The “ENPI East Countries FLEG II Program – Complementary Measures for Georgia and Armenia”, supported by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation, is being implemented by the World Bank in partnership with WWF and IUCN. It complements the EU-funded FLEG II Program.
The objectives of the Program are to support Georgia and Armenia in strengthening forest governance through improving implementation of relevant international processes, enhancing their forest policy, legislation and institutional arrangements, and developing, testing and evaluating sustainable forest management models at the local level on a pilot basis for future replication.
Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) supports countries in Africa, Asia, South Eastern and Eastern Europe as well as the Caribbean in their sustainable development. The Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (MFA) plans ADC strategies. Austrian Development Cooperation aims at reducing poverty, conserving natural resources and promoting peace and human security in partner countries. Long-term programmes and projects support help towards self-help. The ultimate goal is to bring about a sustainable improvement in conditions of life.
A new report by FLEG II outlines recommendations for improving Armenia’s legislation and institutional structure related to forest management.
Armenian and Georgian journalists learn to report on forest issues in a press tour organized by FLEG II
Accurate and reliable media reports on forest issues are an important part of improving protection and management of our often-endangered forests.
Georgian authorities are developing a plan based on FLEG II reports to stamp out forest pests and diseases.
FLEG II activity of Public Monitoring empowers Armenian citizens to protect their forests
The first session of the new forestry program was conducted in Southern Armenia on March 11, 2016. About 30 pupils and teachers from four communities in Syunik region participated in the program, which aims to increase awareness and knowledge about forests.