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.
USAID's Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project supports and strengthens the judiciary as an independent yet equal branch of government, and improves Georgia’s commercial law system. Activities aim to improve the process by which judges are appointed, trained and disciplined to increase their independence and professionalism. The project also further strengthens the state free legal aid system and the legal NGO community, and increases public understanding of the role of the judiciary.
The Georgia Primary Education (G-PriEd) Project contributes to this goal by ensuring that primary Grade 1-6 students acquire foundational reading skills in Georgian language and across the curriculum.
Last updated: April 28, 2016