RDFG Provides Distance Services Including E-Learning for the Tetritskaro Municipality Residents

From March 31, 2020, the Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) will provide full distance services, including e-learning, for the Tetritskaro municipality residents within the EU-funded project “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of the Tetritskaro Municipality”. For the continuous implementation of the various actions planned within the project, the following activities will be provided:

Employment Shuttle

  • Group online sessions
  • Corporate volunteers’ online sessions
  • Brokerage – prepare and submit CVs and mock job interviews online
  • Individual consultations / sessions remotely
  • Webinars – share different learning materials for the project participants
  • Provide the beneficiaries with the relevant educational video materials

Video materials for the Tetritskaro LAG members prepared by the RDFG team

  • LEADER Approach and Key Features
  • Local Development Strategy (LSD) and its Priorities
  • Local Action Group Regulation and Procedure Document

Communicate with the Tetritskaro LAG members electronically

  • Provide information on the progress of the project; provide online services
  • Obtain consent to publish the results of the third phase of the grant competition electronically

According to the regulation of the Tetritskaro Local Action Group (LAG), the General Assembly (89 people) should discuss and approve the final results of the grant competition by the defined criteria. Due to the state of emergency declared in the country, currently, the General Assembly meeting cannot be held. Thus, the members of the General Assembly will be notified electronically about the results provided by the Evaluation Committee and after their electronic approval, the results of the third phase of the grant competition will be published.

Provide awareness-raising materials on COVID-19 through the RDFG Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) Center

  • Recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Georgia and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) in three languages (Georgian, Azeri, Armenian)

Provide video service for the project’s VET component

  • Provide videos from myprofession.gov.ge
  • Find and provide information on online courses for the project beneficiaries
  • Video on “How to Register for State Programs” prepared by the RDFG team

Video training for the Young Farmers Centers (YFC) through the RDFG Farmer Field Schools

  • Nugzar Shengelia – “Gardening”
  • Ilia Mchedlidze – “Modern Technologies in Agriculture”
  • Lali Goginava – “Fruit and Berry Crops”

On March 11, 2020, to prevent further spread of the COVID-19, in line with the recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Georgia and the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC), the Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) moved to the remote working model. All planned events and meetings requiring the involvement of the rural population were canceled – RDFG team continued conducting individual visits with beneficiaries, mainly aiming to monitor the construction projects and transfer of procured items until the state of emergency was declared by the Government of Georgia.

Currently, within the grant component of the EU ENPARD Programme, the RDFG team is actively communicating with the members of the LAG Commission and the beneficiaries. The form of communication is by telephone, electronic or both – depends on the particular beneficiary’s capabilities and needs. At this stage, the RDFG team is working to deliver all services to the beneficiaries electronically.

Stay Healthy!

Nina Kopaleishvili – Communications Officer, RDFG

Nelly Revazishvili – Rural Development Project Manager, RDFG