Two months of interesting and challenging work were dedicated to the implementation of the project “Advocacy at the local level-Shirak”, within the framework of “Local Democracy School”. More specifically, in cooperation with Communities’ Finance Officers Association (CFOA), and in the form of sub-granting scheme, the “Local Democracy Agency Armenia” foundation implemented a series of meetings in several consolidated communities in the Shirak region with the participation of administrative leaders, council members, municipalities’ staff and active citizens.
Two months of interesting and challenging work were dedicated to the implementation of the project “Advocacy at the local level-Shirak”
Hence, four meetings were held in Artik, Ani, Ashotsk enlarged communities to face and discuss community issues, accordingly to the advanced proposed topics, while getting suggestions to solve problem. The latter have been presented to the local authorities for further consideration via advocacy.
The above-mentioned meetings were of great importance: in fact, simple discussions and conversations with the locals can help in understanding the reality from grass root perspective, reflecting communities’ needs and problems.
From a general perspective, the action is a part of larger project that implements similar actions throughout Armenia, both at the local and regional level.
Finally, the package of suggestions received from each region will be elaborated by the CFOA experts and sent to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure.
“School of Local Democracy” is established by Communities’ Finance Officers Association (CFOA); Eurasia foundation; Information systems Development and Training Centre in the frames of The Civic Engagement in Local Governance (CELoG) Program financed USAID.