Discussion panel for improving the living environment and arranging public spaces

On February 15, the NGO EC MA NDRYSHE organized within HumanRightivism a panel discussion on “Improving the living environment through inspection and regulation of public spaces.

In this meeting, EC presented the research findings related to environmental inspection at the municipal level, as well as the practices of interventions in public spaces to increase environmental care. Panel participants from the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure, representatives of the Municipality of Prizren and representatives of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Prishtina, had the opportunity to discuss issues, share experiences and present progress in environmental success planning and narratives.

A case where institutional actors from local and central level as well as civil society actors discussed public policies, activities and measures to be taken to improve the environment in general. Also, a number of civil society organizations for environmental protection and citizens were involved in discussions which brought about some of the challenges and difficulties they face and strive to develop and address environmental issues and concerns.

Community Development Fund – CDF

Embassy of Sweden in Pristina

EC Ma Ndryshe

Coaching session with CSO’s

In the municipality of Dragash / Dragash, PACT held a mentoring session with the organization SHEA Ambienti.

In the framework of the activity for the promotion of Eco-tourism in the Municipality of Dragash, PACT developed SWAN and PESTLE analysis with the participants of the organization and representatives of the directorates within the Municipality of Dragash.

Information was exchanged on environmental issues and effects in the field of eco-tourism. The use of the electronic platform Environment Hub (www.environment-hub.org) was also discussed and the details and opportunities offered by this platform for organizational capacity building as well as for advocacy and lobbying in the field of environment and sustainable development were explained.

This activity is organized in the framework of the SideStep project which is implemented in the framework of HumanRightivism, which is managed by CDF and supported by the Swedish Embassy in Prishtina.

Coaching session with local NGOs

Today in the municipality of Kaçanik, PACT held a mentoring session (coaching) at the Regional Center for Environmental Protection and Promotion – Ajri (Alb. Air).

Information was exchanged on environmental issues in the Municipality of Kaçan and more broadly, on projects, with special emphasis on networking, fundraising, project project writing and project management and what are the issues that the NGO faces.

It was also discussed about the electronic platform Environment Hub (www.environment-hub.org) by explaining the details and opportunities that this platform offers for organizational capacity building as well as for advocacy and lobbying in the field of environment and sustainable environment.


Mentoring sessions with NGOs

Today PACT held a mentoring session (coaching) with the organization Ambienti from Dragash.

During the sessions, the use of the electronic platform Environment Hub (www.environment-hub.org) was discussed and the details and opportunities offered by this platform for organizational capacity building as well as for advocacy and lobbying in the field of environment and sustainable development were explained.

Information was also shared on project development, with particular emphasis on fundraising, project proposal writing and project management as well as the challenges this organization faces.

The electronic platform www.environment-hub.org is supported by HumanRightivism, managed by the CDF Community Development Fund, supported by SIDA through the Swedish Embassy in Pristina.

Improving our Environment, Changing our Future

After the completion of the cycle of online workshops within the framework of “Improving our Environment, Changing our Future” project, BGF held the last online meeting and a certificate distribution event where the elementary students from various communities in Prizren, got to present their designing sustainable schools projects and receive their participation certificates.

The students have been participating in different workshops on sustainability, cliamatechange and environmentalprotecion and have been working in teams during the last three months where they developed different ideas and solutions for making their schools and classrooms more #sustainable.

22 sixth graders are now certified as mini-environmental experts and we hope they will share their knowledge and experience with their peers and raise awareness on climate change and sustainability, now and in the future.

“Emin Duraku” school won the prize for the best idea and will receive a grant to implement the project and leave a positive environmental mark for society. The grant will be handed within the framework of the “Improving our Environment, Changing our Future” project.

This confidence building project is funded by UNMIK – United Nations Mission in Kosovo.

Start of works in the implementation of the project ‘Vertical Garden’ in Prishtina

On March 30, the inauguration of the works in the project ‘Vertical Garden’ in cooperation with the Community Development Fund (CDF) and the Municipality of Prishtina was organized.

The project aims to revitalize abandoned areas, reduce urban heat and increase biodiversity in the Dardania neighborhood area at the roundabout in Pristina.

