On December 10, 2019, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) DRR Center organized a working meeting with Levan Lipartia, Mayor of the city of Borjomi and city halls’ other representatives. The event was held within the USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia and its main purpose was to introduce RDFG DRR Center’s planned activities related to disaster risk reduction in the 9 target regions of Georgia. The meeting was led by Shota Kublashvili, RDFG emergency management and disaster risk reduction expert.
At the meeting, the discussions were held about the risks of natural and technogenic disasters and the development of their management plan at the municipal level after which the representatives of the local Municipality City Hall declared their readiness for the future cooperation. Furthermore, due to their resources, they have also expressed their willingness for full support and mobilization.
USAID Zrda Activity is a five-year program designed to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in target regions. As it is impossible to support the sustainable economic development without creating safe environment, the project 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 DRR Center of RDFG.
Nina Kopaleishvili – Communications Officer, RDFG
Shota Kublashvili – Emergency Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Expert, RDFG