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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The new soil quality standards will be introduced in Georgia to replace the outdated normative requirements, which have been in effect since 1980s, and protect soil and agriculture lands from the adverse impact of economic and other activities.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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Georgia Gets Ready to Report on Climate Change

Representatives of the Georgian Government, civil society and academic institutions attended a working meeting on September 26, 2017, to discuss Georgia’s regular reports to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Eka Grigalava, Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, and Shombi Sharp, Deputy Head …

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Promoting Land Border Management between Azerbaijan and Georgia

The European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia summarised the results of a three-year initiative which aimed to enhance land border protection between Azerbaijan and Georgia. Theclosing conference of the programme in Tbilisi on September 25, 2017, brought together top officials of …

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Future in Focus – Georgia Celebrates the Global Goals Festival

UNDP Future in focus

Hundreds of Georgians gathered in the city of Rustavi on September 24, 2017, to celebrate the first national Festival of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Future in Focus.  The event was organized by the United Nations in Georgia in partnership with the Rustavi City Hall and in cooperation with …

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