YEREVAN, November 6, 2014 — Today, the World Bank in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organized a round table discussion under the framework of EU financed Second European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) National Program.
The Europe Day Information Week 2014 (17-24 May) was organized by the EU Delegation to Armenia. The series of events were aimed at learning more about EU Member States and EU supported projects in Armenia, discovering the cultural and innovative Europe by participating in cultural and artistic activities, as well as sharing ideas and discussing diverse topics around EU-Armenia relations, European culture and innovations.
IUCN Armenia has recently finalized the selection of the ENPI FLEG II Consultant on «The Independent Public Monitoring of Forests in Armenia». A significant number of organizations expressed their interest in the announced position, however only five have been shortlisted – Forgis Oy Ltd., Geoinfo LLC, NHRS LLC, SilviaTerra & Haykooni LLC (joint venture), Verelk NGO and Young Biologists Association NGO.
On April 30, 2014 a workshop on the TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) scoping study for the forest sector of Armenia was organized by WWF-Armenia in the frames of the European Union (EU) funded project “European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) II Program” (ENPI-FLEG II). The Austrian Development Cooperation (ADA) provides additional funding for some project components in Armenia.
Armenian National Program Advisory Committee’s Second Meeting Discusses Forest Law Enforcement and Governance
Today, the second meeting of the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG II) National Program Advisory Committee (NPAC) was held at the World Bank Yerevan Office. At the meeting the implementing organizations (IOs) presented their planned activities for the first year of Program implementation and sought the advice of NPAC members to facilitate collaboration and synergy with other on-going Projects and Programs in the field.