CDC - reliable partner of the NSIFT
There is a popular proverb which says: “A close neighbor is better than a distant relative”. NSIFT also adheres to this proverb. For its work NSIFT creates in the communities the Community Development Committee (CDC). What is CDC?
In the Operating manual of NSIFT this concept provides such explanation:
Community Development Committee (CDC) is a group of community members elected by the general meeting for preparation, execution, supervision/monitoring of the project, content and operations (sustainability) for further development of project results.
NSIFT for the period of its activity has created more than 300 partners from a number of community development committees. It also got partners among non-governmental organizations (NGOs), both local and international, local authorities, ministries and departments, contractors and other organizations. But for NSIFT the closest partner is the CDC. Why is CDC, but not the other organizations? Because the NSIFT itself creates those Community Development Committees on places, and for many years of its activity, keeps in close contact with them.
The implementation of micro-projects for rehabilitation and development of social and economic infrastructure for the poorest communities is one of the goals of NSIFT, but the provision of the project’s life stability is the main purpose of the organization. For this purpose, the Fund consisting of the local village population, where the project is implementing, creates Community Development Committees (CDC), then carries out training for them and prepares their reliable partners. The NSIFT strategy primarily aimed at establishing and strengthening sustainable community development, and because the implementation of micro-projects and training of communities are mutually integrated and dependent on each other. The implementation of micro-projects is a mean of skills and knowledge obtaining in the community, a kind of example of how in the future the people themselves can organize the solution of urgent problems. And training promotes the transfer of new knowledge and skills to the successful solution of problems and implementation of projects. It is possible to result many examples on the Community Development Committees, which after the implementation of NSIFT micro-projects independently decided their other problems by preparation of the project and implemented through funding of other organizations.
During the implementation of the Second Project on poverty alleviation and NSIFT as an agency for implementation, the Fund has done a great job on the creation and development of informal community-based organizations - community committees. Dozens of committees and organizations were involved as agencies for implementation of micro-projects that were created with the support of NSIFT in these years.
It should be noted that not all civil society organizations wishing to work with NSIFT able to work with modern methods, as many of them do not have sufficient resources, capacity for collaborative work. NSIFT are constantly intensifying its activities in the field of institutional development of partners by conducting seminars, round tables, conferences, as well as strengthening its publishing activities and distribution of video, and thus helps to improve the quality of the work of community organizations at the level of real partners.
NSIFT provides for workshops and training for CDC with the aim of increasing the capacity of local staff. Trainings and seminars will be held both in the country and outside the country, and through attracting foreign specialists.This information opens the section “Our partners”, where will be placed information on the activities of public organizations dealing with problems of poverty alleviation in the country. So send your information!