National Environmental Agenda: through communication towards better environmental governance
National Environmental Agenda: through communication towards better environmental governance
The project comes with a proposal to contribute to information, raising awareness and engaging citizens of the Republic of Moldova in the environmental issues so as to ensure better environmental governance. As a special issue, the project set a target to stregthen relations between the environmental journalists, government institutions and environmental authorities of the Republic of Moldova, to strengthen capacities of the environmental journalists so they could best reflect sound environmental governance and policies, to enhance the level of reflecting sound environmental governance and policies by the mass media of the Republic of Moldova. Also the project will ecourage population to get engaged into the environmental decision making process.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
AO Asociatia Jurnalistilor de Mediu si Turism Ecologic din Republica Moldova
Country:
Moldova
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 35,675.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 3,359.80
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,204.23
Project Number:
MOL/EU-NGOs/OP5/Y4/2015/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
During project implementation, AJMTEM regularly informed the society on legislative initiatives currently under consultation for approval, particularly through the website ecopresa.md. Meanwhile, with journalists attending trainings and round tables, related problems were discussed and feedback materials developed, thus exerting pressure on the decision-makers. In partnership with other NGOs, AJMTEM also signed a Memorandum of collaboration through which these environmental NGOs will participate in decision-making related to the environment and help to improve the quality of legislative documents drafted as well as their practical implementation. Increased media coverage of this topic in the local and national press could also already be observed, which has contributed to increased pressure on policymakers with regard to environmental protection. One example are new restrictions imposed on fishing for 2016, which were signed by the Environment Minister Valeriu Munteanu on November 25, 2015, following information published on illegal fishing by Lilia Curchi, the Executive Director of AJMTEM.
Planning gef grant
During the implementation of project, AJMTEM actively promoted the activities and results through the media and social networks. Such organizations who are interested in replicating the project can easily find related information, particularly through the website www.ecopresa.md, where all activities of project implementation are covered. Additionally, AJMTEM produced a video spot describing the main results and project activities. Meanwhile, AJMTEM is open to collaboration and sharing their experience with organizations interested in replicating the project activities. By actively involving local and national media journalists, project activities and its results have been disseminated to a large number of people. AJMTEM participated in several meetings and events promoting project results, success stories, as well as challenges and opportunities encountered. At the same time, AJMTEM pursued active communication with beneficiaries through the organization's Facebook page. In addition, they regularly distributed step-by-step experiences via email and their website.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number and type of support linkages established with local governments/authorities 1
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 45

Grantee Contact

Ms Lilia Curchi
Phone: +373 22 237 149
Email: liliacurchi@gmail.com
 

Address

13, Serghei Lazo street
Chisinau , MD2004
 

Website

http://www.ecopresa.md

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Denis Parea
Phone:
+373 22 839-876
Fax:
+373 22 839-876
Email:
Ms. Irina Pinzaru
Phone:
+373 22 839876
Fax:
+373 22 839876
Email:

Address

65 Stefan cel Mare Blvd., of. 511
Chisinau, MD-2001