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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.

October 21, 2013

This year USAID and Peace Corps are celebrating 13 years of partnership to support community-level development projects in Georgia. Since 2001, the Small Project Assistance Program (SPA) has benefited more than 44,000 Georgians. This assistance has helped support projects to improve healthy lifestyles, improve education opportunities, and empower youth and women.

Youth Political Debate Participants Recognized
September 18, 2013

Participants in a series of debates among youth wings of political parties were recognized at an event on Wednesday, September 18 in Tbilisi.  U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland presented certificates to the winning teams as well as certificates to all participants.

USAID Georgia Inaugurates First Renovated Apartment Building for Internall Displaced Peoples
September 17, 2013

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Mission Director Roy Plucknett was joined by Minister of Refugees Davit Darakhvelidze, Minister of Infrastructure David Narmania, Municipal Development Fund Executive Director Elguja Khorkrishvili, representatives from the Tskhaltubo local government and Internally Displaced People (IDP) families to open the first apartment building renovated under USAID’s Municipal Infrastructure and IDP Housing Rehabilitation Project on Tuesday, September 17 in Tskhaltubo. 

September 12, 2013

The USAID supported Multimedia Education Center (MEC) provides state of the art technical facilities and a venue for multi-platform content production for masters level journalism education. Designed to encourage student productions and packed with modern digital equipment, It was built by USAID's Georgia Media Enhance Democracy, Information and Accountability (G-MEDIA) program, and implemented by IREX.

September 11, 2013

Georgia has been selected by USAID Administrator Shah as one of two focus countries in the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) region for Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership (STIP).  In response, USAID/Caucasus is examining how STIP can address the most significant development challenges and opportunities in Georgia.

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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: July 14, 2015

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