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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.

May 15, 2013

 

The U.S. Government-supported Hydropower Investment Promotion Project (HIPP) held a two-day Cross-Border Electricity Trading Conference to promote private sector led development of the Georgian clean energy industry on May 15 and 16, 2013  in Tbilisi. U.S. Embassy Chargé d'affaires Bridget Brink and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia Kakha Kaladze made remarks to open the conference. 

May 14, 2013

 

On Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 12:00 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Stephen M. Haykin welcomed students and energy companies to a job fair entitled “Energy Education Programs to Support the Workforce in Energy Sector” at Georgian Technical University The job fair is supported by USAID’s New Applied Technology Efficiency and Lighting Initiative (NATELI II) Education Grants Program and aims to develop study programs in the energy sector.

May 11, 2013

 

On May 11, at 11:00 a.m., USAID Mission Director Mr. Stephen M. Haykin joined Mr. Aluda Goglichidze, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Ms. Marina Ushveridze, Applied Civic Education and Teacher Training Program Director to open the Second National Fair-Conference of the Civics Teachers’ Forum at the Tbilisi Expo Georgia.

April 30, 2013

 

Deputy Chief of Mission Bridget Brink joined Supreme Court Chairman Konstantine Kublashvili and Minister of Justice Tea Tulukiani, to open a first-of-its-kind conference entitled Gender in the Court: Working Toward a More Inclusive Court System.  The conference was supported by USAID through its implementer, the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project in Georgia (JILEP). 

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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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