Consultation Meeting ('Zyber Sallaku' 9-year school, Manez, Durres)

UNDP Albania

Community Infrastructure Support - CIS


“Community Infrastructure Support” (CIS) Project, is funded by the Denmark and United Kingdom and aims to support national and local governments in reducing further social and economic losses, and to accelerate the recovery process through educational facility repair and reconstruction.  It is implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Government of Albania.

  • The objectives of the Project are: (i) to support repairing and reconstruction, including basic furnishing, of education facilities in municipalities affected by the earthquake according to international standards and (ii) to provide increased transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness to the recovery process.
  • CIS is in line with 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and more specifically with SDG 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”: SDG 10 “Reduced inequalities “and SDG 17 “Partnership for Goals”.
  • The project’s total budget is EUR 2,300,000; EUR 1,955,000/funded by Government of Denmark and EUR 345,000/funded by United Kingdom. The project’s duration is 28 months.


The "Community Infrastructure Support" (CIS) Project aids Albania in its recovery from the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on 26 November 2019. 51 people were killed and at least 913 others were hurt as a result of the earthquake. With a combined population of around 1,185,286 people, eleven municipalities spread across three prefectures (Tirana, Durrës, and Lezha) have experienced varied degrees of damage as a result of the earthquake, with 202,291 individuals being directly or indirectly impacted. Government reports claimed that 17,090 of the affected residents were forced to leave their homes. The Albanian government declared a State of Natural Emergency in the three prefectures for the first time in recent memory. Housing (78.5%), the productive (8.4%) and educational (7.5%) sectors are the sectors where the majority of the damages are reported.

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Major achievements


  • Several meetings are conducted with Durrës Municipality to discuss the scope of cooperation, roles and responsibilities. MoU is already signed between the two parties.
  • Technical assessment of the three education facilities is undertaken to identify the needs for infrastructure intervention. ToR and technical specifications for the design and supervision are prepared and posted.
  • The first Steering Committee Meeting is organized on 8th of February 2022.

“Isuf Ferra” kindergarten:

Draft project ideas are consulted during the consultation meeting, organized on June 8th, 2022, with the participation of 23 participants from school staff, children, parents, and local government. The designing company is working on detailing the technical design.

“Jusuf Hoti” joint high school:

Draft project ideas are consulted during the consultation meeting, organized on June 8th, 2022, with the participation of 18 participants from school staff, pupils, parents, and local government. The contract for civil works has already been signed with the construction company, and work on the implementation phase is scheduled to begin as soon as the Municipality of Durrës issues the construction permit.

“Zyber Sallaku” 9- year school

Draft project ideas are consulted during the consultation meeting, organized on May 31st, 2022, with the participation of 20 participants from school staff, students, parents, and local government. The process for selection of the construction company is under way.

Project Outcome

      3 (three) educational facilities repaired and/or reconstructed in the affected municipality of Durrës, with a strong emphasis on sustainability, inclusiveness, and environmental protection and quality of education environment improved.



      November 2021

      END DATE

      March 2024






      United Nations Development Programme



      MPTF-SDGs Acceleration Fund for Albania






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