UNDP Armenia organized a seminar on “Vulnerability of South-East Forests in Armenia and Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of the Marz of Syunik” in OSCE “Aarhus” Center in Kapan, Syunik, on May 24-25, 2008. The seminar was organized in the framework of “Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Forest Ecosystems of Armenia” project proposal preparation.
Representatives of the principal stakeholders, including the RA Ministry of Agriculture, “HayAntar” SNCO, local and international NGOs, “ArmStateHydroMet” SNCO, and all the forestry enterprises of Syunik participated in the seminar to discuss pilot activities proposed for implementation in the selected target forest areas of Armenia in the framework of the project proposal elaboration. Within the seminar, preliminary results of GEF Medium-sized Project preparation activities were presented to the participants to include their responses into the final document to be submitted to the GEF.
Following the project team presentations, the participant stakeholders expressed their willingness to support the pilot project activities to the highest extent possible; they also agreed with institutional framework of the project implementation.
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