Empowering Women in Post Disaster Reconstruction in Turkey
Following the Marmara earthquake in 1999, SCI worked with the Foundation for the Support of Women's Work (FSWW), to strengthen their efforts at bringing women into the decision-making process in the reconstruction of their communities. The project also involved a grassroots exchange between Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), an Indian NGO that implemented a similar project after the earthquake in India 2 years prior. These two NGOs subsequently formed a UN type II partnership on community resilience to disasters, and worked together in providing disaster relief during the 2001 Gujerat earthquake.
Local Government Support Program - Central Europe (LGSP-CE)
The LGSP-CE project increased the effectiveness of sub–national reforms towards the development of capable and efficient local government and their associations in the Visegrád countries. This included strengthening municipal capabilities to assume greater responsibilities for service delivery, revenue generation, and financing, strengthening municipal associations in the Visegrad countries that are capable of negotiating with the national government, and establishing processes for involving stakeholders and citizens in local government decision-making. It also fostered cooperation and skills-sharing across the region and among partners.