Transboundary Joint Secretariat in South Caucasus
Purpose of the meeting was to inform the stakeholders on the final results of the project. The representatives of KfW and other donor organizations attended the meeting and the members of governmental bodies and NGOs of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan participated in the meeting.
Main purposes of a second phase have been the harmonized development of environmental protection sector; with the purpose of proper implementation of a sectorial policy elaboration and improvement of operational mechanisms and promotion of sustainable funding of the Protected Areas of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan has been essential.
The TJS II has been implemented with three main objectives:
- Harmonisation of protected areas sectors in the region and enhancing cooperation between the countries in matters relevant to the ecoregional programme
- Implementation and further development of national sector strategies in a technical sense, based on lessons learned and potentials brought about by the ecoregional programme
- Development of strategies and instruments for Administration or sustainable financing of national PAs based on lessons learned and potentials brought about by the ecoregional programme
The grant agreement on initiation of the third phase was signed at the meeting in consequence of which the project will be implemented by WWF Caucasus Programme Office within a period of five years. The grant sum for southern Caucasus amounts to 5 million Euro.
TJS facilitates to the Ministries and Agencies of Protected Areas of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to improving regional cooperation and development and harmonization of nature conservation sector.