Peace Building – Completed projects

Working with the conflict-affected people to promote peace, friendship and understanding to avoid social, national and religious conflicts. To carry out its mission RDFG establishes the partnership with state and non-state institutions and organizations on national and international levels.


Economic Development through Agricultural Assistance for IDP Farmers in Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions (EDKK)
Donor: The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
Start/End date: 1 January, 2016 – 1 July, 2018
Location: Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti
The EDKK project is designed to contribute to the poverty reduction and social inclusion for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Georgia, focusing on the creation of a strong and competitive rural production, processing and marketing sector that contributes to the economic development and employment for old and new caseload IDP farmers and youth in Georgia. Project activities include strengthening of farmers Regional Center (Extension service center) and young farmers’ centers and farmers’ unions/cooperatives, arranging demonstration farms and organizing training and consulting on business development, disaster risk reduction and climate change related issues.

Livelihood Initiatives to Foster Employability and Entrepreneurship of IDPs and host populations in Georgia – “LIFE Georgia”
Donor: European Commission
Start/End date: 1 January, 2015 – 30 September, 2016
Location: Shida Kartli
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction among conflict affected / displaced persons and their host communities in Georgia by facilitating their socioeconomic integration and inclusive participation in broader economic development processes. The specific objective is to increase opportunities for sustainable livelihoods of conflict affected / displaced persons and host communities in Samegrelo and Shida Kartli through support in professional development, access to employment and fostering inclusive and gender sensitive policies, in collaboration with duty bearers, service providers and civil society actors.

Advancing IDP Women and Youth in Shida Kartli
Donor: German Embassy in Tbilisi
Start/End date: 1 July, 2014 – 31 December, 2014
Location: Shida Kartli
The Project aims to empower IDP women and youth and diversify opportunities for employment, self-reliance, livelihoods and skills development through improved access to vocational training, creation of income-generating activities and enhancing entrepreneurial skills.
Contact person
Nelly Revazishvili – RDFG Rural Development Project Manager

Provision of Operational Space/Social Community Centers
Donor: Save the Children International
Start/End date: 1 December, 2013 – 30 April, 2014
Location: Shida Kartli

The project Goal is to secure integration prospects and protection of persons living in war-affected communities near Georgian-South Ossetian Administrative Boundary Lines (ABL) through finding durable solutions, which will be achieved through following objectives:

  1. Expanded access to quality community-based protection services through psychosocial and referral support for IDPs and host communities.
  2. Enhanced capacity of IDP families and host communities to prevent and respond to the protection needs of IDPs and vulnerable host community members.
  3. Increased government’s accountability to respond to the protection needs of IDPs and vulnerable host community members.

Strengthening Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Abkhazia and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia
Donor: Action Against Hunger
Start/End date: 15 July, 2013 – 5 August, 2013
Location: Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
The project aimed to provide nine days training in Light Search & Rescue (LSR) Operations and conduct emergency simulations and evacuation drills for ACF beneficiaries in eight targeted communities with the purpose to form and equipe the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). RDFG DRR center also provided technical assistance to local communities in development of Community Disaster Management Plans (CDMP) and School Emergency Response Plans (SERP) design, including evacuation schemes, as well as built DRM capacity of involved Abkhazian and Svanetian CBOs.
Contact person
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG DRR Center Chairman.

Economic Development through agricultural assistance for IDP farmers in Mtskheta-Mtianeti
Donor: The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
Start/End date: 1 November, 2011 – 28 February, 2014
Location: Mtskheta-Mtianeti
The overall goal of phase I was to contribute to poverty reduction and to youth inclusion in livelihood development for IDP families in Georgia. Project activities included establishment of Farmers Regional Information Centre (Extension Service Center) and Youth Farmers’ Centers, promotion of farmers’ union/cooperatives, arrangement of demonstration plots and markets, provision of trainings and consultations on agricultural development, business development DRR and Climate Change topics within RDFG Farmers Field Schools (FFS).

Food Security Enhancement / Economic Development for IDPs (Phase I)
Donor: The United Nations World Food Programme
Start/End date: 15 July, 2011 – 30 November, 2011
Location: Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti
The goal was to reinforce/reestablish livelihoods and food security among eleven IDP settlements and host communities in four municipalities of Shida Kartli and Mtskheta – Mtianeti regions through trainings and consultations in various sectors of agriculture. Micro-projects including mushroom farms, solar-dryers, and vertical farming plots were established within the project. In addition, greenhouse equipped according to modern standards was arranged.

Community Technology Access (Year 2, Phase II)
Donor: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Start/End date: 1 June, 2011 – 31 December, 2011
Location: Shida Kartli
The project goal was to provide computer literacy trainings and to diversify opportunities for employment, self-reliance, livelihoods and education of the population of concern through improved access to distance learning, vocational training, initiation of income-generating activities and enhancing entrepreneurial skills. The project activities included: provision of basic computer literacy training for targeted beneficiaries in nine CTA Centers; provision of distance learning and vocational training opportunities; promotion of entrepreneurship and enhance job opportunities; administration and maintenance of web portal.

Cost Recovery Initiative for Agricultural Production for IDPs
Donor: The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization
Start/End date: 18 March, 2011 – 18 June, 2011
Location: Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kvemo Kartli
Project aimed to facilitate investments and engagement of the IDP population in agricultural/horticultural production activities through provision of cost recovery incentives in 15 targeted villages. RDFG Farmer Field School (FFS) specialists assessed potential beneficiaries land plots and farms to evaluate their applications to provide recommendation on their further involvement to the assistance project.
Contact person
Vano Grigolashvili – Project Manager, RDFG Chairman

Economic Development for Georgia’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through Greenhouses
Donor: Heifer International in Georgia
Start/End date: 1 January, 2011 – 31 December, 2013
Location: Shida Kartli
The overall goal of the project was to improve livelihoods and economic conditions of IDPs and local residents in 2008 conflict effected area. Three greenhouses compiling modern standards were constructed in the targeted area serving at the same time as demonstration plots in modern greenhouse technologies within the association’s Farmers Field Schools (FFS). The FFS provided farmers with capacity building opportunities in modern agricultural technologies through trainings, agronomic services, demonstrations and practical exercises for project beneficiaries in three villages. The project also encompassed free distribution of high productivity, early harvest tomato seedlings to nine hundred beneficiaries.