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27.02.2018

Towards Europe With Better Capacity

 

Rusudan Kovziridze, chair of Terjola Youth House, now is familiar with Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) regulations, which she previously did not know at all. Rusudan agreed to participate in the EU-funded project of People in Need (PIN) - Regional Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe, because of the incentive to contribute to the European integration of her country. PIN's project aims to strengthen regional CSOs along the implementation of DCFTA and Small and Medium Enterprise policy for Georgia.                                                                                                              
After the series of training about DCFTA-related issues, Rusudan and representatives of 23 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Local Action Groups (LAG) from seven regions of Georgia (Imereti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Adjara and Kvemo-Kartli) will become managers of DCFTA information-resource desks established in their offices. They will manage the desks with the knowledge of DCFTA related to the agrarian sector, EU regulations of food safety and quality standards, environmental protection, climate-smart agriculture, energy efficiency and clean energy. DCFTA information and resource desks to become local focal points for rural SME and agrarian producers in the project's target regions. The trainings have inspired five participants of the training to apply the acquired knowledge for addressing the local salient problems and help constituencies they represent.

 

Based on the knowledge received from the training about energy efficiency the CSOs - Torsa Women Initiative Center and "Khamiskuri Resource Center" (Samegrelo), Terjola Youth House (Imereti), Kakheti Regional Development Fund(Kakheti), "Ertoba" (Kvemo Kartli) have prepared project proposals on energy efficiency and utilization of local renewable energy resources, which represents a problem in their regions. The proposals are under consideration in the respective donor organizations.

 

Terjola Youth House" invited the trainer on energy efficiency to consult the CSO in development of Energy Efficient Building for Youth House in Terjola. The initiative got support from the Terjola Municipality City Hall. Currently, design of the building is underway. LAG from Khulo (Ajara) plans to cooperate with RCDA and its experts on developing of "Renewable Energy Utilization Strategy "and "Khulo Municipality Climate Change Action Plan" within the Khulo Municipality Development Plan.  Said Rusudan Kovziridze, "We informed Terjola Municipality Mayor and his staff about the ways of usage the knowledge gained at the training to the benefit of the city and its residents and invited RCDA's energy efficiency expert Avtandil Geladze to support our position. The City Hall was responsive to our initiative. After making SWOT analysis of the issue we detected that using resources of renewable energy can significantly change to the better economic condition of the local population and contribute to the healthier environment in the region."

 

In the process of project implementation, PIN partners with Rural Communities Development Agency, PMC Research Center and Association "Atinati" helping in capacity building and public outreach components. The Georgian Alliance on Agriculture and Rural Development supports the project's advocacy efforts. The project is a part of the European Union's effort to contribute to Georgia's greater access to the EU markets and European integration. 

 

The CSOs participants in the training are discussing the idea of establishing DCFTA CSO Platform to strengthen the role of civic sector in this process.

 

Author: Zaal Anjaparidze 

 

ow is familiar with Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) regulations, which she previously did not know at all. Rusudan agreed to participate in the EU-funded project of People in Need (PIN) - Regional Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe, because of the incentive to contribute to the European integration of her country. PIN's project aims to strengthen regional CSOs along the implementation of DCFTA and Small and Medium Enterprise policy for Georgia.                                                                                                              
After the series of training about DCFTA-related issues, Rusudan and representatives of 23 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Local Action Groups (LAG) from seven regions of Georgia (Imereti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Adjara and Kvemo-Kartli) will become managers of DCFTA information-resource desks established in their offices. They will manage the desks with the knowledge of DCFTA related to the agrarian sector, EU regulations of food safety and quality standards, environmental protection, climate-smart agriculture, energy efficiency and clean energy. DCFTA information and resource desks to become local focal points for rural SME and agrarian producers in the project's target regions. The trainings have inspired five participants of the training to apply the acquired knowledge for addressing the local salient problems and help constituencies they represent.

 

Based on the knowledge received from the training about energy efficiency the CSOs - Torsa Women Initiative Center and "Khamiskuri Resource Center" (Samegrelo), Terjola Youth House (Imereti), Kakheti Regional Development Fund(Kakheti), "Ertoba" (Kvemo Kartli) have prepared project proposals on energy efficiency and utilization of local renewable energy resources, which represents a problem in their regions. The proposals are under consideration in the respective donor organizations.

 

Terjola Youth House" invited the trainer on energy efficiency to consult the CSO in development of Energy Efficient Building for Youth House in Terjola. The initiative got support from the Terjola Municipality City Hall. Currently, design of the building is underway. LAG from Khulo (Ajara) plans to cooperate with RCDA and its experts on developing of "Renewable Energy Utilization Strategy "and "Khulo Municipality Climate Change Action Plan" within the Khulo Municipality Development Plan.  Said Rusudan Kovziridze, "We informed Terjola Municipality Mayor and his staff about the ways of usage the knowledge gained at the training to the benefit of the city and its residents and invited RCDA's energy efficiency expert Avtandil Geladze to support our position. The City Hall was responsive to our initiative. After making SWOT analysis of the issue we detected that using resources of renewable energy can significantly change to the better economic condition of the local population and contribute to the healthier environment in the region."

 

In the process of project implementation, PIN partners with Rural Communities Development Agency, PMC Research Center and Association "Atinati" helping in capacity building and public outreach components. The Georgian Alliance on Agriculture and Rural Development supports the project's advocacy efforts. The project is a part of the European Union's effort to contribute to Georgia's greater access to the EU markets and European integration. 

 

The CSOs participants in the training are discussing the idea of establishing DCFTA CSO Platform to strengthen the role of civic sector in this process.

 

Author: Zaal Anjaparidze 

 

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