Supporting Cooperation Between Businesses and the Civic Sector
On November 29, Global Compact Network Georgia (GCNG), with support from the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program, organized its second annual Partnership Fair to foster cooperation between the private and civic sectors. The event was part of GCNG’s wider efforts to increase linkages between these sectors and leverage their unique resources and capabilities to together make a greater positive impact on Georgian society.
The fair, organized in the spirit of Giving Tuesday – a global event that encourages people to donate to charitable causes – offered civil society organizations the opportunity to pitch project ideas and discuss potential areas of cooperation with local businesses. Six presentations by CSOs were followed by an informal networking session in which businesses were able to visit CSOs’ booths and learn more about their work.
At the end of the event, six companies pledged 33,000 GEL in total to create 11 new CSO-business partnerships, funding projects that provide books and educational materials for students in remote areas, train young women in Kvemo Kartli to develop tech skills and increase their employment prospects, offer elderly citizens opportunities for continued learning and engagement, and much more.
Congratulations to the following CSOs that received funding: Charte, Knowledge Café, Lilliphari, Mtieli Tsignebi, Supergmiri, Helping Hand, TechGogo, Union FREYA, Momavlis Fermeri, and Salam.