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Capacity building training for rural facilitators and engineers

The project implementation unit, together with the World Bank consultant Brigitta Bode, are conducting trainings to enhance the skills and capacity of rural facilitators and rural engineers in Jizzakh and Syrdarya regions. The training will continue 20 days at the project office in Jizzakh. The goal is to improve skills of rural facilitators and rural engineers by studying international experience of working with the population and community mobilization in order to apply it during the project.

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Presentation of the project in Jizzakh

On 4 December 2020, a seminar on the implementation of the Rural Infrastructure Development project was held in Jizzakh region. The regional administration, deputy hakims of Bakhmal, Zaamin, Farish and Yangiabad districts, heads of relevant departments and organizations participated in the meeting.

Presentation of the project in Syrdarya

The "Rural Infrastructure Development" project implementation unit presented the project in Syrdarya on 3 December . The meeting was attended by the heads of regional administrations and relevant departments and organizations.

About the project

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Training for the project implementation unit staff

World Bank consultant conducted 2 days training for the project implementation unit team under the Ministry of economic development and poverty reduction. Brigitta Bode, community mobilization expert, conducted a team building in which each employee described their contribution to achieving the project's objectives. Scenarios for resolving potential conflict situations in villages were discussed. During the training, the participants themselves determined what should and should not be done when mobilizing communities.

One of the objectives of this project is to demonstrate the benefits of an approach that puts the development initiatives of local communities at the forefront. This will strengthen local governance mechanisms and partnerships between local authorities and rural communities, stimulating the participation of villagers in the decision-making process on issues that directly affect their daily life through the disclosure of program details, the introduction of social auditing and public control over procurement and construction.

Demand driven investments

The Project will finance demand-driven investments in basic infrastructure and services at the local level, and local-governance capacity support.

Eligible investments in basic and climate-resilient infrastructure and services include: (i) rehabilitation of existing rural drinking water supplies and sanitation systems to expand access, through innovative alternative models, to rural drinking water and sanitation services; (ii) retrofitting of public buildings for energy efficiency; (iii) rehabilitation of social infrastructure; (iv) rehabilitation of tertiary roads, walkways, and footpaths; (v) road drainage and strengthening offlood resilience of rural roads; (vi) bridge rehabilitation and construction (up to 10 meters long); (vii) upgrading of street lighting; (viii) improvements to public spaces; (ix) solid-waste management systems; (x) small-scale construction of public facilities; (xi) installation of antennas to provide wireless internet services; (xii) construction and rehabilitation of bus terminals and stops; and (xiii) energy supply activities.

Communications and village outreach, citizen engagement, and local-governance capacity building activities will support Project implementation. Qishloq facilitators and engineers will provide technical assistance, training, and capacity-building to Mahalla Development Units and District Project Committees.