Crimea Development and Integration Program at the UN

June 4, 2020 | Crimea

Crimea Development and Integration Program at the UN UNDP is the UN Global Development Network The Crimea Development and Integration Program is a joint initiative of 14 countries and international development agencies. Based on the experience and knowledge of its partners, the Program implements an integrated strategic approach, helping residents and the Crimean government to find solutions to the current problems of the development of the region.

Assistance from the partners of the Program includes both significant financial resources, as well as technical and expert support. Numerous visits of experts from partner agencies have helped to develop and formulate the approaches that UNDP CIDP uses in its work. The UN Development Program, in turn, provides its knowledge and experience for the optimal implementation of tasks and the implementation of joint initiatives on behalf of international partners.

UNDP is the UN's global development network that promotes positive change in people's lives by providing participating countries with access to sources of knowledge, experience and resources. We work in 166 countries, assisting them in finding solutions to global and national development problems.

In the process of developing my country's potential, we use the experience and knowledge of UNDP staff and a wide range of its partners. UNDP CIDP is an example of how close coordination of donor efforts within the framework of a joint program makes it possible to achieve significant long-term results, successfully cooperate with authorities, while reducing administrative costs.

In particular, the unified common strategy used throughout the work of UNDP CIDP, regardless of the source of funding, created a critical mass of successful examples of project implementation that could not remain out of sight of the top leaders of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

This also made it possible to achieve a high level of trust in relations with both people and the authorities, and ensure the impact of the Program in the field of development of industry policy and strategic planning. Issues of interethnic tolerance and mutual relations occupy an important place in the life of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

The concept of tolerance is formed in various social institutions - the family, the media, friendly circles, at work, kindergartens. The school is one of the institutions of human education in this regard. UNDP CIDP combined support for school communities with increased rural tolerance.

The prerequisite is the belief that joint work on the project, solving daily tasks through dialogue can improve the relationship between representatives of different nationalities. The framework of cooperation implies intensive communication between parents, and the design of the project itself includes, in addition to improving the infrastructure of the school, a series of activities aimed at learning about cultures and interaction between representatives of different ethnic groups.

The study “Interethnic Tolerance and Democratic Governance in Rural Schools of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea” was conducted by UNDP CIDP in November-December 2009 in 24 rural schools of Crimea. Students of grades 9-11, parents and school principals were interviewed.

The concept of rural and green tourism

The Crimea Development and Integration Program (CIDP), UNDP, together with the Turkish Office for Cooperation and Development (TIKA), are implementing the project "Models of rural and cultural tourism in the ARC". The project is aimed at the economic development of Crimean rural areas remote from the sea through support for the development of these relatively new industries for the region. The relevance of the development of the "Concept ..." is determined by the fact that rural tourism is a modern and effective tool for the development of rural areas and the fight against poverty, especially in depressed rural areas.

The implementation of the concept will allow in the future to create new jobs and increase rural residents' incomes, increase local budget revenues, help preserve the ethnocultural identity of national minorities, folk crafts, local customs and folklore, as well as improve the state and protection of the natural environment, natural monuments, history , archeology and culture.

Auto tourism development in Crimea

The 2019 season was the most successful for the Crimea. The structure of the tourist flow is changing. Crimea should be competitive in the global tourism market (various types of recreation). The flow of foreign tourists will increase. There are opportunities for car rental in Crimea.

To attract tourists it is necessary to bring the culture of tourist services to the European level. Large selection of diverse cultural and entertainment programs. Implementation of modern standards of tourist transport services. Availability of a reservation system for places of rest and treatment.

The presence of a wide range of popular travel services. Altogether in Crimea, 87 natural monuments, 26 deposits of medicinal mud, 6 reserves, 15 waterfalls, 100 sources of mineral water, 517 km of beach beaches! 11 500 monuments of culture and architecture in Crimea!

Problems of solid waste management in Crimea

The scale of the problems associated with municipal solid waste in Crimea has long passed into the category of publicly debated topics, because throughout the country, residents observe the same picture: littered areas, random landfills, crowded and burning landfills over which used plastic bags are swarming.

All these are only visible symptoms of systematic errors in the management of household waste, leading to threatening environmental consequences and an increase in the incidence rate in the long term. The next issue of the analytical report provides the reader with information and analysis of the situation in the field of solid waste management in the Crimean peninsula.

Particular attention is paid to the main problems and the main reasons for the situation, as well as ways to overcome shortcomings and change erroneous practices in order to avoid the worst case scenario.

Alla Bregova