Social Good Summit in Georgia Creates New Opportunities for People with Disabilities

A two-day innovative workshop “I Can / მე შემიძლია” kicked off in Tbilisi today to generate creative and realistic ideas about better opportunities for People with Disabilities. The workshop brought together a diverse group of people – civil servants, human rights activists, people with disabilities, artists and...

Green Initiatives Boost Local Development in Georgia

Thirty-three non-governmental and community organizations presented the results of environmental initiatives carried out since 2012 in different regions of Georgia. The programme was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of...

Georgia Introduces Work-Based Learning in Vocational Education

Work-Based Learning in agriculture, as a new concept in vocational education and training, was discussed at a conference in Tbilisi on 28 September 2016. The forum brought together representatives of the Georgian Government, educational institutions, vocational schools, farmers’ unions, civil society and...

What Georgia Needs to Reduce Mercury Emissions

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia presented the results of an assessment that examines legal-regulatory framework and institutional capacities of the Georgian Government and other agencies needed for the effective...

Tbilisi Photo Festival Opens Discussion on Gender Equality

The annual international Photo Festival in Tbilisi joins hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to host a discussion ‘Women Photographers – Agents of Change’. A photo show and open round table on 19 September highlighted the work of distinguished female photographers and provided a platform...

Civil Society Unveils Intermediate Results of 2016 Parliamentary Election Media Monitoring

A team of media monitors released intermediate results of the ongoing media monitoring that examines media performance during the 2016 Parliamentary elections in Georgia. A press conference on 9 September 2016 brought together representatives of the Geoprgian media and civil society, as well as international...

UNDP and Government of Georgia commit to GEL 6.8 million rural development initiative funded by EU and Government of Adjara

Shombi Sharp, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia, and Otar Danelia, Minister of Agriculture of Georgia signed an agreement to continue assistance to rural development in the country through a GEL 6.8 million project funded by the European Union and the Government of Adjara. This initiative will assist in...

COBERM III – Call for project ideas

COBERM is a grant programme funded by the European Union and implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that supports initiatives of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in a wide range of areas and activities, including support to improving the lives of people and living conditions of local...

What Do Georgians Think About Public Services?

Quality of roads, public kindergartens, cleaning service and citizen engagement in decision-making are in focus of a research commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and carried out by the...

Public School Opens Doors to Professional Education

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Administration of Kareli Municipality, LTD “Agara Sugar Company” and Agara public school signed a memorandum on 26 July 2016 to introduce vocational education and training programmes in Agara public school, Kareli...

Civil Society Releases First Findings of Election Media Monitoring

Three civil society organizations – Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Internews – Georgia and Civic Development Institute (CDI), released the first media monitoring report ahead of the 8 October Parliamentary elections in Georgia. A press conference on July 22, 2016, brought together representatives of the...