• Developing new skills, knowledge, tools and equipment to a greater capacity
  • Defining organizational development strategies
  • Assessing required equipment for infrastructure development
  • Preparing guidelines, trainings and workshops to the target groups
  • Enhancing current practices via pilot applications


  • Promoting stakeholder engagement on capacity development
  • Developing both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills
  • Improvement in institutional arrangement, leadership, knowledge and accountability


Origin Of Funding: European Community External Actions

Client: WYG International

Year Completed: 2006

– Training on environmental assessment and monitoring

– Capacity Building of BC Staff and experts to undertake the preparation and implementation of environmental services.

– Marketing and Delivery of Programmes

– Review of delivery and impact of pilot environmental services training in each BC.

– Recommendations for future implementation of services

– Recommendations for future implementation of services.

– Preparation of dissemination tools setting out best practice in the organization, staffing and programming of environmental services for SMEs in the form of a BC environmental services manual in a variety of formats

Origin Of Funding: EuropeAid

Client: Delegation of The European Commission to Turkey

Year Completed: 2009

Capacity building programme to raise the effectiveness of investments required by heavy investment EU environmental directives.
Assistance to alignment of the Bank’s technical specifications in accordance with EU acquis.

– Determination of needs through a fact finding meeting

– Comparative analysis of Bank’s technical spesifications by concerning consistency to the EU acquis and best available technologies

Supporting and providing activities such as trainings and technical analysis in relation with the environmental acquis by providing national and international experts.

Origin Of Funding: World Bank

Client: Azerbaijan Ministry of Ecology & Natural Resources

Year Completed: 2004

– Review and assessment of the existing structure of the Ministry;

– Analysis of Ministry’s functions/relationship with regulated entities (public sector and private)

– Development of short-term and long-term plans with recommendations

– Review of the existing environmental legislation and identification of gaps, proposal of needed amendments and draft new legal documents as necessary

– Identification of gaps/drafting legal documents, including upgrade of the existing EIA regulations

– Proposal of compliance / enforcement measures

– Formulation of new environmental policy, including a detailed proposal for a new policy and regulations to ensure sustainable financing of sturgeon hatcheries and natural spawning grounds protection in connection with the allocation of fishing

Origin Of Funding: World Bank

Client: Azerbaijan Ministry of Ecology & Natural Resources

Year Completed: 2004

– Review and recommendations on training needs of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

– Preparation of training courses

– Implementation of training program

– Assistance for the ministry in drafting study program for the institutional specialisation and professional development


Zeynep Yöntem, Ph.D.