This week the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association held a two-day workshop titled ‘Challenges and opportunities for sustainable development of the national parks in North Macedonia’.
The opening speech was held by the Minister of Environment and Physical Planning – Naser Nuredini, together with the British Ambassador Rachel Galloway, which was followed by an introduction to the workshop by the President of the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association.
The workshop was attended by nearly 40 people – representatives of the national parks, municipalities in which they operate, representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, representatives from Increasing Market Employability Program (IME), as well as civil and business sector representatives.
The first day of the workshop had its focus on the stakeholders – mapping possibilities for sustainable development and generating ideas, while the second day the Chevening Alumni with few experts worked to develop the proposed ideas into more concrete concepts.
The ideas that came out of the workshop revolved around:
- New technologies;
- New ways of financing to ensure sustainability;
- Redesign of existing services in order to offer better user experiences.
During the workshop the participants developed 8 proposals and 3 detailed concepts.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in this workshop and we hope we take this work further with support of the local community, the relevant institution and international funding organizations.
To see more from the working atmosphere – click here.