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KEDA WEB EU Launches New Rural Development Project in Keda Municipality

13.09.2017

14 September 2017, Keda, Adjara – The European Union continues supporting rural development in Georgia under ENPARD programme. On 14th of September, ENPARD partner organisation CENN will officially launch a new rural development project “Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality”.   The launching event will take place from 14:30 to 17:00 pm., at Keda Municipality Government building.   Welcome remarks will be delivered by CENN Executive Director, Nana Janashia and Governor in Keda Municipality, David Dumbadze. Presentation on the European model for rural development in Georgia will be delivered by the Project Manager of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Alvaro Ortega Aparicio. In addition, ENPARD partners in rural development in pilot municipalities of Georgia will share their experience during the meeting.   The EU-supported project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims at diversifying the local economic activities, improving investment climate, and empowering competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning of rural development.   The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase of ENPARD focuses on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.   Media Contact: • Nino Gaprindashvili, CENN Project Manager, +995 593 92 48 44, nino.gaprindashvili@cenn.org • Tamar Khuntsaria, Team Leader, ENPARD Communication Unit, +995 595 98 99 16, tamar.k@actionprgroup.com
DSC_0215 Media Tour in Keda Municipality

31.08.2017

On 24 August 2017, CENN organized a media tour for representatives of different media organizations in Keda Municipality within the frame of the project – Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality.   The journalists were introduced with the key activities planned in the frame of the project, LEADER approach – a European model for rural development and issues related to natural resources of KEDA Municipality. The second half of the day was dedicated to the field visit in the village Merisi, where the journalists were introduced with the different problems because of unsustainable use of natural resources. During field trip, there was a discussion on tourism development potential of Merisi village, which has potential to reduce negative impact on environment and create alternative source of income for local population.   The project, Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality is financially supported by the European Union and is being implemented by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).   The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase of ENPARD focuses on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at www.enpard.ge   Media Contact:   • Tamar Khuntsaria, Team Leader, ENPARD Communication Unit, +995 595 989916, tamar.k@actionprgroup.com  • Nino Gaprindashvili, CENN Project Manager, +995 593 92 48 44, nino.gaprindashvili@cenn.org  
Meeting_Women (1) Information Meetings in Keda Municipality

25.08.2017

On 14-23 August 2017, CENN, together with local partner organization in Adjara region – Institute of Democracy, conducted information meetings in Keda municipality within the frame of the European Union’s ENPARD project Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality.   The meetings were conducted with Local Authority and Culture House representatives, active women, Mtirala National Park Administration and AMAGs’ members.   The aim of the information meetings was to introduce the project – Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality and LEADER approach – a European model for rural development. During the meetings, the application forms for membership of Keda Local Action Group (LAG) have been disseminated.   The project Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality is financially supported by the European Union and is being implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).   The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 102 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second phase of ENPARD focuses on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge   Media Contact: • Tamar Khuntsaria, Team Leader, ENPARD Communication Unit, +995 595 989916, tamar.k@actionprgroup.com • Nino Gaprindashvili, CENN Project Manager, +995 593 92 48 44, nino.gaprindashvili@cenn.org                  

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