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24/04/2017 12:28

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ALGIERS- The second phase of microfinance programme of World Environment Funds will allocate $400,000 to the projects initiated by the Algerian environment associations, said Thursday in Algiers the national coordinator of the programme, Rahima Chehih.

During the second phase, the programme elaborated by the UN Development Programme and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (Unops), will provide those associations with micro-finances for a period of 4 years as from 2017, she said during a meeting which brought together foreign ministry officials, environment associations and the representatives of the programme.

The associations will receive average funding of $35,000 each and the funding can reach $50,000 for associations proposing important an innovative projects.

However, the associations must finance 20% of their projects.

For this phase, the programme focuses landscapes, which represents a genuine opportunity to facilitate a participative environmental management in the identified territories," said Chehih.

The objective is involving the civil society and the citizens in the protection of landscapes through projects associating the preservation of biodiversity, sustainable development and social preoccupations.

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ORAN (Algeria) - Associations from 14 Algerian coastal cities are invited to submit projects on the environmental integration and education, as part of Algerian-Belgian cooperation, its initiators announced Tuesday.

This initiative called "Environmental Capacity Building Project" (PRCDE) will be supervised by the Algerian Ministry of Water Resources and Environment and the Belgian Development Agency, BTC Algeria, said Feriel Assia Selhab, in charge of the project (PRCDE) at the BTC Algeria.

In the margin of a conference on the project held Tuesday in Oran, the official explained that 14 Algerian coastal cities, namely Algiers, Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou, Bejaia, Jijel, Skikda, Annaba, El Tarf, Tipaza, Chlef, Mostaganem, Oran, Ain Temouchent and Tlemcen are invited to submit projects in the field of environment integration and environmental education.

This initiative is intended to encourage such associations to work for best control of the environmental stakes and campaign for the integration of environment issues into local policies, she said.

30 projects will be chosen and later be turned into pilot projects on the environment protection and the promotion for sustainable development.

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