Grant competition: Introducing “Smart Villages” in Georgia in response to Covid-19 Crisis

Grant competition: Introducing “Smart Villages” in Georgia in response to Covid-19 Crisis

The EU financed, and UNDP implemented project “Improving Rural Development in Georgia” (IRDG) is pleased to announce Call for Proposals for Introducing “Smart Villages” in Georgia in response to Covid-19 pandemic. The primary objective of the call is to respond and build resilience to Covid-19 outbreak of rural areas in Georgia by finding practical, innovation-driven solutions to challenges they face and potentially to seize new opportunities, notably with a view of substantial inclusion of disadvantaged groups. This further means, enacting innovative solutions to complex challenges in service access and delivery that are matching the characteristics and assets of distinct rural areas. 
Activities of Smart Village grants should be implemented within administrative boundaries of at least one village in municipalities of Keda, Khulo, Borjomi, Akhalkalaki, Tetritskaro, Lagodekhi, Dedoplistskaro and/or Kazbegi. 
LEADER/CLLD (preference given) and non-LEADER/CLLD entities are invited to apply for this Call for Proposals. For more information, please visit: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=65423. Deadline for proposal submission is 28 May 2020, 18:00. 
The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to provide economic opportunities in rural area and reduce poverty in Georgia. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge