ALDA’s Work in Georgia
ALDA’s work in Georgia is led by the Local Democracy Agency in Kutaisi. Since the LDA started its operations in 2006 it has implemented a number of projects both independently and as part of wider ALDA projects. Such as for example the project on Local self-‐government in people’s service, which provided training on how to improve public relations and ensure transparency to about 250 participants from both the governmental and non-governmental sector. LDA Georgia has also conducted various projects to support women’s rights, youth and projects to support and integrate internally displaced persons based in Kutaisi. During 2010 LDA Georgia has among a number of projects been implementing a project funded by region Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy to support the restart of the businesses sector, the economic independence of vulnerable groups and to establish links between local businesses and Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The official partners of LDA Georgia are the City of Strasbourg (France) leading partner, Municipality of Monfalcone (Italy), the City of Kutaisi (host city of the LDA) , the City of Tbilisi, Kutaisi-Newport International Association (KNIA), National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG), Kutaisi branch of Georgian Young Lawyers' Association (GYLA).