Livelihood development of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kvemo Kartli and Shida Kartli Region

On 1 June 2016 RDFG started to implement the projects of Livelihood Development of IDPs in Kvemo Kartli and Shida Kartli Regions.The projects are funded by the IDP Livelihood Agency of theMinistry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia.

The main aim of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction and to increase opportunities for sustainable livelihoods among IDPs in Kvemo Kartli and Shida Kartli regions through support of agricultural and social initiatives.

As a result of the project activities, 30 IDP families will develop/improve livelihoods and economic conditions. In order to reach these objectives, the Association plans to conduct the following activities:

In order to raise awareness of the community the Association will conduct information campaigns through the Association’s community centers. The main aim of the information campaigns is to inform community about the aims of the project and planned activities, as well as about the livelihood opportunities available in Georgia.

In order to increase awareness of the interested parties the Association will conduct information meetings, the purpose of which will be to share information about the project aims and planned activities among regional bodies of the Government, local self-governance bodies, donor organizations and NGOs working in the targeted regions, as well as the representatives of mass media.

In order to support agricultural initiatives and to develop necessary skills for self-employment, at least 50 individuals will be involved in development trainings.

In order to financially support agricultural and social initiatives after the accomplishment of the trainings, the contest will be announced to reveal successful agricultural and self-employment initiatives. The following types of initiatives will be selected:

  • Agricultural initiatives
  • Agricultural tools kits
  • Agricultural technology/mechanisation
  • Self-employment initiatives