Information on partners
Ecological Movement of Moldova (EMM)
EMM is a voluntary and non-governmental environmental organisation committed to restoring the natural balance of the environment in Moldova through sustainable development, conservation of natural resources and preservation of important ecological sites and monuments.EMM has a very long tradition in Moldova: it was founded in 1990, but its group of volunteers was active since 1983, when they formed the Green Movement.
One of the main activities of EMM is to inform the public at large on the problems associated with environmental conservation and protection in the Republic of Moldova in accordance with the Constitution of Republic of Moldova, the existing legislation and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
EMM acts as an umbrella organization for a total of 10 territorial branches in different districts of Moldova and 15 affiliations with more than 2,000 members. Every EMM’s territorial branch has the right to be a legal entity.
EMM’s stated goals are: to form an environmental vision and contribute to the awareness raising of citizens on this issue, to restore natural balance, to change collective mentalities for the better of the environment and greening of the society, the recovery of the environment, the restoration of cultural and spiritual ethical-moral universe by developing and implementing projects in the following areas and fields:
* Environmental education, information and training;
EMM’s efforts in information dissemination, public awareness, and active participation at the local level contribute to its goal of promoting civil society in the Republic of Moldova. EMM acts as an organizer and supporter of community-based projects and initiatives, thereby advocating non-governmental citizen action.
EMM’s work in the protection and conservation of the environment has been acknowledged by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and accordingly, in 1995 EMM has been admitted in IUCN. Since 2002, EMM is the Danube Environmental Forum National Focal Point in the Republic of Moldova.
EMM has implemented a series of environmental education projects, being a major player in civil society, forming public opinion on attitudes towards environmental issues and the importance of their resolution, promoting environmental education and public awareness. The implemented projects cover a wide range of topics: water, waste management, public awareness and trainings on environmental protection, educational publications, trips and demonstrative lessons. EMM is the founder of the first journal of ecology in the Republic of Moldova.
More information can be found at: www.mem.md
The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)was founded in 2001 by the Governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, the EC and UNDP as a non-partisan, non-advocacy, not-for-profit organisation of international character.
CAREC’s missionis to assist in solving environmental problems in Central Asia. The centre fulfils this mission by promoting cooperation among non-governmental organisations, governments, businesses and other environmental stakeholders, and by supporting the free exchange of information and public participation in environmental decision-making.
CAREC is headquartered in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It has country offices in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan as well as a project office in Turkmenistan. It is an integrated part of the 5 Regional Environmental Centres network, including ones situated in Hungary (covering 15 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey), Russia, Moldova and Georgia.
Goals and Objectives
CAREC plays the key role in promotion of the Central Asian Initiative for Sustainable Development (CAI). CAI was proposed by Central Asian governments in the process of preparation for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. In the framework of promoting CAI principles CAREC implements the following programs:
The CAREC participates in the programmes “Environment for Europe” and “Asian-Pacific Environment and Development Programme”, contributes to EECCA Environmental Strategy, expands the local experts’ networking, disseminates the best practices, supports new phase of the Aral Sea Basin Programme, the Caspian Environmental Programme as well as other transboundary programmes implemented in the region.
More detailed information on CAREC is available at www.carecnet.org
Association “For Sustainable Human Development” Armenia
The Association was founded in 1996. The members include representatives of a number of public organisations (Armenian Geographical Society, Armenian Republican Women's Union, The League of Armenian Women, the Fund against the Law Arbitrariness, The Scientists Union, Armenian Statistical Computer Society,) as well as individuals specialising in different fields of knowledge: ecologists, geographers, chemists, economists, psychologists, writers, journalists, engineers, etc. Six commissions work in the Association: environmental, economic, on social issues, on democracy issues, on human rights, on educational and spiritual-psychological issues, information and international relations. The Association has nine branches in different regions of Armenia.
The mission of the Association “For Sustainable Human Development is:
The Association actively participated in the “Rio+5” /at national level/ and “Rio+10” /at national, regional and international levels/ processes and received accreditation to WSSD during the Prepcom II. During this process the Association prepared the Non-Governmental Assessment Report for WSSD and non-governmental Concept of Sustainable Development of the Republic of Armenia, involving the experts from non-governmental and scientific sectors. The Association was the leader organization in the project “Sustainable Cities in South Caucasian Region”. During the implementation of the project a group of experts led by the chairperson of Association K. Danielyan developed the “Guidelines on Local Agenda 21 for the cities in countries in transition (on experience of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). The group of members of the Association, led by K. Danielyan, developed the Indicators and Index of Sustainable Human Development. The governmental bodies of Armenia (especially the Statistical Agency) and UNDP Armenia use this Index in their work and reports. The Association also participated in the elaboration of the Country report on Millennium Development Goals.
The lobbing activity was conducted in the number of roundtables at the governmental level (National Assembly, Constitution Court), in Local communities, etc. We organized many seminars at National and Regional levels, published many books and brochures. Starting from October 2001, the Association established and led the Regional Information Center on Sustainable Development for South Caucasus.
In June 2001 Association received the Status of UNEP National Committee, and in July 2004 the Status of NGO associated with UN DPI. In May 2005 it received accreditation to UNEP Governing Council. In July 2006 the Association received Special Consultative Status with the Economical and Social Council of the UN. The Association is a member of Social-Ecological Union (SEU), ANPED, European Eco-Forum, UN/NGO Regional Network for Eastern Europe & CIS, ECA NGOWGWB and co-works with UNDP, UNEP, UNDPI, UN DESA, UN NGLC, OSCE, CEE Bankwatch Network, USAID, EU TACIS, SIDA, Earth Charter International Commission, ASEED, WEDO, REC Caucasus, National Assembly of RA, Government of RA, Ministry of Nature Protection RA, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Municipalities of Yerevan, Hrazdan and others, Human rights defender of Republic of Armenia, Centre of Constitutional Rights, Aarhus centers and many NGO coalitions.
