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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.

March 22, 2013

 

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland joined First Lady Sandra Roloefs, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Health Related UN Millennium Development Goals in the European Region (Chairperson of CCM), Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs David Sergeenko, and Minister of Corrections Sozar Subari to observe World TB Day on March 22 in Tbilisi.

Ambassador Norland with Giorgi Dzneladze, President of the Coalition for Independent Living
March 12, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland joined Georgia's Deputy Minister of Health Davit Lomidze and representatives of national and international nongovernmental organizations at a presentation of assistive and adaptive mobility equipment for persons with disabilities in Georgia. 

At this event organized by the Coalition for Independent Living (CIL) and the Neurodevelopment Center (NDC), the USAID supported Wheelchair Production Network project is presenting a new, lightweight, electric wheelchair and postural support seating products.

Ambassador Norland speaks about the importance of women's political participation.
March 12, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland attended a Roundtable on Political Party Funding and Women’s Participation in Political Life on Tuesday, March 12. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports several projects that promote women’s political participation in Georgia.

March 11, 2013

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland attended the 2nd Roundtable on Political Party Funding and Women’s Participation in Political Life on Tuesday, March 12 in Tbilisi. The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports several projects that promote women’s political participation.

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland meets with conference participants
March 6, 2013

Georgians with disabilities face significant societal, physical, and legislative barriers to equal participation in their country’s electoral and political processes. A significant inhibiting factor for Georgia’s disability community is a lack of awareness, shortcomings in the electoral framework inadequacies of electoral procedures and full and equal access at polling stations.

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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: August 19, 2015

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