Sustainable Forest Governance in Georgia Phase II



Contract partner: Caucasus Environmental NGO Network Country: Georgien Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2015 End: 31.08.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal


Overarching goal is to contribute to the successful implementation of the forest reform in Georgia. The objectives are: (1) Developing National Forest Policy implementation tools and mainstreaming forestry priorities in relevant sectors’ policy documents; (2) Modernization of Forest Management Practices, based on the best international experiences; (3) Supporting forest management decentralization. The expected results are:

A) National Forest Agency and Ecology and Planting Municipal Service of Tbilisi City Hall have implementation tools (strategy, action plan) of National Forest Policy developed in participatory manner. National Forest Concept priorities are reflected in at four the relevant sectors’ policy documents (beneficiaries: countrywide);

B) Modern forest management practices are piloted, promoted and lobbied; Relevant implementation tools, guidance documents, expertise and successful examples for the introduction of participatory Sustainable Forest Management are in place. (At least 2,000 direct beneficiaries from different local target groups of the regions of Adjara, Samegrelo-Upper Svaneti, Kakheti, Tbilisi);

C) Local authorities in the target regions of Adjara, Samegrelo-Upper Svaneti, Kakheti and Tbilisi municipality are skilled and prepared for forest governance decentralization; Local level actors are informed and engaged to effectively plan and participate in forest policy formulation, management and oversight. Direct beneficiaries: around 400 people (through training of local authorities, Open Environmental Civic Initiative (OECI) staff, teachers, RWCs); schools (500); local communities benefitting from pilot projects (500 people); indirect beneficiaries – countrywide)

The project actively cooperates with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Adjara Forest Agency, Tbilisi City Hall Ecology and Planting Municipal Service.

project number 8286-00/2015
source of funding OEZA
sector Forstwirtschaft
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 2, Biodiversity: 2, Gender: 1, Democracy: 2, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.