In Georgia, a new generation comes to have their say in local democracy

Photo: Vladimir Valishvili/UNDP

UNDP, Switzerland and Austria support entrepreneurs with disabilities

Photo: Nino Zedginidze/UNDP

“I play football, even though I have lost my leg,” he laughs.


Photo: Nino Zedginidze/UNDP

Photo: Nino Zedginidze/UNDP

Electronic marketplace


UNDP provides care services and improves living conditions for elderly people in need

Photo: Leli Blagonravova/UNDP


Photo: Nino Zedginidze/UNDP

Georgia adopted the Law on Mediation in 2019 after years of preparations and discussions supported by international partners, including the EU and UNDP. The Mediators Association of Georgia was established the same year aiming to support, regulate and certify mediators and raise public awareness about mediation.

By 2020, fifty-five trained and certified professionals had joined the first cohort of Georgian mediators, representing a variety of professional backgrounds and experiences. Some switched hats between adversarial advocacy and dispute resolution advocacy; others joined from conflict resolution and psychology fields.

But all of them were fascinated by the opportunity to help people resolve disputes in an efficient, speedy and cost-effective way.


Photo: Vladimir Valishvili/UNDP


Photo: Nino Zedginidze/UNDP

In subtropical parts of western Georgia, tangerines, lemons, kiwis and hazelnuts grow in nearly every backyard. It’s November and Dina’s mandarins are ready to be picked. She hopes the harvest will be good, as this year her family of four will be relying on home-grown food to make it through the winter.


Women activists improve community life in rural Georgia

Photo: Nino Zedginidze/UNDP


Reviving the tea culture of western Georgia breathes new life into local tourism

Photo: Vladimir Valishvili/UNDP

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