Enhancing capacity of regional civic activists to combat corruption

Perechyn, 22-24 September 2015 – Anti-corruption activists from 15 regions of Ukraine took part in the capacity building workshop organized by the Centre for Civic Initiatives.

DSC03599 1The purpose of this workshop was to arm civic activists with necessary knowledge, skills, and hands-on practices to improve their anti-corruption efforts. In addition, it was an excellent opportunity to meet peers to share valuable experiences and establish networks.
During the 3-day workshop, over 35 civic activists from 20 non-governmental organizations, awarded UNDP seed grants to implement anti-corruption activities, explored, shared, and gathered information to enhance their capacities in fighting corruption in their regions.
DSC03605 1Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Civic Initiatives Andrii Vyshniak welcomed participants: "Such events are aimed at getting to know each other. This is a great opportunity to establish partnerships and create thematic anti-corruption networks."
Trainers sought to provide practical training and capacity development for anti-corruption activists. Andrii Zaluzhnyi tried to take the guesswork out of project management, helping participants delve into issues of organizational strategic planning as well as coalition and partnership building.
DSC03608 1Participants left the workshop feeling confident in their planning and project management skills, and able to use these skills effectively in their anti-corruption causes.
The event was held in the framework of the Democratization and Human Rights Programme in Ukraine, implemented by UNDP in Ukraine and funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.