The primary aim of the Project promoted by the grant is to contribute to the coordination and implementation of the inception phase of the “Rural development by integrated forest and water resource management in South-East-Europe” (LEIWW) programme. This overall objective is defined by the following benchmarks:
- Stakeholder analysis on regional, national and local level;
- Confirmation of the selection of cross-border pilot regions based on regional/national priorities and/or transparent criteria;
- Identification of needs and strategies for qualification and capacity development at regional and national level and in the cross-border pilot regions;
- Contribution to the strategy development, operational planning, results framework and monitoring of the programme based on the benchmarks 1-3.
Political bearers of the project were the Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and Ministries of Environment, as well as the academic institutions, civil society, local authorities and other service providers in the rural areas of the SEE region.
The main stakeholders and direct beneficiaries are relevant Ministries of the participating countries, in particular the relevant departments and units that deal with agriculture, rural development, environment, water and forest management.
The second group of stakeholders are academic and research institutions and universities in the SEE region working in agriculture and rural development / environment, forest- and water management.
A third group of stakeholders and indirect beneficiaries are representatives from civil society associations and other experts
The final indirect beneficiaries are the rural population in the participating countries, particularly the beneficiaries of the agriculture, rural development, water/forestry and environment measures derived from improved policy making
This project is funded by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Project duration: October 2015 to January 2016