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Developing indicators for monitoring on Aarhus convention

The project on developing indicators for monitoring on Aarhus convention was launched in Kazakhstan. Elena Petkova - expert from Access Initiative World Resources Institute, Public Association "Greenwomen" and specialists in Aarhus Convention take part in the project.

The main objective of the project is to create conditions for realisation of pubic needs and opportunities in access to information, decision-making and access to justice on environmental matters.

The project is carried out by OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) in Almaty lkudaibergenova@osce.nursat.kz , by the Public Association "Greenwomen" (Kazakhstan) and funded by government of the USA

The project will be implemented in a few directions.
"Greenwomen" will disseminate sets of materials among governmental agencies, NGOs, MEDIA of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international organizations on the following topics:

  • Access initiative World Resource Institute experience in developing indicators for Aarhus convention monitoring

  • Assessing public opportunities for access to information, decision-making and justice

  • Methodology: Review research terms and tools

  • Capacity building

  • Distributing results and participation in international projects such as The Access Initiative World Resources Institute

The workshop on developing indicators for Aarhus convention monitoring will take place in Almaty ,October 28-30.

The objective of the workshop is to work out such methodology (including a number of indicators), that will give the possibility for the government and public to assess implementation of Aarhus convention (access to information, decision-making and justice on environmental protection issues) in the Republic of Kazakhstan and to take steps in order to improve the environmental situation in compliance with the
achieved results. In particular, the participants of the workshop will work on the following issues:

Assessment:
of the situation on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice
Developing indicators for 4 categories:

  1. Public access to information on environmental issues

  2. Public participation in decision-making

  3. Access to justice

  4. Capacity building

Measures: how often and who should assess indicators

Discussing Advantages in creating of a coalition for Aarhus convention monitoring

Putting results into action: to work out a indicators chart in order to improve environmental situation in specific areas and all around the Country

Creation of action frameworks of governmental and non governmental agencies on monitoring Aarhus convention implementation and taking corresponding measures

A collection of materials will be prepared according to results of the project.

Representatives from NGOs, Governmental environmental agencies, Media and international organization will participate in the workshop that will be held in Almaty, October 28-30.

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