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Vocational Education Equips Youth for Careers

Last year, 19-year old Nino Narmania learnt that she needed computer skills to do her favourite job—sewing and making clothes. Intrigued and excited by the project, she enrolled in a college-level professional tailoring programme in Poti, a provincial town in western Georgia. Together with 50 other more

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Democracy and the Media

Every Monday, a talk show called "Media Monitor" airs on Georgian public television. The show shares information collected during media monitoring, and invites civil society and media experts to analyse the findings. Current analysis comes amidst the backdrop of upcoming parliamentary elecmore

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Rebuilding Lives in Crisis Areas

Nana Shonia is a dentist in a small village at the administrative boundary line with Abkhazia. Nana is the only dentist in the area and her patients come from both sides of the conflict divide. Outdated equipment and expensive medicines made her business increasingly difficult. With assistance from more

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Seeds of Knowledge

Isolda Kitesashvili became a farmer to help her family out of extreme poverty. She used to be a doctor in Kakheti, until the early 1990s when she and her husband both lost their jobs. To survive, she became farmer. She knew nothing about farming and for several years Isolda was barely able to mmore

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Tusheti - People's Land

The mountainous region of Tusheti in northeast Georgia is one of the richest protected areas in the Caucasus. 230 species of endemic plants, 120 species of birds, 11 of reptiles, amphibians and fish make this unique ecosystem outstanding for biodiversity. Each of Tusheti villages is a historic monummore

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Justice for All

Justice reform remains a challenge in Georgia. In the past 5 years the government has done much to improve the legal process; however there is still a long road ahead in terms of building up people’s trust in the legal system. The establishment of the Legal Aid Service under the Ministry of Correctimore

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From Small Beginnings

Dali Chilachava fled from her home village in Abkhazia in 1993 when the first conflict broke up. Now she lives in Samegrelo, a region of Georgia that shelters more than 80,000 displaced. Dali’s family struggled from extreme poverty for 12 years until they found their rescue in growing lilies for salmore

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Georgia is adopting a law on gender equality

Facing a disparity in gender-related legislation, in March 2010 Georgia adopted a law on gender equality. Georgia’s official adoption of the legislation is part of a five-year campaign by the UNDP to help empower women in the Caucasus nation. Since 2004, the Gender Advisory Council at the Georgian more

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Building Better Future

Batumi, Georgia’s oldest maritime city in the region of Ajara, has vast potential for tourism, agriculture and trade. Despite the country’s economic reforms, poverty here remains high, with unemployment reaching 25%, much higher than in the other parts of Georgia.   The Batumi Business Incubatomore

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A Year after the War

Some 30,000 Georgians remain displaced after a five-day armed conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008. Most of them face a future away from their homes. The crisis initially caused about 150,000 to flee their villages. It damaged local infrastructure, affected agriculture works and left mmore