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News From CENN >>
>> A Meeting for the Project, Water for the Poor, was held with the Stakeholders of Marneuli Municipality
>> A World Water Day Event at Marneulis N.6 Public School
>> Keda Local Action Group (LAG) Starts Working on the Local Development Strategy
>> Austrian Partners Visited Keda LAG Under the EU-supported ENPARD Program
>> A Large-Scale Environmental Campaign - Keep Georgia Beautiful has Begun



30.4.2018 A Meeting for the Project

A Meeting for the Project, Water for the Poor, was held with the Stakeholders of Marneuli Municipality

 

Source: CENN, 2018-04-02

On 29 March 2018, the head of Marneuli Municipality, Mr. Temur Abazov hosted the project team (CENN, HRC and WW) and other stakeholders (i.e. the Public Health Center, school staff and management, and representatives from the medical sector) to discuss WaSH standards.

The main objective of the project is to protect and promote the right to health and to adequate living standards, reduce discrimination, support access to water, as well as establish WaSH standards through raising awareness and building the capacity of citizens in vulnerable multi-ethnic communities in target municipalities. Specific objectives of the project include developing infrastructure and improving WaSH conditions in the target locations to achieve tangible result.

It should be noted that all of the stakeholders are enthusiastic and committed to implementing the objectives of the project and stressed the projects importance for the municipality. They also expressed their willingness to work with and cooperate with the project.

For detailed information, please contact:


Melano Tkabladze
Project Manager
melano.tkabladze@cenn.org


Tel: +995 32 275 19 03
mob: +995 595 11 97 03
www.cenn.org

#washgeorgia


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A World Water Day Event at Marneulis N.6 Public School

 

Source: CENN, 2018-04-04

On 27 March 2018, CENN held an event dedicated to World Water Day at Marneulis N.6 Public School, where the CENN team distributed WaSH posters to the schools administration and conducted an educational seminar with school students concerning the significance of water and hygienic practices. After the seminar, the students played a game called Waste No Water, which emphasized the importance of water conservation and limiting water usage.

The project, Georgia Community WASH Initiative to Eliminate Inequalities in Access to Water and Sanitation in Vulnerable Multi-Ethnic Rural Communities, is financed by the New World Program, which is facilitated by the Global Water Challenge (GWC) in collaboration with The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) and implemented by CENN. The project aims to improve WASH conditions for the target groups (i.e. multi-ethnic, vulnerable communities) in Kvemo Kartli municipalities of Dmanisi, Tsalka, Marneuli and Tetritskaro, through lobbying, raising awareness among stakeholders, and implementing projects.

For additional information, please contact:

Vakhtang Kochoradze
Project Coordinator
CENN
Tel: +99532 275 19 03/04
Fax: +99532 275 19 05
vakho.kochoradze@cenn.org

#washgeorgia


30.4.2018 Keda Local Action Group

Keda Local Action Group (LAG) Starts Working on the Local Development Strategy

 

Source: CENN, 2018-04-13

On 10-12 April 2018, under the EU supported program Keda LEADER, the board of the Keda Local Action Group (LAG) has hosted a workshop aiming at the identification of the sectoral directions for the further organization of the groups work. The defined directions are 1. Development of tourism and business; 2. Environmental protection, forest and biodiversity; 3. Social and economic development of the rural areas; 4. Youth, education, culture and sports; 5. Healthcare and social issues; 6. Public administration and public relations; 7. Women empowerment and engagement in rural development.
The board of the Keda Local Action Group also initiated the meeting with the LAG general assembly members aiming to present the activities implemented within the program and to establish the thematic groups.

Considering already defined sectoral directions, LAG will continue working on the local development strategy for Keda municipality, which will serve as a base for the further activities planned under the project.

The project is implemented with the financial support from the EU by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (IR).

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million (2013-2022), the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.

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Austrian Partners Visited Keda LAG Under the EU-supported ENPARD Program

 

Source: CENN, 2018-04-23

From April 16-20, the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (IR) visited Keda LAG under the EU-supported ENPARD program implemented by CENN. The IR is Austrian organization working in the fields of spatial planning and regional development since 1957. The organization is actively involved as a consultant in the process of implementing LEADER approach in number of European countries. In Georgia, IR together with CENN and other partner organizations works to strengthen capacity of Keda LAG, support the group in the development of the Local Development Strategy, and share European practice.

In the framework of the visit, partner organizations discussed the project's progress. The Keda LAG learned about the European experience of the Local Development Strategy development, details about the Austrian LAG's functioning, and partners shared some practical recommendations for further planning. During the visit, a workshop on the thematic directions of LAGs work and planning for further actions in terms of the Local Development Strategy development was held. Keda LAG also presented results of the SWOT analysis for the thematic directions and identified the strategic directions for the regional development. It has to be noted, that Keda LAG plans to develop strategy and move to the next steps of project implementation already by summer.

The project is implemented with the financial support from the EU by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (IR).

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million (2013-2022), the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.

Media Contact:


30.4.2018 A Large-Scale Environmental Camp

A Large-Scale Environmental Campaign - Keep Georgia Beautiful has Begun

 

Source: CENN, 2018-04-24

On Earth Day, we stand united to keep Georgia beautiful!
#keepGeorgiabeautiful
 

On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day with a focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution.

In Georgia, a large-scale environmental campaign, Keep Georgia Beautiful, officially launched on this day. The campaign intends to involve private companies, NGOs and governmental agencies in keeping the environment clean and green in the country. The campaign is implemented by CENN's WMTR II program, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture, and supported by USAID. Campaign's partner is Sustainable Forest Governance in Georgia implemented by CENN with the support of Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)

For more information, please visit CENNs Environmental Portal.

     

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