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Third National Initiative Group Meeting in Georgia

Dec 2020

On December 25th, 2020, the third online Meeting of the National Initiative Group of Georgia (NIG Georgia) took place. The meeting's primary purpose was to agree on cooperation mechanisms and joint systemic actions to strengthen collaboration between the academics and practitioners to eliminate existing problems for sustainable development of mountainous regions, including effective management of natural disasters and climate change adaptation.

World Science Day - Academia joined hands with the Government to fight climate disasters

Nov 2020

10th of November is World Science Day for Peace and Development, therefore it is symbolic that on World Science Day Academia joined hands with the Government to fight climate disasters. National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ilia State University (IIiaUni) signed a memorandum of understanding, to stress the critical importance of education and science in addressing global challenges like climate change and pandemic with support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Scientific Network for Caucasus Mountain Regions (its secretariat Sustainable Caucasus) within the framework of the project "Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in Georgia".

Second National Initiative Group Meeting in Armenia

Sep 2020

On September 16, 2020, the second meeting of the National Initiative Group of Armenia (NIG Armenia) took place online bringing together the scientists and practitioners interested in planning, development, and strengthening national as well as regional dialogue.

Second National Initiative Group Meeting in Azerbaijan

Aug 2020

On August 21, 2020, the second meeting of National Initiative Group of Azerbaijan (NIG Azerbaijan) on development and planning of regional dialogue and cooperation took place online, bringing together the scientists and practitioners. The meeting was held in three sessions.

Proposed Package of Changes NDC, NIG Georgia

Jul 2020

In the framework of the second meeting of the Georgian National Initiative Group the renewed Georgian National Determined Contributions (NDC) document was reviewed and as a result of this meeting with the involvement of group members was developed a package of changes (in English and Georgian) and proposed to the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia, Department of Climate Change for review. The document is signed by the majority of NIG Georgia members.

National Initiative Group 2nd Meeting in Georgia

Jun 2020

On June 30th, 2020 the second online Meeting of National Initiative Group of Georgia (NIG Georgia) took place. The main purpose of the meeting was to agree on cooperation mechanisms and joint systemic actions to strengthen collaboration between the academic sector and practitioners to eliminate existing problems for sustainable development of mountainous regions, including effective management of natural disasters and climate change adaptation.

Meeting at the Crisis Management State Academy of Armenia

May 2020

On May 8, 2020 a meeting of the experts of the project “Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus (SCAC)” implemented by the Sustainable Caucasus and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the working group of the Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) took place at the CMSA.

First Regional Workshop on Teaching-Learning Practice Improvement

Apr 2020

On March 30 -1 April 2020 the First Regional Workshop on Teaching-Learning Practice Improvement took place in terms of the project Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus: Enhancing regional cooperative action for the benefit of the Caucasus mountain region (SCAC) with financial support from the Swiss Co-operation Office-South Caucasus funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Due to outbreak of coronavirus pandemic around the world and restricted travel conditions the meeting was organized through ZOOM videoconference.

Communications workshop for Covenant of Mayors, CNCs and CSs "Advancing Covenant of Mayors in EaP Countries"

Mar 2020

on 27th of February, 2020 in Belarus, Minsk 2 day Communications workshop for Covenant of Mayors, CNCs and CSs "Advancing Covenant of Mayors in EaP Countries" took place.

First National Initiative Group meeting in Armenia

Mar 2020

On February 24th, 2020 meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation took place in Armenia, bringing together the scientists and practitioners.

First National Initiative Group meeting in Azerbaijan

Feb 2020

On February 5th, at the Institute of Geography Academy of Science, the first meeting of the National Initiative Group of Azerbaijan (NIG Azerbaijan) on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners. The Initiative Group in Azerbaijan is responsible the advocacy of the science-policy interface strengthening and the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) promotion.

First National Initiative Group meeting in Georgia

Jan 2020

On December 18, the First National Meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation in Georgia took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners. The meeting covered the overview of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) and the introduction of the Advocacy Roadmap, developed for strengthening the cooperation between academia and practitioners

Second Caucasus Mountain Forum

Nov 2019

On 30 October – 1 November 2019 the Second Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) was held in Ankara, Turkey, gathering about 200 participants from the six countries of the Caucasus Ecoregion, as well as from Austria, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway United Kingdom, Ukraine, etc. The Second CMF was hosted by Ankara University, Department of Geography.

CEO Meeting under SCAC Project

Jun 2019

On 12-13 June 2019 the working meeting on the second Caucasus Environmental Outlook (CEO) methodology under the project “Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in South Caucasus (SCAC)” was held at Sustainable Caucasus Office in Tbilisi, Georgia.