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News from Georgia >>

EU to help Georgia systemise agricultural crop varieties

On 10-13 April, an expert from France visited Georgia as part of the EU’s assistance to the country to establish a national catalogue of plant varieties.  More>>

Rural Women in Georgia Make Strides towards Economic Empowerment
“Education and economic activities empower and equip women to make life-determining choices and secure brighter future for their country,” said Esabelle Dingizian, Third Vice Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, while meeting women  More>>

Seven Georgian municipalities join EU initiative for climate and energy action
Seven Georgian municipalities recently became members of the EU-funded “Covenant of Mayors East” initiative. The official signing ceremony of the agreement took place in Telavi, Georgia. As a result, the total number of signatories  More>>

EU, in partnership with UNDP, assists Georgia to build national network of Rural Development professionals
30 local experts were trained in rural development topics on 16-17 April 2018. The interactive training focused on a range of rural development areas, including strategic programming, implementation and evaluation, and best European  More>>

News from Azerbaijan >>

Azerbaijan to launch 15 agro-parks in 2018
Fifteen agro-parks are planned to be launched in Azerbaijan in 2018, Executive Director of the National Entrepreneurship Support Fund (NFES) of Azerbaijan Shirzad Abdullayev said at a press conference April 18.  More>>

Azerbaijan's new agriculture minister names main principles for ministry's activity
Azerbaijan's newly-appointed Agriculture Minister Inam Karimov has named key principles for his Ministry's future activity.  More>>

Azerbaijan’s new ecology, natural resources minister introduced to ministry’s staff
Azerbaijan’s new Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Mukhtar Babayev was introduced to the ministry’s staff by Assistant to the Azerbaijani President for Economic Issues Ali Asadov  More>>

News from Armenia >>

FAO Launches Projects in Armenia to Advance Dairy, Agriculture Sectors
With a signing ceremony and press conference today in Yerevan, FAO launched a new project to make substantial improvements to dairy operations in the Republic of Armenia.  More>>

RA National Assembly Ratified Armenia-EU Agreement: ANPP Decommissioning Roadmap To Be Developed
On 11 April the National Assembly ratified the draft law 'On behalf of the European Union, of the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States  More>>

Ensuring energy efficiency in buildings due to the newly adopted Technical Regulation “On Energy Efficiency in Buildings”
On 12 April 2018 the Government of the Republic of Armenia approved Technical Regulation “On Energy Efficiency in Buildings”. It defines the requirements for the energy efficiency measures of newly constructed multi-apartment buildings  More>>

Video features results of EU support to organic beekeeping in Armenia
The Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI), supported by the EU in Armenia, has presented a video showcasing the results of its assistance in promoting organic beekeeping in the country. The video shows farmers who have received  More>>

International News >>

Can Nature Help Us Manage Risk in a Time of Growing Climate Extremes?
The world’s coastal cities are some of the most rapidly growing centers of human activity. Sprawling formal and informal settlements are being built at the expense of the ecosystems that act as a buffer against the forces of floods and hurricanes.  More>>

Applications Now Open for Greenhouse Gas Inventory Training
The professional training programme on the transparency of climate action and support is now officially open for applications. The programme seeks to  More>>

Scientists warn of dangerous decline in Asia-Pacific’s biodiversity
“Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being,” says the latest Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform  More>>

One year after the launch of #CleanSeas, the tide is turning
Just over a year since the launch, 42 governments – accounting for more than half the world’s coastline – have signed up to the #CleanSeas campaign with many making specific commitments to protect oceans, encourage recycling and cut  More>>

News From CENN >>

A Meeting for the Project, “Water for the Poor,” was held with the Stakeholders of Marneuli Municipality
On 29 March 2018, the head of Marneuli Municipality, Mr. Temur Abazov hosted the project team (CENN, HRC and WW) and other stakeholders (i.e. the Public Health Center, school staff and management, and representatives from the medical sector) to  More>>

A “World Water Day” Event at Marneuli’s N.6 Public School
On 27 March 2018, CENN held an event dedicated to “World Water Day” at Marneuli’s N.6 Public School, where the CENN team distributed WaSH posters to the school’s administration and conducted an educational seminar with school  More>>

Keda Local Action Group (LAG) Starts Working on the Local Development Strategy
On 10-12 April 2018, under the EU supported program Keda LEADER, the board of the Keda Local Action Group (LAG) has hosted a workshop aiming at the identification of the sectoral directions for the further organization of the group’s work.  More>>

Austrian Partners Visited Keda LAG Under the EU-supported ENPARD Program
From April 16-20, the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (OIR) visited Keda LAG under the EU-supported ENPARD program implemented by CENN. The OIR is Austrian organization working in the fields of spatial planning  More>>

A Large-Scale Environmental Campaign - Keep Georgia Beautiful has Begun
In Georgia, a large-scale environmental campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful, officially launched on this day. The campaign intends to involve private companies, NGOs and governmental agencies in keeping the environment clean and green in the country  More>>

News from the GEF >>

New project in West Africa will boost resilience of coastal communities
The West African Coastal Areas (WACA) Resilience Investment Project, funded in part by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), was approved this week by the World Bank Group Board. The regional project will help build the resilience  More>>






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