Social Programs Foundation (SPF)

Organization Future Prosperity House (OFPH)

Legal Protection Institute (LPI)

 

Kakheti Regional Development Foundation (KRDF)

UNDEF Electoral Trainings Start
2019-08-20

In August, 2019, Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) and its implementing partners launched the
series of trainings on Legal Basics for Parliamentary and Local Self-Government Elections. The
Electoral trainings are organized for IDPs living in Collective Centers in Borjomi, Kutaisi and Zugdidi
Municipality. The Electoral trainings are organized in the framework of the "Foster Democracy
through Electoral Participation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia" project. The
project is funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and aims at to increase
awareness of electoral processes and to create an informed type of participation for IDPs in
Georgia.

In August, 2019, Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) and its implementing partners launched the series of trainings on Legal Basics for Parliamentary and Local Self-Government Elections. The Electoral trainings are organized for IDPs living in Collective Centers in Borjomi, Kutaisi and Zugdidi Municipality. The Electoral trainings are organized in the framework of the "Foster Democracy through Electoral Participation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia" project. The project is funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and aims at to increase awareness of electoral processes and to create an informed type of participation for IDPs in Georgia.

the International Summer Academy
2019-08-20

On July 18-19, 2019, Dimitri Zviadadze, Programme Manager of Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) was
invited as a guest-speaker for the International Summer Academy dedicated to the Migration and Integration
in the Eastern Partnership and Baltic Sea Region. The two weeks International Summer Academy was
organized by the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and the University of Gothenburg (UoG) Sweden.
LAG representative delivered presentation on “Forced Migration related Legal Issues – Georgian Experience
with some Ukrainian Parallels”.

On July 18-19, 2019, Dimitri Zviadadze, Programme Manager of Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) was invited as a guest-speaker for the International Summer Academy dedicated to the Migration and Integration in the Eastern Partnership and Baltic Sea Region. The two weeks International Summer Academy was organized by the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and the University of Gothenburg (UoG) Sweden. LAG representative delivered presentation on “Forced Migration related Legal Issues – Georgian Experience with some Ukrainian Parallels”.

UNDEF Monitoring Visit
2019-05-23

 On May 20th, 2019, Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) hosted Mr. Christian Lamarre, Senior Programme Management Officer, from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF). This was a monitoring visit organized in the framework of the "Foster Democracy through Electoral Participation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia" project funded by UNDEF. The project aims at to increase awareness of electoral processes and to create an informed type of participation for IDPs in Georgia.

During the meeting Mr. Lamarre was briefed on the current progress of the project. Later on, the field visit to Shavshvebi IDP settlement in Shida Kartli was organized where improvised workshop with IDPs took place.

IDP Forum
2019-05-14

On 24 April 2019, Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) in partnership with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia (IDP Ministry) has organized IDP Forum in Hotel “Vere Palace”, Tbilisi.

The IDP Forum gathered up to 40 representatives of IDP communities from the different regions of Georgia including Zugdidi, Poti, Kopitnari, Khoni, Tskaltubo, Kutaisi, Tserovani, Rustavi and Tbilisi. Also, the representatives of the national state institutions (e.g. IDP Ministry, Abkhazian Government in exile) and local authorities (e.g. Zugdidi and Rustavi municipalities) participated in the event. 

The ultimate goal of the IDP forum was to enable exchange of ideas, perceptions and visions on way forward regarding addressing internal displacement in Georgia. More specifically, the IDP Forum aimed to increase awareness on internal displacement related challenges, generate constructive dialogue between IDP communities, national and local stakeholders, as well as develop recommendations for all those concerned.

On July 22, 2016 Social Programs Foundation (SPF), Consortium Legal Aid Georgia (LAG) and international non-governmental organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) conducted workshop in Zugdidi Municipality within the project “Livelihood Initiatives to Foster Employability and Entrepreneurship of IDPs and host populations in Georgia - “LIFE Georgia”. During the workshop the following topics were discussed:
- Presentation of 2 surveys - 1) base-line survey on the socioeconomic status of LIFE project direct beneficiaries and 2) capacity, skills, development and training needs (CSDT assessment) - to local government representatives;
- Highlighting links between the above mentioned surveys and Livelihood Action Plan as well as developing specific recommendations.
The representatives of MRA, IDP Livelihood LEPL, Zugdidi municipality (Gamgeoba and Sakrebulo), Social Service Agency, Educational Resource Center, various Colleges and civil society organizations participated in the workshop. The participants discussed the findings of the surveys and worked out specific recommendations.

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Starting from January 2015, LAG Consortium through one of its members – Social Program Foundation (SPF) is part of the larger Consortium of organizations led by the Acción Contra el Hambre (ACF Spain) and formed to implement the Livelihood Initiatives to Foster Employability and Entrepreneurship of IDPs and host populations in Georgia - “LIFE Georgia” project funded by the European Union (EU). The LIFE Georgia project aims 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. More specifically, the LIFE Georgia project will 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. Also, ACF led consortium members are: Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG), Association ATINATI and Education for Democracy (ED). 

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United Nations Democracy Fund

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