Energy efficient projects are of high importance for the communities of our region, since they solve two problems at once: improve the socio-economic situation and reduce GHG emissions.
Mr. Oleksandr Arapov
Head of State Environment Protection Department in Lugansk region
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2010
# of Projects 137
Total Grant Amount US$ 6,438,818
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 3,438,472
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 2,769,622

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Climate Change Mitigation
Community Based Adaptation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Global Publications
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The EU-NGOs project "Strengethening Environmental Governance by Bulding the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)" is a global project funded by the European Union (EU), implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered and co-financed by the Global Environment Facilty (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP). This publication:

1. Outlines the conceptual basis of the EU-NGOs Project and its community-led approach to strengthening environmental governance by increasing civil society participation in related processes;2. Presents a selection of eight EU-NGOs country case studies (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine and Ukraine) setting the local context based on which supported initiatives were developed, describing project activities and objectives, as well as reporting on key achievements, impacts and lessons learned from these on-the-ground initiatives; and3. Highlights some key overall impacts and lessons learned from on-the-ground implementation of community-led projects related to environmental governance in EU-neighboring countries.

The EU-NGOs project has produced considerable results with positive effects beyond the supported NGOs, as a large number of CSOs and NGOs have been reached through such tools as a training-of-trainers approach, partnerships, and dedicated networks. The case studies provided in this report aim to share valuable insights to such approaches that can be used as a basis for replication in similar initiatives around the world.

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This publication showcases over 10 case studies from our climate change portfolio in which youth have played a l,eading role. These projects can serve as a source of inspiration for expanding engagement with youth in addressing climate change. Employing a range of tools, young people have led and promoted the use of renewable energies, carbon footprint mapping, tree planting, disaster risk reduction measures, as well as communicated the urgency of taking action on climate change through environmental awareness raising events. In this process universities, schools, research organizations, media and government departments have played a critical role in partnering with youth organizations and scaling up their efforts.

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Country Impact

National and Local Level Impact:

  • First donor funded programme in Ukraine working with local communities to conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods.

  • The project "Education for sustainable development" –influences strategy development at the National level. In partnership with the National Environmental Academy will lobby and contribute to Cabinet of Minister's approval of the National Strategy "Education for Sustainable Development", being a part of the UNECE regional strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, interlinked with the key themes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development and Earth Summit.

  • Project "Establishing the bioenergetic park of energy willow" – already contributed to approval of the Rivne regional State Programme "Planting and growing of energy willow in 2010-2011."

  • The major SGP impact in Ukraine during the first year of it's operations is local people awareness raising about climate change and biodiversity issues, as well as possible ways to contribute to global solutions by their own efforts on the grass root level. The formation and activities of the GEF NGO network is a major success.


Ms. Svitlana Nigorodova
National Coordinator
Phone: + 380 44 253 93 63 (ext. 156)
Fax: + 380 44 253 2607
Ms. Valentyna Kyrychenko
Programme Assistant
Phone: + 380 44 253 93 63 (ext. 157)


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