OP 6, GEF Focal Areas, environmental challenges, and possible solutions for Zhytomyr and Kyiv Polissya communities.
On 21stJuly 2016 in the town of Kreminna, Luhansk region, NGO “Chyste Polé” delivered a training session on project management for the grant projects administered by the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Program (SPG).
The UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme has presented the documentary “Community Action - Global Impact” to commemorate the 5th anniversary of its establishment in Ukraine. The film premiered in the Cultural Center “Cinema Kyiv” on January 15th and was presented by the SGP partners - NGO "Center for Civic Education" and Charitable organization "Kraina Kino".
A consultative meeting to discuss the strategic priorities of the GEF Small Grants Programme in GEF-6 cycle, which will be implemented in 2015-2018, was held on September 17, 2015. The programme’s goal for GEF-6 is to: “Effectively support the creation of global environmental benefits and the safeguarding of the global environment through community and local solutions that complement and add value to national and global level action”.
#NewLeader – that is who UNDP Ukraine is looking for! That is why the project "Strengthening National Capacity for Effective Youth Development and HIV/AIDS Response in Ukraine" gathered 300 new leaders from 25 regions of Ukraine in a leadership camp in Pushcha-Vodytsia in Kyiv. While you are reading this post, youngsters are developing projects, which can help to environmentally improve their schools.
In the framework of the grant project implemented by “Solar Energy” NGO and supported by the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme solar batteries have been installed in the households of Luhansk region.
In August 2015 Mr. Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine visited the GEF SGP Project presentation, aimed at combating degradation of land polluted by radionuclides.