Immediate Response to 2012 Natural Disaster in Georgia


UNDP Georgia farmers
UNDP consultants help farmers in Gurjaani to remedy damaged vineyards. October 2012. Photo: David Khizanishvili/UNDP

Three regions of Georgia – Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samtskhe-Javakheti, were heavily damaged in a hailstorm in July 2012. The government of Georgia approached UNDP and World Bank for technical assistance in conducting a thorough recovery needs assessment and developing an integrated recovery framework.

What We Do

We work closely with the World Bank, UN agencies and the Government of Georgia to assess the needs of the affected regions and develop a comprehensive recovery framework. 


A Joint Needs Assessment was conducted immediately after hailstorm of July 2012. Report identified short, mid and long-term needs of the affected regions and laid foundation to a draft recovery framework. In December 2012, UNDP in partnership with the National Environmental Agency of Georgia, initiated works for hazard mapping of Telavi – the biggest city in the Kakheti region, as the most affected urban area.

UNDP provided rapid assistance to the affected villages to help farmers take care of their damaged vineyards and fruit gardens.

Who finances it?

UNDP US$ 145,000


2014 US$ 43,741.45
2013 US$ 80,913.11
2012 US$ 45,042
Start date:
August 2012
End date:
December 2014
Georgraphic coverage:
Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Samtskhe-Javakheti
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia; Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia; Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia
Funded by


Millennium Development Goal
Ensure environmental sustainability
Project Document
Contact Person in UNDP

Nino Antadze
Environment and Energy Team Leader