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.
FLEG supports the development of the Georgian state program towards sustainable management of forests
During the forest week 2015, around 30 people gathered in Batumi at the high level round table to discuss the objectives and priorities of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study for the forestry sector in Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia. The meeting was conducted on 26 and 27 November.
In the framework of the ADA supported component a new Ijevan sanctuary will be established in Tavush Region of Armenia on the basis of three existing forest sanctuaries.
Members of the “FLEG II Program – Complementary Measures for Georgia and Armenia” met in Armenia for the 2nd Steering Committee meeting
The Steering Committee of the ADA-supported “ENPI East Countries FLEG II Program – Complementary Measures for Georgia and Armenia” held its second meeting in Yerevan, Armenia on October 20, 2015. The meeting provided guidance on the strategic direction of the Program, as well as reviewed and approved country work plans for the year 2016.
FLEG II crew of experts visited 20 forest-dependent Armenian communities to give voice to their needs and concerns