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  • The memorandum of cooperation with Georgian Forest Agency has been prepared and signed on August 17, 2010.. According to the memorandum, IUCN, in the framework of ENPI FLEG program, will provide technical assistance to the newly established Forest Agency in increasing its communication capacity. In the framework of the Agreement the external communication strategy will be developed for the Agency which includes creation of main communication messages, analysis of target audience and advertisement channels, development of methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of the communication strategy.  The Agency website and the brandbook will be also prepared The guideline bases on FAO guidelines of best code of forest harvesting adopted to the Georgian reality The projects wil support to local communities in strengthening their capacity for revenue collection from utilization of timber and non-timber forest products. Four pilot projects will be implemented.
  • 3 we analyzed the media by their source (newspapers and internet editions), size (small informational articles and spread analysis essays), content type (thematic, for example natural disasters and security, tourism etc) and content inflexion/tone. As for geography, the information was analyzed based on its regional/ local aspect where it was applicable.
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Georgia jan18 2011 eng Presentation Transcript

  • 1. ENPI/FLEG Georgia – Program Update
  • 2. ENPI / FLEG Georgia Implementing Organizations : in partnership with the NPAC and other key stakeholders World Bank IUCN WWF
  • 3.
      • MOE and Stakeholders Support for FLEG
      • Good Cooperation among Implementing Partners
      • Positive Approach from the side of NGOs, Scientific Institutions and Private Sector
      • Institutional Set-up Instability
      • Overall Country Context
  • 4. ENPI / FLEG Georgia
    • W ork P lan covers :
    • Technical / A nalytical R esearch
    • S tate Institutions / P rivate C ompanies Capacity B uilding
    • Awareness R aising / S trengthening of C ommunication and P ublic I nvolvement
    • Regional / C ross- C ountry A ctivities
  • 5. Analytical Reports
      • Recommendations on Improvement of Legislation and System related to Wood Source Verification (WWF)
    • Study on Current Forest Management Standards and Practices in Georgia (IUCN)
    • Study on Economic and Social Impact of Illegal Logging and Unsustainable Forest Practices on Rural Population of Georgia (IUCN)
      • Review of the Current and Proposed Institutional Changes in Georgia’s Forestry Sector (WB)
  • 6. S tate Institutions / P rivate C ompanies Capacity B uilding
      • Communications Strategy for the Forest Agency (IUCN)
      • Training of Forest Inventory Specialists in measuring Wood Volumes (WWF)
      • Forest Harvesting Guideline (IUCN)
      • Training in Environmental Civil Journalism (IUCN)
      • Training in Environmental Investigative Journalism (IUCN)
      • Pilot Projects for Improvement of Aternative Livelihood of Local Communities (IUCN)
  • 7.
    • ENPI FLEG Electronic Quarterly Newsletter / Bilingual Leaftets (IUCN)
    • N ational W ebsite -- (IUCN)
    • Media Monitoring Report (IUCN)
    • Environmental Journalists’ Database (IUCN)
      • S trengthening of C ommunication and P ublic I nvolvement / Awareness R aising
  • 8.
    • Workshop on Transboundary Timber Flow (WWF)
    • Experts Review Meeting for Comparative Study on Economic and Social Impact of Illegal Logging and Unsustainable Forest Practices on Rural Population (IUCN)
    • Joint trainings for Journalists and Regional Media Contests (IUCN)
    Regional Activities
  • 9.
    • Regional workshop on voluntary forest certification (WWF)
    • Elaboration of Recommendations on Function Zoning and Ecosystem-based Management (WWF)
    • Development of Indicators and Methodology for Assessment of Illegal Logging and Forest Crime (WB)
  • 10.
      • Public Campaign to promote Responsible Purchasing Approach (IUCN);
      • Study Tour of Forestry Agency Staff to Latvia (WB)
      • Incorporation of FLEG-related Issues at University (IUCN)
      • FLEG Stakeholder Conference in Georgia (IUCN)
      • GIS Training (WB)
      • Regional Forestry Staff Training (WB)
      • Provision of GIS Software (WWF)
  • 11. Thank You!