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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last updated: September 18, 2015