On September 20-21, 2018, representatives from PLEDDG partner cities went to Kryvyi Rih on the study tour dedicated to “Monitoring of City Development Strategy Implementation”, throughout which the participants had an opportunity to share experiences related to elaboration and implementation of city development strategies.
PLEDDG Project organized a study tour on women entrepreneurship for representatives from Project partner cities from Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Zaporizhia regions, the tour taking place on September 19-21, 2018. In the course of the study tour, participants learned about Vinnytsia’s women entrepreneurship best practices and received valuable knowledge and useful skills related to women entrepreneurship as well as discovered what role therein is played by local authorities, NGOs, and business associations.
On August 21, 2018, Zaporizhia Regional Administration hosted a presentation of ProZorro.Sale e-system for nearly 200 representatives of municipal/rural councils and amalgamated territorial communities of Zaporizhia region. The event took place in the framework of “A Day of Amalgamated Territorial Communities” with support of PLEDDG Project.
On July 19th, the Honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian Minister of International Development, learned about this aspect of PLEDDG work in Ukraine during a meeting with representatives of NGOs, business associations, and social enterprises, activities of which were supported by PLEDDG within the Project’s component “Support of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development”.
On July 18th, in Kyiv, PLEDDG Project jointly with Export Promotion Office held a roundtable discussion on “Business Associations in Ukraine: Opportunities and Challenges”. Participants discussed the role of local business associations in supporting and development of small and medium-sized enterprises. The event welcomed about 60 representatives from various business associations.
One of the major PLEDDG Project’s tasks is to assist partner cities in drawing up and implementing their development strategies. Funding the events and projects on the strategies for city development implies making use of efficient sources, instruments, and the mechanisms facilitating economic growth, increase of cities’ competitiveness, and improvement of citizens’ living standards.