Based on the circumstances caused by COVID-19, debates in a a Zoom format were held in Tsageri, which was organized by the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs. During the meeting, the participants - representatives of the City Council and the City Hall, the civil sector and the media - had the opportunity to listen to the results of the needs research conducted in the municipality and the work carried out within the framework of the project. The exchange of successful examples of Khoni and Tskaltubo on the topic of the petition and the civil budget was interesting.

The participants expressed great interest, which was shown by active involvement and recommendations.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

Active Citizen – Accountable Government” and Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Centre – are the local partners of the project in Tsageri municipality.

The fund of women entrepreneurs conducted a meeting with representatives of these organizations. The work that will be carried out to assess the needs of the population (questionnaires, in-depth interviews, focus groups) was considered.

The organizations started working on small projects under the sub-grants component in May. The meeting also agreed a plan-schedule for the implementation of small projects, according to which monitoring will be carried out.

The project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring” is implemented by the Fund “Sukhumi” in partnership with Imereti Scientists” Union “Spectri” and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs.

"New visions in the process of conducting public administration reform to introduce the needs of citizens" - a round table was held on this topic in Tsageri City Council. The organizers of the meeting were the Civil Society Organizations “Active Citizen - Accountable Government”, “Tsageri Center for Women's Rights and Equality” and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs.

The facilitator and the speakers of the meeting spoke about the results of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”, about the “working groups” created within the project and the activities. The presentation of the report on citizens’ needs evaluation was held, and at the end the emphasis was made on the vision of the municipality to solve the problems identified in the research. The meeting was attended by representatives of the City Hall and City Council of Tsageri, mass media, NGOs and different spheres of society.

Representatives of local self-government positively assessed the project and underlined the need for its implementation.

Discussion of the work in frames of sub-grants, development of a strategy and plan-schedule for the project implementation, envisaging relevant regulations during pandemic; consideration of issues for a round table, coordination with speakers, selection of a facilitator, familiarization with the recommendations, received as a result of the third monitoring of public administration reform and plans for the future.

These issues were discussed by representatives of the Fund  of Women Entrepreneurs on April 23 and 26 in Tsageri and Ambrolauri during meetings with partner organizations and representatives of local government.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

On February 10-11 a consultation meetings was held with the representatives of Tsageri and Ambrolauri partner organizations and local governmental structures to identify respondents and to discuss about the third monitoring questionnaire planned within the project “Guria, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi General Forum of Civil Society Organizations for Roadmap Monitoring (PAR)”. Overcome challenges, in accordance with the agenda, in terms of transparency, efficiency and inclusion in the local municipality were revealed and mini-projects are planned to be developed within the framework of sub-grants program by the local civic sector.

The fruitful cooperation between the civil sector and the local government of Tsageri municipality continues. Effective steps were taken. The third stage of monitoring of the roadmap for public administration reform. The local authorities offer more inclusion to the population, since the opinions of the residents of the municipality are prior for them.

Two civil society organizations actively work in Tsageri: “Active Citizen - Accountable Government” and “Tsageri Center for Women's Rights and Equality”.

News Agency “Regionuli Kvira” (Regional Week) reflects the activities of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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