Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports SPARE and practical energy projects in Caucasus, Central Asia and Moldova by 4,2 million NOK. By this Naturvernforbundet can apply positive experience from practical energy projects in the region, and will in cooperation with local partners promote efficient energy issues on national level in several of our project countries in the region.
Norges Naturvernforbund establishes a new project on development of educational program on energy, climate and environment in Belarus. Main cooperation partner is the Ministry of Education of Belarus, but also Ministry of Environment, UNDP, NGOs and various educational institutions participates in the project. SPARE, the international program on education on energy, climate and environment of Naturvernforbundet, will serve as basis for the new program in Belarus.
In the beginning of February this year, the Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature (Naturvernforbundet) launched its first Fredskorpset (Peace core) project –on simple energy saving measures in households in Tajikistan. Energy saving will be achieved through improving cooking stoves (ICS). The projects goal is to transfer Nepalese knowhow on efficient stoves to Tajikistan, using expertise exchange between Nepal and Tajikistan. In February ICS expert Madhav Pokharel from Nepal started on his one year mission in Tajikistan, while Tajik NGO expert Jonona Bakieva has a one year assignment in Nepal that started from March.