Socio-Economic Reintegration of Mine Victims in South Caucasus – Phase 3
The project, phase 3 of a multi-year programme, aims to contribute to socio-economic re-integration of mine victims and their families, often internally displaced, as part of the population of persons with disabilities and as a vulnerable group in the general population of Armenia and Georgia. The purpose is to enhance earning of sustainable livelihoods of mine victims and develop regional cooperation, national ownership and local capacities for mine victims/disability assistance programme. The following results will be achieved: out of approximately 190 beneficiaries, mine victims and/or their family members are trained in small-business skills development; mine victims/their family members and/or local entrepreneurs willing to employ mine victims/their family members are selected and provided with the micro-credits; mine victims/their family members are provided with job assessment, counselling and job referrals, and with job subsidization/on-the-job training to improve their employment prospects. Furthermore, expanded educational and employment opportunities and agricultural skills of mine victims/their family members are enhanced. Regional cooperation and awareness raising is strengthened, the institutional set is enhanced and accountable/transparent delivery of project services is ensured. Main activities include trainings, consultations, job referrals, delivery of micro-credits, cooperation with relevant stakeholders, awareness raising campaigns on mine victim rights within the national and regional context. ITF is the coordinating agency in the project and the IOM missions in Armenia and Georgia implement project services (non-financial and financial) on the ground and coordinate their activities with the national and local authorities and other non-governmental entities.