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30.6.2018 Parliamentary Action for SDGs Ki

Parliamentary Action for SDGs Kicks off in Georgia


Source:, 2018-06-04

The Parliament of Georgia joins hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Government of Sweden and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to introduce effective tools for monitoring and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The national Parliamentary Action for SDGs will focus on all available parliamentary mechanisms, such as law-making, budgeting, oversight and citizen engagement, and will be based on the Parliamentĺs self-assessment that will measure its capacities, gaps and opportunities in supporting Georgia to achieve its national goals.

To kick off the Parliamentary Action for SDGs, the Parliament of Georgia organized a workshop on 4 June 2018, bringing together members of parliament and representatives of government, civil society and the private sector.

The event was opened by Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgian Parliament Speaker; Munkhtuya Altangerel, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia; and Molly Lien, Head of Development Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi.

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30.6.2018 Promoting Rural Development in G

Promoting Rural Development in Georgia


Source:, 2018-06-04

The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, supported by the European Union (EU) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and People in Need Mission in Georgia (PiN).

The event in Stepantsminda is the second in a series of public discussions in the regions. The First Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Nodar Kereselidze and representatives of relevant structural units of the Ministry informed members of Kazbegi Local Action Group (LAG) about the countryĺs progress in introducing and implementing the new concept of rural development in Georgia and received their valuable feedback. Kazbegi LAG is established with the support of EU in the framework of Rural Development Project implemented by PiN Georgia within the II phase of ENPARD programme. It is one of the eight LAGs created with EU support in several municipalities in Georgia.

The main topics of the meeting referred to the state programmes and initiatives designed to promote rural development through the diversification of local economies, improvement of social and public services, increase of employment and the sustainable use of natural resources.

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30.6.2018 EU project discusses river basin

EU project discusses river basin management in Georgia


Source:, 2018-06-08

The development of a river basin management plan (RBMP) in the Alazani River Basin was the focus of a workshop held in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on 5 June.

Organised by the International Office for Water within the framework of the EU-funded ôEuropean Union Water Initiative Plus for the Eastern Partnershipö (EUWI+ East) project, the event focused on the main principles and objectives of river basin management, from planning to implementation.

It also served as a platform for coordination between various actors in RBMP development , including surface and groundwater delineation teams. The workshop was attended by the relevant representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture and the National Environmental Agency of Georgia. Their counterparts s from Azerbaijan responsible for RBMP, as well as representatives of the contracted companies working on the development of the RBMP and surface and groundwater delineation teams from Georgia and Azerbaijan also attended the event.

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30.6.2018 EU and Georgia launch two large-

EU and Georgia launch two large-scale projects to support sustainable rural development


Source:, 2018-06-15

On 15 June, the EU and Georgia launched two large-scale projects for rural development and sustainable agriculture under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).

The event was attended by officials from the EU and Georgian Government and representatives of the United Nations and the leadership of Ajara Autonomous Republic. Representatives of civil society organisations, international agencies and private companies and local farmers also attended the event launching the projects.

The two large-scale initiatives will be implemented between 2018 and 2022 in close partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and the Ajara Autonomous Republic Government. With a total budget of Ç22 million, the initiatives have been funded under the third phase of the ENPARD programme in the country.

30.6.2018 Georgian farmers discuss opportu

Georgian farmers discuss opportunities and challenges of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area


Source:, 2018-06-20

Around 50 farmers from all over Georgia met in the countryĺs capital of Tbilisi on 15 June to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the countryĺs food and agriculture sector as a result of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).

The event was an opportunity to meet with government representatives from the Environment Protection and Agriculture Ministry, the Agricultural Cooperatives Development Agency of Georgia and other agencies.

The main goal of the congress was to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, which is one of the prerequisites for the development of the agriculture sector. Participants also discussed the role of the Georgian government and policy-making to respond to current challenges.

ôTodayĺs event and forthcoming events should boost in the population the faith to produce more local production, the involvement of youth is also very inspirational who are trying to be successful, for us world space is open and this is a hug perspective,ö said Giorgi Khanishvili, the Deputy Minister of the countryĺs Ministry of Agriculture and Environment.

ôI am keen that each of you benefit from DCFTA [ů] but at the same time there are DCFTA requirements in place that we are trying to fulfill step by step.ö

The Georgian Farmersĺ Congress represents a unique platform which fosters the approximation of decision-making structures with farmers and ensures dialogue between stakeholders.


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