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EU facilitates inter-municipal c
EU facilitates inter-municipal
cooperation for solid waste management in Georgia
A series of meetings and a workshop on inter-municipal cooperation for solid
waste management took place in the Georgian cities of Batumi and Keda, Adjara
region, in September.
Organised within the joint EU/Council of Europe programme on strengthening
institutional frameworks for local governance, the events served to discuss
three technical scenarios for the material, personnel and financial requirements
of the waste management service for the three municipalities of Adjara.
Among the participants were representatives from the Ministry of Regional
Development and Infrastructure of Georgia and the Adjaran government (Ministry
of Finance and Economy), local stakeholders and Council of Europe experts.
Following discussions, the participants agreed on ways of more efficient waste
management in some municipalities and discussed the possibility of outsourcing
certain services to a private company at a later stage.
Rural Women Strive for Greater P
Rural Women Strive for Greater
Place in Georgia’s Development
The village of Duisi hosted a celebration of International Rural Women’s Day on
October 17, 2017, with a community event attended by representatives of the
Georgian Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education and Science, local
authorities, Pankisi Gorge residents, Government of Sweden and United Nations.
The event was organised by the Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (KRDF)
with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and
Government of Sweden, under the joint UN Programme for Gender Equality.
The main theme of the day were the challenges faced by rural women in Georgia as
they strive for professional career and economic independence.
While talking to women farmers, Revaz Asatiani, Deputy Minister of Agriculture
of Georgia, focused on the role of women in national development.
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EU assists Georgia with integrat
EU assists Georgia with integration
of rural development into national policies
Around thirty representatives of the Government of Georgia attended a working
meeting in Tbilisi last week to discuss integrating rural development into the
national policies of the country.
While recognising the challenges relating to rural development in Georgia, the
participants focused on the effective implementation of the national Rural
Development Strategy 2017-2020, the elaboration of the Rural Development Action
Plan for 2018-2020, and on the further steps to be made at national, regional
and municipal level.
According to an EU press release, the main theme of the meeting was to identify
the best suitable model for integrated rural development policy in Georgia and
to ensure its alignment with the European Union Policy Framework on Rural
The meeting was organised in the framework of the European Union's Neighbourhood
Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) and was supported by
the United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the Ministry of
Agriculture of Georgia.
Since 2013, the EU has been supporting rural development in Georgia through its
ENPARD Programme. With a total budget of €102 million, the main goal of ENPARD
is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia.
The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of
agriculture. The second phase focuses on creating economic opportunities for the
rural population which go beyond agricultural activities.
Biofuelling Sustainable Developm
Biofuelling Sustainable Development
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) are
completing a four-year initiative to promote the production and use of biomass
On October 23, 2017, representatives of the Georgian Government, biomass
producer companies, civil society and international organizations got together
to discuss the results of a four-year work and next steps needed to make
Georgia’s municipal sector less dependent on fossil fuels and more open to
“70 percent of rural households in Georgia still rely on firewood and illegal
tree-cutting for heating. Renewable energy resources, such as biomass, will save
Georgia’s forests while creating more opportunities for sustainable local
production and employment,” Shombi Sharp, Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia, said.
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