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Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) was established in 1994 . The Georgian Rural Development Program of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDP of GIPA) is the successor of a United States Department of Agriculture-funded program launched in June 2003 and managed by the GIPA since April 2005. GIPA is implementing partner of Mercy Corps in EU European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia (ENPARD) programme – “strengthening farmers cooperatives in rural municipalities of Georgia”.  GIPA is responsible for the implementation of activities related to policy and lobbying/advocacy. GIPA will establish regular fora for dialogue between farmer groups, service providers and the government sector in the target municipalities; Facilitate orientation sessions from the government to farmer groups and ASPs on agriculture related legislation; provide trainings to the government representatives and local regional authorities on conveying agricultural strategy to public, effective inter-intra government communication, awareness raising on gender legislation and its implementation. GIPA will provide trainings to FGs and ASPs in leadership and advocacy skills, to improve the ability of individuals; men, women and youth to be in a stronger position to lobby and advocate for their needs.For more information ,please visit the website  www.gipa.ge