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Youth-EcoCenter has been organizing environmental monitoring and research projects, implemented by local students, since the mid-1980s. It was formally established in 1994 and, until 1996, operated under the name School of Ecological Education. The center's activities are concentrated in three areas:
- collecting information on the environmental situation in Tajikistan
- developing teaching resources for ecological education for young people
- stimulating ecological consciousness among the local population.
Since 1991, Youth Eco-Center staff have held weekly classes in ecology and environmental issues for high school and university students that attract more than 30 attendees per session. It also runs an annual environmental summer camp for children. In 1995 the center began publishing an ecological bulletin, Tabiat (Nature). The bulletin, which is available in print and electronic form, is written and produced by teenagers and young adults.
The center works to help develop the NGO sector in Tajikistan. It offers training programs and consultations in NGO development and fundraising. It is a member of the international Socio-Ecological Union, based in Moscow, and the Central Asian Sustainable Development Network, based in Almaty.
Last updated: November 1998
A print version of much of the information contained in this Central Asian Third Sector Organizations section can be found in Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999).