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Integrating gender implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention
Developing an understanding to the BRS Conventions on the issue of gender equality
Donors: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Partners: Balifokus, Indonesia and Women Environment Programma (WEP), Nigeria
Duration: 08/2016 - 08/2017




International Chemical Management - The Position of German and International NGOs towards SAICM Post-2020 and Sustainable Chemistry
A project of WECF Germany to inform national and international NGOs about SAICM Post-2020 and Sustainable Chemistry and to bring an united NGO position into debate
Donors: UBA - Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency of Germany)
Duration: 05/2016 - 12/2017




Women2030
The objective of the new five-year project is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) until 2030 with a focus on Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Mitigating Climate Change (SDG 13)
Donors: European Commission DEVCO
Partners: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (AWPLD), Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Women Environment Program (WEP), Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)
Duration: 04/2016 - 12/2020




Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network (CLEEN)
The CLEEN project aims to build a partnership of civil society organizations in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
Donors: European Union
Partners: Akhatsikhe (Georgia), Ecoclub (Ukraine), Gutta-Club (Moldova)
Duration: 01/2015 - 12/2017



Past Projects


Bridging the knowledge gap - Demo farm in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF builds in Uganda a demonstration farm in order to improve the education of local farmers, present sustainable technologies and increase the people's lifequality
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 06/2016 - 05/2017




Reducing chemicals and contamination of drinking water sources in rural communities in Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia and Albania
How Ecosan toilets, greywater filters and composting can help reducing the use of chemical fertilisers and protecting water sources in rural areas of South Eastern Europe
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme, UNEP
Partners: Women in Development Shkoder (Albania), Eko Forum Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Journalists for Human Rights (FYR Macedonia)
Duration: 05/2015 - 04/2017




Promotion of green technologies in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF implements a project in Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) to promote sustainable technologies for renewable energy
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 05/2016 - 04/2017




Water and Sanitation Safety Planning in rural Romania and Macedonia
The aim of this project is to raise awareness about environmental protection and to take action particularly in the area of water quality and sanitation in rural communities.
Donors: Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Germany
Partners: Aquademica (Romania), Journalists for Human Rights (FYR Macedonia)
Duration: 05/2016 - 01/2017




Crowdfunding Project: Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda
Via a crowdfunding campaign WECF collected more than 4.600 Euro to fight the sanitary grievances in rural Uganda. Thanks to over 50 donations WECF builds in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE 17 Biogas Toilets in Mulagi Sub-County.
Donors: Private donors via crowdfunding campaign (https://www.chuffed.org/project/toilets4uganda)
Partners: Action for Rural Womens' Empowerment (ARUWE)
Duration: 07/2016 - 01/2017




Changing German policy on EDCs
Achieving good EDCs criteria and strategy at the EU level, which guarantees a high level of protection for human health and the environment.
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 06/2016 - 12/2016




Water Solidarity France- Kyrgystan
Women as drivers of change
Donors: Water Agency Artois-Picardie, St Omer Municipality, UNDP-GWS, Jety-Gus, Rayon, local villagers.
Partners: WECF and KAWS
Duration: 09/2014 - 10/2016




Capacity Building and Strategic Partnerships for Chemicals Safety in the Republic of Serbia
Building capacity and strengthening cooperation between government agencies, NGOs, and other civil society sectors, to strengthen legislation, enforcement and partnerships for chemical safety, in particular harmful chemicals in products
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme, UNEP
Partners: UNDP- Serbia, ALHem Safer Chemicals Alternative
Duration: 05/2015 - 10/2016




Improving education, sanitation and food security in Busi parents' primary school
By providing hygienic toilets with privacy and hand wash facilities, WECF improves in cooperation with local partner ARUWE education and sanitation conditions in Busi parent's primary school (Uganda)
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 10/2015 - 09/2016




Armenia: Women for a healthy rural development
Armenian Women actors of change for chemical free rural development
Donors: Région Rhône-Alpes, Le Fonds pour l'environnement Mondial (GEF), Marisla Foundation (US), Vekst Foundation (Norvège), Counterpart International (USAID)
Partners: AWHHE, Armenia
Duration: 04/2014 - 05/2016




Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership
Reducing the pollution of the Black Sea by introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities
Donors: The United Nations Environment programme (UNEP)
Partners: RCDA (Rural Communities Development Agency)
Duration: 04/2014 - 05/2016




Safe drinking water and sustainable energy for rural Uganda
Improving living conditions in rural Uganda through sustainable technologies for renewable energy, agriculture and water
Donors: Erbacher Stiftung
Partners: ARUWE
Duration: 06/2015 - 02/2016




EDCs in Germany: Running the discussion on EDCs
Promote the political discussion on EDCs on German policy level for achieving decent EDC criteria and strategy on EU level, which guarantee a high level of protection for human health and the environment
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 04/2015 - 02/2016




Communicating on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
Developing ideas for companies in improving information and communication within the chain and towards consumers of baby and children’s products, on the topic of SVHCs with a focus on risks for vulnerable groups (i.e. children and pregnant women).
Donors: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Partners: IVAM UvA BV, with assistance from Gezinsbond, PAN Europe and ChemSec
Duration: 01/2015 - 01/2016




ChildProtect-Life – Protecting Children's Health from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
The ‘ChildProtect-Life’ project coordinated by WECF aims to speed-up implementation of EU environmental regulations with regard to the substitution of EDCs, in line with the EU 2020 goal of minimising adverse effects of chemicals on public health.
Donors: Life+ project European Commission, DG Environment
Partners: PAN Europe, Gezinsbond, WECF Germany, WECF France, BabyBeGood
Duration: 02/2014 - 01/2016




Rotterdam Convention and Asbestos
Overcoming the blocking attitude of opposing countries with the objective of a functioning international chemical policy and a better protection of the environment and health in countries which use or produce asbestos
Donors: Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building of Germany (BMUB)and the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Duration: 03/2014 - 12/2015




Building local capacity for domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation for rural and remote areas in the EEC region
The action will contribute to improved health, reduced poverty and increased energy security in 22 rural communities in 7 EEC countries, through demonstrating domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation measures
Donors: Directorate–General (DG) EuropeAid Development and Cooperation of the European Commission
Partners: Europe: WECF, CDE (Center for Development and Environment), GERES (Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités) Georgia: The Greens Movement of Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency, Social Development Center Akhaltsikhe, SEMA Ukraine: Ecoclub Rivne, National Ecological Center of Ukraine, Vozrozhdenie Tatarbunary; Subgrantees: Armenia: АЙРУДzИ Aurudzi, Lore Eco Club, Sila Sveta (The Power of Light); Azerbaijan: Eco Renaissance; Moldova: Gutta Club, Ormax, Wisdom; Russia: Buryat Regional Association for Baikal, The Planet of Hopes
Duration: 01/2011 - 12/2015




FLOW +: International Women's Empowerment
The coming 2 years are crucial for future development cooperation. In the intergovernmental process on “Sustainable Development Goals”, the UN “Open Working Group” is preparing a framework for universal goals to follow the Millennium Development Goals
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Duration: 11/2013 - 12/2015




EWA: Women Empowerment
The overall goal of the WECF EWA programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda)
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




EWA Kyrgyzstan: Strengthening Gender Potential of EWA Project Partners
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)"
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




EWATajikistan: the constant empowerment of women is important
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)"
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




EWA Uganda: Focus on low income small-holder farms
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)": Focus on low income small-holder farms
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




EWA Georgia: "Ecological agriculture as an alternative option for women from rural areas
"Empower Women - Benefit (for) All (EWA)"
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




EWA South Africa - Community Gardens
"We are not just growing food but growing people. We are not only giving people a plate of food, but more valuable than this; we are empowering people to help themselves."
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Partners: Soil for Life, Urban Harvest, Decentralized Environmental Solutions
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




EWA Afghanistan: Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world
WECF supports the EWA partner in Afghanistan in reducing poverty
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2015




Women's Major Group wants to achieve gender equitable in Post2015 agreement
WECF contributes by increasing outreach activities on the need for strong gender instruments to implement the Post 2015 agenda
Donors: GIZ Germany for the activities of WECF
Duration: 01/2015 - 12/2015




A call for help from the Kayenje School
Building ecosan toilets at Kayenje Primary School in Uganda
Donors: Private donors
Partners: Kayenje Primary School Uganda
Duration: 07/2014 - 07/2015




