HICD 2020 Video Highlights How Grants Training Generated Funds for Environmental Outreach
The USAID-funded Georgia Human and Institutional Capacity Development 2020 Activity (HICD 2020) recently produced a video on how its work building the capacity of strategic Georgian organizations in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors has helped rural youth in Georgia raise awareness of waste reduction, waste separation, and avoiding plastic consumption.
“We were very keen on implementing an environmental campaign in our small district and when CENN announced a contest for proposals, we decided to give it a try,” a beneficiary reports in the video. “We organized workshops on making new things from secondary waste and a festival to inform the public about various environmental issues.”
Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) is one of the leading NGOs working on protection of the environment by fostering sustainable development throughout the South Caucasus. To help CENN receive, disburse, and operate grants effectively, HICD 2020 developed grants manual for them and delivered on-the-job training on its use. One of the grants was awarded to a community engagement social enterprise Knowledge Cafe located in Tsnori village featured in the video.
ME&A implements the HICD 2020 Task Order contract under USAID’s Human and Institutional Development (HICDpro) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, which was awarded to ME&A in November 2013. ME&A is joined in this effort by two subcontractors, Chemonics and Performance Design Partners (PDP). The contract is being managed locally through the ME&A/HICD2020 office in Tbilisi, Georgia.