Climate Change and DRR (environmental migration, climate smart agriculture, etc.)

 

Update the Master Plan for Tbilisi

LOCATION

Georgia: Tbilisi

NAME OF CLIENT

City Institute Georgia

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Tbilisi City Hall
DURATION OF PROJECT
November 11, 2015 – April 5, 2016
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
Preparation the DRR strategy for Tbilisi Master Plan
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Market Opportunities for Livelihood Improvement 

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Heks-Eper South Caucasus Regional Office

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
SDC - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
DURATION OF PROJECT
October 1, 2014 - December 15, 2014
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The overall objective of the assignment was to review existing studies to identify threats and opportunities that were relevant to livestock farmers and related businesses in terms of Natural Hazard and Climate Change in three municipalities – Sagarejo, Dedoplistskaro and Sighnaghi.

1. Analysing natural hazards and risks which might have a negative impact on the livestock/dairy sector in the 3 municipalities.
2. Analysing coping strategies to strengthen the resilience of livestock farmers and related businesses in 3 municipalities.
3. Identifying and formulating specific recommendations which strengthen the social and economic resilience of local livestock farmers, related businesses and which might give a feedback to governmental authorities on municipal and regional level.
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Empowering Modern Research Practices of the Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
EU Commission
DURATION OF PROJECT
October 1, 2015 –December 31, 2016
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The overall objective of the action is to increase the capacity of regional agriculture-related education and research institutions to meet the challenges within the agriculture, food processing, environment and rural development sectors according to international standards in response to the identified lack of research capacity existing and being utilised therein

1. To raise the research capacities of the regional agriculture-related education and research institutions; specifically, developing and increasing the research capabilities of the agriculture-related research institutions in order to make them fully operational and in line with modern practices.
2. To strengthen agriculture-related education and research institutions in sustainable natural resource management and promote them as indispensable actors in agriculture and environment related issues in their relevant region.
3. To increase the demand of the agriculture environment related research capacity/competences of the regional agriculture-related and research institutions; specifically, promoting the regional agriculture-related education and research institutions among the body of actors operating within the agriculture and environmental spheres; in particular, local governments and their constituents, extension services and their clients, agribusiness actors (e.g., product and service suppliers, product purchasers, food processors, retailers, traders, exporters, etc.), cooperatives/associations and farmers see the benefits and advantages in cooperating with as well as becoming clients of the regional agriculture-related education and research institutions.

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Technical assessment of climate-related land degradation, hydrological disruption and production loss in Georgian agro-landscapes and design of sustainable soil conservation, land restoration and irrigated agriculture interventions /

Formulation of the SCCF Project: Enhancing Resilience of Agricultural Sector in Georgia (ERASIG)

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
DURATION OF PROJECT
May 13 – July 30, 2013
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The objective of this consultancy is to assess the effects of climate change on soil and water resources in Georgia - and more specifically in the project intervention regions – and identify adaptation options and measures for soil conservation, sustainable land management/restoration and sustainable irrigation in agriculture. More specifically, the consultant has to provide critical data, guidance and technical support, in close collaboration with the Project Formulation Team, for: (i) defining the problem; (ii) developing the project rational; (iii) justifying the project approach and selection of intervention areas and measures, detailing the associated adaptation benefits; (iv) describing the proposed good practices, innovative technologies and tools and lessons sharing opportunities in Georgia and abroad; (v) describing the activities and the expected results, providing a detailed budget for the activities and the equipment, and quantifying the expected changes against baseline – e.g. changes in crop yields, household income, water availability, soil fertility, restored land (vi) justifying with numbers the cost-effectiveness of the proposed techniques and tools; (vii) identifying and describing the actors (including beneficiaries) with a gender disaggregation, their roles and the organizational framework proposed; (viii) describing the monitoring system and indicators needed to measure progress and impact; (ix) assessing the risks and potential mitigation measures; (x) describing the sustainability of the interventions proposed, their replicability and coordination opportunities with other related activities implemented by potential project partners.

The project design needs to ensure coordination and complementarities with the activities supported by the IFAD baseline investment, particularly in relation to sustainable climate-resilient agriculture approaches. The consultant shall pay special attention to the GEF additionality vis-a-vis the baseline scenario and will ensure adherence of the project proposal with the SCCF strategic orientations.
 

