Vikash has implemented various activities in Puri, Konark, Nimapara and Bhubaneswar Urban Local Bodies(ULBs) to bring positive change in Urban Governance. It undertook a study on “Status of Decentralization of Urban Governance in Selected ULBs” comprising 11 Municipalities in 4 Districts of Odisha.
Vikash has organized regional consultations of Notified Area Councils (NACs) and Municipalities and identified critical barriers in strengthening Urban Governance.
We organized capacity building training programs for the elected representatives of the Urban Local Bodies in Puri, Konark, Nimapara and Bhubaneswar Municipalities. Exposure visits were arranged for the elected representatives to model ULBs for exposure and enhance their learning.
Vikash has facilitated formation and strengthening of citizens groups (Youth, Senior Citizens, Women and Media etc.) to work as consultative stakeholders in strengthening public infrastructure and services in the NACs and Municipalities.We also undertook campaigns to involve more citizens in Urban Governance.