USAID’s Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS) project, implemented by East‐West Management Institute, is partnering with a local grassroots organization, the Center for Civic Activities (CCA). Building on the trust cultivated in this isolated community over many years, CCA is undertaking small but effective youth‐focused civic engagement initiatives.
The Coalition for Independent Living (CIL), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will mark National Disability Rights Day with a forum on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The forum will raise public awareness about disability rights issues in Georgia and around the world.
Elguja Goderdzishvili, a 27 year-old winemaker from Georgia’s Gurjaani region, participated in a March, 2016 talk show organized by Information Center Kakheti (ICK), a USAID-supported regional media outlet. In response, people in Georgia and abroad became interested in purchasing his organic wines.
People from Ninotsminda and Akhalkalaki villages prompted their community to solve a local problem when they participated in an environmental talk show on Radio NOR, a USAID-supported regional media outlet. They told listeners about how the garbage from a local waste facility blows onto their pastures, damaging the health of their cattle and crops.
A grandfather and granddaughter with physical disabilities live together with their family in a second story apartment in Sachkhere, in Georgia’s Imereti region. Because their building does not have any accommodations for persons with disabilities, the family’s two wheelchair users are unable to leave home. As a result, they are prevented from exercising their constitutional rights to participate in civic, political, economic, social, and cultural life.
Last updated: August 23, 2016