CDN and its Alternative Urbanization Working Group are announcing a call for members of the preparation team for the Caucasus Regional Training of our Annual Work Plan “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe” that will take place between 1-5 August in Georgia.
The primary objective of the activity was to enable adequate environment for ensuring efficient involvement of national NGO sector into the work of the Interdepartmental Commission, established for implementations of the recommendations of “Rio+20” Summit, particularly in working out the national strategic document – National Program “Post-Rio+20” for 2015-2025 on implementation of “Rio+20”.
During the project implementation, the members of Commission got acquaintance with international experience and best national practice related to elaboration of the strategy and policy in the field of environmental sustainability and development. The representatives of both governmental and non- governmental sectors through collaborative work enriched each other, contributed their relative experience, and it was effective basis for successful implementation of their mission – elaboration of national strategic document – draft National Program “Post-Rio+20”.
Georgian Young Greens held the annual regional meeting with participants from the Southern-Caucasus region. The meeting aimed to strengthen the cooperation in the region and to support each other in their political struggle.
The main theme was regional activism and how political participation works in the different countries in the region. The group consisted of activists from Azerbaijan and Armenia where activists face suppression from the government as well as activists from Georgia where democracy has made it easier to get your voice heard, but where it is still hard for green voices be heard in the mainstream public space.