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>> Students of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University were Given a Training on Waste Management Issues
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>> Discover Georgia Eco-Camps - A Thank You CENN Facebook Page Users!
>> Impact Hub Sessions has Started
>> Impact Sessions Competition has Come to a Close

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Students of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University were Given a Training on Waste Management Issues


Source: CENN, 2017-11-10

On November 3, students of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University were given a training on waste management challenges in Adjara. After the training, students were introduced to WMTR II program approaches and methods of addressing challenges. The purpose of the training was to introduce to the students the topic of waste management and to get them ready for the Impact Hub Sessions, the first stage of which was launched in CENN Green Center on November 9-10. Here, students were given an opportunity to convert their ideas on waste management challenges into projects.

WMTR II program is implemented by CENN with the support of USAID.

16 students are participating in the competition. At the initial stage, they developed specific projects addressing local waste management issues with mentors assistance. In the end of November, the participants of the competition will presented their projects to competent jury who will announce the winner.

The winner team(s) will be supported by CENN in project implementation.

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Dog Organization Georgia 2018 Calendar


Source: CENN, 2017-11-16

Dog Organization Georgia (D.O.G.) is proud to announce the 2018 calendar, which is ready and available to anyone who would like their own copy. For this calendar, a new and exciting concept was utilized - instead of using photographs, D.OG. collaborated with various artists/street artists who illustrated the shelter dogs.

Many of these names are well-known many have probably seen their works and murals all around town.

Please take a look at some of their work and contact D.O.G. if you would like your own copy. A 15 Gel donation for each calendar is needed. Thank you.

As in last year's edition, CENN continues its support to D.O.G. by being one of the sponsors of the "Dogs Illustrated - 2018 Calendar".

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Discover Georgia Eco-Camps - A Thank You CENN Facebook Page Users!


Source: CENN, 2017-11-16

Our video on diaries of Discover Georgia eco-camps has gained 4,800 views and 63 shares in only 2 months!!!

Camp participants were given lectures at the field. Students visited unique forests of Sharakhevi as well as Okatse, Martvili and Balda Canyons to study the issues of multifunctional forest use and agriculture development.

We extend our gratitude to the teachers, experts and invited trainers who participated in the camp program development and of course, to Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) for providing financial support!

We would also like to express our thanks to Bulachauri Green Center staff for their incredible hospitality.

30.11.2017 Impact Hub Sessions has Started

Impact Hub Sessions has Started


Source: CENN, 2017-11-24

WMTR II team has launched the Impact Hub Sessions - a contest for students in Adjara AR aiming to encourage young people to become active citizens and to support them to identify waste management challenges in their communities and find appropriate solutions.

The contest has two sessions. The first session took place on November 910, at Bulachauri Green Center, where 16 students received training and mentorship to convert their ideas for solutions to local waste management problems into functional projects. On November 22, these 4 groups presented their projects to the jury who selected the winner(s) according to the following criteria: sustainability, effectiveness, and local community involvement. The closing ceremony of the Impact Hub Sessions will take place at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University.

WMTR II program is implemented by CENN with the support of USAID.

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Impact Sessions Competition has Come to a Close


Source: CENN, 2017-11-24

On November 22, a closing event of the student competition - Impact Sessions was held in Classroom #328 of Batumi Shota Rustaveli University. The competition was held within Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) implemented by CENN with the support of USAID.

Impact Sessions was aimed at involvement of youth and supporting their initiatives in promoting environmental issues, particularly those related to waste management.

The first stage of the competition was held on November 9-10, within which students were given seminars and trainings on waste management, entrepreneurship and project management. After the seminars the students were divided into working groups to elaborate specific projects on coping with local challenges in waste management. The projects were designed to address various types of waste management related issues such as waste separation and collection throughout the University and their delivery to recycling companies, compost production, conducting conferences and trainings to raise public awareness pertaining to waste management.

At the closing stage, competent jury heard 4 specific projects and identified 2 winners. Teams were evaluated by the following criteria: subject relevancy, project sustainability, involvement and scheduling of local resources.

Two teams became the winners of the competition with the projects: Eco bin and Green Garden. Eco bin project considers mobilization of paper and plastic waste and its delivery to a recycling company, while Green Garden project aims at promotion and practical teaching of composting at university.

CENN will support both project teams in project implementation within WMTR II.

WMTR II program is implemented by CENN with the support of USAID.





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