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LFP Moldova re-entry event

December, 1 2012

On December 1st, the first generation of LFP alumni from Moldova met at the American Councils office for the very first LFP re-entry event. American Councils Moldova Country Director David Jesse welcomed the new alumni and encouraged them to act as agents for democratic change in Moldova and engage in community development projects. David Strashnoy, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Section, US. Embassy in Chisinau introduced the LFP alumni to the small alumni grants and democracy grants programs and explained in detail how to put together a grant proposal in the legislative field and receive funding from the Embassy. Lazari Alexei (Project Manager at ROLLINSON FOUNDATION) and Unciuc Ion (Firsth lieutenant, Deputy Warden for educational activities, social and psichological asistance, Penitenciary nr.1-Taraclia.), our first Spring LFP alumni, presented their outbound project implemented in August-September 2012, entitled Intercultural exchange between Judicial Systems in the US and Republic of Moldova. They shared the challenges in putting together an outbound project and implementing it in Moldova. Daniela Munca-Aftenev, LFP Moldova Program Officer talked about other funding opportunities for LFP alumni projects, such as the Alumni Engagement Fund offered by State Department and introduced the alumni into the basics of project writing. The alumni analyzed the international LFP projects which won the competition in 2012 and received funding for their post program projects: Open School for Responsible Bloggers implemented by a group of Russian LFP Alumni and Center for Democratic Leadership implemented by LFP alumni from Ukraine. The other two special guests of the event were Rusnac Aliona, Doctor in Law, instructor at Institute of History State and Law, expert in international projects at Academy of Science of Moldova, who presented a two hour workshop on developing project writing skills and Dr Chetraru Aliona, former Deputy Dean, Department of Finances at State University of Moldova, who walked the alumni through project budgeting and costs evaluation principles. The event aimed to equip the very first LFP alumni from Moldova with the tools necessary to find various funding opportunities and design, initiate and implement a post program project, to encourage the alumni to exchange practical ideas and encourage them to collaborate upon their return home.

 

 

 

 

 

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