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Strengthening Structured and Inclusive Multi-stakeholder Dialogue for Promotion of Systemic Reform Implementation in the Field of Ecomigration in the South Caucasus Countries

LOCATION

Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

NAME OF CLIENT

EU Delegation to Georgia
Michel JAMBOU
Attachι -Project Manager

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
EU Delegation to Georgia
DURATION OF PROJECT

January 15, 2013 - February 29, 2016

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The overall objective of the Project is to support initiation and successful systemic reform implementation in the field of ecomigration in the South Caucasus countries via strengthening the capacities of the civil society actors and enhancing structured and inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue at the national and regional levels.

The specific objectives of the action are:
• Strengthening the knowledge and capacity of local institutions to empower affected communities and local authorities to participate effectively in ecomigration related priorities, policy and action plan formulation and implementation;
• Developing issue based national and transboundary coalitions, synergies with knowledge and expertise pools and state & non-state partnerships to stimulate structural policy dialogue in the process of development and implementation of ecomigration policy related changes;
• Prioritising the ecomigration issues in the State agendas and lobbying systemic reform implementation in the field of ecomigration in the South Caucasus countries.

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DRR assessment in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

LOCATION

Georgia

Target area: Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

NAME OF CLIENT

UNDP Georgia
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

UNDP Georgia

DURATION OF PROJECT
November 12, 2012 - December 7, 2012
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The overall objective of the assignment is to study risks caused by natural hazards and their effects on people, buildings and structures, infrastructure, economic activities and public services exposed to hazards in the identified municipality of Samegrelo region, through assessing perceptions of communities and local government on exposure to risks. The results of the assessment will be used to enhance aspects of planning process, from visioning and analysis of the problems and identification of corresponding activities for advocating to local government.

The results of the assignment will be complementary to the process of developing the regional development strategies, being underway in the region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti along with others. As the assessments would support the respective working groups in analysis of the planning environment, derivation of development potential and challenges and their translation into goals, objectives and targets, and finally to the specification of the appropriate strategies and programmes, and activities.
 
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Climate Change – Building Resilient Communities and Adaptive Governance

LOCATION

Climate change hot-spot regions:
• Kakheti region,
• Adjara Autonomous Republic.

NAME OF CLIENT

Civil Society Programme (MATRA)

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Civil Society Programme (MATRA)
DURATION OF PROJECT
June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The overall objective of the action is to develop flexible and resilient societies in rural areas of Georgia capable of coping with the impacts of current climate variability and future climate change.

Specific objectives of the action are:
1. Strengthening local capacity (local authorities, local communities, CBOs/NGOs) and introduction of climate change adaptation and mitigation best practices (in the fields of agriculture, energy efficiency and natural disaster management) to reduce the susceptibility of local communities in the pilot rural areas of Georgia (Kakheti region and Adjara Autonomous Republic) to negative climate impacts through climate change adaptation (CCA);

2. Developing issue based coalitions, synergies with knowledge and expertise pools and partnerships between state and non-state actors to launch and stimulate structural policy dialogue between local and central levels on integration of CCA&M priorities in development strategies;

3. Prioritising the climate change in the agenda of local authorities as one of the key factors for sustainable rural development and lobbying for allocation of relevant funds to local authorities to address climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges at the local level.
Estimated results

Outcome 1. Target municipalities in the Kakheti region and Adjara Autonomous Republic have developed and agreed community based Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCA&M) action plans, have implemented pilot project demonstrating best practices in CCA&M measures (in the fields of agriculture, integrated natural resources management, natural disaster risk reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and sustainable rural development) and have increased awareness, practical knowledge and strengthened capacity to cope with the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change;

Outcome 2: Structural policy dialogue between local and central levels on integration of CCA priorities in development strategies is launched, local stakeholders of target regions have channels and means of cooperation with relevant nationwide associations, governmental agencies, MPs, experts, business companies and media and are actively involved in elaboration of regional priority setting, budget planning and rural development plans;

Outcome 3: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation priorities are reflected by local authorities in planning and implementation rural development programmes and relevant public financing is allocated to local authorities to integrate and address climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges.

