Within the "Tavrian Horizons" was announced the winner Community Initiative Contest in the Kherson region

The Small Grants Program of the United Nations Development Program and
the Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF) supported Kherson Regional State
Administration in the implementation of the Community Initiative Contest in the
Kherson region.
The announcement of the Contest winner was in the framework of the
International Investment Forum "Tavrian Horizons", in September 29, 2017 in
Nova Kakhovka.
Thus, according to the results of the Contest, guided by the expert technical
opinion, the project proposal of the Hrestivska united territorial community of
Chaplinsky district regarding the use of alternative solar energy for heating the

water in Nadezhdivsky nursery garden was supported within the UNDP/GEF
Strategic Initiative "Concurrent benefits of access to low carbon energy".
Maryna Diachenko, SGP UNDP/GEF expert, Coordinator of the Partnership
Network for Civil Society Organizations (CSO) "Education for Sustainable
Development" presented a letter to Oleksiy Troyan, Khrestivsky village chairman,
as confirmation that the Khrestivska united territorial community and the local
public organization "Dolinska community" will receive a grant for the
implementation of their project based on the results of the Community Initiative
Contest in the Kherson region.

Today, an important instrument for community development in the process
of decentralization is the attraction of grants for implementation of local initiatives
and addressing the actual problems of the villages, which contributes to the
significant savings of local budgets and the welfare of the rural population.
Also, with the support of the UNDP/GEF Strategic Initiative "Concurrent
benefits of access to low carbon energy" and other public partner organizations at
the exhibition area of the Forum have been demonstrated the best practices,
innovative technologies and experience in the implementation of low carbon
technologies.
Representatives of the SGP UNDP/GEF have distributed informational
educational materials, product samples, exhibition stands, various master classes in
such areas as: climate change, biodiversity and its conservation, land degradation,
energy efficiency and energy saving, etc.

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