Last updated: January 09, 2017
Happy New Year from all of us at USAID/Georgia and our partners who are supporting quality education, democratic institutions, economic opportunities, independent media, environmental protection, equal opportunities, and equal rights for all the people of Georgia. Meet some of our wonderful partners and beneficiares in this fun holiday video: https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/videos/holiday-message-usaidgeorgia
Two inspiring young Georgians - Akaki Saginadze from Kutaisi in Imereti region and Shalala Amirjanova from Marneuli in Kvemo Kartli region - were among five winners selected for the U.S. State Department’s “Open World Program 2016,” which offers exchange visits to the U.S. for young leaders from post-Soviet countries. Shalala and Akaki are the youngest participants in the exchange program since it started operating in Georgia, in 2005.
This project is a prime example of how American and Georgian people are working together to boost the country’s agriculture sector, spur economic growth, create jobs, and make locally grown GAP-certified produce available to people throughout the country.
USAID’s clean energy program brought public and private organizations together to renovate the Tbilisi Elders Boarding House with energy efficient and renewable energy solutions. Prior to the renovation, the home had high monthly energy expenses, yet did not have adequate heat to keep its residents warm in the winter or enough hot water for them to take more than two showers per week.
Georgia’s Aisi College recently started a composting and recycling program with assistance from USAID’s Waste Management Technologies in Regions (WMTR) program. When the college’s 800+ students from across Georgia tell their families and friends about their experiences, they will help raise awareness about environmental protection throughout the country.