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Boosting Rural Access to Public Services: New Community Center Opens in Racha

15.01.2020 — Article Georgia
Residents of Chrebalo and around 3,000 people of some seven nearby villages will now have improved access to over 200 public and private services. Local inhabitants of those mountain villages will be able to enjoy public services offered by the Public Service Development Agency, the National Archive of Georgia, the National Agency of Public Registry and Social Service Agency along with the services of private companies Magticom and Liberty Bank, directly in their village.

Strong Municipalities for Stronger State

22.12.2019 — Article Georgia
Seven municipalities in western Georgia will receive in total GEL 670,000 assistance to support local economic projects with a focus on environment and agro-tourism.

The Caucasus Mountain Forum – a Step towards Addressing Climate Change

01.11.2019 — Article Georgia
On 30 October – 1 November 2019, Ankara hosted the Second Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) with an aim, inter alia, to formally approve the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda. The Agenda is of vital importance given the lack of regional studies of climate change effects on shared ecosystems and resources critical for economic development.

Inauguration of the new Embassy in Tbilisi

28.10.2019 — Press release Georgia
The Swiss delegation headed by the President of the Swiss Parliament, Mrs. Marina Carobbio Guscetti, visits Georgia to inaugurate the new Embassy of Switzerland in Tbilisi and to hold official meetings with Georgian dignitaries.

Switzerland and Georgia strengthen cooperation in the field of migration

17.09.2019 — Press release Georgia
Switzerland and Georgia are strengthening their respective efforts to tackle irregular migration. State Secretary Mario Gattiker and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs  Vakhtang Gomelauri signed a joint declaration in Tbilisi on 16 September. Since 2018 Georgia is 5th on the list of countries of origin for asylum applications in Switzerland. However, Georgian nationals have almost no chance of being granted asylum in Switzerland. To resolve the challenge related to unfounded asylum applications, Switzerland and Georgia have implemented different measures and are closely collaborating in the field of migration.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2020-2021

08.08.2019 — Local news Georgia
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

Switzerland joins the celebration of the centennial of Georgian Statistics

26.07.2019 — Article Georgia
Women and men do not have identical roles and do not enjoy equal access to education, work or economic resources in the South Caucasus countries. In recognition of the need to strengthen the participation of women in the achievement of sustainable development, Switzerland hand-in-hand with Austria has been supporting the regional Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) project in the South Caucasus. In this endeavor, pertinent data on gender disparities is paramount in addressing the gender inequality problems and devising appropriate policies.

Women from the South Caucasus

08.03.2019 — Article Georgia
Today the whole world celebrates the Women's International Day. Everyone - media outlets, organisations, countries, groups or individuals - trumpet in unison the global role of women - caretakers, farmers, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, so on. Traditionally, we present the stories of amazing women from the South Caucasus Region who made their own contribution to development. 

Switzerland Steps Up Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation

20.02.2019 — Press release Georgia
On February 19th, Switzerland, acting through the SDC, Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new joint programme to boost climate action. A seven-year, USD 70 million programme aims to protect over 1.7 million people, i.e. 40% of local population, from floods, droughts and other hazards by ensuring adequate response to climatic change.

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