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31.10.2017 EU facilitates inter-municipal c

EU facilitates inter-municipal cooperation for solid waste management in Georgia


Source:, 2017-10-06

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.

31.10.2017 Rural Women Strive for Greater P

Rural Women Strive for Greater Place in Georgias Development


Source:, 2017-10-17

The village of Duisi hosted a celebration of International Rural Womens 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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31.10.2017 EU assists Georgia with integrat

EU assists Georgia with integration of rural development into national policies


Source:, 2017-10-23

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 Development.

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.

31.10.2017 Biofuelling Sustainable Developm

Biofuelling Sustainable Development in Georgia


Source:, 2017-10-23

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 in Georgia.

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 Georgias municipal sector less dependent on fossil fuels and more open to renewable energy.

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 Georgias forests while creating more opportunities for sustainable local production and employment, Shombi Sharp, Deputy Head of UNDP in Georgia, said.

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