Dec 11 2021
December 11: World Mountain Day and Czech solutions for SDGsThe theme of this year's International Mountain Day (IMD) is sustainable mountain tourism. From the promotion of Green Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina to drafting waste management and Disaster Risk Reduction plans in Georgia, several CUP projects share the common interest and passion about mountains, their exploration and protection.
Dec 01 2021
World AIDS Day and CHARITA’s Challenge Fund Project in GeorgiaDecember 1 marks the World AIDS Day. Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported, HIV still threatens the world. UN estimates that just in 2019, 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV and 690 000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in the same year. In Georgia, Caritas Czech Republic and its partners are working towards increasing local uptake of HIV testing.
Oct 13 2021
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Protection from landslides in Kazbegi regionOctober 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). In today’s article, we will take a closer look at the Challenge Fund project of the Czech Geological Survey and Georgian NEA who have been working on eliminating the threat associated with landslides in Kazbegi.
Aug 13 2021
Expertise on Demand: What are Czech experts together with UNDP Georgia’s Innovation Specialist up to in Rustavi?In May 2021, a group of Czech experts from the company UNICO.ai started their work on the Rustavi Smart City expert assignment to review the portfolio of interventions supported by the UNDP Innovation Team in Rustavi.
Jul 15 2021
UN World Youth Skills Day and the Challenge Fund
The UN has declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. CUP’s Challenge Fund has supported several initiatives that help young people develop their skills and reach their career goals.
The Upcycling Challenge in Bosnia and Herzegovina
This year is…
May 20 2021
World Bee Day: Thanks to modern innovation, we no longer need pesticides to protect bees from the Varroa mite
The UN designated 20 May as the World Bee Day to raise awareness of the importance of bees around the world. One of the biggest challenges of beekeepers today is the Varroa mite that attacks honeybees inside their colonies. The innovative Thermosolar Hive kills the Varroa mite using heat generated by solar energy without the…
May 07 2021
Handling Emergencies: DEKONTA’s work on emergency preparedness and management in GeorgiaFor nearly two years, a Czech innovator DEKONTA a.s. worked together with Georgian NGO Association Regional-Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) and local state authorities to enhance Georgian approach towards emergency preparedness and management.
Apr 27 2021
Challenge Fund: Local stakeholders appreciate progress in community planning training in Abmrolauri
In the middle of last year, efforts to strengthen the dialogue between community-based organizations and municipal actors in Georgia’s Abmrolauri and Tkibuli municipalities took off.
The project of a Czech NGO NESEHNUTÍ, which won the Challenge Fund award in Spring 2020, aims to transfer a concept in which citizens can influence local development in their communities.…
Apr 21 2021
Czech Republic’s contribution to World Creativity and Innovation Day
The United Nations designated 21 April as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.
Around the world, innovative approaches contribute to mitigating challenges such as poverty, hunger, environmental degradation. By expanding opportunities for everyone, they provide momentum for economic growth and job…
Apr 08 2021
In Rustavi, local actor’s participation in decision-making gets improved by Czech expertise
Georgian city of Rustavi uses Czech know-how and mentoring to improve communication of the municipality and to encourage stakeholders in discussing future developments in the city.
Although various local and international organizations have been making efforts to increase the public involvement and participation in local decision making in Georgia, progress sometimes comes slower than desired. A…