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Strengthening Municipal and Community Development in Lashkar Gah – Phase III

Background and Objectives

Background

In continuation of previous phases, UN-Habitat builds the capacity of the Municipality of Lashkar Gah to plan, develop and implement development projects together with its citizens and to meet the needs of people at the community and city levels. This has, in turn, led to developing and improving trust, relationships and collaborative partnership arrangements between the communities and the different state authorities represented within the Municipality of Lashkar Gah. In order to enable the Municipality to deliver key services to its population in a sustainable manner, further interventions will be needed to reduce poverty, improve living condition and security of tenure, and improve basic infrastructure and services.

Objectives

The project aims to improve local governance and community development in Lashkar Gah City through community empowerment and improvement of the living conditions of people which lead to improved trust between the local government and the people. Especially, in the context of the stability and security, continuation of showing tangible results to the population of Lashkar Gah is all the more important to gain the trust of the inhabitants in the local government and contribute to stability and development of the city. In addition, both informal and formal settlements are empowered from a social economic perspective.

Activities

  • • Establishing and registering both male and female Community Development Councils (CDC) and Clustered CDCs with the Municipality;
  • • Assisting in providing basic infrastructure and services;
  • • Assisting in improving city-wide solid waste management;
  • • Providing training to officials of the Water Supply Department and the Municipality of Lasghkar Gah;
  • • Registering plots and properties with the Municipality of Lashkar Gah.

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