The results of new research on the livelihoods of IDPs and their host communities was presented by the Kutaisi Education Development and Employment Center (KEDEC) and the Business Information Center Fund “Abkhazintercont”.
The presentation focused on the description and analysis of livelihood support programs, providers and mechanisms, as well as the economic potential and opportunities of IDPs and their host communities in Adjara, Samegrelo, and Imereti regions.
The study was presented by Natia Chelidze, a lecturer at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and a research fellow from the Migration Research Center.
Representatives of Kutaisi and Tskaltubo municipalities, international and non-governmental organizations, members of civil society and local communities have actively discussed the results of new research.
The research was prepared by ACT within the framework of the project “From Dependency to Self-sufficiency – Innovative and Effective Livelihood Solutions for Georgia”. The project is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council and Charity Humanitarian Center “Abkhazia” with the financial assistance of the European Union. Kutaisi Education Development and Employment Center is a partner of the program in Kutaisi.