Advocacy – Ongoing projects

Empower local communities to protect their rights and advocate for their needs in close cooperation with local and central governments as well as other stakeholders in central government. RDFG applies a range of tools to increase opportunities for social capital and civic awareness among the population.

Ongoing projects Completed projects
Assistance in safety improvement of tailings management facilities (TMF) in Armenia and Georgia
Donor: German Environment Agency (UBA)
Start/End date: December, 2017 – November, 2019
Location: Armenia, Georgia
The transboundary project “Assistance in safety improvement of tailings management facilities (TMF) in Armenia and Georgia” goal is to contribute to the improvement and strengthening of national capacities of authorized/component agencies and industrial enterprises in Armenia and Georgia, to improve the management of disasters caused by industrial accidents, including by those with transboundary impact, to increase the level of preparedness of industrial enterprises, selecting industrial storage basins (tailings) as target facilities.
Project is financed by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union. It is supervised by the German Environment Agency (UBA) and is implemented by the Armenian non-governmental organization “Eco Peace” in partnership with the Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG).
Georgian component of the project is implemented in close collaboration with the LEPL National Agency of Mines under the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia, LEPL National Environmental Agency and Environmental Supervision Department under the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia State Sub-Agency of Emergency Management Service, as well as private mining companies such as RMG Gold.
Contact persons
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG DRR Center Chairman
Keti Gloveli – Project Assistant, RDFG

Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality
Donor: European Union, under the European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia – ENPARD II
Start/End date: November, 2016 – September, 2020
Location: Tetritskaro Municipality
This long-term project, “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality,” will improve the quality of life in Tetritskaro using innovative social-economic models. This project uses a LEADER approach to rural development. Fundamentally, it is the energy and resources of the local people that contribute to the rural development process by forming partnerships at a sub-regional level between the public, private and civil sectors.
Contact person
Nelly Revazishvili – RDFG Rural Development Project Manager