Category Archives: UNDP-ACT

Youth Power Party! – celebrating a new chapter for youth activism

youthpowerlogoWhere will you be on Monday evening, 30 January? Well CCMC will be at the Youth Power Party from 6pm, at the Home for Cooperation, in Nicosia’s buffer zone. There will be snacks and drinks, string music (guitar and violin) as well as a treasure hunt for a great prize. The party is open to everyone and entrance is free.  Continue reading

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Workshops offered by Future Together initiative

The Future Together initiative (implemented by ETEK and KTMMOB and supported by UNDP-ACT) will be holding a Beneficiaries Workshop, at 16:00 on Friday 16 September at the Home for Cooperation and will also be running a series of training workshops – participants are welcome! For more information on the schedule of workshops and to get in touch, please click here.

‘One Message to Encourage’ workshops with CCMC


CCMC is working with UNDP-ACT Project Partner Future Together to provide a schedule of training in strategic communications and video production over the coming months. Forming part of the ‘One Message to Encourage’ initiative of Future Together, the workshops are designed to build the media capacity of community-driven cultural or natural heritage conservation projects. The first training session with the successful applicants from these projects will take place at the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) on 8 July, followed by on location video shoots made by the trainees throughout July and August at their selected locations. Participants will also receive training in how to develop and disseminate various media products and to enhance their communications and advocacy capacity. The videos created through these hands-on workshops will be screened to the public in September, so watch this space!

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‘One Message to Encourage’ informative meeting 1 June 2011

omteinviteYou are cordially invited to the informative meeting of the Future Together Project’s One Message to Encourage initiative at 11am on 1 June 2011 at the CCMC Community Space in Nicosia’s buffer zone, next to Ledra Palace. The “Future Together” project, which is implemented by Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and The Union of Chamber of Cyprus Turkish Engineers and Architects (KTMMOB) and funded by United Nations Development Programme – Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT), is designed to promote a socially inclusive reconciliation process on the island with a focus on enhancing cultural and natural heritage projects through participatory approaches. The overall aim of the initiative is to lead to increasing citizen participation in decision-making processes, in particular with regards to shared physical spaces. Come along on Wednesday to hear more and see how you can get involved!

‘Future Together’: giving opportunities for small-scale community-driven cultural or heritage projects

The ”Future Together” project (Participatory Development Project) through its “One Message to Encourage” initiative will provide an opportunity for small-scale community-driven cultural or natural heritage conservation projects to tell their story to a wider audience, and to have access to the capacity-building programme of the “Future Together” project.

What is the “Future Together” Project? Continue reading

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Home for Cooperation opens today!


Today marks the launch of AHDR’s ‘Home for Cooperation’, the new shared space in the buffer zone. There will be a range of events going on over thee weekend, so don’t miss it! Highlights include Tat Tnabar and Gommalar playing live, the opening of Future Worlds Centre’s ‘Borderstories’ Photographic exhibition, (both today, Friday 6 May), Walks for Peace with POST Research Institute and EMAA and the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts creating recycled sculptures with children (both on Saturday 7 May), Women’s Voices event by Hands Across the Divide and  the Peace Players basketball tournament, both on Saturday afternoon, ENGAGE Small Grants exhibition and screenings by CCMC on Sunday 8 May, and the premiere of the Documentary on Cyprus, History and the Home for Cooperation by Stefanos Evripidou and Stephen Nugent on Monday evening. Please download the flyer with full details in English, Greek and Turkish.

To read the full speech by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative at today’s launch click here.

Launch of Participatory Development Project 13 April

You are cordially invited to the Launch Event of the Participatory Development Project on 13 April 2011 at 12:30-13:30 at the Chateau Status restaurant in Nicosia.  
The Participatory Development Project aims to promote reconciliation on the island with a focus on enhancing cultural and natural heritage projects through participatory approaches. The project will achieve this by helping existing partners and other interested parties to extract lessons from already established participatory development models, followed by a dialogue on similar models inside and outside of Cyprus, leading to the development and delivery of a Best Practices Guide for practitioners on the island and in the region. The project will be launched by the Presidents of ETEK and KTMMOB.

Water-Saving Technology Exhibition launches 22 March 2011

Photo by Luis Argerich

An exhibition on Water-Saving Technology is being launched Tuesday 22 March 2011 at 16:00 on Ledra Street, Nicosia. Under the auspices of the Environment Technical committee, AKTI Project and Research Centre and The TC Chamber of Environmental Engineers, in co-operation with The Cyprus Environmental Stakeholder Forum and The Regional Network for Sustainable Future, the exhibition is part of the project ‘Awareness Raising Measures for Water-Saving’, a confidence building measure implemented on behalf of the Environment Technical Committee and supported by UNDP-ACT. The event will be open in the buffer zone at Ledra Street crossing until 25th March 2011 where water- saving technologies available for households and gardens will be exhibited to the general public.

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