Coordination with other initiatives in the country

 

The action will coordinate its activities with relevant major national programmes and other ongoing relevant initiatives in Belarus. In addition to the programmes and projects mentioned above these include UNDP Belarus projects:

  • Small Grants Program, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which provides opportunities for NGOs and local communities to address environmental issues and contribute to improvement of their local living conditions;
  • Support Project to the CORE Program, recently accomplished, that was to facilitate sustainable human development and re-establishment of safe living conditions in districts affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident, based on the participatory approach and cross-sectoral integration;
  • Area-Based Development of the Chernobyl-Affected Areas of Belarus, currently being implemented under EC funding, is a follow-up of the CORE Program mentioned above;
  • UN Human Security Trust Fund project initiated in 2010 by the UNDP with a focus on the recovery of the Chernobyl affected areas;
  • Renaturalization and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus to combat land degradation, ensure conservation of globally valuable biodiversity and mitigate climate change. This project addresses peat bog degradation as a means of promoting sustainable land management, preventing climate change and protecting biodiversity. This project is linked to the continued activities on expanding the Green Schools network foreseen under the proposed Project Document. The environmental education of schoolchildren and raising local educational organizations' ability to run school-based environmental monitoring will contribute to biodiversity protection of the wetland areas and peatlands.  

 

It is assumed, therefore, that the proposed project will provide additional synergy effect to the results of the projects already implemented 

 

Project Document see here.