“Incubator for Cooperation” Starts Its Work in Bragin District

The Green Cross Belarus NGO has got down to implement the initiative “Incubator of Initiatives Cooperation for the Sustainable Development of Bragin district” within the framework of the project “Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus”, financed by the European Union and implemented by the United National Development Programme.

The initiatives partners are Bragin district executive committee, Iolcha village council, State Establishment of Culture “Bragin Historical Museum with Art Gallery”, Bragin Department of Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRYU) and the district newspaper “Mayak Polesya”.

The initiative’s tasks are to develop and strengthen communication and cooperation between the main active forces of the district for the development at local and district levels.

Within the framework of the initiative, it is planned to unite active forces of the district on a complementary basis, develop their interaction skills, and bind them with authorities, useful institutions of the district, oblast and country. In the long term, a platform will be created for the development of initiatives in the district as well as a district network for the cooperation of all active forces. 

During the project, several meetings have already been held so that activists of the district could get familiar with projects on the development of their communities and particular directions of district’s life, to learn about opportunities and capacities of each participant.  An organization group is almost formed which has already got down to work on the implementation of the initiative.

Among a great number of proposals, five mini-initiatives have been chosen with regard to culture, traditions, social and economic development of the region:

  • “Museum Theatre” is a cultural initiative aimed at the revival of the theater life in the town and drawing attention to the museum as a cultural and educational centre of the town and district.
  • “Music in Bragin” is an initiative aimed at conserving and promoting song traditions of the district.
  • “Bragin Flavour” is a culinary initiative. Its mission is to learn and preserve traditional recipes and unique dishes of Polesye, and also make them a tourist highlight of the district.
  • “Experimental Plot for Growing Garden Raspberry» is a social and economic initiative aimed at drawing the population’s attention to berry growing as a promising economic activity.
  • “A Tourist Object of Mikulichi” is an initiative aimed at transforming Mikulichi village in an attractive and convenient place for tourists.

The local population is implementing all the mini-initiatives with the assistance of Green Cross Belarus NGO.

 From survival and rivalry to productive life and cooperation!