Our Stories

  • Local Development in the Hands of Civic InitiativesLocal Development in the Hands of Civic InitiativesLocal non-governmental organizations engage in the implementation of regional development strategies.

  • Life on the EdgeLife on the EdgeDozens of villages that border the conflict divide with South Ossetia suffer from a range of problems including security, decaying infrastructure, poor social services and growing poverty.

  • People Know What’s Good for ThemPeople Know What’s Good for ThemPeople in Georgian villages learn how to bring self-governance practices into reality.

  • Flood Management in the Rioni River BasinFlood Management in the Rioni River BasinShoreline protection in the Rioni river basin anchors the riverbank to safeguard people for years to come.

  • What does it take to be a woman farmer in Georgia? What does it take to be a woman farmer in Georgia?From seven courageous women to the national Association of Women Farmers.

  • Georgia is adopting a law on gender equalityGeorgia is adopting a law on gender equalityFacing a disparity in gender-related legislation, Georgia adopted a law on gender equality following a five-year campaign by the UNDP to help empower women in the Caucasus nation.

  • I am a WomanI am a WomanPhikria Margiani, 32, is a local choir conductor. After attending the UNDP training in civic engagement, Phikria decided that her experience and communications skills could help improve daily life of her community.

  • Sheep, Grass and WaterSheep, Grass and WaterThe EU-funded project "Clima East: Sustainable Management of Pastures in Georgia" promotes effective pasture management in the Vashlovani Protected Areas and makes the lives of Tush shepherds more stable and secure.

  • A Year after the WarA Year after the WarGocha Petriashvili was an agronomist in Nuli, a small village close to Tskhinvali. Now he lives in the Akhalsopeli settlement far away from home and plans to grow wheat.

  • From Small BeginningsFrom Small BeginningsDali 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.