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Joint Database (JD) is a web-enabled database, and provides a means of organizing, storing and displaying data in a uniform format to facilitate sharing in Albania and Montenegro, and beyond. JD has been adapted for a database technology and has simple and user-friendly features that makes data accessible and can be used to read reports, presentations and advocacy materials. The JD is also an important tool to assert itself as the key institution for data collection, management and dissemination.
  1. Funding: Grant obtained in the framework of the LSIEMP;
  2. Purpose: The main purpose of Joint Database is a) to establish a three lingual (English-Albanian-Montenegrin) database for storing, managing, retrieving and updating available and existing information on Lake Skadar-Shkodra in both Albania and Montenegro;
  3. Target Group Users: To facilitate use of data for analysis by policy makers and other users: Ministries, local institutions on both countries, regional and international scientists and research institutions, Universities, NGOs, Students and communities;
  4. Final outcome: An on-line, easily-accessible, user-friendly database of various sources of information on Shkodra/Skadar Lake.


JDB is a comprehensive and up-to-date socio-economic and various sources of information database on Shkodra/Skadar Lake that provides:

  1. Facilitates the systematization, storage and analysis of performance indicators in different thematic areas of interest for different users.
  2. Allows the downloading, uploading and use of the information in three languages (Albanian-English-Montenegrin)
  3. Allows a user-friendly database of different frameworks (legislation, development plans, strategies, etc); sectors and sub-sectors (economy, employment, education, agriculture, fisheries, industries, tourism, environment, etc.); by themes (water quality, biomass, biological features of flora and fauna, etc.)
  4. Enables browsing of information by institutions (national and local level governmental institutions), by research institutions (NGOs, Universities), by international organizations; by sources when available in three languages.
  5. Provides updated information on Shkodra/Skadar Lake by time of report publications and enable browsing by year.
  6. Enables user-friendly of the searching options by "key words" and "advanced search", while establishing multiple filters.
  7. Facilitates the users with technical support that provides step by step orientation for use of the database.



JDB to continue disseminating information from Shkodra/Skadar Lake based on collected legislation, publications, strategies development plans, project reports, research studies, as well as from national or regional Surveys.

The database will also be used to facilitate the LSIEM project to access all required information on Shkodra/Skadar Lake; for policy makers and planners, this will stimulate the use of environmental data and socio-economic information for analysis and planning and build capacity in this area.

Update JDB with Shkodra/Skadar Lake informaion and reassure maintenance of the webpage.

Harmonizing JDB with other currently available information from all stakeholders involved in the management and monitoring system for protection and sustainable and development of Shkodra/Skadar Lake.

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