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Strategic Support & Policy Grants Program

The USAID Civil Society Engagement Program invites Georgian civil society organizations (CSO) and CSO networks to submit grant applications to the Strategic Support and Policy Grants (SSPG) program. SSPG will support applications

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CSOs and Civic Activists Meet Local Residents in Guria

On October 17-18, the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program and Ozurgeti Center for Civic Engagement organized meetings for civic activists, CSOs, and journalists to discuss pressing issues with locals in

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Citizens Petition Local Governments for Preschool Education

Access to preschool care and education should be provided to all residents in Georgia, according to Georgian legislation. However, this legal mandate is rarely enforced in the regions of Georgia,

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CANVAS Training Course for Civic Activists

On September 26-30, trainers from the Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS) delivered a training course for Georgian civic activists on nonviolent and creative strategies and forms for civic

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Innovation and Challenge Grants (ICG) Program

The USAID Civil Society Engagement Program announces the open-door Innovation and Challenge Grants (ICGs) program to support citizen engagement and community-strengthening initiatives by Georgian civil society organizations (CSOs), civic movements,

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Civic Initiatives to Support Ukrainian Refugees in Gerogia

The USAID Civil Society Engagement Program supports the civic platform Dopomoga Ukraini, which helps Ukrainian refugees in Georgia access the necessary information and services they need. In the first weeks of

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Winners of the Innovation and Challenge Grants Program

In July, the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program selected the winners of its Innovation and Challenge Grants Program. All the selected projects aim to tackle issues of public concern through

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Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War on Georgia’s Energy Security in the Short-Term Perspective

On June 10, the NGO World Experience for Georgia (WEG) presented the findings of its research on effects of the Russia-Ukraine War for Georgia’s energy security in the short-term perspective.

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European Forum Georgia Unites Democratic Groups around Georgia

In  May and June, European Forum Georgia organized multispectral dialogue meetings in 17 of Georgia’s cities (Gurjaani, Akhmeta, Lagodekhi, Telavi, Zestaponi, Baghdati, Khoni, Kutiaisi, Khulo, Keda, Batumi, Kobuleti, Khashuri, Kaspi,

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Crowdfunding efforts engage communities around Georgia, fund 16 new civic initiatives

Crowdfunding for non-profit initiatives is a method often lauded for its ability to effectively raise funds and engage diverse audiences. Research conducted by U.S.-based crowdfunding platform Fundly found that donation