Promoting confidence building measures through Reconstruction of the House of Culture from Cosnita village, Dubasari District

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Dubasari district administration, local implementation committee 

Duration: November 2012 – December April 2014

Budget: 90,100 EUR

beneficiaries: over 6200 people from Cosnita and villages from Dubasari district and nearby villages in the security zone, local community

Short description: The project aimed at increasing the confidence between people from both banks of Nistru River through the reconstruction of the House of Culture from Cosnita village, Dubasari District and created favourable conditions for collaboration between the artistic groups from both banks of the Nistru River, fact that will contribute to the confidence building. Due to the fact that the house of culture was in a bad technical condition capital reconstruction of the premises were requested by Dubasari District Administration.

Results: The project team helped to establish the local implementation committee, negotiated and signed the Grant Agreement with the Dubasari district administration. All technical estimates were carried out, a construction company was selected through a public tender to run the works. The reconstruction involved replacement of roof, doors, windows, floors, internal and external works etc. The reconstruction of the building was completed in December 2014 and currently is fully-operational providing its services to inhabitants from both banks of the Nistru River.Special attention was paid to ensure the visibility of projects results.  Official inauguration of Dubasari District House of Culture within the international folkloric festival “Nistrule pe malul tau” was done. Fifteen folkloric groups from both banks of the Nistru river including from Ukrain have participated. The event was followed by numerous TV stories and programmes, interviews, newspaper articles and radio news.The House of the Culture from Cosnita hosts the Joint Information and Services Bureau (JISB), which has been established and fully equipped in partnership with UN Women and with the European Union financial assistance in the framework of UN Women project “Enhance Women’s Economic Empowerment in communities on both banks of Nistru River in the Republic of Moldova”. The aim of this initiative is to support women’s economic empowerment and improve local governance by increasing access of rural women and men to information and public services in the security zone.