With the financial support of Municipal Development Fund of Georgia and Reconstruction and Development Bank of Germany (KfW) Association ATINATI started to work on the “Implementation of Accompanied Measures for Socio-economic Integration of IDP communities” project in February of 2015. The project is implemented in partnership with GOPA Consulting.
The project aimed to support social and economical integration of IDPs and continued for 8 months.
The project beneficiaries were the IDPs living in the following IDP settlements rehabilitated or built by KfW:
- Zugdidi IDP Settlement (Laghidze St # 4)
- Poti IDP Settlement (Mshvidoba St #12)
- Kutaisi IDP Settlement (Chavchavadze St #58)
- Tskaltubo IDP Settlement (9 April Street)
NGOs were established at all 4 locations: Union “Ertsulovneba” (Zugdidi), Union “Skhivi 2015” (Poti), Union “Inter-Group” (Kutaisi) and Union “Support for Future Success” (Tskaltubo).
Office space was provided for NGOs in 3 locations – Zugdidi, Poti and Kutaisi (Kutaisi office will serve Kutaisi and Tskaltubo NGOs). All offices were supplied with all the necessary technical equipment, furniture and other office inventory.
A total of 24 IDPs have been employed in various positions at all four NGOs. They were provided with regular training on various topics, such as organization management, fundraising, advocacy, and etc.
At the same time they were re-trained at various professional colleges and organizations according to their needs.
The NGOs are actively working to identify the needs in their communities, plan and implement various actions, work on fundraising and cooperate with other local or international NGOs.