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Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Lagodekhi and Gurjaani Municipalities.
The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.
During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.
The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.
Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/5/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting to raise awareness of the local community in Sighnaghi Municipality.

 

The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.

 

During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.

The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.

 

Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 
8/2/2019

Participants of The CENN Ecocamp ,,Water and Human Rights’’ visited the Environmental Information and Education Centre.

 

The Director of the centre Tamar Aladashvili met the guests and presented the activities of the centre to them. The second part of the meeting was dedicated to environmental human rights as part of which, the participants heard presentations on the Aarhus Convention and Sustainable Development. They got acquainted with the main principles of the convention, rules and terms for requesting public information.

 

At the end of the meeting, the discussion was held with the participation of Mariam Tsikaradze, favourite eco-speaker of the centre from the Niko Ketskhoveli School Awards and the participants of the meeting discussed the opportunities for use of the obtained information.

 

The Environmental Information and Education Centre, whose one of the main objectives is to support and popularize environmental education in the country, will continue to hold similar meetings with the young people interested in environmental issues in the future. 

 
 
8/1/2019

Within the information campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre held an informational meeting in Dedoplistskaro Municipality to raise awareness of the local community.

 

The first part of the meeting was dedicated to the issues related to the regulation of the amount of wildlife, including legislative regulatory norms, regulatory procedures, causes and preventive measures of the attack from wild animals. In the second part of the meeting, the focus was on reptiles, their role and importance in ecosystems. During the meeting, with the help of experts, the participants learnt to detect poisonous and non-venomous snakes and to distinguish their bites from each other using morphological observation method and heard recommendations on how to behave in the case of meeting with snakes and being bitten by them.

 

During the discussion, problematic issues related to the municipality were identified, on which the participants got the concrete recommendations from the field specialists.

 

The participants of the meeting were provided with the information brochures,, Learn More’’ and,, Wild Animals and Human’’.

 

Within the informational campaign on biodiversity, the Environmental Information and Education Centre will continue meetings in the municipalities of the whole country.

 

7/25/2019

An opening of the new student program "Green Economics School" was held in Bulachauri Green Center with the cooperation of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture and CENN. The program aims to connect the university resources with the ongoing state and international economic programs.

The Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Gela Khanishvili addressed to the students, lecturers from different universities and invited guests who emphasised the funding opportunities for students participating in the program as part of the ongoing initiatives for supporting small business and local economic development.   

In this program, there are participating 20 students selected through the contest from six universities of Georgia who will be trained and sent to the regions of Georgia to develop family, private, community, municipal, or national models of forest use.

The Director of CENN Nana Janashia announced that the projects submitted for piloting will be funded through the program and implemented with the direct participation of students.

The Environmental Information and Education Centre, National Forestry Agency and universities signed a memorandum of multilateral cooperation with CENN to achieve the sustainable development goals and the objectives of the rural development strategy and support,,Green Economics School’’.

The program is initiated within the project,, Sustainable Forest Management for Rural Development’’ implemented with the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation.

 
7/24/2019

The representatives of the Environmental Information and Education Centre held lectures for the students of the summer school organized by Marneuli N2 public school. The Summer School, which is held regularly since 2017, is mostly represented by the ethnic minorities. In 2019, the school was dedicated to environmental problems along with the other important issues. 

 

During two days, using theoretical and practical activities, the representatives of the centre were providing information for schoolchildren about the important issues such as general environmental problems, desertification and soil degradation, ambient air pollution, waste management and the importance of biodiversity. 

 

According to the specificity of the season and the municipality, an interactive lecture-seminar on reptiles was also held for schoolchildren. They received information about the importance of the reptiles, their behaviour, and the species of the snakes distributed in Georgia. The schoolchildren were also provided with information brochures in which the recommended and non-recommended rules of behaviour  with reptiles are represented in details.

 
7/23/2019

According to the Waste Management Code, the companies that annually produce more than 200 tonnes of non-hazardous waste or more than 1 000 tonnes of inert waste, or any amount of hazardous waste, shall have an environmental manager, who will be responsible for taking appropriate measures for the safe management of hazardous waste.

