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Conducting "Environmental Festival" project

June 21, 2014

Project Number: BLR/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CD/14/01 Country: Belarus Area Of Work: CapDev Operational Phase: Phase 5 Grant Amount: US$ 49,400.00 Co-Financing cash: US$ 11,700.00 Start Date: 4/2014 End Date: 12/2014 Status: Currently under execution Project Description: The aim this project is to present the most successful results of SGP/GEF in Belarus to multiply their opportunities at the regional and national level, exchange of experience between the beneficiaries of the program, to create a model of sustainable nature use preserving traditional forms of land use, especially in Special Nature Protected Areas, to draw public attention to the most common environmental problems in Belarus, which will lead to changing attitudes in society to the natural resources and responsible behavior towards the environment. The project will provide an opportunity for civil society organizations, grantees and their partners, to present the results of their projects, which can be found in the future replication to other territories, for a wide range of users. Holding discussions during the event aimed at promoting sustainable development based on the achievements of projects funded by the SGP, with the participation of civil society, to emphasize the responsibility lies on the society for the protection of the environment in Belarus. Make this event a tradition, a kind of Environmental Fair or annual meeting of supporters of the environment, for the possibility of sharing the knowledge gained in the implementation of SGP and other donor funded projects in order to more widely used in the environmental performance of the country. Grantee: Striginsky community council, Bereza district, Brest oblast Organisation Mission : For GEF SGP, the community-based approach is the cornerstone for addressing local and global environmental and sustainable development challenges. SGP provides grants to civil society organizations (CSOs), notably national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and indigenous peoples organizations. SGP grantees may also include other not-for-profit organizations such as professional associations, unions and other civil society groups. By enabling a direct connection between sustainable livelihoods and the generation of local and global livelihoods, SGP empowers communities to act and participate in their own development and hence ensures community ownership and impact. Over the course of the last 20 years, SGP has provided grants to over 12,000 grantees with 64 percent of grants channeled to NGOs, 34 percent to CBOs, and 2 percent to other not-for-profit organizations. More than 60 percent of projects have directly benefitted communities either through direct grants to CBOs or through other NGOs and CSOs working with communities. Project Partner : GEF Secretariat 1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop P4-400 Washington, DC 20433 USA Tel: (202) 473-0508 Fax: (202) 522-3240/

Project completion date : 2014-12-31 12:00:00


Address : room 3, Avangardnaya st. 46, Minsk, 220037 Attn: Mr. Alexander Levchenko

Country :Belarus

Financier : Global Environment Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Financier address : United Nations Development Programme One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000 Call: +1 (212) 963-1234

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