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>> With EU support Local Development Strategy was adopted in Keda
>> Increased Recycling Opportunities in Tbilisi
>> Keda Local Action Group Now Accepts Ideas for the Grants Competition Under EU ENPARD Program
>> Austria Continues Supporting the Forestry Sector of Georgia



30.9.2018 With EU support Local Developmen

With EU support Local Development Strategy was adopted in Keda

 

Source: CENN, 2018-09-06

Diversification of economic activity in rural areas, development of climate smart agricultural value chain, environmental protection, natural resources management and disaster risk reduction, education, culture, sport and support of youth activities - these are the key areas covered by the EU-supported Local Development Strategy of Keda Municipality that was recently adopted by Keda Local Action Group (LAG) in the framework of the ENPARDs rural development project.

Prior to officially adopting the strategy, the draft was presented to the government of Keda municipality and the local communities. Keda LAG, together with the EUs partner organization CENN and the Institute of Democracy, held a number of public discussions on the strategic objectives of the document, as well as on the priority areas of the development of Keda municipality. The LAG board members considered and reflected the public feedback in the final document. At the meetings information was also provided regarding the upcoming rural development grant competition in Keda supported by EU under the ENPARD project.

The Keda Local Development Strategy is now available to download in Georgian.

The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (IR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.


30.9.2018 Increased Recycling Opportunitie

Increased Recycling Opportunities in Tbilisi

 

Source: CENN, 2018-09-11

Tbilisi Green School, on Evgeni Mikeladze Street, and Gulf Gas Station, on Javakheti Street, joined the recycling fever in Tbilisi in August 2018 by establishing waste separation stands on their premises. Once the school year begins, students, parents and teachers at Tbilisi Green School will start recycling paper, plastic and aluminum waste. Unlike at the private school, the recycling stand at Gulf Gas Station is open to the public. This means anyone can bring their plastic, aluminum and glass waste and deposit it at this location.

Waste separation stands have already been established at 8 locations throughout Tbilisi since January 2018. Local residents can bring sorted paper, glass, plastic and aluminum waste to these stands.

Where should we bring our recyclable waste?

Check the locations of waste separation stands below, select the location that is most convenient for you, and start saving resources!

Click on the link below to see the locations of the separation stands: http://bit.ly/2FO8F2H

What kind of waste can be disposed of at the separation stands?

Four types of waste can be disposed of at the separation stands: paper, plastic, glass and aluminum. Prior to waste disposal, make sure the waste is clean by ensuring that no liquid or food is in the plastic, glass and aluminum containers and paper waste is not wet and/or greasy.

Please view a video tutorial on the proper disposal of waste into the waste bins below:
http://bit.ly/2ERdUNQ

Where does the disposed waste go?

Properly sorted waste disposed of at the separation stands is transported to recycling companies by Clean World Ltd. The sorted waste is then recycled in various enterprises and are used to produce new goods. Paper waste is recycled locally, while plastic and aluminum waste is exported to foreign countries. As for glass waste, it is both recycled locally and exported abroad.

For more information about where the waste goes, please view the video below:
http://bit.ly/2mS3WoZ


Why should I sort and recycle my waste?

Sorting and recycling waste helps:
1. Save natural resources
2. Reduce the number of landfills
3. Generate new jobs

Exciting news starting in February 2019

According to the Waste Management Code of Georgia, it is mandatory for all municipalities in Georgia to gradually introduce separated waste collection starting in February 2019.

Support the government in this new and progressive initiative by being an environmental steward and start recycling your waste at a separation stand near you!


30.9.2018 Keda Local Action Group Now Acce

Keda Local Action Group Now Accepts Ideas for the Grants Competition Under EU ENPARD Program

 

Source: CENN, 2018-09-11

The Keda Local Action Group, together with CENN and Institute of Democracy (IOD) are announcing the first stage of the grants competition 2018-2019 under the EU ENPARD supported project Keda LEADER.

The first stage will open on September 20th and will end on October 20th at 5 pm.

The objective of the competition is to ensure improvement of life in rural communities of Keda by create decent working and living conditions in the municipality, improvement of the economic conditions and implementation of the innovative projects.

The priority areas of the grants competition include:
Rural Development
Tourism
Off-farm activities
Education, Culture, Sports
Environmental Protection and Sustainable Resource Management
Improvement of living conditions in Keda municipality.

Both commercial and social projects and initiatives will be supported under the competition.

Participation is open for both natural person and legal entities who implement or plans to implement their activities in Keda Municipality.

Those willing to participate in the competition are asked to examine the strategic directions identified by the Local Development Strategy of Keda and the Grants Manual. Interested candidates need to complete the Application Forms and submit it via email to the address grant@kedalag.ge or bring the hardcopies to the LAG office at 10 Tbel Abuseridze Street, Keda town no later than 5 pm October 20, 2018.

All documents for the completion of the application are available in Georgian language on the website:
http://kedalag.ge/ka/chaerthe/daaregistrire-idea


For additional questions, clarification requests or inquiries please contact us:
+995 599 189 269
+995 577 104 833
+995 514 401 001

Please note, the grants competition has the following stages:
Stage I Concept Note (Idea Competition)
Stage II Complete Applications
Stage III Approval of grant

The first stage successful candidates will be notified before November 20, 2018.

The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (IR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.

The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.


30.9.2018 Austria Continues Supporting the

Austria Continues Supporting the Forestry Sector of Georgia

 

Source: CENN, 2018-09-21

A new four-year contract and MoU has been signed.

Austria continues supporting the development of the Georgian forestry sector. For this purpose, a contract between Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and CENN was signed on 21 September, 2018 in the Tbilisi Botanical Garden. The contract signing ceremony was attended by the Mrs. Nino Tandilashvili, Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture.

Along with the contract, a Memorandum of Understanding between CENN and the Ministry Environment Protection and Agriculture was be signed. The MoU considers focusing the activity of the Inter-agency Coordination Council on Rural Development on the forestry sector as one of the important component of rural development.

The contract considers the implementation of a number of practical and educational activities in 2018-2022 oriented at alleviating the pressure of energy needs on forests, enhancing their tourist-recreational potential and natural disaster prevention function. An interagency cooperation instrument is aimed at supporting the coordination of on-going and planned state, public and international programs, harmonization of sectoral policies and implementation of the social and environmental state policy oriented at rural development.

     

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