Local community grant program
27 марта 2012 года

Local community grant program 20 March 2012 witnessed a conference “Experience and prospects for sustainable development of local communities” summarizing practical results of grant-funded projects of Citi Foundation and WWF’s joint program. Three grant-funded projects of the program were implemented in 2011 in the Altaiskiy Biosphere Reserve.

Conference participants summarized major results of a joint program targeted at providing grants to the local population of the Altai Republic for the small enterprise development. The conference welcomed participants of 2011 Small Grants Program, representatives of WWF, Citi Foundation, local authorities, NGOs and media, deputies, Microcredit Support Fund “Sodeistviye” (“Assistance”), heads of the Altai Republic’s specially protected nature territories.

Presentation by P.P. Aronov, resident of Yailu settlement and Altaiskiy Reserve employee, shed light on the projects implemented in the Altaiskiy Biosphere Reserve. Major results of three projects implemented by Yailu residents were presented in the report “Development of agricultural tourism in the Altaiskiy Nature Biosphere Reserve as a means of sustainable subsistence of local population”.


“Guest home” (Svetlana Anatolievna Aronova, Yailu settlement)

“Souvenir shop” (Galina Porfirievna Baikalova, Yailu settlement) 

“Landscape photography” (Alexander Viktorovich Lotov, Yailu settlement)

Experience and prospects for sustainable development of local communities Conference Program  


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