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Loud and clear: Rethinking service design in Georgia

112 is one of the most dialled phone numbers in Georgia.   In 2013 alone, over 8 million of emergency calls were made to this national response hotline. Their website lists emergency services available for children, with a video tour, and frequently asked questions for those who may need immedimore

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Peace Building Game On

 What do online gaming and peacebuilding have in common?   One simple answer is they both need people to do the job together. To succeed in both building peace and network gaming, you have to be willing to communicate openly.   Tech specialists from Elva Community Engagement, an more

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I am a Woman

Gender clichés still strong in Georgia where democratic transformation and economic growth merges with deep-rooted social traditions. The recent UNDP research shows that gender perceptions, which have not changed much over years, place men in a dominant position in many areas of social, economic andmore

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Business for People

Batumi– a port city on Georgia’s Black Sea coast is all about summer break and leisure for many Georgians. But for the city residents, summer is the busiest season. No exception is Tika Vetriakova, 29, who runs a small but rapidly growing company Clean World Adjara and provides professional cleaningmore

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Earth, Wind and Organic Pollutants

“What can you do for the environment? Some of us limit energy consumption, some stop littering, and some start recycling. But we often ignore the problems inherited from our irresponsible actions in the past,“ says Paata Maisashvili from Rustavi.   Paata admits that it was not long ago that he more

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After the Flood

The Rioni river basin in Georgia has been identified as the most vulnerable basin susceptible to various extreme climate events in the country. Floods, landslides and mud torrents are increasing in both intensity and frequency causing extensive damage to agriculture, forests, roads and communicationmore

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Farmer of Tomorrow

“Fresh air, smell of soil and seasonal harvest are everyday joys of a farmer,” says Tengiz Mikeladze from the remote village Buturauli.   Tengiz is a type of a farmer who was born into farming; who listens to his seedlings, and tirelessly removes the weeds for better harvest. Every new leaf mamore

Confidence that Leads to Achievement

Confidence and trust between the communities affected by conflicts are in focus of the European Union and the United National Development Programme (UNDP) initiative.  Youth camps, professional training, research, healthcare services and business development make an incomplete list of the projemore

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Elections and the Media

"Media monitoring helps understand the principles of journalism and the challenges of professional reporting,” says Mariam Ozashvili, a young media monitor at CRRC – Georgia. Mariam holds a degree in journalism from Tbilisi State University and currently keeps an eye on the performance of sevenmore

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The Voice of Georgia

Michael Jackson, the beloved king of pop, in one of his songs urges to make the world a better place to live in. Wonder what this world looks like?  Is it a world with cleaner air and greener environment? A world without hunger and discrimination? A world which creates equal opportunities for amore