Civil society organizations cooperate with government and other stakeholders on a gender-sensitive NAMA for sustainable energy in rural areas
Preparations for a National Appropriate Mitigation Action (Nama) in Georgia
Donors: European Commission
Partners: Greens (lead), RCDA, SEMA, SDCA
Duration: 02/2014 - 05/2015




Romania and Macedonia (FYROM): Water and Sanitation Safety Plans
Water and Sanitation Safety Plans for environmental education in schools in rural areas
Donors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
Partners: Aquademica(Romania), JHR, Macedonia(FYROM)
Duration: 11/2013 - 04/2015




Baltic Info Campaign on Hazardous Substances
Many products used in every day life, like toys, cosmetics, plastic products, etc. contain hazardous chemicals. In the Baltic States people are often not aware of this and sufficient regulation is not in place. The overall goal of the project is to initiate a stronger demand at the society in the three Baltic States for products free of hazardous substances via awareness raising activities.
Donors: EU Life+
Partners: Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia (BEF EE), Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (BEF LV), Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania (BEF LT), WECF, Environmental Film Studio (VFS), Tallinn University (TLU), Liepaja University (LiepU), Rautakesko AS Estonia (Rautakesko EE)
Duration: 10/2011 - 03/2015




Reduce exposure to EDCs and advocating for better legislation
Protect children and pregnant women against exposure to EDCs by engaging the health sector and informing policy makers and activate German civil society to enhance EDC policy
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative, Life+ project European Commission, DG Environment
Duration: 01/2014 - 02/2015




Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) – German Advocacy Campaign
Protect children, inform pregnant women and expecting parents
Donors: German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA); Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Duration: 04/2012 - 12/2014




Women’s priorities for the Post 2015/SDG agenda
Women Major Group regional capacity building and participation in UN post2015 SDG meeting
Donors: GIZ
Duration: 11/2013 - 12/2014




Engaging youth as multiplication agents in climate change and energy awarenes raising in rural communities

Donors: German Embassy in Georgia /Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany
Partners: Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA)
Duration: 10/2014 - 12/2014




Tracing Nano
Currently many products at the market incorporate nanomaterials for which a proper risk assessment could not be made. Contrary to the REACH principle no data no market the presence of nanomaterials in its content is generally not reported either
Donors: Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Partners: IVAM, Natuur en Milieu, FNV, ETUI, EEB,WECF and associated partner Consumentenbond (Dutch Consumers Union)
Duration: 04/2012 - 01/2014




Natracare Safe School Sanitation Project
Natracare supports safe sanitation for girls in Central Asia - Natracare, a UK-based manufacture of organic and natural solutions for personal health care has become a sponsor of WECF projects on improving sanitation in schools in the rural areas of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
Donors: Natracare UK
Duration: 06/2010 - 12/2013




Reduce exposure to EDCs
Advocate at EU level for better EU legislation to protect women and the developing child from hormone disrupting (endocrine disrupting) chemicals (EDCs) such as phtalates, bisphenol A and pesticides.
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2013




Kyrgyzstan: Home Comforts - Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards via sustainable energy and sanitation
Reduce poverty via sustainable development, specifically through improved access to basic resources such as energy and safe sanitation
Donors: European Commission with the additional aid of Natracare and Sjef Jorritsma & Hanzehogeschool Groningen
Partners: KAWS, ALGA, Camp Alatoo
Duration: 01/2011 - 07/2013




Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
"Civil society cooperation on EU acquis and on values for consumer and corporate responsibility"
Donors: European Commission, IPA Socio Economic Partnership Programme
Partners: Baltic Environmental Forum, Women´s Movement for Integral Development, Journalists for Women and Children Rights and Environmental Justice, Resource Center Leskovac
Duration: 02/2011 - 02/2013




Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
During the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, women’s contribution to sustainable development was highlighted by the Women's Rio+20 Good Practice Award
Donors: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ’s programme “Promoting Gender Equality and Women’s Rights“
Partners: Women's Major Group, UNEP and the Network of Women Ministers and Leaders for the Environment
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2012




On the Road to Rio+20: Preparations for Rio+20 in French and Arab speaking Africa
Six Women's organisations in French and Arab speaking Africa organised awareness raising workshops and consultations on their specific needs and views for the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Summit and translated Women's major group position papers into Arabic and French.nised pre-meetings on how to prepare for the Rio+20 Conference in June
Donors: UNEP
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2012




