GEF SGP Event in Bucharest - 11 Nov 2005


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Event Title

GEF Small Grants Programme – Resources for Environment and Communities

Date and Location

11 Nov 2005, Bucharest

Type of Event



UNDP SGP Romania


Subject Focus Area



The Event: GEF Small Grants Programme – Resources for Environment and Communities will take place in Bucharest, on Friday 11 November 2005, 10:00–17:00 hours.

The GEF (Global Environment Facility) Small Grants Programme (SGP) is currently active in 84 countries, illustrating that, with small amounts of funding (maximum US$50,000 per project), global environmental problems can be mitigated if issues are addressed adequately at the local level with the involvement of the local population.

At its first year anniversary in Romania, GEF SGP is pleased to share its achievements to date with a large category of stakeholders: government, financing institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), mass media. The projects will speak for themselves, through the involved NGOs and community representatives, showing how effectively local communities undertake activities that make a significant difference in their lives and environment. The participants will have a glimpse of local initiatives from the seaside to Maramures and Bucovina regions, including an exhibition with projects' products.


09.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.20 Welcome Note:

Soknan Han Jung, UNDP Resident Representative/ UN Resident Coordinator

Sulfina Barbu, Minister of Environment and Water Management

Mihaela Dupleac, National Coordinator, GEF Small Grants Programme

10.20 – 11.15 GEF SGP Projects Introduce Themselves (I)

1) Natural Grasslands: Habitats for White Storks and Resources for Communities; Dumbrăvioara Village - Asociaţia "Grupul Milvus"

2) The Conservation of Biodiversity by Promoting Rural Tourism in the Region of Sânpaul-Bădeni - Societatea Ornitologică Română

3) Parks for Life – A Common Goal for Communities and Environmental NGOs in the Apuseni Natural Park- Clubul Ecologic Transilvania

4) Integrated Biodiversity Conservation through Development of Alternative Income Generation Methods for the Communities around the Creasta Cocosului Reserve – Asociaţia EcoLogic

5) Sustainable Management of Natural Reserve ‘Tur River’’s Natural Values – Societatea Carpatină Ardeleană, EKE

6) A NATURA 2000 Site for People and Nature at Iza’s flow in Tisza; Lower Iza Valley Region – Asociaţia Valea Verde

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30 GEF SGP Projects Introduce Themselves (II)

7) Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation in Rarău-Giumalău Massif – Fundaţia de Speologie Club Speo Bucovina

8) Dolphin By-Catch Diminishing in Romanian Coastal Water through Fishermen Communities Involvement and Tourists Awareness Raising – Romanian Black Sea Coast – Asociaţia Mare Nostrum

9) GREEN STEPS for Biodiversity Conservation in the Marsh Area of Olt River Meadow of the North-West Part of Ciomat-Balvanyos Microregion – Organizaţia GeoEcologică ACCENT

10) Long Term Bats Protection together with Local Communities in Eastern Carpathians and Apuseni Mountains – Asociaţia pentru Protecţia Liliecilor din România

11) ECONET; Bistrita Valley – Centrul Regional de Resurse pentru ONG-uri CENRES

12) Steps towards Conservation; Somesul Cald Springs – Asociaţia Clubul Piatra Altarului

13) Persistent Organic Pollutants’ Releases Reduction and Increased Efficiency of the Healthcare Waste Management System Flow in Constanta County – Asociaţia Experţilor de Mediu

12.30 – 13.30 Donors’ Floor: Presentations of donors’ representatives - governmental institutions, international organizations, embassies.

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch Break. Visit of the NGO Exhibition

15.00 – 16.30 Workshop: Capacity Building for the Development and Implementation of Environmental Projects by NGOs and Communities. Informal dialogue between donors and recipients/ NGOs. NGO exchange.

16.30 – 17.00 Conclusions. Closure.

 Agenda SGP event bicharest nov05 en final.doc

 Agenda SGP event bicharest nov05 Harta.doc

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