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>> Contest for Journalists
>> CENN Hosted Additional Trainings in Keda Municipality on European Model in Rural Development
>> A Large-Scale Environmental Campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful, has Started
>> WMTR II Announces a Christmas Competition - Our Christmas Tree
>> CENN in Cooperation with UNEP Launches Sustainable Low Emissions Transport Development Project in Georgia
>> CENN Delivered Open Lessons on Climate Change and Presented the Competition “Me LEADER” at the Schools in Keda Municipality



31.10.2017 Contest for Journalists

Contest for Journalists

 

Source: CENN, 2017-10-02

Celebrating the International Green Consumer Day, CENN provides you with a unique opportunity not only to become green consumer but also to make the society “greener” obtain interesting prizes and work on coverage of the greenest topics together with CENN.

Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) announces Words 4 Waste (W4W) contest for media.

Goal of the contest: coverage of processes, challenges and achievements in waste management sector in Georgia; public information on proper waste management including the importance of waste separation and recycling for environment, human health and economic development in the country.

Who is eligible to participate: representative of any media including radio, TV, electronic or printed media.

Contest theme: Practice, challenges, needs and results achieved in waste management sector in Georgia; assessment of the situation regarding meeting the requirements of Georgia-EU Association Agreement and national legislation; modern approaches to waste management (e.g. sorting, recycling, etc.) and the importance of their implementation in Georgia.

Contest conditions: journalists participating in the contest must prepare and publish a journalistic work (article, report or other publication) on a contest theme.

Selection criteria: special attention will be given to individual style of narration, journalistic creativity and accuracy of the provided material.

Duration: 28 September 2017 – 25 March 2018

CENN will provide an opportunity of remote cooperation to the contest winner
Pease send your published materials (links) and contact information to the following e-mail addresses:

Salome.Sulaberidze@cenn.org

Mariam.terterashvili@cenn.org


For detailed information, please contact us on the above e-mail addresses or on our Facebook page: WMTR Program

Deadline for submission of materials: 20 March 2018


31.10.2017 CENN Hosted Additional Trainings

CENN Hosted Additional Trainings in Keda Municipality on European Model in Rural Development

 

Source: CENN, 2017-10-06

On 4-5 October 2017, CENN has hosted a training on the European model for rural development within the framework of the EU-supported project “Optimizing the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development” in Keda Municipality.

The goal of the training was to jumpstart the conversation on the rural development prospects and opportunities available within the project. During the two-day workshops, participants had an opportunity to familiarise with the aspects of rural development, learn about European model of rural development – LEADER approach, discuss and analyse the opportunities and obstacles in the rural development process of villages in Keda Municipality.

Up to 50 participants of the trainings were community representatives who expressed their readiness to be involved in Local Action Group (LAG) activities. It has to be noted, that earlier in September around 70 representatives from 64 villages of Keda had already participated in the same round of trainings.

The EU-funded project “Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality” is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).

The project aims at diversification of the local economic activities, improving investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning of 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 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.


31.10.2017 A Large-Scale Environmental Camp

A Large-Scale Environmental Campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful, has Started

 

Source: CENN, 2017-10-12

On October 7, 13:00, Keep Georgia Beautiful, a large-scale environmental campaign officially launched. CENN, in cooperation with East European University hosted an event, Keep Georgia Beautiful, within Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) supported by USAID. The event started with signing a memorandum of understanding between the parties, following which a clean-up activity was conducted in the University garden.

Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign is aimed at involvement of private companies, NGOs and governmental agencies, local residents and any other stakeholder in sustaining of a clean and green environment in Georgia. East European University is the first institution that engaged in the campaign and took responsibility on the cleanliness of the garden in the vicinity of the garden.

University students, employees, students from a nearby school, initiators’ partner and friendly organizations and neighborhood volunteers participated in the initial clean-up activity as a part of the project. On completion of the activity, East European University also hosted screening of film and public discussion on environmental theme. By CENN initiative, Modern consumer behavior and its environmental effect was the subject of the screening. The film was shown using an innovative method, in a mobile planetarium, which was technically supported by CENN and financed by Orbeliani Georgia and Swedish Embassy.

Opening of Keep Georgia Beautiful campaign and the first activity was dedicated to International Green Consumer Day celebrated every day on September 28 and aimed at raising public awareness by encouraging public in general to replace massive, non-sustainable consumer habits with the sustainable green alternative.

