V4 brainstorming sessions on the methodology of the feasibility study – The HumanDoc Foundation

On April 5, 2023,  Strategic Analysis & Bridge of Friendship Kartlosi, organized the first brainstorming session with one of the V4 partners – The HumanDoc Foundation regarding the project “ Sharing V4 experience with Georgian self-governments: regional development and green innovations”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

HumanDoc Foundation has long-standing experience of work in Georgia, including cooperation with local authorities and governmental structures. They have been operating together with the foundation in Georgia since 2020 within the EU-financed project “Local Municipalities Rapid Response Mechanism against Domestic Violence and VAW during COVID-19”. With support from the HumanDoc Foundation and negotiation with local authorities, there was a strengthened Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Shida Kartli. HumanDoc Foundation runs programs promoting green solutions and social entrepreneurship on a local level.

The feasibility study assesses factors such as technical, economic, ecological and legal considerations to assess whether future projects are worth investment. After conducting the field research and mapping all relevant challenges communities face along the ABL, the feasibility study will be prepared for the international donor community as well as the business community for potential investments in the selected fields. For creating the methodology for the feasibility study, online brainstorming sessions will be held for the V4 implementing consortium to set and create the criteria and the methodology for the feasibility study of four projects focusing on regional development, social entrepreneurship and/or social agriculture, green innovations in the context of local administration and local media to increase visibility for the region.

The lead author of these feasibility studies will be Tomas Baranec, who mapped the challenges of these communities, utilizing his expertise from the ground, as well as through desk research. Partners from the V4 would co-author the studies.

This project is generously funded by: