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Goergian Initaitive Group Fifth Meeting

Jun 2022

Georgian Initiative Group's fifth meeting took place on June 3, 2022, bringing together the scientists and practitioners at the Ilia State University. National Initiative Group of Georgia (NIG Georgia) is an alliance comprised of scientific, civil, and private organizations interested and working among others in the fields of Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), and Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD). One of the purposes of the meeting was to present and summarize the main work and activities carried out in the field of advocacy and cooperation since the last meeting of the National Initiative Group in Georgia.

Mountains Adapt Solutions from South Caucasus

May 2022

Mountain Adaptation Solutions: Turning Challenges into Opportunities To mark the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has published two new booklets, titled Mountains ADAPT. They feature 27 concrete solutions in mountainous areas to adapt to the climate crisis – 18 in East Africa and 9 in the South Caucasus. The material was produced under the Adaptation at Altitude programme, which is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by UNEP and its partners.

Adaptation at Altitude: Taking Action Together for Resilient Mountain Communities in the South Caucasus

Dec 2021

The online regional meeting was held on Tuesday, December 14, where we together with our partners presented the Adaptation at Altitude (A@A) program and its milestones, relevant adaptation policies, and adaptation solutions for mountain communities in the region. Many interesting issues regarding the adaptation policies and solutions have been presented by various stakeholders particularly representatives from GIZ, CENN, Women in Business, UNDP, MoE Armenia, RED cross Armenia, EWMI and International Organization for Migration presented testimonies by the solutions, MRI and Sustainable Caucasus contributed on Data, Information, and Monitoring for climate change adaptation in the South Caucasus. 

National Initiative Group Fourth Meeting

Nov 2021

On the 29th of November, 2021 the fourth online meeting of the National Initiative Group of Georgia (NIG Georgia) took place. The purpose of the meeting was to present the main work and activities carried out in the field of advocacy and cooperation after the third meeting of the National Initiative Group and revision of the policy brief developed by the Sustainable Caucasus on the necessity of introducing sustainable pasture management in Georgia.

The Second Workshop on the Caucasus Environmental Outlook

Nov 2021

On the 10th of November when the world celebrates International Science Day, the second workshop on the Caucasus Environmental Outlook has taken place with the participation of national and international scientists and practitioners from around the world.

Teacher Coaching Programme Workshop #1: Learning-Centered Teaching

Oct 2021

Colleagues from the University of Geneva together with Sustainable Caucasus hold a second regional workshop on teaching-learning practice improvement to respond to the growing demand for qualified teaching in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and hazard mapping (DRM-HM) and to contribute to capacity building for instructors in higher education institutions in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia within the project Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus: Enhancing regional cooperative action for the benefit of the Caucasus mountain region (SCAC), financially supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Second Caucasus Summer School 2021

Sep 2021

We are excited to announce the opening of the Second Caucasus Summer School (CSS) which unites young researchers (masters, graduate, or doctoral students) from the countries of the Caucasus as well as worldwide. CSS encourages global, regional, and national knowledge exchanges, the identification of suitable models, and the improvement of higher education teaching and learning practices in the Caucasus.

ICOMOS Georgia and Sustainable Caucasus join hands to start discussions to better protect heritage from climate impacts.

Sep 2021

ICOMOS Georgia together with Sustainable Caucasus, initiated the first webinar on the topic: “Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in Georgia” on the 21st of September, 2021. National experts, representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, as well local NGOs with wide experience in this area attended the webinar.

SCAC Small Research Top-up Grant 2021

Sep 2021

Sustainable Caucasus congratulates two talented researchers Mariam Tsitsagi and Emil Jabrayilov with the reception of the SCAC Small Research Top-up Grant 2021. On 19th September 2021, the grant contract has been officially signed by both sides. Sustainable Caucasus in terms of the ongoing project Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus (SCAC) announced the SCAC Small Research Top-up Grant 2021 program to support Georgian and Azerbaijani young researchers through encouraging the publication of applied, sound research outcomes in peer-reviewed international journals and support the evidence-based decision-making for sustainable development of the Caucasus region.

Sustainable Caucasus team members visit Tusheti Protected Areas to collect the best climate adaptation solutions

Sep 2021

Sustainable Caucasus team members visit Tusheti Protected Areas to collect the best climate adaptation solutions. In partnership with UNEP Sustainable Caucasus is implementing SDC's funded global programme "Adaptation at Altitude: Taking Action in the Mountains" in the South Caucasus region. The program's overall objective is to increase knowledge on climate change and appropriate adaptation solutions in the mountains and feed it into science-policy platforms for informed decision-making in national, regional, and global policy processes that will increase mountain communities' and ecosystems' resilience to climate change.

Call for Proposals to Support Organisational Development of the Caucasus Network for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions

Aug 2021

The Caucasus Network for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions (Sustainable Caucasus) in terms of the ongoing project Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus (SCAC) is pleased to announce the call for proposals — to Support Organisational Development of the Caucasus Network for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions (Sustainable Caucasus).

New Publications July 2021

Aug 2021

Check out our list of new publications, updated for you every two weeks. Lots to catch up on from the online platform of SNC-mt, which is constantly updated with scientific publications, articles, chapters, books, relevant to the Caucasus Region.  

The First Regional Initiative Group Meeting

Jun 2021

On the 28th of June 2021, an important first gathering of the Regional Initiative Group (RIG) has taken place. RIG is formed based on national alliances in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (National Initiative Groups — NIGs) comprised of scientific, civil, and private organisations interested and working in the fields of Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Sustainable Mountain Development (SMD), and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA).

Beginning of the Cooperation between the Science of the Carpathians Network (S4C) and the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt)

Mar 2021

On the 25th of February Scientific Steering Group of the Scientific Network for Caucasus Mountain Region and colleagues from the Science for the Carpathians met to discuss the joint plans in light of the signing of MoU for the following years. The Science for the Carpathians Network (S4C) and the Scientific Network for the Caucasus Mountain Region (SNC-mt) constitute networks of researchers working on mountainous regions with similar aims. The research agendas of both S4C and SCN-mt contain many similar focus areas aimed at understanding the socio-ecological systems of the respective mountain regions and their transitions. Both networks are supported by and cooperate with the UNEP Office in Vienna, Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, which works on international mountain ecosystems. The aforementioned organizations are partners and have invested time and resources in the promotion of both networks

The Scientific Steering Group of the Scientific Network for Caucasus Mountain Regions gather to discuss the upcoming third Caucasus Mountain Forum

Feb 2021

The Scientific Steering Group of the Scientific Network for Caucasus Mountain Regions gathered to discuss the upcoming third Caucasus Mountain Forum. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Scientific Steering Group members from the six countries (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey) as well as by the colleagues from the GiZ Caucasus Biodiversity Program willing to cooperate under the CMF3 and Carolina Adler, the Executive Director of the Mountain Research Initiative and Co-chair of Scientific Committee of the third Caucasus Mountain Forum.