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Ariana’s Participatory Budgeting Citizen Forums

In the context of the Participatory Budgeting process, the municipality of Ariana organized 4 citizen forums through which the citizens participated in proposing project ideas of basic infrastructure, voting for the priority projects of their neighborhoods, and electing citizens delegates whose mission is to monitor the implementation of the final list of projects.

The 4 citizen forums covered the whole municipal zone of Ariana, and had been organized between the 23th  of September and 1st of October 2017, respectively in the following places : Ariana ville, Ariana superieure, Al Manazah, Riadh EnnaserA communication campaign preceded the organization of the citizen forums to inform and invite the citizens to take part in the public meetings. Different kind of communication tools had been used during this campaign such as : Flyers, Posters, Banners, car loud-speaker service, radio broadcasts …

In this first year / edition of the Participatory Budgeting, 196 citizens participated to present their project ideas related to roads, and to select the priority projects. The result of the organizations of the 5 citizens forums was a list of 57 project ideas of  basic infrastructure. Besides,  the citizens elected 16 citizen delegates in order to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the final list of projects.

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The citizen forums were organized by the municipality of Ariana in collaboration with the local civil society organizations, which provided volunteer members to play the role of “local facilitators” of the Participatory Budgeting. These facilitators ensured, in partnership with the municipality : the implementation of the communication plan to inform and invite the citizen to participate in the citizen forums; the preparation and the organization of the citizen forums; and the support of the citizen delegates in their monitoring and evaluation mission.

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Zaghouan’s Participatory Budgeting Citizen Forum

In the context of the Participatory Budgeting process, the municipality of Zaghouan organized 1 citizen forum through which the citizens participated in proposing project ideas of basic infrastructure, voting for the priority projects of their neighborhoods, and electing citizens delegates whose mission is to monitor the implementation of the final list of projects. This citizen forum covered the whole municipal zone of Zaghouan, and had been organized on the 3rd  of December 2017A communication campaign preceded the organization of the citizen forums to inform and invite the citizens to take part in the public meetings. Different kind of communication tools had been used during this campaign such as : Flyers, Posters, Banners, car loud-speaker service, radio broadcasts … In this first year / edition of the Participatory Budgeting, 52 citizens participated to present their project ideas related to roads, and to select the priority projects. The result of the organizations of the 5 citizens forums was a list of 5 project ideas of  basic infrastructure. Besides,  the citizens elected 3 citizen delegates in order to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the final list of projects.

Citizen Participation Rate

The citizen forum were organized by the municipality of Zaghouan in collaboration with the local civil society organizations, which provided volunteer members to play the role of “local facilitators” of the Participatory Budgeting. These facilitators ensured, in partnership with the municipality : the implementation of the communication plan to inform and invite the citizen to participate in the citizen forum; the preparation and the organization of the citizen forum; and the support of the citizen delegates in their monitoring and evaluation mission.

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Training of the citizen delegates of Béjà

In order to ensure the success of the monitoring mission, the Associative Action organized, on the 8th of Fberuary 2018, a training session for the citizen delegates of the municipality of Béjà on the implementation process of the municipal projects. The technical services of the municipality as well as the local facilitators of the Participatory Budgeting attended this session.

The training presented all the administrative and on-the-ground steps related to the implementation of municipal projects. By the end of the training, every citizen delegate received a copy of a monitoring and evaluation guide of the municipal projects, edited by the Associative Action in collaboration with the technical services of the municipality.

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Training of the citizen delegates of Ben Arous

In order to ensure the success of the monitoring mission, the Associative Action organized, on the 10th of February 2018, a training session for the citizen delegates of the municipality of Gremda on the implementation process of the municipal projects. The technical services of the municipality as well as the local facilitators of the Participatory Budgeting attended this session.

The training presented all the administrative and on-the-ground steps related to the implementation of municipal projects. By the end of the training, every citizen delegate received a copy of a monitoring and evaluation guide of the municipal projects, edited by the Associative Action in collaboration with the technical services of the municipality.

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