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Strengthening the prevention and preparedness system: Phase I - Reducing Disaster Risks at local level

LOCATION

Georgia: Mestia (Upper Svaneti) and Tsageri-Lentekhi (Racha-Lechkhumi)

NAME OF CLIENT

Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC
DURATION OF PROJECT
January 1, 2012- November 1, 2012
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The project aims at:
• Strengthening local capacity to empower affected communities and local authorities to prevent and reduce the natural disasters risks and promote sustainable rural development in the targeted regions of Georgia
• Developing issue based coalition and partnerships to stimulate structural dialogue between the local communities, local authorities and central government concerned with the DRR
• Prioritising the DRR in the local and regional State agenda as key factors for eradication of poverty and lobbying for allocation of state funds to competent regional and local authorities to address natural disasters
 
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Conducting School Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Activities and Disaster Risk Reduction Awareness Raising Campaign In the framework of the “Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction amongst Vulnerable Communities and Institutions in Southern Caucasus” Project

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Disaster Risk Reduction Project Officer
UNICEF

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

UNICEF

DURATION OF PROJECT

March 18- June 30, 2011

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The purpose of the assignment is to assist the Project Team and UNICEF to implement activities that will strengthen the disaster preparedness and mitigation in the selected schools. The overall objective behind these interventions is to upgrade preparedness levels to such a level where the schools have capacities and systems in place to be able to anticipate, prepare and respond to potential disaster events, as identified within their local context.

To ensure this the following key activities are to be implemented:
• facilitation of the process of building a culture of safety and resilience to disasters in selected pilot schools and communities in cooperation with the EMD
• strengthening capacities of the local and national authorities and services for children in implementing disaster preparedness and risk reduction
• raising awareness in the local communities on disaster preparedness and risk reduction
• ensuring active participation of children and young people and representatives of targeted communities and pilot schools in the design and implementation of all relevant project activities as well as in developing disaster risk reduction capacities at the community level.

The principal aim is to have these schools serve as models for other schools in Georgia.
 
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Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Mitigation (CCADM)

LOCATION

Georgia

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
USAID/Caucasus Mission
DURATION OF PROJECT
October 1, 2009- October 1, 2012
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The overall goal of the project is to develop flexible and resilient societies and economies in rural areas of Georgia capable of coping with the impacts of current climate variability and future climate change.

Specific objective of the Project is to reduce the susceptibility of local communities in the pilot rural areas of Georgia (Samtskhe-Javakheti, Adjara and Kakheti regions) to negative climate impacts through post-conflict environmental rehabilitation, natural disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA).

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Institutional Building for Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Georgia

LOCATION

Georgia

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Civil Society Programme (MATRA)
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
DURATION OF PROJECT
May 1, 2009 - November 1, 2011
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The Project objective is institutional capacity building in disaster risk reduction (DRR) via introduction of modern spatial approaches and technologies and risk communication strategy in spatial planning in Georgia.

Expected results of the Project are:
1. Guidelines for risk assessment (including different type of pollution of trans-boundary river crossing Georgia)and incorporation of hazard and risk information into spatial planning and EIA/SEA are developed, communicated and thoroughly explained to stakeholders and tested
2. The guidelines are endorsed by the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and approved by the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources
3. Capacity of staff of the National Environmental Agency of the MoEPNR is raised in modern technologies and approaches for DRR
4. New system for DRR data management and analysis is designed and national web-based risk atlas is developed and are in use in the National Environmental Agency
5. Modern technologies and approaches for DRR are tested and specific case studies (information packages) are developed and published to address different types of geo-hazards
6. Risk communication strategy involving local stakeholders is elaborated and a framework of early warning system for DRR is developed and introduced

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DRR in Tsageri/Lentekhi Project

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC)

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
DURATION OF PROJECT
June 1, 2009 - October 1, 2010
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The interventions shall increase the resilience of the local population to natural hazards and shall enhance the capacities of the authorities to cope with disasters. This shall be achieved by the introduction of community awareness building, structural policy dialogue with local stakeholders and the establishment of a simple and local Disaster Management Strategy, fire fighters/rescuers training and simple engineering prevention measures.

Outcomes of the project are:
• Disaster risks are more taken into account in daily life of the community and activities of the local authorities
• Due to a newly established Disaster Management Strategy, the local authorities react fast and efficient to emergencies
• Reduced vulnerability to natural disasters on community level
• Loss of human lives decreased due to improved rescue capacities of the local authorities

Outputs of the Project are:
• The awareness and understanding of disaster risks of the local community and the local authorities has increased
• Awareness is raised and Disaster Management measures in Lentekhi and Tsageri districts are understood
• Disaster mitigation works protect rural infrastructures
• The rescue capacities of the Lentekhi and the Tsageri District are strengthened

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Reinforcement and safeguarding of Alaverdi St. George Father Monastery

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Alaverdi St. George Father Monastery

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Prince Claus Fund
DURATION OF PROJECT
23.11.2011 - 23.05.2012
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the Alaverdi Metropolitan have organized a joint restoration programme to safeguard Alaverdi cathedral. The measures included:
1. Stabilization and restoration of the mural paintings inside the cathedral
2. stabilization and restoration of the carrying constructions
3. Removing mud and debris from the terrain
4. Works on the gorge in order to change the direction of the river flow (to prevent the area from future floods.

