Youth Engagement – Ongoing projects

Engage youth in problem-solving and decision-making to build self-confidence and ownership over their communities’ future. RDFG projects are designed to give young people opportunities for education and skills that will empower them to be active citizens and promote their participation in civic life.

 
Ongoing projects Completed projects
 
 
Innovation and Us
 
Donor: European Union, Save the Children, Children and Youth Development Fund
Start/End date: 3 January, 2019 – 31 October, 2019
Location: Shida Kartli
 
The project aims to support internally displaced young people to develop entrepreneurial and employability skills through innovative approaches and non-formal education. The project aims to train young people in three the most in demand directions in labor market: Web-design, marketing and English language and help them develop necessary employability skills. In the framework of the project young participants will establish a social enterprise that will serve as an e-commerce platform where other social enterprises will sell their products.
 
Contact person
Tatia Bzhalava – Project Manager
E-mail: tbzhalava@rdfg.ge


USAID Zrda

  1. Youth Component
  2. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Component

 
Donor: USAID
Start/End date: Winter 2018 – Spring 2020
Location: Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Kakheti.
 
USAID Zrda Activity is a five-year program designed to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in target regions by improving MSME growth, increasing productivity of rural households, facilitating market linkages between producers and buyers and promote local economic development by establishing and strengthening networks. As a result, Zrda will create jobs and increase sales for MSMEs and incomes for households, bolstering the resilience and livelihoods of the target communities. Zrda targets communities in proximity to the administrative boundary lines and communities with ethnic minority populations:

  1. USAID Zrda Youth Component – The Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Program implemented by RDFG aims to strengthen rural youth through entrepreneurship.
    All in all, 5 hundred young people (age of 18-29) living in the 9 target municipalities will be engaged in the project. The training sessions will be implemented on the basis of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) entrepreneurial-training manual. After the first stage, the project participants will be required to present their business ideas related to Agriculture, Tourism, Innovations/Technologies and Creative Industry.
    Within the second stage, the authors of 15 entrepreneurial ideas or the group of authors will be invited to the boot camp where during 6-7 days they will have an opportunity to attend the intensive training sessions and work on turning their own ideas into the business projects. At the end of the boot camp, the jury will reveal 3 winner business projects that will be awarded with grants:
     

    • 10 000 GEL
    • 8 000 GEL
    • 6 000 GEL

     
    The key outputs of the project:

    • At least 5 hundred rural youth will undergo entrepreneurship trainings;
    • At least 5 new enterprise will be created, 25 people will be employed.
  2.  
    Contact person
    Revaz Javelidze – Networking/ Youth Engagement Team Leader, RDFG
    E-mail: rjavelidze@rdfg.ge

  3. One of the main aims of the USAID Zrda is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in target regions. As it is impossible to support the sustainable economic development without creating safe environment, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Component consists of disaster risk reduction activities on the local level, elaborating municipal emergency management plans according to modern standards and implementing relevant methods at the level of instructions. Within the project, DRR activities are being implemented by the Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) and RDFG DRR Center.
     
    Contact person
    Shota Kublashvili – RDFG Emergency Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Expert
    E-mail: skublashvili@rdfg.ge