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March 27, 2019

Peter Wiebler, USAID Mission Director and Adam Shmidt, Director of USAID office of Democracy and Social Development visited Ken Walker Physical Rehabilitation Center in Batumi, Adjara. The guests toured clinic facility and observed rehabilitation sessions with persons with disabilities. The Ken Walker Physical Rehabilitation Clinic offers opportunities for persons with disabilities to receive quality treatment and start independent living. The clinic is an example of successful collaboration of the U.S.

March 26, 2019

On March 26, USAID Mission Director Peter A. Wiebler made opening remarks at  the 9th Annual Meeting of Election Management Bodies. This year’s theme, “Electoral Integrity: Cyber security and the reliability of information in the digital era”, explores the new and evolving challenges of managing elections in the digital age. The U.S. Agency for International Development supports the development of election management bodies and civil society organizations working to address disinformation and cybersecurity all around the world.

March 22, 2019

Ambassador Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires a.i of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, spoke at the conference “The 2018 Presidential Election: Lessons Learned and Steps Ahead.” The Chargé stressed the importance of policy reforms to level the electoral playing field ahead of the 2020 Parliamentary Elections in the interest of enhancing fair electoral competition and democratic pluralism in Georgia.

March 1, 2019

USAID Georgia together with Anaklia Development Consortium, launched the Education Hub and micro-small-and medium-sized enterprise grants program. Strong partnership with the private sector has been designed to empower communities like Anaklia, which are so close to the Administrative Boundary Line with the Russian-occupied territories of Abkhazia, to achieve self-reliance and take full advantage of the development of Anaklia. 

February 25, 2019

135 schools participated in the paper waste collection contest supported by USAID’s Waste Management Technologies in the Regions Project.  53 tons of paper waste was collected and given to local recycling companies.

This green initiative saved 370 trees and 160 cubic meters of landfill space in the country. It also saved energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions that harm the environment. This is a great initiative and a good start that definitely should be further enhanced by encouraging others to do the same.

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Last updated: April 28, 2020

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