December 25, 2015 the seminar-consultation took place in the conference hall of the Agency on Hydrometeorology of the Republic of Tajikistan in Dushanbe. The topic was to work out SGP Country Programme Strategy for OP6 GEF Small Grants Programme in the Republic of Tajikistan. With the financial support of UNDP workshop was organized by NGO "NooSphera", which will develop a country strategy for the distribution and implementation of the GEF SGP operational phase 6 for 2016-2019. The seminar attended 20 people, representatives of RLCN (Research Laboratory for Conservation of Nature), NBBC (National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center), NCI NAPEP (National Center for Implementation of the National Action Plan for Environmental Protection), representatives of civil society, TNU (Tajik National University), representatives of the Convention on Climate Change and Biodiversity of RT and director of Energy and Environment Programme of UNDP.
During the meeting, participants learned a presentation on the basic principles of the GEF and new priorities to the OF 6, prepared the representative of the NGO "NooSphera". The main objective of the workshop was to collect drafting opinions of representatives and experts from different organizations, civil society and other stakeholders in the topic of selection the certain landscapes, as well as in the criteria, methods and reasons of selection certain priority areas where future projects will be implemented by the GEF Small Grants Programme. During the lively discussion, participants tried to choose and put forward certain administrative areas, districts and landscapes of the country, trying to justify the selection of priority areas for further conservation. The participants emphasized the importance of taking into account all the directions in the concept of "landscape", the importance of adapting human activities in certain climatic conditions for sustainable livelihoods and solve the existing social and environmental problems, as well as the synergy of all sides of society to achieve a more effective and global results in the field of conservation environment.