On July 1, 2015, the Stakeholders’ Forum on the Tea Sector took place in Kutaisi. This was a first event in a series of dialogues about agricult...Read more
Energy & Enviroment
On July 13, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the ISET Policy Institute and JSC BIA. The BIA is a subsidiary company of Alliance Group Holding, which manages the largest continuously updated business information database. This aggregates information from more than 23,000 the most active companies registered in Georgia. It supplies the local companies and international business information companies, credit rating agencies, with all relevant business information (www.bcat.ge).
The document was signed by Eric Livny, President of the ISET Policy Institute, and Aieti Kukava, CEO JSC BIA. The Memorandum envisages planning and implementation of joint projects and research activities.
Lasha Lanchava, Researcher at ISET-PI, Education and Social Policy Research Center, participated in a workshop organized by Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) within the scope of the project “Eco migration: Dialogue and cooperation in the South Caucasus countries for better life”. On June 16th, Mr. Lanchava presented his paper titled “Start-up Livelihood Assistance Package for Eco-migrants”.
As of 2012, there were 37000 families in Georgia qualified as environmental migrants (eco-migrants) and in need of resettlement. Despite the scale of the problem, there is no proper legal and institutional setup in Georgia aimed at securing basic human rights of eco-migrants and reducing the adverse consequences caused by environmental factors. In response to this problem, Mr. Lanchava was requested to develop a policy paper in partnership with CENN. The paper aims on supporting initiation and successful systemic reform implementation in the field of eco migration in Georgia via strengthening the capacities of the civil society actors and enhancing structured and inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue at the national and regional levels.