Tools of local self-government in villages – the way to implementation of SDG 16.7

Community Institute “Leaders SDG-2030

In Kazakhstan, “one of its main objectives is to raise public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals in order to make them more understandable to all. To this end, the process of implementation itself, i.e. the practical implementation within the State of international legal norms in order to fulfil the obligations assumed, is very important. As a matter of fact, this is the UN Resolution on SDG-2030.

This publication will show how SDG 11 and SDG 16 can be implemented in rural areas through local self-government tools.

This theme was the basis for one of the strategic sessions at the Second Forum of Rural Women on 7-8 November 2018 “DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS AS A TOOL FOR ENSURING OPENNESS, SECURITY, RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL SETTLEMENTS”

Organizers invited moderator in preparation for the Second Forum of Rural Women of Kazakhstan

Aizadu Amangeldinova Kurmanov – Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Member

Committee on Economic Reform and Regional Development of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It was important for us that the moderator of this session will be a person who knows this activity from within, because in 2011 – 2014 – was the akim of Lebyazhinsky district of Pavlodar region And it should be said that in Kazakhstan she was then the first woman – the head of the rural district

Aizada Amangelinova accepted our invitation and we are grateful to her for taking this very important topic very carefully, which we are raising thanks to the fact that for the second year we have plunged into the topic of rural areas and their sustainable development. And this is directly related to the implementation of two Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs 11 Sustainable Cities and Settlements and SDGs 16. Promoting a peaceful and open society for sustainable development, ensuring access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and participatory institutions at all levels.

And to be more precise, this is sub-goal 16.7 Ensure responsible decision-making by representative bodies at all levels, involving all sectors of society

Long before the session, we identified speakers with whom we had the opportunity to get acquainted during the First Forum, then during regional forums We also initiated a republican seminar-meeting for rural district governors in Yesil district on July 18-19, 2019. “Management of socio-economic development of rural areas”.

If to return a little back in 2018, the reason for inclusion of this topic in the agenda of the forum was participation in the First Forum of rural women – akims in the delegations of regions. The Governor of Zarechenskiy rural district of Yesil district of Akmola region N. K. Miluk became the bright representative among this category of participants, which became the winner in the nomination “The best mayor of the rural district.” In preparation for the Forum of Rural Women of Akmola region there was an idea – to include in the Program of the Forum a visit to Zarechenskiy rural district, which is a model of sustainable development of the village.

The team of the European Union Project “More Active Participation of Stakeholders at the Local Level in Eastern and Central Kazakhstan,” implemented by the Association of Civil Society Development of ARGO together with the Center for Local Self-Government Development and EKOCENTR, was a partner in this event. In the afternoon, the dialogue platform became relevant, where akims with quite serious experience on this topic and those who need to get into this topic – shared their experience and the problems that arise in this regard. But the most important thing – told about how they find a solution to all this. In general, there was a very serious and business conversation based on the common views and understanding of its difficult mission to be together with the people and to solve issues of sustainable development of the village. The participants of the seminar were 45 people. First of all, they are women – 24 akim of rural districts from almost all regions of Kazakhstan. The seminar was also attended by akims – participants of pilot villages of the project from East Kazakhstan region – 4 people. And all akims of rural districts of Yesil district were invited.

The conclusions after the seminar were as follows. The first. The Task Force and the topic of the seminar proposed for them, the choice of venue for the seminar – everything turned out to be very relevant and in demand . The second According to the akims themselves – they have not been gathered together for a long time so that they can discuss the very important topics of local self-government and the implementation of the 4th level of the budget

As a result of the seminar, a group was established in the Wencappa, where important topics are still being discussed and experiences are being exchanged. In addition, some issues were also discussed by the speakers in preparation for the forum. Presentations and theses prepared by the speakers were also discussed in advance. Thus, the main speakers of the session had already been prepared for the session and even proposed a number of recommendations.

Thus, the other speakers were already defined and prepared their theses and presentations in advance, which were sent to the moderator. All this allowed to hold this session very effectively

The session discussed the most successful local government initiatives and practices. Role of local government in rural entrepreneurship and farming development. Experience and problems of practical implementation of the Fourth level of budget in pilot territories.

The session was attended by rural district governors, representatives of international organizations and NGOs implementing local self-government mechanisms in rural areas.

   

    

This is what the programme of this session looked like.

STRATEGIC SESSION 2. “DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT MECHANISMS AS A TOOL TO ENSURE OPENNESS, SECURITY, RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL SETTLEMENTS” (SDG 11, 16)

The session discussed the most successful local government initiatives and practices. The role of local self-government in the development of rural entrepreneurship and farms. Experience and problems of practical implementation of the Fourth level of budget in pilot territories.

The session will be attended by rural district governors, representatives of international organizations and NGOs implementing local self-government mechanisms in rural areas.

Moderator: Kurmanova A.A., Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan.

Speakers: Samoilov Yu.V., Deputy Head of Administration of the Tatischevsky Municipal District of the Saratov Region (Russia); Tuleubayev R.B., Governor of the Krasnenskiy rural district of Yesil district of Akmola region; Kaliev A., Director of the European Union Project “More active participation of stakeholders at the local level in Eastern and Central Kazakhstan”; Milyuk N.K., Governor of Zarechenskiy rural district of Yesil district of Akmola region; Bakhtiyarova A.M., Governor of Koksu rural district of Kerbulak district of Almaty region; Baibulatov Z.T., Governor of Aleshinsky rural district of Mendykrinsky district of Kostanay region; Yespenova M. M., Head of the Center for Research and Consulting “Kameda,” Nur-Sultan.
One of the important results can be considered the review of the moderator A. A. Kurmanova himself: “I personally participated in this session and met with aktims of rural districts helped in systematizing issues to the right. Practically all of them sounded on the right, and will be decided by the Government “

We will publish her speech at the government hour in the next news.

Project Coordinator – Lyazat Askarova

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