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From Dependency to Self-sufficiency – Innovative and Effective Livelihood Solutions for Georgia

From Dependency to Self-sufficiency – Innovative and Effective Livelihood Solutions for Georgia Project Goal:
To support the economic integration of IDPs and war affected communities by providing long-term and sustainable livelihood solutions.
    • Objective 1: Providing IDPs and war affected communities with opportunities to secure their livelihoods.
  • Objective 2: Guaranteeing a close cooperation between public and civil society sectors about issues of providing IDPs with livelihoods by advocacy and capacity building of state agencies and NGOs/civil society organizations.

  • Project implementation period: February 2015 – October 2016.

    Project results:
    • To distribute 516 business grants from 500 to 4000 EUR for IDPs and war-affected Communities in the Imereti, Samegrelo, Abkhazia and Adjara regions.
  • To support Job creation and business growth by distributing 56 small and medium enterprises.
  • Funding 5 Business Information Centres (Kutaisi, Tskaltubo, Poti, Zugdidi, Batumi) focused on providing consultations to more than 800 beneficiaries on business development opportunities.
  • To contribute to the effective policy making on IDP livelihood issues by empowering 5 local NGOs and 50 CBOs.
  • To establish a network of regional NGOs and CBOs for outreach to the IDPs and facilitate IDP access to business information.
  • Provide workshops to generate discussions and encourage the development of synergies between the Livelihood Action Plan and Regional Development Plans.

  • Beneficiaries of the project:
    Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), war affected persons and eco-migrants.

    Project promoter:
    Charity Humanitarian Centre "Abkhazeti" (CHCA) (საქველმოქმედო ჰუმანიტარული ცენტრი “აფხაზეთი”)
    Partner: Danish Refugee Council
    Donor European Union (EU)

    Regions of Mtskheta-Mtianeti (Akhalgori), Imereti (Kutaisi, Tskaltubo), Samegerelo (Zugdidi, Poti), Adjara (Batumi), Abkhazia (Gali).

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    From Dependency to Self-sufficiency – Innovative and Effective Livelihood Solutions for Georgia

    What people say

    "If similar projects will be implemented again for IDPs’ communities, IDPs will actively involve in them and information to this direction will become more active, massive and accessible for all."
    Bela Kupreishvili, Representative of IDPs community based organization in kutaisi.

    “I certainly recommend it to anyone who is engaged in business activities, to participate in similar projects, because it is the best way to encourage the business. I appreciate the whole process very much and welcome innovations. It would be nice if more people will have information about the existence of similar projects.”
    Londa Chanturia , Beneficiary, owner of entertainment centre in Kutaisi (granted 2000 euro by the project).

    "Round tables were conducted under the project. I think it is very important when heads of different organizations and officials from ministries participate in this kind of meetings. I believe, it is possible to solve problems through these meetings."
    Zaza Tutisani , Leader of IDPs’ community based organization in Kutaisi.