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NGO Lomeki Wins “Best Community Initiative” Award for its Work Protecting the Truso Valley

Located in the heart of Georgia’s Kazbegi municipality is the Truso Valley, a visually breathtaking gorge that is home to a geyser, unique travertine formations, pristine mineral lakes, and the

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Citizen platform successfully advocates for 100 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) families in Poti to be resettled out of polluted area.

Insufficient regulation and safety measures at Poti’s seaport and expansive industrial zone have long caused hazardous conditions for locals. Harmful substances are openly processed and transported, and factories emit heavy

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Youth initiative mobilizes Bolnisi residents to support renovation of local cinema, revive regional cultural life

The story of Bolnisi is one that is rich with culture and history. Located in Georgia’s southeastern Kvemo Kartli region, the area’s claims to fame include archeological sites providing record

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Silver-Haired Stories: Photo Competition Connects Generations Across Georgia

Feri Ismailova says her mother always dreamed of attending university. “Growing up in Laghodeki in an ethnic Azerbaijani family, my mother’s parents decided that she would be married at a

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Civic Activists Fight for Clean Air in Rustavi

Rustavi is currently one of the most polluted cities in Georgia. With 400 hectares of the city located in an industrial zone and many factories regularly releasing large quantities of

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Training Course for Activists in the Arts and Culture Sector

On August 18, the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program announced a call for applications for civic activists and initiative groups in the field of arts and culture to attend a

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New Civic Engagement Projects Launching in August 2023

In July, the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program selected the winners of its Innovation and Challenge Grants Program. The selected projects will start in August and aim to tackle issues

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Parents of Pediatric Cancer Patients Successfully Secure State Funding for Treatment Abroad

Pediatric cancer patients in Georgia have long suffered from a lack of adequate treatment that adheres to international standards. In response to this lack of adequate care and to advocate

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Analysis of Georgia’s Targeted Social Assistance Program

With support from the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program, the Social Justice Center (SJC) is analyzing the targeted social assistance program and its impact on family welfare in Georgia. In particular, the

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Creating Networking Opportunities for Civic Activists

The USAID Civil Society Engagement Program supports active citizens who strive to bring positive changes in their communities and raise awareness around issues of public concern. On June 6 and