Waste Management & Pollution

CENN provides professional technical assistance to support waste management system development and recycling as in Georgia in a short run as well as become a part of the global drift by ensuring the regional development of the waste management sector, including waste collection, recycling, and public awareness.


Specifically, our role in modernizing waste management sector by implementing integrated waste management system and creating recycling business enabling environment is immense and it aims to improve waste collection systems; introduce waste separation and recycling approaches; minimize pollution of natural resources from landfills by closing down old, illegal landfills and dumpsites; enhance public awareness of waste management issues and promote public participation in the decision-making and design processes of new waste management systems.


CENN also implements crosscutting activities that support the promotion of local governance. The crosscutting activities include, among others, empowerment of youth and women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, and gender mainstreaming.


Waste Management Technology in Regions, Phase II (WMTR II)

The funder: USAID

Implementing organization: Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)


Duration: 16 March 2017 – 15 March 2020
Geographic coverage: Kakheti Region and Shida Kartli Regions, Adjara Autonomous Republic and Tbilisi


Goal: The WMTR II program will assist the Government of Georgia (GoG) to modernize the country’s waste management sector and support 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.Focus areas of the program are:


Program Approach:


  • CENN will support the inclusion of all stakeholders and the transparency of the process throughout the project cycle;
  • Capacity building of target groups and advocacy interventions will be an important focus of the program;
  • The program will mainstream introduction of science, technologies, and innovations (STI) in all aspects of waste management;
  • Replicable interventions to demonstrate best practices in waste management based on international standards and experiences will be the main focus of the program;
  • Inclusiveness and equal opportunities to all groups of society will be the strategic approach of the program.


Main focus areas of the program:


  • Implementation of an Integrated Waste Management System;
  • Private Sector-Led Recycling;
  •  Illegal Dumping Penalties and Tariff Policy;
  • Public Outreach.


To learn more about our efforts in the area of Waste Management, please visit our Knowledge Portal.









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