UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme Raises New Leaders

11013356 1035530179801322 2449436544467534310 o#NewLeader – that is who UNDP Ukraine is looking for! That is why the project "Strengthening National Capacity for Effective Youth Development and HIV/AIDS Response in Ukraine" gathered 300 new leaders from 25 regions of Ukraine in a leadership camp in Pushcha-Vodytsia in Kyiv. While you are reading this post, youngsters are developing projects, which can help to environmentally improve their schools.

The GEF SGP Project “Local communities actions in addressing degradation of lands contaminated with radionuclides” is successfully implementing the technology of managed pastures in Zhytomyr region

visit 2The project developed a system of managed pastures in the 30 ha pilot area of Kamyanka village, Zhytomyr region. In particular, a special herb mixture was planted; growth of the herbs was monitored, the content of land was analyzed, and the index of radionuclides removal was identified with the help of the Institute of Agriculture of Polissia, Zhytomyr National Agroecological University and the State Ecological Academy for Postgraduate Education and Management.

The GEF SGP Project Provided Luhansk Region Households with Solid Fuel Boilers

 DSC0064 копияThe grant project implemented by NGO “Ecological Heating” and supported by the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme in Ukraine provided households, which are hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs), with solid fuel boilers. They will heat buildings and thus mitigate climate changes.

The winners of the National Children’s Competition “Second Life of Waste” are announced

konk2On 4 June, the winners of the National Children’s Competition “Second Life of Waste” were announced and awarded. The contest was held in the framework of the annual All-Ukrainian Environmental Forum organized by the Partnership Network “Education for Sustainable Development” and supported by the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. The competition raised the awareness of the schoolchildren on existing environmental issues related to household waste and helped develop a responsible approach to environment protection. 

All-Ukrainian Еnvironmental Forum “Children for Environment: the Future We Want!"

11406825 980184472002560 7920462359776430409 nOn 5 June, people celebrate the World Environment Day. Ukrainian schoolchildren and their teachers have also joined this campaign.

4-5 June, the annual All-Ukrainian Environmental Forum “Children for Environment: The Future We Want!" was organized by the Partnership Network “Education for Sustainable Development in Ukraine” and supported by the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.

22 of May - International Day for Biodiversity

1 56 1Today the international community celebrates the International Day for Biodiversity. Schoolchildren from different parts of Rokytne district in Rivne region has been joining the celebration for the last three years by taking part in the worldwide campaign The Green Wave. It is a global biodiversity campaign to educate children and youth about biodiversity.