The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine has had a direct and highly negative impact on social cohesion, resilience, livelihoods, community security, and the rule of law. Recognizing the need to urgently address reconstruction, economic recovery and peacebuilding needs in areas affected both directly and indirectly by the conflict, in late 2014 the Government of Ukraine requested technical assistance and financial support from the international community to assess priority recovery needs.
UNDP has been active and present in eastern Ukraine for the past decade, prior to the conflict, with a focus on community development, civil society development, and environmental protection. Work on addressing the specific conflict-related development challenges discussed above built on this earlier engagement and established partnerships and started in 2015 through the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP), a multi-donor funded framework programme implemented by four United Nations partnering agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The Programme, which operates on the basis of a pooled funding arrangement, follows a multisectoral programme-based approach and is implemented using an area-based methodology. With the current project, it is a unifying interventions framework for projects funded by 13 international partners: European Union, European Investment Bank, as well as the governments of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan.
The UN RPP was designed to respond to and mitigate the causes and effects of the conflict. It is based on findings of the Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPA) and is aligned to the State Target Programme for Recovery as well as to the two oblasts development strategies up to 2020. The UN RPP involves three pillars for action: 1) restoration of infrastructure and economic recovery; 2) support to local governance and related capacity building; and 3) social resilience and peacebuilding. It is an integral component of the UNDP Country Programme and is therefore fully aligned with the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPF) It is closely interlinked with the Democratic Governance and Reform Programme, operating nationally and in all of Ukraine’s regions and is consistent with the SDGs, in particular SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong institutions).
As an area-based programme specifically developed for the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine, the UN RPP addresses the key stabilization, peacebuilding, economic and governance priority needs in eastern Ukraine following the start of the conflict. It takes into account the opportunities that have arisen from the Minsk Protocol of September 2014 and the renewal of its cease-fire provisions (the latest cease-fire having been agreed in March 2018) and is also fully adjusted to the humanitarian-development nexus. In 2019 program was reinforced along the Azov Sea coastline, including extension to Zaporizhzhia region.
The Programme’s interventions are grouped under the following key Programme components, which reflect the region’s priority needs:
- Component I: Economic Recovery and Restoration of Critical Infrastructure
- Component II: Local Governance and Decentralization Reform
- Component III: Community Security and Social Cohesion (CSSC).
The important area of work for UNDP is promoting inclusive education for children in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Therefore, in the framework of the agreed action plan for 2021, UNDP is seeking to provide the necessary equipment for two regional STEM centers in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Scope of work
- Provision of required goods by the Contractor in accordance with Specification.
- Delivery of goods under each Lot shall be done to the addresses specified in Section 4.
STEM-kit with programmable electronic module and set of sensors for practical classes in biology, physics, chemistry and geography
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