Bulgaria: Water safety plans
Environmental education for teachers as multipliers for children and young people at the example of rural communities in Bulgaria
Donors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
Partners: EfE, Eco World
Duration: 08/2011 - 11/2012




Asbestos in Kyrgyzstan
Increasing awareness on asbestos in Kyrgyzstan to strenghten and support Civil Society
Donors: European Commission, EuropeAID; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: BIOM Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 01/2010 - 10/2012




Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund, UNEP
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), Georgian Ecological Agricultural Association (SEMA)
Duration: 07/2010 - 07/2012




Safe water and sanitation for all in Moldova
Mobilizing citizens and authorities from Moldova to respect and realize the right to access to safe water and sanitation for all
Donors: Foundation Danielle Mitterrand – France Libertés, Milieukontakt International, Church World Service
Partners: WiSDOM, ORMAX, Renaşterea rurală
Duration: 10/2010 - 02/2012




Humanitarian Roofing project in Prislop, Romania
Thanks to gifts from private donors in many countries 42 families received sheets for making their roofs water-proof
Donors: private donors
Partners: WECF Germany, WECF Netherlands
Duration: 04/2008 - 11/2011




Remote Communities in Azerbaijan
Community Approaches to a Better Environment for All and Poverty Reduction in Out of Reach Communities
Donors: European Commission
Partners: WECF The Netherlands, EKOT (Ekoloji Taraziig NGO), Azerbaijan and Sustainable Future NGO from Finland
Duration: 11/2009 - 11/2011




Gender Equality
Putting Gender Equality Central; a project to promote a gender and human rights perspective in WECF's activities
Donors: WECF
Partners: WECF Netherlands, WECF Germany, WECF France, WECF member organisations
Duration: 09/2008 - 09/2011




Commission for Sustainable Development
WECF facilitates the participation of its members at UN conferences. WECF members present their experiences and recommendations to policy makers during the UN CSD every year
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM); The Netherlands; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Energia, Mama 86, WEDO, Eco Accord, Eco Forum, Bali Focus, Worldview Impact Foundation, Women against Nuclear Power, Women for Peace
Duration: 03/1999 - 08/2011




Aarhus Convention
Information, public participation and access to justice - useful tools for WECF and its members
Donors: European Commission DG-Environment; Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: European Eco-Forum
Duration: 07/2005 - 07/2011




Georgia: Create local capacity for sustainable development
New EU financed project started in Georgia
Donors: EU
Partners: Greens Movement is the lead applicant, and all Georgian WECF partners - Caucasus Environment, Center for Social Development Akhalsikhe, GEBMA, PAROS, RCDA, SEMA and WECF
Duration: 11/2010 - 07/2011




Constructed Wetland in Bulgaria
Constructed Wetland Implementation for On-site Treatment of Domestic Wastewater of a Children´s Home combined with Capacity Building for Professionals
Donors: Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)
Partners: Otterwasser, Germany; Ecoworld, Bulgaria;
Duration: 02/2009 - 04/2011




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Uzbekistan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Uzbekistan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: Mehriban
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Democratization of the governance of the Dniester river basin
Local authorities, NGOs and citizen's communities work together in trans-boundary cooperation between Moldova, Transdniestria and Ukraine towards sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Eco-Tiras, Eco-spectrum, Black Sea Women's Club
Duration: 12/2007 - 12/2010




