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Care International in the Caucasus


Care International in the Caucasus (CARE) is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE’s program in the South Caucasus aims to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and social injustice and improve conditions for sustainable development, thereby contributing to stability and peace in the region.
With the support of the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), Care International in the Caucasus, together with Lagodekhi Local Action Group (LAG), implements a pilot rural development project in Lagodekhi municipality “Participatory Rural Development in Georgia”.
Duration: 2015 – 2017 (Phase I), 2018-2020 (Phase II)
The project’s overall objective is to contribute to poverty reduction and improved employment and living conditions in Lagodekhi through the establishment of a model of participation and cooperation in local development that takes into account sharing of the European experience on the territory of the Lagodekhi Municipality. The project applies the European model of rural development, LEADER approach. Following this approach local development strategies are more effective and efficient if decided and implemented at the local level by local actors. The project supports establishment of Lagodekhi Local Action Group, development of Local Development Strategy, selection of rural development initiatives for EU funding and implementation.

For more information please visit http://www.care-caucasus.org.ge
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