Contact: Nevzer Stacey
July 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HASNA INC. HOLDS PROGRAM FOR GREEK CYPRIOT AND TURKISH CYPRIOT ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS TO TAKE PLACE BETWEEN JULY 9 AND 20
This week, a group of ten Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot environmental NGO leaders will arrive in Washington, DC to participate in a HasNa Inc. program between July 9 and July 20. The Greek and Turkish populations on the island of Cyprus are divided by a UN buffer zone, with limited exchanges between the two populations. Environmental problems on the tiny island require collaborative solutions as they are shared issues.
HasNa Inc. aims to address this issue with the program, Collaborative Solutions to Shared Environmental Problems. The group will be divided into five pairs for the duration of the program with each Greek Cypriot leader matched with a Turkish Cypriot leader. The pairs will work together and produce joint project plans to be implemented upon the completion of the program when they return to Cyprus.
The program consists of two parts: training and engagement with professional counterparts. The training component will provide the group with skills on project management and conflict resolution, to better ensure cooperation on each pair’s joint projects. The group will also visit a variety of private and public institutions and meet with individuals directly involved in addressing environmental conflicts in the United States.
HasNa Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1998. HasNa Inc. programs promote cross-cultural understanding and economic empowerment to encourage individuals and communities to work together toward advancement and peaceful coexistence.