WECF Germany: “Umweltgerechtigkeit von Geburt an" (Environmental justice right from the beginning)
A consultative program for deprived families and migrant families in the vicinity of Berlin and Munich
Donors: German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA); Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: WECF Germany
Duration: 09/2009 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Moldova
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Moldova
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: ECOTOX, WISDOM
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Kazakhstan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Kazakhstan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Public Association Mountain Club Jabagly-Manas
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Kyrgyzstan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Kyrgyzstan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Social Union Agerkech, Rural Women’s NGO “Alga”, BIOM, Central Asian Alliance for Water & Public Fund Mehr-Shavkat, Habitat for Humanity, “ULGU”, UNISON
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Ukraine
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in the Ukraine
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: Regional Public Ecological Organization “Vozrojdenye” (“Revival”) of Tatarbunary
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Tajikistan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Tajikistan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: WPO “SAFO”, Agency Support Development Process Nau
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Agency Support Development Process Nau, AWHHE, BIOM, Central Asian Alliance for Water & Public Fund Mehr-Shavkat, Georgian Environmental and Biological Monitoring Association, Foundation Caucasus Environment, Ecos NGO, ECOTOX, Habitat for Humanity, Katachel e.V., Mehriban, Paros, Public Association Mountain Club Jabagly-Manas, RDCA, Regional Public Ecological Organization “Vozrojdenye” (“Revival”) of Tatarbunary, Rural Women’s NGO “Alga”, SEMA, Social Union Agerkech, Society Development Centre of Akhaltsikhe, The Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE, “ULGU”, UNISON, WISDOM, WPO “SAFO”
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Georgia
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Georgia
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Society Development Centre of Akhaltsikhe, Georgian Environmental and Biological Monitoring Association, The Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE, Foundation Caucasus Environment, Paros, RDCA, SEMA, Georgia Greens
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Azerbaijan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Azerbaijan
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: Ecos NGO
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Afghanistan
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Afghanistan.
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: Katachel e. V.
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Armenia
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Armenia.
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: AWHHE
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2010




Preparation for Copenhagen – climate protection and renewable energy as a chance for economy, politics and civil society in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia through technology and knowledge transfer
Wegbereitung für Kopenhagen – Klimaschutz und Erneuerbare Energien als Chance für Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft in Osteuropa, Kaukasus und Zentralasien durch Technologie und Wissenstransfer
Donors: German Federal Ministry for the Environment (International Climate Initiative), Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partners: Women and Environment NGO partners in the region: Eastern Europe:
Russia: Network Russian Socio-Ecological Union (over 200 NGO members)), Friends of the Baltic (coordinator for Eastern Europe) Ukraine: National Ecological Centre Ukraine Belarus: Ecoproject South Caucasus: Georgia: The Green Movement of Georgia, Akhaltsikhe (coordinator for Caucasus), RCDA – Rural Centre Development Agency, SEMA, PAROS, Caucasus Environment Azerbaijan: EKOT Armenia: Armenian Women for Health and a Healthy Environment (AWHHE) Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan: Civic Environmental Foundation "UNISON" (co-coordinator for Central Asia) Ecological Movement "BIOM", Public Foundation "Camp Alatoo", Foundation „Habitat for Humanity“, Public Association "Ulgu", ALGA/Rural Women, Agerkech Tajikistan: For the Earth, ASPD NAU, Safo, Youth Ecological Centre Uzbekistan: Mehriban, Youth Ecological Network Uzbekistan, Adek Kazakhstan: Jabagly Manas, UGAM, Young Guards of Nature, Eco Museum Karaganda, EcoCenter (co-coordinator Central Asia) Cooperation partners/experts: SPARE (Norway); Solar Partner Sued; Atmosfair (Germany), Act Alliance (international)
Duration: 10/2009 - 11/2010




Nano in the babyroom
Deploying awareness raising activities among consumers and retailers concerning nanotechnology
Donors: Nanopodium
Duration: 04/2010 - 11/2010




"Well of knowledge" Educational and Informational Water Center
Ukrainian-German-Polish project started in January 2010
Donors: Bosch-Batory-Pauci Foundation
Partners: Ecological Club “Kray”, Dolina Stobrawy
Duration: 01/2010 - 11/2010




ToNi-Finder
WECF's map for sustainable school Toilets and establishing Nitrate levels in ground, surface and drinking water
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, DGIS, The Netherlands; European Commission DG-Environment; Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: ALGA, ASDP Nau, Association Spektri, CAAW, Earth Forever Foundation, ECotox, Eco World, EuroTeleormann Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), Fondation Caucasus Environment, Habitat for Humanity Kyrgyzstan, Katakhel, Lore Eco Club, Mama 86, Medium & Sanitas Slobozia, Mehriban, Mountain Club „Jabagly-Manas“, SAFOi Sughd, SEMA, ULGU, Unison, YECT, Young Guards of Nature
Duration: 10/2009 - 10/2010




