Interakcia Foundation is the leading partner in the project.
Project partners: Karma district executive committee, Smarhoń district executive committee, “Interakcia” Foundation.
German project partner: Climate Alliance.
Project territory: Karma district (Homieĺ region) and Smarhoń district (Hrodna region); Frankfurt (Germany).
Project budget: € 62 500; contribution from the German side–€ 11187,85;
This project is being implemented with the assistance of the Belarus Support Program (BSP). The Belarus Support Program is being implemented by the Dortmund International Education Center (IBB Dortmund) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).
The Project aims to address the challenge of insufficient capacities of Belarusian local authorities to synchronize their obligations under the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) for Climate and Energy (which focuses on SDGs 7, 11, 13, 17) with their other efforts aimed at achieving SDGs, and insufficient capacities of CoM-supporting NGOs to accompany CoM signatories in this process.
Thanks to the Project, two partner NGOs will build capacities of two Belarusian CoM signatories (Karma and Smarhoń) in areas such as harmonization of CoM and local monitoring/data collection systems for better evaluation of climate adaptation measures, access to best EU practices, stakeholder engagement and raising awareness on climate action. Upon completion of the Project, Karma and Smarhoń will show progress in localization of SDGs 7, 11, 13 and 17, while partner NGOs will become better equipped for replication of this experience in other Belarusian cities.