The Community Economic Development (CED) Project, a four-year project, started January 1, 2004 , and ends December 31, 2007 . It is financed by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) , Government of Canada and is managed by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) . CBIE is a Canadian national non-governmental organization (NGO) with over 10 years experience in Ukraine and over 30 years of experience managing of international projects all over the world.
The CED Project provides Canadian experitise in community economic development to partner organizations in Ukraine . It helps communities to mobilize their own resources, start community initiatives, and work together as a community with local authorities. CED works in three regions of Ukraine , in sites in which local communities have already shown their will to improve their economy and living environment. They want to obtain Western expertise in CED, integrate it into their own community economic work, and help other Ukrainian communities to do the same. The three areas in Ukraine are Pustomyty Rayon, Cherkasy Oblast and Transcarpathia Oblast.
We are pleased to offer you a web-quality version of a CED Project video, Community Empowerment. This video, featuring the Community Economic Development (CED) Project in Ukraine, was created by the Ukrainian Television and Radio (UTR) World Service Channel.
UTR, founded by the State Committee for Television and Radio of Ukraine, is the first satellite television company in Ukraine that works in a digital format. It started broadcasting in 2003. It was UTR's initiative to highlight the story of our project (funded by the Canadian International Development Agency) in their Terra Incognita series. Terra Incognita (Unknown Land) is a program featuring outstanding people, phenomena or sites that have not received public exposure yet.
In 2007, some employees of UTR were involved with the CED Project in terms of developing an educational/awareness video, Community Empowerment. This 50-minute video serves as a media training tool attached to the textbook on community economic development created within the framework of the Project .
Because the length of Terra Incognita program is limited to 20 - 25 minutes, program officials asked for authorization to use the Project's raw video materials to develop them into a Terra Incognita program which they could then broadcast on UTR.
Starting from September 2007, there were four broadcasts of the CEDP video in the Ukrainian language on the UTR Channel. In November, UTR decided to send this film for the Kalynovi Ostrovy documentary festival held in Cherkasy Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, where it ultimately took second place in the European Integration Efforts category.
In February, 2008, the CED Project agreed to participate in an English voice-over production for the video (with Ukrainian subtitles). The UTR Channel then broadcasted the English version twice on Sunday, February 24, 2008.
The video is valuable because it presents an outside, non-partisan, uncensored view of our Project and CED at large. You are invited to click and take a quick glance at the work that we have been doing over the last four years.
Terra Incognita (80 MB)