The final meeting of the Eco-Corridors Fund for the Caucasus marks the end of the initiation phase and the start of the implementation phase.
The Eco-Corridors Fund for the Caucasus held a successful and exciting 2019 meeting of its Regional Consultative Forum in Tbilisi on November 26, 2019 marking the final formal gathering of the programme’s initiation phase and the commencement of the implementation phase.
Eco-Corridors Fund (ECF) team arranged a comprehensive agenda which included a summary of the project’s accomplishments in Georgia, Armenia and...
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On April 12th in Adigeni, Georgia, six communities signed Conservation Agreements with ECF. The Community Unions of Zanavi, Khevasheni, Bolajuri, Pkhero, Chorchani and Kikibo signed on behalf of the beneficiary communities of Bolajuri, Kvemo Enteli, Chorchani, Didi Smada, Patara Smada, Didi Zanavi, Patara Zanavi, Gomaro, Tsre, Khevasheni, Nakurdevi, Pkhero, Shoka, Zemo Enteli and Kikibo.
Each beneficiary community listed above is located on the southern slopes of the Meskheti mountain range, in the Adigeni Municipality of Samtskhe-Javakheti, Georgia.
The Eco-Corridors Fund held the annual meeting – the Regional Consultative Forum – in Borjomi, Georgia on June 19th, 2018. The meeting was attended by all key members of the ECF programme and featured private meetings and group presentations. This meeting provided an opportunity for the whole ECF team – from National Coordinators to community members and caretakers – a chance to meet in person and discuss the conservation agreements and accomplishments of the past year, as well as recent developments and strategies.
ECF Azerbaijan hosted a workshop called “How to run a small business” in Guba from the 1-3 of February. The workshop was conducted for community members from Gonakhkend Tabiat Dostlari and Khinaliq Tabiat Dostlari, two communities who have recently signed conservation agreements.
The training ,which was held entirely in the local language saw 28 participants attend information sessions and seminars on topics like forecasting and marketing, financial statements, supply management and customer management. They also discussed strategies on how to develop a su...
The Gnishik Intercommunity Environmental Foundation (Gnishik IEF) is a major ECF Armenia conservation partner and the following video outlines some outcomes and activities the foundation organized last year.
In late December professionals from the International Cooperation Depository Fund (Sparkasse) organized and executed a two-day, interactive training for two of ECF’s beneficiary communities in Azerbaijan; Gonaghkend Tabiat Dostlari and Khinalig Tabiat Dostlari communities.
Representatives from both communities attended seminars and workshops from December 20-21, 2018 discussing basic financial decision making related to savings strategies, family cash flow and investments as well as topics related to business finances; bank accounts, rural business charact...
The final months of 2018 were busy and eventful for ECF Georgia. On December 14th a signing ceremony was held at Hotel Courtyard Marriott in Tbilisi to celebrate and finalize the signing of two conservation agreements.
Welcome speeches were delivered by multiple high-profile guests. The Georgian Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture, the Head of Development Cooperation from the South Caucasus/German Embassy, the Regional Governor of Satmtskhe-Javakheti Region and the Regional Director of WWF Caucasus all spoke, briefly outlining their involveme...
On December 9, 2018 the village communities of Qalayhudat, Khinalig, Hapit and Alik, gathered in the Guba region of Azerbaijan to participate in a presentation and awards meeting. This meeting was, in part, a celebration of the successful implementation of ECF’s Financial Participatory Approach (FPA) tool as a framework for nature conservation in the area. Sixteen representatives from the four participating villages attended the meeting.
Malak Shukurova, the National Coordinator of ECF Azerbaijan, addressed the attendees, discussing the status of the Eco-C...