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>> U.S., Azerbaijan improve water supply, livestock management in districts
>> UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan, Coca-Cola open Women Resource Centre in Salyan district
>> Azerbaijan approves procedure for import, export of trees, flowers, plants
>> EU4Energy: Increasing energy efficiency in Azerbaijan



31.10.2017 EU supports establishment of the

U.S., Azerbaijan improve water supply, livestock management in districts

 

Source: trend.az, 2017-10-20
 

Thanks to joint efforts between the United States and Azerbaijan, villages in Zardab and Aghjabadi districts celebrated the completion of multiple water supply and livestock management projects on Oct. 18-19.

The U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Economy, local Executive Committees, and municipal government representatives attended the event. The United States, via USAID, and the Government of Azerbaijan co-financed the projects, which were managed by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).

With technical support from EWMI, residents in Dali Gushchu and Godekgobu villages of Zardab district and in Arazbar village of Aghjabadi district built feed grinding facilities that increase the local availability of affordable animal feed. This improvement is expected to boost the productivity of livestock production while reducing costs for animal feed by nearly 50 percent, benefitting the 4,700 residents of the three villages.

Read more at: https://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/2810809.html


31.10.2017 UNDP

UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan, Coca-Cola open Women Resource Centre in Salyan district

 

Source: az.one.un.org, 2017-10-20

A new Women Resource Centre has been opened in the Salyan district of Azerbaijan today as a result of a partnership among the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (SCFWCA) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

The opening event has been attended by the Head of Salyan district Executive Authority, Sevindik Hatamov, the Chairperson of the SCFWCA Hijran Huseynova, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ghulam Isaczai, and Public Affairs and Communications manager of Coca-Cola in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, Alexandra Akkirman.

The resource centre in Salyan joins a network of other women centres in Sabirabad, Neftchala, Bilasuvar and Masalli districts also established in a partnership between UNDP and the SCFWCA to help rural women strengthen their presence in community life.

The centres serve as a public platform to plan and coordinate womens economic and social initiatives, and provide opportunities for capacity building, entrepreneurial activity, vocational education and gaining public voice.

At todays ceremony, nine women were given in-kind awards during the ceremony to enable them to start their businesses while 20 female graduates of vocational course received their certificates.

To this date, as part of the initiative for economic and social empowerment of rural women and youth supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, UNDP trained some 400 women on economic, educational and social skills in Neftchala and Salyan districts. It also supported the development of 28 women-led businesses; raised awareness about gender and violence issues among 1,300 men and women; provided vocational education to 114 young rural women; and improved water and sanitation facilities for over 800 girls in six rural communities.


31.10.2017 Azerbaijan approves procedure fo

Azerbaijan approves procedure for import, export of trees, flowers, plants

 

Source: trend.az, 2017-10-24

Trees, shrubs, flowers, herbaceous plants and their genetic materials will be imported into Azerbaijan on the basis of a quarantine import permit, an export phytosanitary certificate and phytosanitary certificates issued by the State Phytosanitary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture.

This issue is reflected in the new Procedure of import and export of trees, shrubs, flowers, herbaceous plants and their genetic materials for protection of plantings approved by Azerbaijans Cabinet of Ministers.

Import of trees, shrubs, flowers, herbaceous plants to Azerbaijan and their genetic materials, which may spread quarantine pests, will not be allowed without quarantine permission


31.10.2017 EU4Energy

EU4Energy: Increasing energy efficiency in Azerbaijan

 

Source: euneighbours.eu, 2017-10-26

The Energy Charter Secretariat recently held an expert meeting and workshop with the aim to support the Government of Azerbaijan in the creation of a draft law on energy saving and energy efficiency. The event, which took place on 24-25 October in the countrys capital Baku, brought together over 40 representatives from the Ministry of Energy, other relevant ministries, state committees and energy industry companies.

Experts analysed case studies from European Union member states and two other Eastern Partner countries Moldova and Ukraine to illustrate how to draw up national action plans and promote energy audits and ISO energy management systems in industry.

Public utilities have been designated by Azerbaijan as one of the key economic sectors for development by 2025. This includes improving the efficiency of existing power stations and their capacity, reducing gas and electricity losses in transmission and distribution, as well as enhancing the overall legal and regulatory environment.

The event was organised as part of the EU4Energy a European Union initiative that works with the eleven countries that make up the Eastern Partnership and Central Asian regions to support their energy policy-making. Under the EU4Energy umbrella, the Energy Charter Secretariat is cooperating with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus in the elaboration of their policies and legislation related to energy efficiency.

     

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