MOSCOW – Over 60 national and international experts from ministries, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector and international organizations attended a two-day workshop last Friday and Saturday organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on mitigating global environmental problems.
The workshop, which concluded today, was the final in a series of eleven workshops; all held within the framework of UNIDO’s project titled “Regional (CIS) capacity building for developing programmes for mitigation of global environmental problems”.
The project began in 2014, and has been implemented in a number of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine.
Funded by the Russian Federation, the project aims at enhancing national technical capacities of CIS countries to help them address the effects of climate change and other emerging environmental challenges in the region.
To date, the project has helped train more than 100 experts on effectively developing project proposals that contribute to mitigating environmental challenges in their respective countries and in the region as a whole. This resulted in the development of 21 national and 6 regional concept proposals.