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U.S. Government to Provide Flood Recovery Assistance to Georgia

March 19, 2015

On March 19, Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Foreign Affairs Tamar Beruchashvili, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland, and USAID/Caucasus Deputy Mission Director, Thomas Morris will open the exhibition “Women Members of Constituent Assembly 1919-21.” The event will celebrate Women’s History Month and honor the first women in politics in modern Georgia. The exhibition highlights the election of the Constituent Assembly in 1919, which was unique in that every citizen of Georgia, despite their gender, was able to participate. 

This event is jointly organized by the Women’s Information Center (WIC) and the National Archives of Georgia. WIC implements the USAID-funded Women as Agents for Change and Empowerment project in Tbilisi, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti and Gali. WIC works in partnership the Taso Foundation, the Association of Young Economists of Georgia, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. The project promotes women’s political participation and supports women’s political and economic empowerment.

November 14, 2014

Along with USAID/Caucasus Mission Director, Stephen Haykin, on October 29th, 2014, I visited several sites of the New Economic Opportunities (NEO) project in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region.

June 30, 2014

Jonathan Katz, USAID's Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia visited Georgia during the recent municipal elections.  Click here to access his blog and read about his experience in Georgia and his impressions as an election observer.

http://georgia.usembassy.gov/news-events/emb_news2014t/15062014observ.html

June 26, 2014

On June 25th, Stephen M. Haykin, USAID/Caucasus Mission Director, launched Promoting Gender Equality in Employment project. USAID’s Promoting Gender Equality in Employment Project is a locally-driven initiative, developed by Article 42 of the Constitution. The project will conduct training for employers, employees and youth in Tbilisi and ten regions of Georgia.

Statement by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah on the Georgian Presidential Inauguration of Giorgi Margvelashvili
November 18, 2013

On November 17, 2013, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah led a U.S. delegation, including USAID Assistant Administrator Paige Alexander and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Melia, attending Georgia's Presidential Inauguration of Giorgi Marvelashvili. Marvelashvili was elected in a peaceful election on October 28, 2013. Administrator Shah's official statement is below.

November 4, 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded CNFA a contract, valued at $19.5 million, to implement the Restoring Efficiency to Agriculture Production (REAP) in Georgia from September 2013 through September 2018.  The REAP project will increase employment and income in rural areas by delivering firm-level investment and technical assistance to expand the operation of existing smallholder farmers and rural enterprises.  The project will facilitate the entry of new agribusinesses and input suppliers, including machinery service providers, storage facilities, sort

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Tbilisi, Georgia – In response to the June 13-14 flooding that devastated Tbilisi, caused tragic loss of life  and destroyed its zoo, the U.S. government—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—is set to provide various forms of flood recovery assistance requested by the government of Georgia.

After close coordination with the Ministry of Finance and Tbilisi Mayor’s office, USAID will send two U.S. Forest Service natural resource teams to Georgia in the next several weeks.  The first team, which arrives next week and includes a geotechnical engineer, watershed specialist, and hydrologist, will conduct an assessment of the flood disaster zone and recommend short-term mitigation steps the government of Georgia can take to minimize future risks.  The second team, which will arrive in two to three weeks and includes zoo specialists, will develop recommendations for safely relocating and modernizing Tbilisi's zoo.

The US government will continue to coordinate with the government of Georgia to identify specific needs related to flood recovery. 

Last updated: June 19, 2015

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