The team of Strategic Analysis supports Bridge of Friendship – Kartlosi NGO in the implementation of the project “Sharing V4 experience with Georgian self-governments: regional development and green innovations”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
The project focuses on local administrations in conflict-affected areas of Georgia adjacent to the break-away regions of Tskhinvali and Abkhazia with the aim to improve the living conditions in these communities. The project aims to build on V4 experience with regional development, social entrepreneurship, social agriculture and applied green innovations in the context of local administration. Building on the expertise, the project aims to create feasibility study reports for the international donor and investor community to address the challenges in a ready-to-implement way, based on terrain knowledge.
These municipalities, through which pass the “administrative borderline” (ABL) face a number of challenges, among many of those of economic nature. To improve the living conditions in these communities, the project aims to build on V4 experience with regional development, social entrepreneurship, social agriculture, local visibility and applied green innovations in the context of local administration. The project builds on MESA10 and Kartlosi`s project supported by SlovakAid, during which the needs and challenges of these communities are mapped and recommendations are formulated.
The project is ongoing, among these recommendations preliminary known, the socioeconomic and environmental aspect of these communities are representing the biggest issue. Building on the expertise, the project aims to create feasibility studies for the international donor and investor community to address the challenges in a ready-to-act way. The implementing consortium of the project is designed in a way that combines expertise and practice within the fields of regional development, social agriculture and green innovations in the context of local administration and self-government, thus utilizing the knowledge accumulated in the V4 countries throughout the years. The aim of the project is to share this knowledge with Georgian ABL communities.
The project proposes:
1) presentation of the recommendations for the ABL communities in Gori and Tbilisi with inputs from V4 representatives;
2) creation of the feasibility studies in the field of a)regional development b) social agriculture c) social entrepreneurship d) green innovations;
3) present the studies to the international donor communities, with special attention to the V4 developmental agencies to support the activities.
One of the building pillars of the above-mentioned SlovakAid project is also capacity building in the field of regional development, social agriculture and green innovations for local administration representatives. However, what is lacking is a feasible approach toward the known challenges, that would be prepared in a ready-to-implement manner. In this sense, the proposed project is a unique combination of V4 expertise, terrain knowledge and bringing feasible solutions to the table.
For more information about the project visit the project`s site: https://kartlosi.org.ge/blog/#page-content