Social Justice Demonstration Fund supported rural projects

10 July 2014

Social Justice Demonstration Fund project supported 11 projects initiated by rural communities in Kyrgyzstan. UNESCO Almaty Office supported creation of five electronic libraries, four multimedia centers and two ICT proposals at secondary schools within the joint EU-UN “Operationalising Good Governance for Social Justice” Project.

After training of a two hundred young volunteers of multimedia center from the Ak-Talaa district of Naryn oblast we expect assistance to thousand villagers in communicating of the local development issues and participation in self- government processes.

Ms Gulmira Ayanova, Deputy of Bayetov Aiyl Kenesh, Naryn oblast, Kyrgyzstan

Near thirty thousand young women and men, schoolgirls and volunteers will improve access to information, basic services and participation in the local self-governance processes.

After training of a hundred young girls and a hundred young boys - volunteers of multimedia center from the Ak-Talaa district of Naryn oblast we expect their assistance to thousand villagers in communicating of the local development issues and participation in self- government processes – said Ms Gulmira Ayanova, Deputy of Bayetov Aiyl Kenesh, from Naryn oblast.

"The residents of the Uchkun and Kulanak villages from Naryn region suffer in accessing the information from the local authorities. The reason is a lack of communications. Attendance of villagers in self governance groups is only 3-4% of the total population." - said Kasymakun Mamyrbayev the representative of Territorial Self Governance Group from Uchkun. He continued "To achieve the transparency of local governance and to increase women and youth participation in decision-making processes two community multimedia centers are opened."


11 rural projects in Kyrgyzstan supported by UNESCO Almaty Office ©UNESCO Almaty

The UN system in Kyrgyzstan with support of the European Union developed a joint project “Operationalizing Good Governance for Social Justice”, to operationalize good governance in the context of improving access to public service delivery and addressing the rights of the most vulnerable groups (children, women and youth). The project started in October 2011 and was implemented during 36 months until October 2014 in 30 rural municipalities in seven regions of Kyrgyzstan. This project was implemented by four UN Agencies - UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNESCO. The European Union co-financed this project together with the above-mentioned UN agencies.

Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/social-justice-demonstration-fund-supported-rural-projects