We are closing the week with the last workshop for this year regarding the financing of social services, together with representatives from the Municipality of Prishtinë, Fushë-Kosovë, Podujevë, Lipjan and Obiliq. During this two-day workshop Officials of the Mayors’ cabinets, assemblymen, Directors of Municipal Directorates for Health and Social Welfare, Budget and Finance, procurement officers, human rights offices, directors of Social Work Centers and representatives of social service providers from the non-governmental level government, were informed about planning, costing and contracting social services.
One of the main challenges at the municipal level remains the sustainable financing of social services for people in need. During the last months, KOMF has conducted these workshops in the 7 regions of Kosovo to support municipalities in empowering professionals to provide quality social services. These workshops were led by the local expert, Shar Kurtishi.
Also, KOMF will develop instruments for planning, monitoring, budgeting and contracting of social services. These instruments will be designed to support municipalities for fair and sustainable budget planning and management of social services.
This workshop was made possible within the project “Strengthening social service workforce to provide continued quality social services for most vulnerable children and families in Kosovo”, supported by Unicef Kosovo Programme in partnership with USAID Kosovo.