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Switzerland and Georgia strengthen cooperation in the field of migration

17.09.2019 — Press release Georgia
Switzerland and Georgia are strengthening their respective efforts to tackle irregular migration. State Secretary Mario Gattiker and Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs  Vakhtang Gomelauri signed a joint declaration in Tbilisi on 16 September. Since 2018 Georgia is 5th on the list of countries of origin for asylum applications in Switzerland. However, Georgian nationals have almost no chance of being granted asylum in Switzerland. To resolve the challenge related to unfounded asylum applications, Switzerland and Georgia have implemented different measures and are closely collaborating in the field of migration.


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship 2020-2021

08.08.2019 — Local news Georgia
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).


Switzerland joins the celebration of the centennial of Georgian Statistics

26.07.2019 — Article Georgia
Women and men do not have identical roles and do not enjoy equal access to education, work or economic resources in the South Caucasus countries. In recognition of the need to strengthen the participation of women in the achievement of sustainable development, Switzerland hand-in-hand with Austria has been supporting the regional Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) project in the South Caucasus. In this endeavor, pertinent data on gender disparities is paramount in addressing the gender inequality problems and devising appropriate policies.



Women from the South Caucasus

08.03.2019 — Article Georgia
Today the whole world celebrates the Women's International Day. Everyone - media outlets, organisations, countries, groups or individuals - trumpet in unison the global role of women - caretakers, farmers, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, so on. Traditionally, we present the stories of amazing women from the South Caucasus Region who made their own contribution to development. 


Switzerland Steps Up Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation

20.02.2019 — Press release Georgia
On February 19th, Switzerland, acting through the SDC, Green Climate Fund (GCF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new joint programme to boost climate action. A seven-year, USD 70 million programme aims to protect over 1.7 million people, i.e. 40% of local population, from floods, droughts and other hazards by ensuring adequate response to climatic change.


Summarizing the results of the MOLI project

26.11.2018 — Press release Georgia
After five years of implementation, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) closes its MOLI project in Kakheti, one of Georgia’s agricultural regions. MOLI stands for Market Opportunities for Livelihood Improvement, but what does it really mean for both indirect and direct beneficiaries, partners, Government and the local population at length? The results of the project were presented at the conference on 22 November in Tbilisi.



Who are our end beneficiaries? Part II

18.10.2018 — Article Georgia
The SDC has been involved in Georgia’s economic and sustainable development for more than a decade. As a result, many farmers and entrepreneurs received assistance directly, and many more indirectly. Who are the end beneficiaries of SDC’s agriculture projects? Who is Kakha from the Kakheti Region?


Chairperson of the Parliament visits Switzerland

14.09.2018 — Press release Georgia
On 12 September 2018, a Georgian delegation headed by Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, paid an official visit to Switzerland upon an invitation made in 2016 by then-President of the National Council Christa Markwalder during her visit to Georgia.


Who are our end beneficiaries? Part I

04.09.2018 — Local news Georgia
The SDC has been involved in Georgia’s economic and sustainable development for more than a decade. As a result, many farmers and entrepreneurs received assistance directly, and many more indirectly. Who are the end beneficiaries of SDC’s agriculture projects? Here is the story of Aishi from Tsalka.


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