ISC is currently working with a group of 30 nonprofits in Albania to improve their capacity to advocate on behalf of their constituents and promote greater accountability between the government and its citizens. A former project to protect Lake Ohrid, which borders Albania and Macedonia, resulted in a historic partnership to save the lake's native fish and played a role in reducing ethnic tensions.
We designed and provided environmental management training in environmental monitoring and enforcement, environmental impact assessment, river basin management, and NGO coordination to representatives of NGOs, governments, and businesses in the most polluted regions
We applied our community action approaches to improve public health in Kyrgyzstan. At the national level, we are helping our partners develop a national training manual on community action for health. We are also training trainers and coaching project staff and health promotion units in the region of Issyk-Kul.
Latvia and Lithuania
We helped the University of Latvia's Ecological Centre and the Ministry of Education in Lithuania establish a teacher training project in environmental education. We provided training, technical assistance, and materials on integrating environmental education into the national school curriculum and extracurricular activities.
Building on a 2004 study exchange to Vermont and New York, we provided technical assistance to strengthen business cooperatives through the country's Private Farmer Assistance Program. We helped strengthen their performance by training leaders in project cycle management and strategic planning.
We designed and provided environmental management training in river basin management, environmental monitoring and enforcement, environmental impact assessment, and NGO coordination to representatives of NGOs, governments, and businesses in the most polluted regions.