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Parliamentary Action for SDGs Ki
Parliamentary Action for SDGs Kicks
off in Georgia
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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Promoting Rural Development in G
Promoting Rural Development in
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
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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EU project discusses river basin
EU project discusses river basin
management in Georgia
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
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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EU and Georgia launch two large-
EU and Georgia launch two
large-scale projects to support sustainable rural development
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
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.
Georgian farmers discuss opportu
Georgian farmers discuss
opportunities and challenges of the EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive
Free Trade Area
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
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