Our Stories

  • Working for the Common Good

    Certain works for development touch more areas than intended or anticipated. Integrated forest management is one such example. This approach holds a particular standing among development areas in that it reminds us how important forests are. Forest management is perhaps the area where common good is highest.

  • One Project, Many Results

    Ankara holds a building, newly completed but not renowned as it deserves: the building of Cezeri Green Technology Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. This building was built with the integrated building design technique, first ever applied in Turkey.

  • How Did Organic Agriculture Change The Fate of a Village?

    Ilgın is a village of Eğil in Diyarbakır province, which is surrounded with water resources but has limited access to water. The village is located on a hill close to Dicle Dam Reservoir and has rough land. The population of the village is almost 500, all of which are engaged in farming and have produced only grain through dry farming for many years.

  • Supporting Agriculture, Supporting People

    Kars and environs are known in Turkey for animal husbandry, harsh topography, high elevation, long and relentless winters, and rather short productive seasons. The region raises a major part of fattened livestock in Turkey. That said, is Kars good only for animal husbandry, or will the region cave in to the prevalent harsh ecological conditions?

  • Guarding The Real Treasure

    Yıldıray Lise is a biologist that has been working on nature conservation and sustainable nature resources for the last 20 years. He is currently the deputy director of Nature Conservation Center, the NGO which is a partner of the GEF project.

  • Holding Optimism: A Story Of Integration

    Husham Beyazit is 31 years old, and fled his Syrian hometown, Aleppo to Turkey 4 years ago, together with his parents and one brother. His family currently lives in Mersin but Husham lives in Gaziantep for professional reasons.

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