Developing the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Communities in Shida Kartli

Summary


200 farming households receive saplings of tomatoes, eggplants and peppers for their gardens. Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP. 2014

UNDP works together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Union to improve well being of the vulnerable, including displaced and their host communities in Shida Kartli region, Georgia.

This ongoing initiative supports local residents via promoting sustainable agricultural practices and infrastructural projects in the villages adjacent to the Administrative Boundary Line: Takhtisziri, Jariasheni, Karapila, Saribari, Zadiantkari, Sakorintlo, Goraka, Metekhi IDP settlement, Dvani. Over 2,000 people are already benefitting from this joint assistance.

What We Do

We assist small farmers to establish cooperatives, to explore and link with the new product markets. Local residents receive vocational training and are provided with the equipment essential to manage their land plots. The new phase of the initiative also includes infrastructural projects such as rehabilitation of the public sites and water supply systems and assistance to extension centers. 

Some results so far



  • More than 145,000 seedlings to 270 family farms
  • 10 demonstration plots are to be set in the selected villages
  • Vocational training in beekeeping and start-up assistance for 20 families
  • Assistance in establishing agriculture cooperatives and in exploring market channels
  • Rehabilitation of a kindergarten in Dvani
  • Drinking water well and water supply system in three villages
  • Rehabilitation of the water supply system in Sakorintlo and Dvani to benefit over 400 local residents

Who finances it

Total Budget USD$ 895,070
EU/UNHCR USD$  731,850
UNDP USD$  163,220

Delivery

2011  
UNHCR/EU  
UNDP US$ 80,000
2012  
EU/UNHCR US$ 128,681.89
UNDP  
2013  
EU/UNHCR US$ 90,203
UNDP US$ 60,000
Total US$ 150,203
Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Start date:
November 2011
End date:
December 2015
Geographic coverage:
Shida Kartli
Partners:
 
Millennium Development Goal
ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER
Developing the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Communities in Shida Kartli
  • Developing the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Communities in Shida Kartli Phase I English
  • Developing the Livelihoods of Vulnerable Communities in Shida Kartli Phase II English
Contact Information

Mamuka Matiashvili, Project Manager

mamuka.matiashvili@undp.org

UN House, 9 Eristavi Street, Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact Person in UNDP

George Nanobashvili

Economic Development Team Leader

george.nanobashvili@undp.org