For additional information, please see attached files or visit http://environment.cenn.org/


31.10.2017 WMTR II Announces a Christmas Co

WMTR II Announces a Christmas Competition - Our Christmas Tree

 

Source: CENN, 2017-10-19

Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II) announces a Christmas competition, Our Christmas Tree, for school students, university students and any creative person.


Goal of the competition:

  • Involve public general in environmental activities;

  • Support launching of new initiatives and development of creative vision among youths.

  • Promote the concept of reusing things and organizing Christmas exhibition and sales for charity purposes;

Who can participate: school students, university students and any person with a creative outlook who can revive old things with his/her own hands.

Description of the competition:

Those wishing to participate in the competition in October and November of the current year are to send photos of handiwork items on a Christmas theme prepared by them from recyclable products. The participants can use recyclable items to produce hand-made Christmas trees, Christmas toys, various decorations, souvenirs, etc. It is also possible to prepare a design for Christmas greeting cards on separation and recycling theme.

Fancy works made of the received materials will be posted on a Facebook page where 20 participants selected by jury and Facebook likes before the end of November will participate in preparation for the Christmas exhibition and sales organized by CENN.

In the end of November, selected participants will travel to CENN Green Camp in Bulachauri where they will prepare more Christmas souvenirs together with mentors.

Above-mentioned products will be presented at a charitable Christmas exhibition and sales.
Innovative participants will be awarded interesting prizes.
To send the materials and to receive detailed information, contact us on the addresses given below.

To get the updated information follow us on Facebook: WMTR Program.

Salome Sulaberidze
CENN, Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II)
Team Leader for Communication and Outreach
salome.sulaberidze@cenn.org

www.cenn.org


Kakha Guchmanidze
CENN, Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II)
Regional Coordinator in Adjara
k.guchmanidze@gmail.com


Kakha Sukhitashvili
CENN, Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II)
Regional Coordinator in Kakheti
kakhiberius@gmail.com


Irma Kitriashvili
CENN, Waste Management Technologies in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II)
Regional Coordinator in Shida Kartli
kitriashvili040@gmail.com


31.10.2017 CENN in Cooperation with UNEP La

CENN in Cooperation with UNEP Launches Sustainable Low Emissions Transport Development Project in Georgia

 

Source: CENN, 2017-10-24

On 20 October 2017 CENN in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) under Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) officially launched a new “Sustainable Low Emissions Transport Development” project, supporting Georgia to put in place sustainable and low emissions transport policies with the ultimate objective of improving public health and reducing climate change.

This project will assist the Government of Georgia to harmonize Georgian legislation with EU requirements and protect human health and environment from negative impacts of harmful emissions from the road transport sector. This will lead to increased auto fuel economy and lower CO2 and emissions from the transport sector.

In addition, this work will contribute to the implementation of the Global Strategy to introduce low sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).

The launching event was attended by the representatives of authorities, NGOs, international experts and GFEI country-level partners from Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, FYR Macedonia to discuss progress and plans in national implementation of the GFEI global targets.

The project is funded by the UNEP under the Climate Change Subprogram 2016-17, to strengthen the abilities of countries to move towards climate – resilient and low emission pathways for sustainable development and human well-being.

For more additional information, please contact:
Ann Inasaridze
CENN

T +99532 275 19 03/04
F +99532 275 19 05
M +99599 05 61 62
ann.inasaridze@cenn.org


31.10.2017 CENN Delivered Open Lessons on C

CENN Delivered Open Lessons on Climate Change and Presented the Competition “Me LEADER” at the Schools in Keda Municipality

 

Source: CENN, 2017-10-30

On 23-27 October 2017, CENN delivered open lessons on Climate Change and presented the young leaders and innovators competition “Me LEADER” at the high schools in Keda Municipality. The initiative is taking place in the framework of the EU-supported project “Optimizing the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development” in Keda Municipality.

The competition aims at discovering young leaders and innovators in the region and is open for the high school students from 8th to 12th classes, living in Keda municipality. The application process will be open from 1st of November to 29th of December. Interested candidates should submit an essay on the topic “Me Leader” and describe an innovative idea they want to implement in the community. Authors of the best ideas will be announced in February and will spend 10 days of the summer 2018 holidays in the Young Innovators Green Camp.

Read more about the competition.

The EU-funded project “Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality” is implemented by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).

The project aims at diversification of the local economic activities, improving investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning of 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 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.

     

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