Director of the Office for Information Technology and Electronic Governance of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, Mihailo Jovanovic, spoke with the new...
UNDP Office in Serbia opened Accelerator Lab in Belgrade. An innovative network of 60 Accelerator Labs is being launched worldwide to test and scale new...
Francine Pickup, Resident Representative, UNDP Serbia
I am excited to be in Serbia, because it has the potential to create regional change by addressing critical development concerns that go beyond...
Francine Pickup is appointed as the UNDP Resident Representative in Serbia as of May 2019. Previously acting UNDP Resident Representative in India and, prior to...
Sophia the Robot answers our questions on the second day of the Digital Summit Western Balkans. Full interview will be published in the May issue of CorD.
Speaking at the opening of conference Open Government Partnership in Serbia – Openness builds trust, organised within the framework of the Open Management Week...
“This initiative represents an opportunity for local self-governments, the business sector, civil society organisations and the scientific-research community to respond jointly in Serbia to the challenges of adapting to climate change, in order for us to preserve our environment, protect people's lives and incentivise economic development through innovative solutions.” - Goran Trivan, Minister of Environmental Protection
“In order for us to reduce the discarding of food, or the generating of food waste, we need systemic, lasting solutions and sustainable management of excess food. With this we would contribute to reducing poverty and hunger, as well as protecting the environment – all for the benefit of the entire community” - Radmila Ivetić, President of the Food Bank Association
In 2017, UNDP helped 110 countries access about $2billion in grants for energy projects
“The overall impact of the migration crisis on Šid has not been adverse, but beneficial. Living with migrants can only improve our lives,” - Zoran Semenović, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Šid
Strong Partnerships for Stronger Impact
“UNDP has provided invaluable support to the Public Investment Management Office in ensuring timely delivery and good progress on the implementation of sovereign loans,”...
“The culture of the Roma people is very rich, it just needs to be portrayed in the right way. The knowledge and experience I gained in the past six months will help me present it through film, music and other areas of contemporary creativity,” - Tomislav Jovanović, Roma UN Volunteer at the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information
“It is up to media to constantly warn about the issue of violence, and to insist for the officials authorised by the law to prevent it, and for the society to recognise and condemn it” - Ljubica Gojgić, member of the group “Journalists Against Violence”
“The introduction of e-Parliament enables savings in the amount of 4.5 million RSD annually! Additionally, this digital tool assists in guiding/directing the work of the parliament towards its purpose – to discuss items on the agenda and to represent the interests of the people, rather than being used for self-promotion and inter-party disagreements,” - Zoran Vukašinović, Secretary General of the Leskovac Local Assembly
“Citizens, as well as local governments, are now more aware of how important it is to organise public debates, to jointly discuss and decide on all issues of importance to the local community, particularly budget spending and investment plans. In this way we decentralise decision-making and contribute to a more democratic society,” - Miroslav Mijatović, CSO of the Podrinje Anti-corruption Team (PAKT), Loznica
“After many years of hard work on the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Initiative, I am proud that we have established excellent cooperation and became true and equal partners with the civil sector” - Dragana Brajović, OGP Consultant at the Serbian Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government
“Digital revolution provides us with the opportunity for the economic development of our country. It gives us a chance to become competitive on the market and catch up with the developed countries. This technological revolution fundamentally changes our lives, it is inevitable and unstoppable. The Office has taken steps in this direction through the projects we implement in this field and we are successfully moving towards the digital transformation.” - Mihailo Jovanović, Director, Office for Information Technologies and e-Government
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