44477647_2275115519399533_7099297330712543232_n CENN Announcement Regarding the Waste Separation Corners in Tbilisi


With this release, we would like to address the video circulated throughout social media by one citizen on October 19, 2018. The video depicts one of the waste separation corners located next to M/S “State University” which is still under construction.   We would like to notify the public that CENN, the Waste Management Association (WMA), Tbilisi City Hall and Tbilservice Group Ltd. are cooperating together in order to open 13 new waste separation stands within the city of Tbilisi. This action will provide waste separation facilities for Tbilisi residents.   Furthermore, we would like to note that the aforementioned separation corners are not in operation yet, therefore, all stands are sealed at this point. Unfortunately, the stand located next to M/S “State University” was vandalized – the seal was removed, thus resulting in widespread public misunderstanding.   Please note that the new waste separation stands will officially be opened and ready to use in November 2018. Further information regarding the progress of this initiative will be communicated to the public and citizens will have a chance to dispose of their separated waste in the designated separation bins. Meanwhile, Tbilisi residents can use current operational waste separation corners situated in 10 different locations in Tbilisi. Separated waste is collected by a waste aggregating company and is delivered to recycling companies. Part of the waste which is not being recycled in Georgia is being exported. Each waste separation stand accommodates 4 types of waste separation bins for paper, PET plastic, glass and aluminium cans.   The recycling program in Georgia is being implemented by the USAID-supported CENN program, Waste Management Technologies in Regions (WMTR).
1 Opportunities to Purchase Recycled Paper or Recycled Paper Products


If you care for the environment and desire to save natural resources, this news is for you. USAID/WMTR II program partner and social enterprise, Green Gift, offers to produce different types of recycled paper: wrapping paper, bookmarks, notebooks, envelopes, printing paper, etc. The enterprise also offers to assist organizations with paper bins in case they want to collect paper to recycle.   For more information contact: Green Gift: Phone: +995 599 977 119 Email:   USAID/WMTR II program: Phone: +995 32 275 40 63/64 Email:   About the WMTR II program: CENN, with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is implementing the program, Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II), in three regions of Georgia – Kakheti, Adjara, Shida Kartli and the city of Tbilisi. The WMTR II program assists the Government of Georgia (GoG) in modernizing the country’s waste management sector and supporting sustainable development and inclusive economic growth, ensuring responsible management of natural endowments that will minimize adverse impacts from waste on human health and natural resources.
PHOTO (11) Rural Women from Keda Municipality Joined the International Harvest Festival in Armenia


With the EU support, 5 successful women from the Keda Local Action Group participated in the international events taking place in Yerevan. On September 14-15 Armenia’s capital hosted the conference “Women in Agriculture” and the “Harvest Festival of Rural Life and Traditions”. Up to 100 women from different countries attended events dedicated to the women empowerment in agriculture.   The EU ENPARD-supported Keda LEADER project was presented at the conference by CENN. A local entrepreneur from the Keda municipality Tamar Baladze shared her success story and future plans on raspberry production with the Armenian women. On the second day, different products from the mountainous Adjara, such as wine, honey, jams, nuts, cheese, and spices were exhibited and sold at the Harvest Festival. Besides official festival events, women had an opportunity to visit organic farm and Green Center operated by Green Lane NGO on the outskirts of Yerevan city.In addition, on the way back to Georgia, participants visited village of Khashtarak, where one of the ENPARD Armenia beneficiaries hosted Georgian women at her raspberry garden and shared her experience about joining the Rural Women Council (RWC) established under the joint efforts of CENN and Green Lane in the framework of the project “Strengthening and Engagement of Rural Women in Natural Resources Management in the South Caucasus Countries”.   The further plans of the Keda LEADER program in regard to women empowerment in Keda municipality include trainings, seminars, exchange visits, and other capacity-building activities in line with the Local Development Strategy of Keda.    The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in 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 179.5 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 and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; }

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