AKIPRESS.COM - The Embassy of Switzerland in Kyrgyzstan will award certificates to 37 municipalities of Issyk-Kul and 43 municipalities of Jalal-Abad regions which have successfully managed grants and investments in projects funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The awarding ceremony in the town of Jalal-Abad will be held on 13 October and in the town of Karakol – on 27 October.
“Regional development is only ensured when local municipalities are strong and closely work with their population,” said the Ambassador of Switzerland, René Holenstein. “We decided to certify the most motivated and active municipalities which effectively realized Swiss funded projects.”
These municipalities have implemented the small grants within two Swiss funded projects “Strengthening Voice and Accountability” and “Community Action for Health”.
The project “Strengthening Voice and Accountability” is aimed to support local self-governments to manage public finances in a more transparent and effective way with greater accountability and citizen participation in decision-making processes.
The project “Community Action for Health” is aimed to improve health of people in villages and enable the governmental health system to work in partnership with village health communities.