With the initiative of the Environmental Information and Education Centre, there was worked out an appropriate program for the environmental managers, which includes all the existing requirements in the waste management field. The candidates presented by private companies as well as any other interested persons can participate in the educational course.
The training course managed by the highly experienced specialists allows the companies to have a qualified environmental manager retrained to meet the legislative requirements and modern standards.

The Environmental Information and Education Centre has already retrained 364 persons and 80% of them are working as environmental managers.

 
7/22/2019

The Environmental Information and Education Centre participated in the Green Camp organized by CENN.
Ekaterine Bendeliani, Deputy Director of the Centre presented the activities of the Environmental Information and Education Center and its current and planned projects. Particular attention was paid to the activities in which the teachers will be able to engage in the future and cooperate with the Centre.

Within the event, The head of the Ambient Air Protection Service of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Noe Megrelishvili talked about ambient air pollutants, pollution sources and their impact on human health. He also spoke about  the current progress toward the improvement of ambient air quality and air quality monitoring and evaluation system.. The Head of The Ambient Air Protection Service represented to the audience the Ambient Air Quality Portal www.air.gov.ge that allows any interested person to continuously get information about the air quality from all the cities of Georgia where the air quality is being observed.

The meeting was held in the interactive format and the teachers received comprehensive answers to their questions.

 

7/18/2019

The Environmental Information and Education Centre got involved in the program of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia,, New School Model’’.

 

The representatives of the centre hold 5-day training about environmental issues for the selected curriculum experts. With the theoretical part, training also included a practical section in which the participants were working on the several types of tasks based on the theoretical issues. The practical tasks were containing a demonstration of environmental issues not only in the formal educational process but in non-formal education as well.

 

From September, in the schools selected for the program, retrained people will work for the facilitation of the teaching process of environmental issues and the activities composed during the training course will help them for that.

 

,, New School Model’’- is a part of the educational system’s reform. The aim of this reform is to create an educational environment that is oriented on the critical thinking and personality which will provide an adolescent with the knowledge and skills needed for the challenges of the 21st century.

 
7/16/2019

Educational Course,, Environmental Manager’’ has started at the Environmental Information and Education Centre.  The director of the centre Tamar Aladashvili addressed to the participants of the course and wished them a successful learning process. 

This course gives an opportunity to the companies to have a qualified and retrained environmental manager suitable for the modern standards, who will be able to develop/implement a waste management plan for the company and to control the environmental performance according to the requirements established by the Georgian legislation.

The educational course is managed by the highly experienced specialists in the field and the candidates presented by private companies as well as any other interested people can participate in it.
 
7/8/2019

Poster contest,, Perspectives of sustainable land management and combating desertification in Georgia’’ organized by the Environmental Information and Education Centre and REC Caucasus has held. 

During the event organized for the authors of the selected posters, Deputy Director of the Environmental Information and Education Centre Ekaterine Bendeliani addressed to the participants.

Within the event, the head of Land Resources Protection Division Nino Chikovani delivered a lecture-seminar on desertification issues to contest participants and participants represented their works as well.

Contest participants were awarded with certificates and the authors of the three best posters posted by the jury were awarded by the Biblus voucher. 

The contest was held within the project ,,Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for mitigating land degradation and reducing poverty in rural areas’’. This project is initiated by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (2016-2019),  financed by GEF, implemented by UNEP and executed by REC Caucasus.

The project objective is to support the integration of good Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) principles and practices into national policy and institutional framework to ensure the adoption of economically viable practices by rural communities. 

 
7/5/2019

,,Green Business Forum 2019’’ organized by the international fund "Green for Growth” was held at the hotel ,,Holiday Inn’’.  Nino Janelidze, the representative of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture and Giga Gigashvili, head of the Environmental Protection  Service of Tbilisi City Hall delivered speeches during the forum. 

 

During the speech, the rapporteurs talked about the facilitation of green economy and green business as well as the promotion of the small and medium enterprises.  Nino Janelidze, the representative of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture emphasized the importance of environmental awareness-raising among the society and the role of the Environmental Information and Education Centre toward this direction.

 

 The forum was held in a discussion format and any attendees could ask questions and fix their opinions.

 
7/2/2019
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