Violence Against Women and the Importance of Women's Economic Empowerment
Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA) within the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign hosted the round table discussion “Violence against Women and Economic Development” organized by EUMM Mtskheta in cooperation with WECF/Georgia, TASO Foundation and RCDA.
Workshop for gender-sensitive energy cooperatives’ women ambassadors in Georgia
Two workshops were conducted by WECF, the local cooperatives - “Charte Mze” (turn on the sun) and “R_Cleen Energy” and took place in Khoni on 7th and Khobi on 8th of April, 2017. The aim was to build capacity of RE ambassadors on the topics gender sensitive energy cooperatives, women’s participation in decision making process, gender quotas and ways of product marketing.
A Gender Sensitive NAMA
The Austrian Environment Agency and WECF International, in cooperation with Georgian partner organisations Greens Movement and CREDO Bank, and with support by the Government of Georgia, have submitted a proposal for a NAMA Support Program to the NAMA Facility, in October 2016.
Energy Cooperatives in Georgia
Film is about how works one of the energy cooperative in Ivandidi, Khoni.
Georgian Energy Cooperatives joined forces and created umbrella cooperative for a more effective Gender Sensitive Energy Transition
WECF and partners organised workshop on Energy Cooperatives and Solar Technology in rural Georgia
Workshop on gender-sensitive Energy Cooperatives in Georgia
The workshop conducted by WECF, Belgian energy cooperative Energie2030 and GREENS Region took place in Khoni from 9th to 11th of July. It was about successful management of energy cooperatives, business models and ways of product marketing.
Training for female cooperative members
The first day of the workshop on gender-sensitive Energy Cooperatives in Georgia from 09.07.-11.07. was a training for female cooperative members.
Agenda for upcoming Workshop on gender-sensitive Energy Cooperatives in Georgia
We are looking forward to a workshop on gender-sensitive Energy Cooperatives in Georgia conduct by GREENS Regions and WECF from 9th–11th July. The agenda for the workshop can be found here.
Please, vote for our NAMA-project!
WECF is presenting its Energy and NAMA project in Georgia for an award contest organized by the French Ministry of Environment-Platform '100 projects for the Climate'.
CLEEN coordination meeting in Batumi
Civil Society organisation from Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia shared successes, restults, lessons learnt and ongoing issues
Regional EECCAA meeting in Batumi on our Women2030 project
WECF organised the regional meeting of the Women2030 project in Batumi, back to back with the 8th Ministerial Environment for Europe Conference Georgia. A central part of the meeting focusses on gender-responsive implementation of the SDGs, including tools and existing practices.
Project Start-up of Women2030 in Nairobi
Partners from around the world gathered last weekend in Nairobi, Kenya, for the exciting initiation phase of the project Women2030. Georgia is also one of the project countries.
Recommendations to the Georgian Government
The Greens Movement of Georgia and a Coalition of Partner Organizations published Recommendations to the Georgian Government
Milestone gender and environment report from UNEP shows gender should be at heart of sustainable development
UNEP, together with report partners including WECF and Global Forest Coalition (GFC) launched a new and pivotal report, “GGEO – Global Gender Environment Outlook”
UNEA2: Wastewater is a Global Concern, But Also a Huge Potential Resource
Day 1 of the UNEA-2 conference started off with WECF's successful side event called “Towards a Circular Economy through Sustainable Management of Wastewater and Re-use”, which had over 90 delegates participating. Rostom (RCDA) presented our UNEP-project from Georgia.
Women2030 project start-up meeting in Nairobi following UNEA-2
The Women2030 global project, funded by the the European Commission’s International Cooperation arm (DEVCO), is holding a project start-up meeting from 27th – 30th May 2016 in Nairobi, immediately following the Second Meeting of United Nations Environment Assembly
Presentation of WECF's gender-sensitive NAMA at UNFCCC
After the Paris Agreement the Bonn Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) intends to set a course of action for mitigating climate change. WECF will take the opportunity to present its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Georgia in a seminar about gender-responsive climate policy
UNEP highlights WECF project in Black Sea on new homepage
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) lists the WECF project in Georgia on their new homepage as a "Success Story".
UN honors WECF
The United Nations acknowleges the gender sensitive impacts of our NAMA project in Georgia in their latest publication.
The importance of women’s initiatives to address water and sanitation problems
WECF participation in Regional workshop on achieving equitable access to water and sanitation
Highlights of CLEEN in 2015 – A review in pictures
After the launch of our CLEEN-Project in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldavia in January 2015, our partner organizations have done a lot of activities to achieve their goals. Let us have a review about the present results
EWA partner meeting
Reflection of “Empower Women – benefit (for) All” (EWA) project and evaluation
The importance of solar energy for women
Four renewable energy cooperatives will be developed in Georgia, in which women will be the essential actors
Greens Region's staff meeting for CLEEN start-up
Staff of Greens Region met in Khoni to discuss the start-up of the CLEEN project.
Field visit to SEMA and Green Energy in Chardakhi
The team of WECF|Georgia and Katharina Habersbrunner (WECF Germany) visited SEMA's resource center in village Chardakhi. This resource center is also the place of production for solar water heater of the newly established energy cooperative Green Energy (Mtsvane Energia).
Field visit to CLEEN partners in Kutaisi and Khoni
In order to ensure a good cooperation field visits are undertaken on a regular basis. During this visits partners are coming together, information are exchanged and project sites inspected.
3rd Workshop on Energy Cooperatives in Georgia
In Misaktieli, Mtskheta was a third workshop on energy cooperatives conducted. Until now four energy cooperatives are established in Georgia with support from WECF|Georgia, Katharina Habersbrunner from WECF Germany and local partner organizations.
German partner organization atmosfair posts article on WECF's project in Georgia
The German organization for sustainable travelling Atmosfair recently posted an article on WECF´s project for clean energy in Georgia
WECF’s ‘CLEEN’-Project in the race for an EUSEW Award
CLEEN, an implementation and networking concept, with which CSOs and further important multipliers are trained and supported to expand their network in 4 project countries (Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine) in order to raise awareness and ensure citizen participation in energy efficiency and renewable energy
Reducing the use of hazardous pesticides in Georgia
Forum book of the 12th International HCH and Pesticide Forum, Kiev 2013 now available
Water, Sanitation and Gender Equal Development
International conference organised by WECF and FOE Georgia in Tbilisi gave concrete examples for gender equal local sustainable development projects
Georgian Prime Minister praises WECF’s NAMA project
In his speech at the COP21, Georgian prime minister Irakli Gharibashvili mentioned the important work that WECF has done to mitigate climate change in his country
"Towards fossil-free, safe & affordable energy"
Secure, affordable and fossil-free energy supply is one of the big challenges for everybody. This was the outcome of the international energy conference organised by WECF and Ukrainian CSO NECU
A people-centred approach to sustainable sanitation and wastewater management, water supply and environmental protection
Regional Round Tabel in Khobi, Georgia