Participation in the ECF Phase II – Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Consultative Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia
9. 6. 2022
Acting Director Mojca Kopše, in her welcoming address at the kick-off meeting of the Eco-Corridor Fund (ECF) for the Caucasus regional consultative forum, which took place on June 9, 2022 in Tbilisi, briefly presented the participation of the Republic of Slovenia in the ECF conservation project and sustainable use of ecosystems or natural resources in the ecological corridor of the Western Lesser Caucasus in SW Georgia. In talks with the German KfW, the WWF-Caucasus Program Office and the Georgian National Forest Agency, on the sidelines of the meeting, the great importance of the transfer of Slovenian knowledge and experience as well as the supply of equipment for the further management of forests in the area of the Adigeni municipality was highlighted. All parties expressed their wish to continue or upgrade cooperation.
Mojca Kopše, the Director of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development implementing Slovenia’s Development Cooperation was representing the other new donor and project partnership with the Slovenian Government. She stated the high importance of working together, outlining Slovenia’s existing partnerships within the forestry industry and how she is looking forward to these continued partnerships.
“I was very happy to see the results of the first phase of the project, especially the commitment of the local population as well as the commitments made by the state authorities. We strive to use our funds on projects that can make a difference which is why we are involved in the ECF.”