Northern Albania suffers from a lack of environmental specialists, while local civil society organizations lack cooperation. This is affecting that various environmental situations do not receive the proper attention.
In this case the solution may come by a closer cooperation through a platform that aims to increase capacities from a thematic networking of the organizations for: environmental advocacy, legislation, pollution and biodiversity.
The platform was set up by ENGONA (Environmental NGO Network in Albania) project, which aims the coordination for common environmental causes and mitigating the fragmentation that exists between environmental civil society organizations.
With the thematic network already established and operational, ENGONA held a training meeting with representatives of different organizations operating in Kukës, Dibër and Shkodër districts. The platform offers access and opportunities for communication and consultation, for various issues even after the end of the project.
The participants appreciated the project, stating that such initiatives are a very good starting point to bring together organizations that have environmental protection at the center of their work.
The meeting with the environmental organizations of civil society took place on July 22, 2022, by the Institute for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPM) in cooperation with the organization EcoAlbania and the ACEG Center (Albanian Center for Environmental Governance).
The ENGONA project is supported by LevizAlbania and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).