Green-AL – Empower Grass-Root CSOs for Improved Innovative Environmental Protection in Albania
The Green-AL “Empower Grass-Root CSOs for Improved Innovative Environmental Protection in Albania” is funded by SIDA the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and implemented by Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development as leading partner, in cooperation with CISP Sviluppo dei Popoli, VIS Albania, and COSV – Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo.
This project aims to contribute to the improvement and empowerment of environmental organizations and to influence the promotion of cooperation between civil society actors, public authorities and the private sector to advocate and address environmental issues in Albania.
On the other hand, Green-AL addresses the challenges and limitations of the local environmental CSOs that mainly relate to improved organizational sustainability and professionalism, increased absorption rate of donor-funded grants, improved capabilities to engage in effective partnerships, and a general need for learning how to engage in lobbying and advocacy so to influence decision-making within the environmental realm. To address such needs, the proposed action foresees a number of activities and events such as:
(a) CSO tailor-made capacity building for making them more professional and sustainable;
(b) Grant-giving and implementation;
(c) Advocacy activities and preparation of policy documents, participation in round-tables and workshops to impact policy-making;
(d) A number of activities to increase partnerships, visibility, and awareness such as multimedia products (documentaries, clips and infographics), publications, public events, etc.
Co-PLAN, Institute for Habitat Development (leading partner)
CISP (Il Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli)
VIS (Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo)
COSV (Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni per il Servizio)
SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
The Green-AL project newsletter is an informative summary of the achievement of the project in this phase and the practices followed by environmental organizations in the four regions of Albania, which through financial support, in the form of grants, are affecting the improvement of the environmental situation in the country.