The project is funded by the Municipality of Prishtina and the Community Development Fund (CDF) through the ‘HumanRightivism’ Program supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Community Development Fund – CDF

Embassy of Sweden in Pristina

A new project ‘CreAct’ kick-started under HumanRightivism

Today a new project CreAct in which participants will learn more about different tactics on how to become mindful activists for Human and Environmental Rights has started.

The project will bring international and local professionals with a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in environment, human rights and business, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability leadership, economic development, and social & environmental impact.

CreAct is supported by: Community Development Fund – CDF through HumanRightivism Project Embassy of Sweden in Prishtina

‘Green Talk’in the city of Gjakova

On March 18, World Recycling Day, EC Ma Ndryshe organized an environmental debate in the city of Gjakova. Participating in the debate was the mayor, Mr. Ardian Gjini, environmental official, Mr. Fatos Deda, and the students and teachers from the primary schools ‘Emin Duraku’, ‘Fehmi Agani’, ‘Yll Morina’ and ‘Mazllum Këpuska’.

At the beginning of the debate, Meral Bakic from EC presented the work of the organization, the project within which this activity was organized, and the purpose of carrying out such activities.

In his speech, Mr. Gjini stressed that Gjakova has a problem with waste management but that work is being done to reduce the number of landfills and improve their treatment. Regarding greenery, it was said that in the last three years, the municipal government has planted about 12 thousand seedlings and that it will continue with this practice in the future. For the general projects in the field of environment were mentioned the cleaning of the transfer center, the collector project and the sewage plant that will be finalized in the summer of this year and the sewerage network project.

In the following, the activities of the schools in the field of environment were presented, where the existence of green clubs in the four schools was mentioned, recycling projects, cleaning actions, enrichment of schools with baskets, seats and cubes, planting with saplings and marking of environmental days with activities from the most diverse. The students also took the opportunity to present to the municipal officials the main concerns they have about the environment where the illegal buildings were mentioned, the increase in the number of cars, the waste around school buildings, the damage to green spaces and the lack of fines for damages caused in environment.

The meeting was held respecting the measures set by the NIPHK

Community Development Fund – CDF
Embassy of Sweden in Pristina
EC Ma Ndryshe

EC continues the series of debates “Green Talks – Green Talks”

EC Ma Ndryshe has continued the series of debates “Green Talks – Green Conversations”, the purpose of which is to promote the debate on the environment between school students and representatives of institutions and to inform both parties about each other’s commitments, with a focus. environmental issues.

This time the debate was held in the city of Lipjan, where the deputy mayor of Lipjan, Mr. Fauz Xhemajli, as well as students and teachers from Primary and Lower Secondary Schools participated: “The two martyrs”, “Emin Duraku”, “Ismail Luma ”and“ Frashëri Brothers ”.

At the beginning of this meeting was presented the project within which this activity is organized by Nora Simitçiu-EC Ma Ndryshe, as well as the purpose of carrying out such activities. environmental research.

Then, before the vice-president, representatives of the present schools presented the activities with which they are engaged. The students have announced their commitment through which they have contributed to the realization of cleaning actions and planting actions, interventions in schoolyards through recyclable materials, the functioning of “Smart bin” baskets and the like. However, students have assessed the interventions so far as insufficient, given the capacity of schools. They have also addressed the issue of lack of usable green spaces within the yards of their schools and have displayed requests for green enrichment of certain areas. Students were also asked to increase urban inventory to increase the comfort and usability of common spaces with special emphasis on creating toy corners within the school yard spaces.

On the other hand, the Deputy Mayor Mr. Xhemajli informed the participants about the current activities and projects of the Municipality. He emphasized that the Municipality of Lipjan has been very supportive of numerous initiatives, such as: interventions in parks and planting seedlings. The representative of the Municipality also said that he will continue to support the requests of the citizens because they are appropriate and welcome for the Municipality of Lipjan and that they are open for joint planning and any other request for cooperation that may arise in the future from these School.

Air Quality measurements during this week

As part of “Youth Care for Kosovo” project, our activists made air quality measurements this week in the municipality of Drenas, Fushë Kosovë, Obiliq, Prishtinë and Hani i Elezit.

How to read the data?
0-12 = Good
13-35 = Fair
36-55 = Poor
56-150 = Very Poor

Dylos:0.5 >micron
0-75 = Excellent
75- 150 = Very Good
150-300 = Good
300-1050 = Fair
1050-3000 = Poor
3000+ = Very Poor