Grant project aims to strengthen the capacity of “EPIU” SI in the areas of environmental, social and gender risk management and evaluation. As well as align its procedures and policies with the ones of Adaptation Fund.
“EPIU” SI has elaborated and submitted the 7th National Report to the Secretariat of The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The project was funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UN Environment Program (UNEP). The report is ready and posted on the webpage of Convention to Combat Desertification.
The “Engaging future leaders: digital education module on adaptation challenges and best practices for youth” project has been elaborated and presented to the Adaptation Fund by “EPIU” SI, which would be discussed during Adaptation Fund’s Board meeting (March 12-15 2019). In the case of project approval, Armenia would be listed as one of the countries, implementing innovative projects in the field of environmental protection.
In the frameworks of “Fire-fighting capacity building in “SPNA”s, acquirement of necessary equipment” program supported by the Caucasus Nature Fund, “EPIU” SI has signed a procurement contract. According to which it is envisaged to acquire pickup vehicles and fire-fighting equipment and supplies for “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve and “Dilijan” National Park SNCOs.
The British Embassy in Yerevan and the ”Environmental Projects Implementation Unit” SI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of ” “Improvement of Specially Protected Nature Areas (SPNA) management system of the Republic of Armenia through strengthening of international cooperation and capacity building of SPNA managing staff” project. The project envisages implementation of knowledge and needs assessment of the SPNA managing staff, organization of qualification courses, as well as publication of collections on legal documents and, natural and cultural heritage existing in SPNAs of Armenia.