What is a Smart Village?
Smart Villages are communities in rural areas that use innovative solutions to improve their resilience, building on local strengths and opportunities.
Sixteen local development companies around Ireland commissioned the creation of the Smart Village Curriculum by eTownz, and eTownz is providing training in the curriculum on behalf of ten of these local development companies.
The curriculum consists of six 90 minute modules which guide participants through the process of creating a Smart Village Plan, which is compiled using a workbook that is completed during the course.
Once the plan is prepared it is reviewed annually in an inclusive manner by all local stakeholders. Each record and goal is reviewed annually moving projects through their lifecycle using metrics and community feedback to update the plan.
Each of the ten LDCs eTownz is providing training for will be identifying communities that wish to participate in the program and then seeking people from each community to participate in the interactive course. These participants will be the Smart Village champions in their communities, trained in bringing various stakeholders together and coordinating the program annually.
Local Development Companies
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County Sligo Leader Partnership
Inishowen Development Partnership
Roscommon Leader Partnership
North, East & West Kerry Development (NEWKD)
Donegal Local Development CLG