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Alaverdi: “Formation of cross-border cooperation on environmental issues on the example of city Alaverdi and River Debet”
12.11.2012 13:18 Alaverdi: “Formation of cross-border cooperation on environmental issues on the example of city Alaverdi and River Debet”

The aim of this project is to establish networks with Georgian municipalities to foster cooperation on environmental issues. The environmental situation on cross-border territory is nearly the same with the same problems that require urgent solutions. Cooperation of both sides on these issues will promote to finding efficient solutions to common problems.  

Within the framework of the project on October 14 and November 25, 2011 meetings (round tables) were held in Alaverdi and surrounding communities with NGOs and experts. Expert Dshkhuhi Sahakyan was in charge for holding round tables and organizing discussions. Expert Evelina Ghukasyan prepared a report-analysis on ecological issues with trans-border approach with corresponding recommendations. An expert selection was made who prepared a report-analysis on ecological issues with trans-border approach with corresponding recommendations.  The analysis of the expert was translated into Russian. The expert’s analysis was disseminated among Armenian municipalities, NGOs and experts. Meetings and discussions were organized. One day visit was organized to Georgia. The analysis was presented to the Georgian partners to get their remarks and comments. Closing round-table was organised in Alaverdi on August 17, 2012 to discuss the report developed by the expert as well as the formation of Armenian-Georgian network on ecological issues within the framework of Euroregio.

The project is focused on environmental issues of Alaverdi, particularly the Debet River which has a number of geophysical problems such as erosion, denudation, gravity and debris processes. Cooperation on this particular issue can be a good start for further collaboration on environmental issues. As a result of implementation of the project mobilization of stakeholders was conducted. The analysis gave a complete image on ecological issues taking into account the transborder aspect. Contacts were made with Georgian partners that will further be used to solve other environmental issues on bordering territory.






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