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Georgia is one of the three republics in the South Caucasus. It is an ancient country and recently gained its independency with the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991. The state integrity is challenged by Russian-supported breakaway republics, but which are not recognised by the international community.

With the non-violent replacement of a corrupt government during the Rose Revolution in 2003, Georgia was the first in a series of “Colour Revolutions” sweeping the NIS states.

The new government initiated a series of political and economic reforms that earned it the label “number one economic reformer in the world”. While the country is making significant progress, more than half of the population still live below the poverty line.

Soil, air and water pollution lead to poor health conditions and decrease the quality of life for the Georgian people. Nearly 40% of the rural population lacks access to safe drinking water. Ninty percent of the sanitation facilities in rural areas are unsustainable septic tanks or pit latrines.

WECF is working at improving the conditions for these people by educating the population, supporting the use of ecological sanitation and increase the use of organic agriculture.

Related Projects

Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network (CLEEN)
The CLEEN project aims to build a partnership of civil society organizations in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
19.04.2016 | WECF Project

Managing Wastewater through Global Partnership
Reducing the pollution of the Black Sea by introducing sustainable wastewater and nutrient management in rural Georgian communities
04.04.2016 | WECF Project

Civil society organizations cooperate with government and other stakeholders on a gender-sensitive NAMA for sustainable energy in rural areas
Preparations for a National Appropriate Mitigation Action (Nama) in Georgia
28.07.2014 | WECF Project

Building local capacity for domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation for rural and remote areas in the EEC region
The action will contribute to improved health, reduced poverty and increased energy security in 22 rural communities in 7 EEC countries, through demonstrating domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation measures

Support of climate protection via sustainable energy by training and capacity building of local partner NGOs in Caucasus and Central Asia and networking between them
„Förderung des Klimaschutzes durch nachhaltige Energie mittels Training, Kapazitätsausbau und Vernetzung lokaler NRO-Partner im Kaukasus und in Zentralasien“

Georgia: Create local capacity for sustainable development
New EU financed project started in Georgia

Create local capacity for sustainable development
The project is a continuation and scaling up of Empowerment and Local Action program

Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region
27.07.2010 | WECF Project

Empowerment & Local Action (ELA) Georgia
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas in Georgia

Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas