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  • 17 Oct 2014
    EU Floods Recovery Programme: Dr Renzo Daviddi Opened Reconstructed School in Maglaj

    On Friday, 17 October 2014, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to BiH Dr Daviddi officially opened the Mixed Secondary School Maglaj and Edhem Mulabdić High School in Maglaj, both reconstructed as part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme funded by the European Union. The school suffered severe damage during the floods in May 2014. The EU-financed restoration works included electricity refitting, new heating system, new sanitary systems, new flooring, joinery replacement, refurbishing of walls, thermo-insulated facade and roof. The total value of EU investment for the school rehabilitation was 339,733.78 EUR (664,461.51 KM).

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Mine Action: Land Release for Improved Livelihoods in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) has cooperatively organised a round-table event along with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that features international experts from UNDP, the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Implementation Support Unit of the AP Mine Ban Treaty (ISU). In a knowledge-sharing session attended by key national and international partners, the experts from the specialized fields shared know-how on land release methods for improving the rate of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s mine clearance.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    Municipality of Zepče awarded United Nations Development Program and European Union with Annual Award

    Municipal Council and Mayor of Municipality of Zepče handed Annual Award to United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and European Union (EU) yesterday, on October 14, 2014, with regard to the Day of Municipality. Annual Award is public recognition, handed to individuals or organizations, both local and international, for outstanding achievements and contributions to the development and reputation of Municipality of Zepče.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Training

    Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adoption Training (with a CEDRIG component) organized by OSCE and Swiss Government is taking place from the 15th through the 17th of October 2014. The main objective of this Training is to define disaster and climate change, and identify how both of these factors affect today’s society. Training will focus not only on what can be done to reduce the negative impacts of natural events and climate change, but also on the need for a better coordination and cooperation amongst relevant regional and national actors.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    The Cash for Work: The Programme that Restores Local Communities

    When the water level in Olovo started to raise, no one believed to which proportions it could go, no one could believe that Municipality Olovo is in great threat of flooding. And it happened, the River overflowed its banks, sank all first floors, houses, schools, reaching 170 meters in height. Most abundant rains in last 120 years, in May this year lead to catastrophe in many cities and municipalities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Olovo was among them.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    Official start of the heating season in Doboj – central heating system reconstructed

    Doboj City Heating Plant officially started the heating season today on 15 October 2014, with official commissioning of the plant. Despite considerable damages to the Doboj Heating Plant in the May floods, thanks to the financial assistance of the Government of the Kingdom of Norway in the amount of BAM 979,294, more than 8,500 households, public institutions, as well as all Doboj kindergartens and schools, are now ready for the approaching cold weather. Reconstruction of the central heating system was implemented through the UN Floods Recovery Programme Today, For All of Us.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    TB Diagnostics Lab Opened

    Opened laboratory for the diagnosis of tuberculosis On Thursday, the 9th of October at the Institute of Public Health in Banja Luka, the reconstructed laboratory for the diagnosis of tuberculosis has been opened with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, worth about a 1 million BAM.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    Post-flood rehabilitation of 29 priority houses completed under the EU Floods Recovery Programme

    The rehabilitation works on 29 priority houses financed by the EU Floods Recovery Programme have been completed under the first phase of the housing component. Thanks to EU financing, three families from Maglaj, eight families from both Doboj and Banja Luka and 10 families from the Bijeljina region can now return home.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    UNDP Global Leader in Transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent aid organization, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 10 Oct 2014
    Volunteering to Build a Socialising Spot

    Two volunteer activities under the slogan I Volunteer for a Better Vučilovac were held on October, 9th and 10th, this year as a part of the project Reconstruction of the Vučilovac Youth Club, implemented by PRONI Centre for Youth Development and funded by the Kingdom of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The activity helps young construction workers reconstructing the Youth Club which was severely damaged during the floods, while helping the youth in Vučilovac to rehabilitate their club and ensure a socialising spot.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    Public calls for NGO's and Civil society organisations submitting project proposals within the project Reinforcement of Local Democracy IV - LOD IV

    LOD IV project in cooperation with partner Local Self-government Units (LSU) Doboj, Maglaj and Žepče is announcing public calls for civil society organization (CSO) projects. CSOs are invited to submit their project proposals that are in line with LSUs strategic development goals stated in public call texts.

