Mission

The programme “Management of natural resources and safeguarding of ecosystem services for sustainable rural development in the South Caucasus” (ECOserve) is developing strategies to promote the sustainable use of natural resources (agricultural and pasture lands, forests), biodiversity conservation and climate protection and to improve the energy situation in rural areas.

Who we are

ECOserve is a programme jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and its partners in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Challenges

The lack of reliable data, regulations, good practices and competences for the sustainable management of natural resources leads to loss of biodiversity and puts high pressure on natural resources.

GIZ has been active in the South Caucasus since the beginning of the 1990s. In 2019, GIZ launched the ECOserve programme.

GIZ has been working in Armenia since the early 1990s. The current ECOserve programme focuses on sustainable pasture management and energy efficiency measures for rural househ...

GIZ operating in Azerbaijan since 1995. ECOserve programme focuses on the agricultural sector, with the aim to foster a biodiversity and environmentally friendly natural resource use in agricultural l...

In Georgia, the programme focuses on priority topics such as support of forest sector reform through introduction of close-to-nature sustainable forest management, energy security in rural areas and t...

Regional Downloads for South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

Feasibility study and costbenefit analysis on the approaches to reduce the use of fuelwood/dung for ...

Armenia | 2020 | English Category: Pilot Activities, English

Հայաստանի գյուղական բնակավայրերում վառելափայտի/ գոմաղբի օգտագործման նվազեցման մոտեցուﬓեր. իրագործելի...

Armenia | 2020 | Armenian Category: Pilot Activities, Armenian

Wild plants as an ecosystem service: Contextualizing sustainability and socioeconomic Impact In rura...

Armenia | 2020 | English Category: Other, English

LATEST UPLOADS

The measures of the programme are subdivided into five components, each of which is contributing to the overall aim to support the sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the South Caucasus.

More detailed information about the contents is available here:

AVAILABILITY OF ROBUST DATA

PILOT ACTIVITIES

IMPROVING FRAMEWORK CONDITIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION

REGIONAL EXCHANGE