People in Need is a Czech organization that provides relief aid and development assistance, while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. It has been working in Georgia since 2005 and has offices in Tbilisi and Kutaisi. People in Need works in three main sectors – rural economic development, civic engagement and education through documentary films.
With the support of the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), People in Need (PIN), together with Kazbegi Local Action Group (LAG), implements a pilot rural development project “Local Action Group in Kazbegi” to support the local social and economic initiatives in Kazbegi municipality.
The project’s overall objective is to contribute to poverty reduction, improved employment, living conditions and tourism in rural areas in Kazbegi 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 Kazbegi municipality. The project applies the European model of rural development, LEADER approach. Following this approachlocal development strategies are more effective and efficient if decided and implemented at the local level by local actors. The project supports establishment of Kazbegi Local Action Group, development of Local Development Strategy, selection of rural development initiatives for EU funding and implementation.