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Tobias Muenchmeyer and Geof Giacomini at Truso Gorge, Kazbegi National Park
Press release (embargoed to Dec. 13th, 21:00 CET) Tbilisi, December 14th, 2020 - Tobias Muenchmeyer has started today as Executive Director of the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), taking over the management of the project offices in Tbilisi, Georgia and Yerevan, Armenia. He succeeds Geof Giacomini, who is leaving CNF after 5 years. Tobias Muenchmeyer, new [...]
Marsh Marjan Award Certificate
In early November, the Caucasus Nature Fund’s (CNF) Executive Director Geof Giacomini was in London to accept the one-of-a-kind Marsh Marjan Award – which recognizes the contributions of individuals or organizations for their work on conservation issues in conflict areas. Sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust (MCT) in partnership with the Marjan Center for the [...]
Signing Ceremnony Azerbaijani Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and CNF
On 5th of March, the Caucasus Nature Fund signed a Framework Agreement with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Geof Giacomini, Executive Director of the Caucasus Nature Fund said, “Signing this agreement with the Ministry will allow CNF to begin developing a strategy with the government on how to [...]
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, Georgia by Kvabiskhevi K.G.
On February 28th, the Inception Workshop for the five year “Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Area System in Georgia” program was held. Funded by the Global Environment Facility through UNDP, this project is implemented by the Caucasus Nature Fund and partners directly with Georgia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture. Working in close collaboration [...]
Caucasus Nature Fund Signing Ceremony in Berlin November 16th 2017
The German government  through its Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the KfW Development Bank (KfW), has contributed another €3.5 million to CNF’s core endowment fund, bringing its total contribution to CNF over nearly ten years to €32.5 million. A signing ceremony was held on 16th November in Berlin, where CNF’s Board [...]
The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) is pleased to announce that Ted Jonas has been elected to the Fund’s Board of Directors, effective from January 19, 2017. Ted, who managed law firm DLA Piper’s entry into the Georgian market in 2005, has served as a member of the Fund’s Advisory Board since December 2014, and is [...]
In my last letter as the organization’s head, I am delighted to introduce my successor, CNF’s new Executive Director George (Geof) Giacomini. Geof is ideally suited to lead CNF’s next phase. An experienced director of programs and people, he spent much of the last 15 years directing regional and country programs for Save the Children [...]
CNF’s out-going Executive Director, David Morrison, was awarded a special gold medal during a meeting last week with Armenia’s Minister of Nature Protection and his deputies. David was awarded the medal for “outstanding investments in nature protection in Armenia” by order of Minister Aramayis Grigoryan, and received the medal during a scheduled meeting at the [...]
Earth Hour, UN Circle, Tbilisi, Georgia © Onnik James Krikorian 2015
Last weekend on March 28, CNF and its local partners celebrated Earth Hour—symbolically switching off the city’s lights for 60 minutes in a global action calling for a greener and safer planet. In Tbilisi, the event was marked with a live music concert and fire-show supported by UNDP Georgia, the Ministry of the Environment, the [...]
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