The Project will provide the measures that will sustain the emergency relief action to the fundaments and murals of the church and stop the destructive effects of the reoccurring floods. This part of the project is to guarantee sustainability of the implemented emergency relief works.

The project activities will increase the capacity of the riverbed to let the water go through. This implies that the riverbed should be cleaned up in the lower part as well as special constructions shall be arranged. The following actions will be implemented:
• Works to set up gabions;
• Cleaning the gorge;
• Lowering the riverbed mark;
• Installation of dikes;
• Profiling of the river shore;
• Smoothing and implantation of the soil;
• Construction of a new riverbed for the ravine;
• Installation of water level monitoring system;
• Coordination meeting and seminar for all stakeholders
 

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Early Recovery and Consequence Management in the aftermath of Natural or Man-Made Disasters in the Greater Black Sea Area (CRISHOPE): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine. Contract #1142 of the GMF Black Sea Trust Fund

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Black Sea Trust Fund \
Centre for East European and Asian Studies (CEEAS) within the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration

DURATION OF PROJECT
June 22, 2011 - February 27, 2012
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The purpose of the Project is:

1. To investigate present mechanisms, instruments, procedures, and institutional structures for early recovery and consequence management in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters within the Greater Black Sea Area (GBSA);

2. To analyze comparatively the current strategies, government policies and other relevant documents regarding early recovery and consequence management in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters in the GBSA countries, as well as in the United States and at the level of the European Union;

3. To elaborate, based on the acquired knowledge, a reference model for early recovery and consequence management in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters, that is both adapted to the profile of regional disasters and to the particularities of the GBSA countries. This reference model shall be made available (as open source) for expert and political review region-wide;

4. To promote regional cooperation and transfer of knowledge, expertise and best practices in the field of early recovery and consequence management of natural and man-made disasters;  
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Disaster Management Consultancy under the project: Regional Programme for Building Safer Local Communities in South Caucasus

LOCATION

Georgia

AWARDING ORGANIZATION

Danish Red Cross

DURATION OF PROJECT

November 1-November 5, 2010

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The principal objective is to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability of local communities and institutions through support to strategies that enable them to better prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters.

The specific objective: Targeted local communities and institutions are better able to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters affecting the most vulnerable.

The main objectives of this consultancy were to conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) in HVCA for Georgia Red Cross (GRCS) staff and volunteers involved in Disaster Risk Reduction activities.

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Strengthening local capacity and developing structured dialogue and partnerships for mitigating natural disasters and reducing poverty in Georgia

LOCATION

Georgia

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
EC Delegation to Georgia
DURATION OF PROJECT
February 1, 2009- February 1, 2011
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The overall objective of the action is to reduce poverty, enhance food security and income and ensure sustainable development by strengthening the civil society and promoting good governance and policy dialogue for sustainable natural resources management at the local and national levels.

Specific objectives of the action are:
1. Strengthening local capacity to empower affected communities and local authorities to prevent and reduce the natural disasters risks and promote sustainable rural development in the targeted regions of Georgia
2. Developing issue based coalition and partnerships to stimulate structural dialogue between the local communities, local authorities and central government concerned with the natural disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management
3. Prioritising the natural disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management in the State agenda as key factors for eradication of poverty and lobbying for allocation of funds to competent central (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture) and local authorities to address natural disasters

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Georgia Market Alliances Against Poverty (MAAP)

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC)

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
DURATION OF PROJECT

December 1, 2008- December 1, 2011

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

CENN support Mercy Corps in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region in Disaster risk reduction (DRR) awareness building and capacity building in natural disaster mitigation (prevention and preparedness), response and recovery.

 
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Making Markets Work for the Poor (MMWP)

LOCATION

Georgia

NAME OF CLIENT

Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC)

AWARDING ORGANIZATION
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland
DURATION OF PROJECT
December 1, 2009- December 1, 2010
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

CENN support Care in the Racha-Lechkhumi region in Disaster risk reduction (DRR) awareness building and capacity building in natural disaster mitigation (prevention and preparedness), response and recovery.

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