Establishing a cross river specialised platform on environment thematic, which aims to harness the confidence building potential of implemented infrastructural projects and enhance the cross-river collaboration between beneficiary communities

Sector: Social

Implemented by: NGO Eco Tiras, in partnership with Ecospectrum from the left bank

Budget: 123,680 USD

Duration: March 2017 – November 2018

Beneficiaries: direct – 727 members of thematic platform. Indirect beneficiaries-around 3600 (local public authorities and local public institutions – beneficiaries of previous SCBM projects), environmental institutions ans NGOs, experts, scientific community, agricultural specialists and farmers from both banks of Nistru river).   

Results: More than 400 participants at the 12 organised seminars get acquainted with:

  • Environmental challenges of the Nistru region
  • Environmental education, international environmental legislation, duties of local authorities in environmental. protection
  • Environmental legislation, protected areas and forests of the both banks: role of LPA and NGOs Methods of sustainable and organic agriculture
  • Innovative technologies for rural areas to adopt to climate change Water safety and protection of small rivers
  • Natural History education on both banks
  • Environmental education in schools as a way to sustainable development and green economy – for teachers
  • The role of forests and vegetation in rural sustainability and development and alternative energy sources in rural areas.

The platform members participated at 2 International Conferences:

  • Biodiversity and Factors influencing on Dniester River Ecosystems
  • Transboundary Nistru River Basin Management: Platform for Cooperation and Current Challenges
  • Organized internal study visits (Agricultural Institute, agricultural farms and AcvaTir company, Codru, Padurea Domneacsa, Suta de Movile Iagorlic natural reservations).
  • During the study visit abroad (Germany) the platform members learn about best practices in terms of environment preservation and practical solution for solving the environment issues;
  • Created the professional thematic groups (ecological and sustainable agriculture; preservation of the Nistru; environmental education and training;  scientific cooperation of universities and NGOs);
  • identified the main priorities for further cooperation within the framework of the platform.