"The success of the programme is due in no small part to a very committee twelve-member national steering committee." said Laleh Daraie the GEF/SGP National Coordinator in IR Iran. Ms. Daraie went on to say, "The dedicated individuals, work on a volunteer basis and are members of Iranian civil society, academia and governmental agencies."
"The important advancements of the Programme over the past year exemplifies the will of local communities in the IR Iran to work with their Government in order to ensure that the precious natural resources of today are available to future generations," said UNDP Resident Representative Francesco M. Bastagli. He went on to thank the GEF/SGP National Steering Committee saying that "without their dedication and commitment the programme would not have been the success that it is today."
"The GEF/SGP empowers people to be proactive in protecting the environment," said Bastagli adding, "the social and economic well-being of communities is dependent on sound long-term environmental management."