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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
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U.S., Azerbaijan improve water
supply, livestock management in districts
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.
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UNDP, Government of Azerbaijan,
Coca-Cola open Women Resource Centre in Salyan district
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 women’s economic
and social initiatives, and provide opportunities for capacity building,
entrepreneurial activity, vocational education and gaining public voice.
At today’s 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.
Azerbaijan approves procedure fo
Azerbaijan approves procedure for
import, export of trees, flowers, plants
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 Azerbaijan’s 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
EU4Energy: Increasing energy
efficiency in Azerbaijan
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 country’s 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
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
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