Abestos and POPs in Kazakhstan
Civil society and sound hazardous waste management, asbestos and POPs, in Kazakhstan
Donors: European Commission, EuropeAID; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: EcoCenter Kazakhstan, Greenwomen Kazakhstan, University of Kassel, Germany
Duration: 01/2009 - 10/2010




Protocol on Water and Health and Public Participation
Workshop for the Effective Use of the Potential of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Authorities in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union and EU in the Field of Environment and Water
Donors: German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Partners: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Ministry for Environment and Forestry, Romania, Global Water Partnership
Duration: 05/2010 - 10/2010




Create local capacity for sustainable development
The project is a continuation and scaling up of Empowerment and Local Action program
Donors: European Commission
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/FoE Georgia
Duration: 09/2010 - 09/2010




Romania - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France; Royal Netherlands Embassy in Romania
Partners: Medium et Sanitas Slobozia, EuroTeleorman Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future)
Duration: 10/2007 - 09/2010




Ukraine - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86, Black Sea Womens' Club
Duration: 10/2007 - 09/2010




Bulgaria - Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: Earth Forever Foundation
Duration: 10/2007 - 09/2010




Safe Sanitation, Health and Dignity
Implementation of dry urine diverting toilets and and waste water soil filters for schools and private households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands (for Ukraine); Royal Netherlands Embassy in Romania; Province Overijssel Netherlands
Partners: Black Sea Womens' Club, Earth Forever Foundation, EuroTeleorman Association, Femei pentru un Viitor Curat (Women for a Clean Future), MAMA-86, Medium et Sanitas Slobozia
Duration: 10/2007 - 09/2010




Belarus - Citizens involvement
Developing multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of water, waste and energy efficiency in Belarus
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Ecoproject
Duration: 12/2006 - 03/2010




Bulgaria / Greece – WECF Project Healthy Schools
School children are given the opportunity to learn about their environment and possible ways to improve and protect it by developing their own ideas.
Donors: European Commission DG-Environment
Partners: Earth Forever Foundation, Bulgaria, Clean up Greece
Duration: 09/2007 - 02/2010




Samen voor een Gezond Leefmilieu
‘Together for a healthy environment - advocacy for enhancing substances policy and reduce health risks’
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: EcoCentre, Kazakhstan, Eco Accord, Russia, Greenwoman, Kazakhstan, Journalists for children and women, Macedonia, Friends of the Earth, Bulgaria, AWHHE Armenia
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2009




Poland: Between the Rivers Bug and Narew
WECF and SIE are developing local partnerships in order to manage and cultivate 15 rural Masovian communities along the river Bug sustainable.
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Stefan Batory Foundation,Poland; Foundation for German-Polish Cooperation (FWPN), Germany, Poland
Partners: Social Ecological Institute Warsaw (SIE), Unser Land
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2009




Support of climate protection via sustainable energy by training and capacity building of local partner NGOs in Caucasus and Central Asia and networking between them
„Förderung des Klimaschutzes durch nachhaltige Energie mittels Training, Kapazitätsausbau und Vernetzung lokaler NRO-Partner im Kaukasus und in Zentralasien“
Donors: German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety / gtz
Partners: Armenian Women for Health and a Healthy Environment (AWHHE), The Green Movement of Georgia, Social Development Center Akhaltsikhe, RCDA – Rural Centre Development Agency, SEMA, Kaukasus Environment, EKOT, Ecological Movement "BIOM", Public Foundation "Camp Alatoo", Foundation „Habitat for Humanity“ Kyrgyzstan, Public Association "Ulgu", Civic Environmental Foundation "UNISON", Mountain Club Jabagly Manas, Eco Museum Karaganda, Little Earth, ASPD NAU, SAFO, Mehriban
Duration: 10/2008 - 03/2009




Eliminating toxic chemicals globally
Working to ensure that by 2020 all consumer products are free of hazardous chemicals
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE, EcoAccord, MAMA-86 Harkiev, WEN
Duration: 01/2006 - 12/2008




International Year of Sanitation
Safe and affordable sustainable sanitation at the top of the European political agenda during the International Year of Sanitation 2008
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86, Black Sea Women's Club, AWHHE, Mehriban, Earth Forever Foundation, Global Water Partnership, European Water Partnership, Coalition Clean Baltic, KIWA water research
Duration: 01/2008 - 12/2008




