Posusje Municipality has recognized members of the Diaspora as direct users of administrative and information services, which seek to strengthen communication and partnership with the Diaspora through adequate provision of public services in accordance with the expressed needs of the diaspora.
The concrete interventions implemented so far with the Posusje Municipality, in cooperation with the Diaspora and the private sector through direct grant support, resulted in the introduction of a curriculum for CNC operations in local secondary education, and the creation of 8 jobs through the knowledge transfer on a CNC machine that was partly acquired with financial support from the diaspora. In the past 12 months, Posusje Municipality has started providing e-registrar services as well as communication services to members of its diaspora, which confirms the Municipality’s efforts to improve communication with its citizens and improve confidence in local government bodies.
The implementation of the above activities was supported through the Diaspora Development Project, which is a project of the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of BiH and the Government of Switzerland, in partnership with UNDP BiH and IOM BiH. The project aims to strengthen and encourage local self-government units to work together with citizens and businessmen from the diaspora to develop their local communities.
An information meeting with representatives of the Diaspora Development Project was held at the premises of Posušje Municipality on May 15, 2019 with the aim of identifying potential opportunities for the municipality to establish and provide additional public services for the Diaspora. During the meeting, representatives of the municipal administration made specific proposals for the establishment of three new public services for the diaspora through software solutions that will integrate the provision of utilities, business consulting and electronic registration of the diaspora.