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Project Number:


Project Title:

00062457 Area Based Development of the Chernobyl-Affected Areas of Belarus


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Project Objective & Brief Description:

The aim of this project is to promote the enhancement of the livelihoods of rural residents in the Cherno¬byl-affected areas of Belarus through community mobilisation, development of participatory planning and improved social delivery, as well as through provision of economic development opportunities for the most vulnerable groups of local population. The planned output of the project is a working model of interaction and cooperation between the rural resi¬dents, the local authorities and other local organizations and institutions aimed at resolution of specific socio-economic problems in the target settlements and the region through participatory community devel¬opment and implementation of specific community projects, including those related to employment and income generation, as well as promotion of participatory community development approach to other Cher-nobyl-affected regions of Belarus with similar development challenges and characteristics.

Project Duration:

07/2009 - 12/2010

Project Location:

Minsk, Mogilev and Gomel districts, Belarus

Project Budget:

EURO 1,504,259

Major sources of project financing:

UNDP, European Commission

Project delivery in previous fiscal years:

In 2010: US$ 1,742,000. Total: US$ 1,919,000

MDG Focus:


Designated Institution:

Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus

National Coordinator:

Alexandre Shamko, Deputy Minister of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus

Contact Persons:

Project Manager: Andrei Pinihin
Phone: + 375 17 256 14 57

UNDP Programme Officer: Elinor Bajraktari
Phone: +375 17 227 48 76

Project Document:

Project document

Project Reports/Publications:


The following results have been achieved under the Project in 2009

Project Press Releases:

14 December 2010 | 60 ideas which have changed the life in Homiel Region

29 September 2010 | One more contribution of the EU/UNDP action to Chernobyl childrens health and wellbeing

9 September 2010 | Three new sites three wishes came true

30 August 2010 | A Present for the New School Year from a Joint EU/UNDP Project

19 August 2010 | A Consultative Centre for Support Related to the Issues of Small and Medium Business Starts to Operate in Homiel

8 June 2010 | 35 project ideas will be implemented by the end of the year 2010

1 June 2010 | New opportunities for children from the Chernobyl-affected District

6 April 2010 | Mozyr residents participate in the first large-scale medical examination in the scope of the joint EU/UNDP project

3 March 2010 | The Project Ideas Contest is declared open!

18 December 2009 | UNDP and 4 districts of the Gomel region sign a Memorandum of Understanding

7 October 2009 | A playground in Vetka is open under EU-UNDP post-Chernobyl project


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