Kyrgyzstan - Decentralised and Sustainable Wastewater Management
Consulting and supporting NGOs in Kyrgyzstan to develop ecolocial sanitation and wastewater management in rural areas
Donors: German Ministry of Environment (BMU)
Partners: Habitat for Humanity, Alga, ULGU, BIOM
Duration: 03/2006 - 12/2008




Towards a sustainable rural Overijssel
Naar een Duurzaam Platteland
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: Oons Ambacht
Duration: 01/2007 - 06/2008




Tapping Our Ressources - Sustainable Development and Poverty Elimination
Safe Drinking Water, Safe Sanitation, Safe Food
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE, Katachel e.V., MAMA-86, Ukraine
Duration: 01/2005 - 12/2007




Afghanistan - Tapping Resources
WECF and Katachel Afghanistan working on improved sanitation for the Kunduz region
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Katachel e.V.
Duration: 01/2005 - 12/2007




Support Programme for the Roma Village Prislop
Supporting the Roma community in their basic needs: health, sanitation, infrastructure and schooling
Donors: Hewlett Packard
Partners: WECF Germany
Duration: 10/2005 - 12/2007




Armenia Tapping Resources
Poverty elimination, organic farming and improvement of water supply and sanitation in rural areas of Armenia
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE
Duration: 02/2005 - 12/2007




Bulgaria - Water, Waste and Sanitation in Rural Areas
Developing a model for sustainable water and waste management for rural areas
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Earth Forever Foundation, Institute of Ecological Modernization, IRC Netherlands, WASTE
Duration: 02/2005 - 07/2007




Chemikalien im Alltag
Politik, Industrie und Verbraucherinnen können gemeinsam das Risiko durch gesundheitsschädliche Chemikalien in Alltagsprodukten für Frauen, Männer und Kinder verringern.
Donors: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: BUND, Deutscher Hausfrauenbund, EWMD, Greenpeace, EEB
Duration: 08/2005 - 02/2007




EU - Fact Sheet Common Agricultural Policy
Information on organic farming, conventional agriculture and policies in the EU.
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment, Netherlands Ministry of Environment
Partners: WECF Spain
Duration: 01/2006 - 12/2006




Eco-Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Women promoting the environmental pillar of the Lisbon Strategy and the EU SDS
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: WEN, EEB, HEAL
Duration: 03/2006 - 12/2006




Ukraine - Co-operation for Sustainable Rural Development
Involving citizens and local authorities in rural Ukraine in improvement of drinking water, sanitation and agriculture
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86 Poltava, MAMA-86 Kiev, MAMA-86 Yeremche and MAMA-86 Nishin, Fem-Consult, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
Duration: 11/2003 - 11/2006




Local Climate Change Action - Germany
Moving climate protection closer to the people
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: Green City
Duration: 08/2006 - 11/2006




Ukraine - Ecological Sanitation Solutions
Dry urine-diverting toilets for schools and households
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: MAMA-86 Odessa, MAMA-86 Kiev and MAMA-86 Sevastapol
Duration: 09/2005 - 08/2006




Romania - Rural Development for All
Ecological sanitation and waste-(water) management in rural areas of Romania
Donors: Fondation Ensemble, France
Partners: GeoSan, Femei pentru un Viitor Curate (Women for a Clean Environment, FVC)
Duration: 09/2005 - 08/2006




Armenia - Healthy Food for Pregnant Women
Improving the health of newborn babies and pregnant women in Armenia; Growing organic Amaranth for the maternity clinic of Yerevan
Donors: Fred Foundation, The Netherlands; Haëlla Foundation, The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE
Duration: 01/2000 - 08/2004




Romania - Safe Drinking Water
Developing a participatory democracy, creating a network of local environmental NGOs and implementing effective and reproducible small-scale projects for safe drinking water solutions.
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Medium & Sanitas
Duration: 01/2002 - 01/2004




Ukraine - Safe Drinking Water
Improving the drinking water conditions through public awareness and participation.
Donors: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Cooperation, MATRA programme, The Netherlands
Partners: MAMA-86 Kiev
Duration: 03/1999 - 12/2003




Our Toxic Free Future
Working towards a Toxic Free Future - getting ready for action
Donors: Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: Tiye, ZijActief
Duration: 03/2003 - 06/2003