On February 24th, 2020 meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation took place in Armenia, bringing together the scientists and practitioners.
Meeting participants were given information about project and its main components, results of the second Caucasus Mountain Forum and the Caucasus Regional Research Program, Preliminary Assessment of the Situation of Higher Education and Risk Mapping in DRM and about Higher Education in Disaster Risk Reduction as well as provided with the presentations about Advocacy /cooperation Road Map and Research Agenda elaborated by Sustainable Caucasus.
Second part of the meeting was devoted to the discussions, questions and suggestions related to the aforementioned topics and mainly on Advocacy Road Map, its approval and cooperation mechanisms such as: confirmation of willingness for cooperation; Discussions and approval of topics for advocacy and cooperation; Formation of the thematic working groups; Clarification of the cooperation tools and mechanisms in more detail;
At the end of the meeting participants agreed to create National Initiative Group (NIG) responsible for Advocacy of the Science-policy Interface Strengthening and Caucasus Regional Agenda (C-RRA) promotion.
Members of the National Initiative group voted for the first co-chairs of NIG for the following two years: Aram Gabrielyan (Khazer NGO, Scientific Adviser) Hayk Igityan (Georisk Scientific Research Company, DRR Specialist) and selected following topic: Socio-Economic Development and Planning.
The meeting was held in terms of the Project “Strengthening the Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus” with financial support from the Swiss Co-operation Office-South Caucasus funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
On February 5th, at the Institute of Geography Academy of Science the first meeting of National Initiative Group of Azerbaijan on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners.
Initiative group in Azerbaijan is responsible for Advocacy of the Science-policy Interface Strengthening and Caucasus Regional Agenda (C-RRA) promotion.
On December 18, the First National Meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation in Georgia took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners. The meeting covered the overview of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) and the introduction of the Advocacy Roadmap, developed for strengthening the cooperation between academia and practitioners.
On 30 October – 1 November 2019 the Second Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) was held in Ankara, Turkey, gathering about 200 participants from the six countries of the Caucasus Ecoregion, as well as from Austria, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway United Kingdom, Ukraine, etc. The Second CMF was hosted by Ankara University, Department of Geography.
On 12-13 June 2019 the working meeting on the second Caucasus Environmental Outlook (CEO) methodology under the project “Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in South Caucasus (SCAC)” was held at Sustainable Caucasus Office in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Under the project Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in the South Caucasus the kick off meeting was held on 4-5 March, 2019 at Ilia State University.
On December 10 the new agreement was signed between the Sustainable Caucasus and Swiss Cooperation South Caucasus which marked the start of the implementation phase for the project Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in South Caucasus (SCAC).
Institute of Geography National Academy Sciences of Azerbaijan together with Inter-Islamic Science and Technology Network on Oceanography (INOC) is organizing international conference on “UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEMS OF INLAND WATERS: CASE STUDY FOR THE CASPIAN BASIN (UPCB)”.
Conference will be held on 12 - 14 May 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
On 6-7 November SNC-mt Planning Workshop was held at Tbilisi State University under the “Sustainable Caucasus Project”.
On 4-8 June, 2017 The Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences is hosting the thematic conference "Practical Geography and XXI Century Challenges" dedicated to the 100 year anniversary of the Institute.