So many challenges, wonders and revelation beyond numbers. These infographic tell us some incredible stories about curious people who covered 544,854 km in total visiting 16 different cities in a year; who visited their neighbouring country to exchange ideas, expertise and do collaboration; who started to learn a new language completely new to them, and to investigate a new culture unknown to them.
With a view to encourage and facilitate direct contact and cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries, Hrant Dink Foundation established the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant and Fellowship Scheme. The info graphs illustrate the outcomes of both programmes, covering the efforts of all the people and organisations who have shuttled between Turkey and Armenia throughout 2014 and 2015, striving to bring Armenia and Turkey closer. By crossing both physical and mental borders, they have built many bridges and formed irreversible bonds.
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On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.