Kaz Mountain Knowledge Management Database
Kaz Mountain Knowledge Management Database
CSOs and other civil initiatives in Turkey are not able to reach detailed information of previously implemented projects and outputs of related activities at the same geoprahic region or localities. The expertise and experience gathered in earlier projects are not well documented and lack of communication cause duplication in project implementations. This means the loss of national and international resources and being unable to protect valuable information obtained through regional and national projects. Kaz Mountains and Edremit Gulf Traditional Production Landscape which is one of the focus areas of SGP is also affected by this lack of ‘archival memory’ and track keeping. With the proposed project, the sources acquired through terrestrial and marine conservation projects, CSO/civil initiative based conservation activities, related academic outputs, the projects of public institutions, outputs of completed local projects in Kaz Mountains and Edremit Gulf since 2000 will be brought together, scanned thoroughly and an information base will be created for the use and reference of projects and conservation activities to be implemented in the future. This online database will help increase CSOs’ effectiveness by providing information on past achievements and lessons learnt in the region, a track record CSOs most need in order to improve their functioning. Upon the completion of the project, the created online infrastructure will be used in other regions of Turkey with similar objectives. Proje Evi Cooperative initiated the baseline of an online community for environmental conservation and nature protection through the grant provide by the EU Programme “Sivil Dü?ün” in 2017. The online platform called “e-patika” will be a very important support during the implementation of the proposed project. Furthermore, two active and respectable local CSOs’ participation to the project’s implementation will bring an important support not only to reach other local CSOs and capturing their environmetal history records but also to ensure that a permanent CSO network is sustained in the region.

General objective
Through the development of a dijital infrastructure and the implemention of a pilot field study, the overall aim of the project is to halt memory loss in environmental history by establishing an information management system emcompassing information on environmental protection, nature conservation and biological diversity projects and initiatives in Turkey through the creation of an open source archive/database and the development of a model information & communication network.

Specific objectives
? Creating an online database and developing an innovative information management model and practice by making an inventory of the wide spectrum of environmental protection, nature and biodiversity conservation, climate change, land degradation, ecological living and sustainable development projects (including research, training, capacity building, awareness raising, pilot projects and activist movements) initiated and/or implemented in the last 20 years by regional and national CSOs, public institutions and universities in Kaz Mountains and Edremit Gulf Traditional Production Landscape which is among the OP6 priority sites of SGP Turkey.

? Creating and online information and communication platform and providing regular flow and sharing of information between CSOs, public institutions and universities by providing instructions on wise use of the platform and therefore increasing these institutions’ capacity.
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Project Snapshot

Project House Production, Education, Management and Environmental Protection
Area Of Work:
Operational Phase:
OP6 -Y4 (Jul 18 - Jun 19)
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 11,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,500.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Satisfactorily Completed

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