To acquaint the local stakeholders in the municipalities of Berovo, Pehchevo, and Delchevo with USAID’s Community Development Program, Rural Development Network of North Macedonia’s team that implements the Program visited these municipalities and had numerous meetings.
During the meeting with the Mayor of the Municipality of Berovo – Zvonko Pekevski, the Mayor of the Municipality of Pehchevo – Aleksandar Kitanski, and the representative of the Municipality of Delchevo – Toni Stoimenovski in the offices of LAG Malesh-Pijanec the present discussed opportunities for cooperation within the Community Development Program and how the involvement of all local stakeholders can result in a better life for the population and greater development of the region.
Besides the representatives from the Rural Development Network of North Macedonia, as an implementer of the Program, the meetings were attended by representatives of LAG Malesh-Pijanec which is a partner organization in the implementation of the Program and a member organization of the Rural Development Network.
Private sector actors are also key to promoting local development. For that purpose, a visit was made to some of the companies located on the territory of the Local Action Group Malesh-Pijanec such as “Dzuze-Prom” DOOEL – Pehchevo, and “Hit Design” DOO – Delchevo. The representatives of the Program talked with the owners and the representatives of the companies about the goals of the Community Development Program, its planned impact in the region, and the opportunities for the companies’ involvement.
After the initial meetings, an additional meeting was later organized with the Secretary of the Municipality of Delchevo and other local stakeholders from these three municipalities.
This activity is part of the Community Development Program, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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