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On 10-12 April 2018, under the EU supported program Keda LEADER the board of the Keda Local Action Group (LAG) has hosted a workshop aiming at the identification of the sectoral directions for the further organization of the group’s work. The defined directions are 1. Development of tourism and business; 2. Environmental protection, forest and biodiversity; 3. Social and economic development of the rural areas; 4. Youth, education, culture and sports; 5. Healthcare and social issues; 6. Public administration and public relations; 7. Women empowerment and engagement in rural development.


The board of the Keda Local Action Group also initiated the meeting with the LAG general assembly members aiming to present the activities implemented within the program and to establish the thematic groups.


Considering already defined sectoral directions, LAG will continue working on the local development strategy for Keda municipality which will serve as a base for the further activities planned under the project.


The project is implemented with the financial support from the EU by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR).


The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million (2013-2022), the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.
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18.05.2018
On February 24-25, a group of women entrepreneurs from Keda municipality of Ajara, participated in the EU-supported workshop “Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs for Business Development”. The workshop, which took place under the EU’s ENPARD project “Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality (Keda LEADER)”, was carried out by the project implementing organisation CENN. It aimed at strengthening local women entrepreneurs in Keda municipality by giving them access to new opportunities and information throughout theoretical materials and discussion of practical cases. Amongst the participants were active women entrepreneurs, as well as those who plan to start business in future.


The training participant women entrepreneurs will take part in the “Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum” to be held on 8th March in Batumi. The forum will be organized by the Ajarian and Georgian Chambers of Commerce. It will allow the women to seek new business opportunities and meet with other successful businesswomen from different regions of Georgia. Up to twenty women from Keda will participate in the Forum.


The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims at diversifying the local economic activities, improving investment climate, and empowering competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning of rural development.


The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural population that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.
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18.05.2018
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