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Georgia Needs Consistent Policy for Economic Empowerment of Women

Limited access to financial resources and the lack of consistent national policy are the main obstacles for women’s economic empowerment in Georgia, concludes the research unveiled by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Union Sapari on December 8, 2017. The research examined the programmes and initiatives, undertaken in Georgia …

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EU and Partners – International Parliamentary Conference opens in Tbilisi

Irakli Kobakhidze, Georgian Parliament Speaker; Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; and Janos Herman, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, opened a two-day international parliamentary conference in Tbilisi on December 4, 2017 – “EU and Partners – …

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Opening Georgian Parliament to People with Disabilities

The Parliament of Georgia will rearrange its premises to ensure easy access for people with mobility and vision impairments. A concept note “Accessible Parliament for All”, which describes some major changes that will be introduced to the Parliament’s building in Tbilisi, was presented to the public on November 28, 2017.       …

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Bringing Innovation to Local Governance

Residents of Rustavi gathered in the City Park on Saturday, November 25, for the first ever Autumn Fair of community-oriented activities. The event was organized as part of the FutureMakers project, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Volunteers and the International Network Edgeryders, in collaboration with the …

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Boosting Vocational Education and Training in Agriculture

Prospects and challenges of vocational education and training in agriculture were in focus of a conference in Tbilisi, on November 22, 2017. The event was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science and Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Swiss Agency …

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Renewable Energy Can Save Unique Colchis Forests

Renewable energy reduces tree cutting, saves forests and improves rural livelihoods. These and other findings were revealed by a pilot initiative which tested the use of firewood alternatives and energy efficiency measures in the villages located in a buffer zone of Machakhela National Park. The initiative was undertaken in 2016-2017 …

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Georgia Revises Soil Quality Standards

The new soil quality standards will be introduced in Georgia to replace the outdated normative requirements, which have been in effect since 1980s, and protect soil and agriculture lands from the adverse impact of economic and other activities. The new standards have been developed by the Ministry of Environment and …

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Biofuelling Sustainable Development in Georgia

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) are completing a four-year initiative to promote the production and use of biomass in Georgia.  On October 23, 2017, representatives of the Georgian Government, biomass producer companies, civil society and …

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Rural Women Strive for Greater Place in Georgia’s Development

The village of Duisi hosted a celebration of International Rural Women’s Day on October 17, 2017, with a community event attended by representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education and Science, local authorities, Pankisi Gorge residents, Government of Sweden and United Nations. The event was organised by …

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