NEWS

1 Opportunities to Purchase Recycled Paper or Recycled Paper Products

11.10.2018

If you care for the environment and desire to save natural resources, this news is for you. USAID/WMTR II program partner and social enterprise, Green Gift, offers to produce different types of recycled paper: wrapping paper, bookmarks, notebooks, envelopes, printing paper, etc. The enterprise also offers to assist organizations with paper bins in case they want to collect paper to recycle.   For more information contact: Green Gift: Phone: +995 599 977 119 Email: greengift.geo@gmail.com   USAID/WMTR II program: Phone: +995 32 275 40 63/64 Email: info@cenn.org   About the WMTR II program: CENN, with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing the program, Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II), in three regions of Georgia – Kakheti, Adjara, Shida Kartli and the city of Tbilisi. The WMTR II program assists the Government of Georgia (GoG) in modernizing the country’s waste management sector and supporting sustainable development and inclusive economic growth, ensuring responsible management of natural endowments that will minimize adverse impacts from waste on human health and natural resources.
PHOTO (11) Rural Women from Keda Municipality Joined the International Harvest Festival in Armenia

19.09.2018

With the EU support, 5 successful women from the Keda Local Action Group participated in the international events taking place in Yerevan. On September 14-15 Armenia’s capital hosted the conference “Women in Agriculture” and the “Harvest Festival of Rural Life and Traditions”. Up to 100 women from different countries attended events dedicated to the women empowerment in agriculture.   The EU ENPARD-supported Keda LEADER project was presented at the conference by CENN. A local entrepreneur from the Keda municipality Tamar Baladze shared her success story and future plans on raspberry production with the Armenian women. On the second day, different products from the mountainous Adjara, such as wine, honey, jams, nuts, cheese, and spices were exhibited and sold at the Harvest Festival. Besides official festival events, women had an opportunity to visit organic farm and Green Center operated by Green Lane NGO on the outskirts of Yerevan city.In addition, on the way back to Georgia, participants visited village of Khashtarak, where one of the ENPARD Armenia beneficiaries hosted Georgian women at her raspberry garden and shared her experience about joining the Rural Women Council (RWC) established under the joint efforts of CENN and Green Lane in the framework of the project “Strengthening and Engagement of Rural Women in Natural Resources Management in the South Caucasus Countries”.   The further plans of the Keda LEADER program in regard to women empowerment in Keda municipality include trainings, seminars, exchange visits, and other capacity-building activities in line with the Local Development Strategy of Keda.    The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.   The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; }
clean up World Clean-Up Day

06.09.2018

Dear Friends,   We are delighted to inform you that on September 15th, the event, World Clean–Up Day, will be held. The Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, The Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth, Georgian Society of Nature Explorers Orchis, and the programs “Raising Awareness in Ecology and Waste Management” and “Clean-up Georgia Phase III,” supported by the government of Sweden, Georgia’s National Platform member –international company Caucasus Youth Network with the campaign, Let’s Do It, and CENN’s Waste Management Technology in Regions Phase II (WMTR II) program, supported by USAID, are going to celebrate World Clean-Up Day together. We hope that Georgia’s national platform member organizations will also join us and encourage other governmental and non-governmental organizations to clean-up different territories.   On September 15th, millions of people from 150 countries will unite to take care of our one and only planet, our home. The clean-up events will commence in New Zealand and finish 36 hours later in Hawaii.   The idea behind World Clean-Up Day originated 10 years ago in Estonia, when 4% of the country’s population united to clean their surroundings of waste. This idea gave birth to the global community movement, Let’s Do It World, which unifies people with one goal: keep Earth clean.   Information about clean-up event times and places will be disseminated on different media platforms, such as WMTR II program’s social network and portal (http://environment.cenn.org/waste-management), and The Greens Movement of Georgia’s website (www.cleanup.ge, www.greens.ge). For organizations that wish to join this event, please contact us in advance.   Information about the programs:   The Greens Movement of Georgia The Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth has been part of the UN environmental program’s (UNEP) initiated annual campaign, Clean Up the World, since 1992. In 2010, with support provided by the government of Sweden and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, the project, “Let’s Clean up Georgia,” was initiated and is still ongoing. In the framework of this project, an NGO consortium comprised of the Greens Movement of Georgia, the Georgian Society of Nature Explorers Orchis and Ecovision, has been holding large-scale clean-up events in 63 municipalities throughout Georgia since 2015. Illegal landfills are accounted for and are being monitored with the help of Greens Movement regional coordinators, and systematic meetings are organized with local municipality leaders and the community in order to raise awareness about the environmental impact of waste. The consortium actively participated in the formation of the Waste Management Code and municipal waste management five-year plans. The direct result of the aforementioned activities is that communal service funding was increased in the budgets of municipalities.   Let’s Do it World Let’s Do it Georgia is a representative of the international organization, Let’s do it World in Georgia. The organization will participate in clean-up activities on September 15th. The project aims to include 5% of Georgia’s population (200,000 people) in the clean-up activities and thereby reduce littering in Georgia.   Currently, Let’s Do it Georgia is collaborating with 50 regional organizations, all of the municipalities, the parliament of Georgia, the president’s administration and hundreds of leaders from all regions of Georgia, who are ready to volunteer.   WMTR II program The Waste Management Technology in Regions phase II (WMTR II) program is implemented in three regions of Georgia: Kakheti, Shida Kartli, the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and the city of Tbilisi. The WMTR II program assists the Government of Georgia (GoG) in modernizing the country’s waste management sector and supporting sustainable development and inclusive economic growth, ensuring the responsible management of natural endowments that will minimize adverse impacts from waste on human health and natural resources.   The program is structured according to the following objectives: • Implementation of an Integrated Waste Management System • Private Sector-Led Recycling • Illegal Dumping Penalties and Tariff Policy • Public Outreach   Please join us on September 15th to help clean up our planet. One day. One planet. One goal For further information please contact:   WMTR II Salome Sulaberidze: salome.sulaberidze@cenn.org   The Greens Movement of Georgia Marika Pirosmanishvili: pirmariami@gmail.com Elene Berdenishvili: lenaberdzenishvili@gmail.com Nino Chkhobadze: nino.chkhobadze@gmail.com   Let’s Do it World letsdoitgeorgia@gmail.com
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