  • 08 Oct 2014
    First meeting of the EU Floods Recovery Programme Advisory Panel discusses the recovery efforts and results achieved so far

    The first meeting of the EU Floods Recovery Programme Advisory Panel was held today in the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, bringing together key BiH institutions at the State, Entity and Brcko District levels along with the EU and UNDP.

  • 08 Oct 2014
    New Facilities for Persons with Special Needs in Prijedor

    New facilities of the Day Care Centre for Persons with Special Needs were opened on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, in Prijedor. Construction and furnishing of the 90m2 Centre was implemented as a part of the Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP). ILDP is a joint initiative of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). New premises were opened in cooperation with the City of Prijedor to be used by the Association of Parents of Children with Special Needs Neven, with the current membership of 324.

  • 07 Oct 2014
    Keeping Up with the World Safety Standards in Weapons and Ammo Storage

    Unplanned explosions of munition sites (UEMS) can have a devastating impact on livelihoods and development. These explosions can threaten lives and cause serious damage to military infrastructure and the surrounding civilian areas. Continuous efforts and financial support is required to prevent such incidents. It has been assessed that it investment in UEMS post-disaster recovery costs five times more than the investment in its prevention.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    Drop by Drop – Vrbas the River of Life

    On 3rd and 04th of October, a documentary film titled "Drop by drop - Vrbas river of life" was shown in front of about 80 people, who had the opportunity to see the film in high school in Banja Luka and JU Centre for Culture and Sport in Srbac. The film was produced by the Centre for PET, as a part of the project Clean Vrbas. Government of Japan, Ekopak d.o.o, Coca-Cola and municipalities in the basin of the river Vrbas gave financial support to this project, while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) played the main role in implementation process.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Notice on the extention of deadline - Public call for flood recovery assistance aimed at reconstruction of flood affected housing units

    The European Union Floods Recovery Programme is planning to provide intervention assistance for reconstruction of housing units in flood affected areas. The assistance will include reconstruction of housing units in the municipalities of Bijeljina, Šamac, Doboj, Maglaj, Orašje, Odžak, Brčko District and Domaljevac.

  • 02 Oct 2014
    Thanks to the European Union assistance, the pupils of the primary school in Gomjenica, near Prijedor are in their new classrooms as of today

    Today, classes have started again in the reconstructed building of the branch school in Gomjenica, near Prijedor, ending the bus travel to the central school for 110 pupils in six classes, from grade one to grade five. The building, which suffered significant damage during the May floods, has been reconstructed as a part of the EU Floods Recovery Programme, financed by the European Union. The cost of the reconstruction was 138,500 BAM (70,850 EUR), and the works included replacement of doors, windows and floors, installation of new sanitary blocks, reconstruction of walls and the roof, as well as a new façade.

  • 01 Oct 2014
    UNDP launches paper on Roma Poverty from a Human Development Perspective

    On 1st October, the UNDP Regional Office for Europe and the CIS and its Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the latest from the Roma Inclusion Papers series, Roma Poverty from Human Development Perspective by Andrey Ivanov and Justin Kagin.

  • 30 Sep 2014
    460 small and medium-sized enterprises applied for EU Floods Recovery grants

    A total of 460 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to benefit from EU assistance in restoring their working capacities hit by the May 2014 floods have applied for grants under the EU Floods Recovery Programme. This financial support to SMEs is a part of the overall 42 million Euro EU commitment to assist the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina in overcoming the effects of the floods.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    EU launches the first phase of post-floods housing rehabilitation under the Floods Recovery Programme

    Last week marked the beginning of rehabilitation works on 200 priority dwellings across the flood-affected areas in Bosnia Herzegovina financed by the EU Flood Recovery Programme, with works on additional 150 dwellings to follow next week. These works are due to be finalised within the next 45 days. The rest of 300 priority dwellings will be selected in the coming weeks, which brings the total number of households receiving priority rehabilitation support to 650.

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