More information can be found at: http://users.freenet.am/~ashd/
Federation of Environmental Organisations of Cyprus (FEO)
The Federation of Environmental Organizations of Cyprus (NGOs) was founded in 1988 and is a network of 20 Non-Governmental Organizations in Cyprus that are active in the areas of the environment, health and culture. The Federation coordinates and supports the actions of its members as long as these actions are in accordance with the principles on which the Federation was founded. The member-organizations maintain their functional and organizational autonomy.
The mission and vision of FEO is to coordinate and support the actions of its 20 members, as well as public awareness and mobilization of citizens in environmental issues and sustainable development. In addition, the Federation participates in committees and councils while it cooperates with many other organized institutions related to the environmental field in Cyprus and abroad.
The FEO is a body officially recognized by the state (representing no political affiliation). The Federation does not constitute a political movement and takes pride in keeping its “above-party” character, pursues the goals for which it was formed, and cooperates with all political spheres that work for the environment and the sustainable development.
The FEO submits its views and positions to various Parliamentary Committees, always present at the Parliamentary Committee on the Environment meetings and represented, according to legislation, and can affect the decision made, in numerous National Committees and Administrative Councils. Worth mentioning is the participation of the Federation in the Committee for the Environmental Impact Assessment.
One of the main activities of the FEO is informing, sensitising and mobilizing the citizens in matters of the environment and sustainable development. Towards this aim, it makes its activities known to the general public, organizes exhibitions, conferences and lectures on environmental and cultural issues, participates in radio and television programmes for the promotion of its positions and informs citizens on the issues that it deals with.
In addition, the FEO participates in environmental programmes of the European Union and the Council of Europe that deal, for example, with the creation of cycling networks, the promotion of recycling, the preservation and protection of architectural and cultural heritage, and other.
The FEO is a member of International and European Environmental Organizations like the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the MedForum, the EEB (European Environmental Bureau) and the MIO-ECSDE (Mediterranean Information Office for the Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development) and it is in direct contact with the European Committee as well as with International Environmental NGOs like the WWF, Greenpeace and others.
The FEO functions according to its related Articles of Association. Each member-organization, regardless of the number of its members, appoints a representative to the Coordinating Committee for a year and the Council of the Federation is elected from the Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee and the Council meet regularly and formulate and develop the positions and actions of the Federation. The actual workings of the Federation are based on the voluntary work of its members and collaborators and on its scientific personnel.
More information can be found at: http://www.oikologiafeeo.org/
Zest Youth Movement (ZYM) India
The Zest Youth Movement is a national Youth movement working to empower Children and Young people to take an active role in society and fight for their right. ZYM educates them on the basis of the values of equality, democracy, peace, cooperation and friendship. It seeks to improve the situations of youth in relation to the priority areas like Education, Employment, Hunger, Poverty, Health, Environment, Girls and Young Women, Globalization, Information and Communication Technologies, and International relations.
Child and Youth Development: Countries today dedicate too few resources to harness children’s and youth’s productive capacity. It is ZYM’s firm belief that children and youth have a strong opinion on global issues and they only need empowerment to feel their voices will be heard in society.
Education: The right to education as one of the universal indivisible and unalienable human right is an essential instrument for the enjoyment of other rights and freedoms. Education awareness alone covers 50% of ZYM’s programs because they believe that Environment Health and intercultural understanding cannot be well understood by youth if we are weak in education.
ZYM comes together to act, motivate and mobilize formative effects on the mind, character or physical ability of youth’s decent attitude, knowledge, skills, values and morals.
Ecoforum for Sustainable Development Association (ESDA) Bulgaria
The Association is one of the first Bulgarian non-governmental organizations in the field of environmental protection, which recently celebrated 26 years since its establishment. It is established by scientists and public figures from 32 countries and 12 international organizations in 1986 as Bulgarian branch of the international environmental movement of the United Nations.The Association is registered in public benefit and gathers the efforts of its members from the industry, universities and experts in variety of fields for environment protection and sustainable development.
The Association’s main goals and assignments are:
The Association’s subject of activities is:
Participation in public advisory councils:
More information can be found at: http://www.esd-bg.org.
BIOSFERA – Centre for Education, Environment and Nature Protection, Macedonia
Biosfera - Centre for Education, Environment and Nature Protection is a non-governmental organization established 1999 as an idea and initiative of group of young people willing to contribute to environment and nature protection.Biosfera members are young people with different professional background and skills that give their work a high level of both quality and motivation.
Vision: Republic of Macedonia is implementing European standards for environment and nature protection and principles of sustainable development.
Departments for working
* Environment and nature protection
More information is available at: http://www.biosfera.org.mk/portal/index.php
ACT International / Pakistan
ACT International is a not-for-profit rights based national organization focusing on women, youth, children and marginalized segments of society. The organization particularly works with disadvantaged segments of society to empower communities by building peoples’ engagement, capacity and partnership focusing on women, youth and children for a better tomorrow. Organization aims to develop partnerships and innovative programmes with the support of development actors to contribute in the efforts of “Aiming Change for Tomorrow”.
Aiming for a tomorrow where everyone has opportunities
Empowering communities to recover progress and advance by building peoples’ engagement, capacity and partnership focusing women and children for a better tomorrow. We pursue this mission through
ACT International works by adopting four pronged approach which creates equilibrium amongst all the major stakeholders including a) Charity through involving philanthropists; b) Engagement of local non- government organizations; c) Public Private Partnership (PPP); d) Outreach Program for provision of service delivery; by developing an approach of area based consortiums to build partnerships and ensure integration and cohesion during the implementation of development interventions.
Our core value