Project title: Support Young NGO network to Empower Rural Groups to Integrate Environment in Society – SYNERGIES project
Duration: 3 years (2011 – 2013)
Budget: 636,692.80 EUR
Main donor: European Commission (75% of the budget)
Intervention area: 4 provinces: Phú Thọ, Vĩnh Phúc, Hưng Yên, Thanh Hóa
Project Partners: 4 local NGOs: Hadeva, Trung tâm Sông Hồng, CRD, Areca
Target groups: 3 main groups:
First target group 4 local NGOs - 2 consultancy/support cooperatives (Hadeva, CRD), 1 consultancy/support centre (Song Hong) and 1 environmental consultancy/support company (Areca);
Second target group: local authorities at the different levels; mass associations, cooperatives…
Final beneficiaries: village communities, comprising hundreds of thousands of rural and farming families (roughly 3 million inhabitants)
Objectives: Overall objective: to foster and strengthen civil society, creating intermediate-level social actors with the organisational wherewithal, competence and knowledge that they need to participate at local level in mitigation, adaptation and sustainable development actions in the face of climate change.
Specific objective: To strengthen the capacities of a network of five local NGOs, especially in the areas of environment and climate change, with practical measures on the ground, awareness raising and support actions for local stakeholders, whilst also fostering integration with national networks.
Component 1. Capacity building for the NERAD network, the 4 NGOs and their members (“capacity building” component)
Estimated results: EO 1. The 4 NGOs and the network will be able to: i) organise their actions efficiently, ii) manage and develop their human resources, in order to, iii) build awareness, give advice and support local stakeholders in the areas of environment and climate change.
EO 2. The 4 NGOs and the network will contribute actively to environmental development and policy in the countryside, by improving awareness among the population, lobbying local authorities, and providing services and support to the related organisations and local stakeholders concerned.
EO 3. An effective NERAD network, engaged and working closely with one or more networks at national level to: i) obtain support or guidance, ii) bring problems and results to wider attention and exchange information, iii) engage in dialogue with the authorities.
Main activities: 3 components:
Component 2. Linkage with local stakeholders and support for environmental development and policy (”environmental development” component)
Component 3. Support for the linking up of the NERAD network and liaison at national level (“networks” component)
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