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.

In the report Mr. Lanchava presented draws upon the best practices set forth by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank (WB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) regarding involuntary resettlement of eco-migrants to develop a resettlement action plan including all the procedural details that is essential for establishing a successful practice of livelihood restoration and rehabilitation.



Lasha Lanchava

Project Milestones

Status: Completed

Start Date: April, 2015

End Date: July, 2015

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