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Title: NUGZAR MELADZE YES Country Network Georgia


1
NUGZAR MELADZEYES Country NetworkGeorgia
  • YES, Alexandria, Egypt, 7-11 September 2002
  • E-mail meladzen_at_yahoo.com

2
Countries Of The Caucasus Region And Their
Geographical And Economic Characteristics
  • Countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and
    Southern part of Russia
  • Main characteristics Mountains, arid highlands,
    wooded hills, fertile valleys and plains, rivers
    and lakes, sea-costs, uninhabitable territories,
    sparsely populated areas, population
    concentration in the cities.
  • Livelihood Agriculture, cattle-breeding, mineral
    resources, industry, trade, tourism.

3
Problems In The Youth Employment
  • Georgia as post-soviet country has some problems
  • Migrating process is very high from district in
    city
  • Young people after graduating college or high
    schools are without jobs
  • Poor Training programs after graduation

4
Problems In The Youth Employment
  • Lack of
  • Supportive Government policies and legislation
  • Education,
  • Access to suitable financing,
  • Employment opportunities,
  • Information about employment possibilities,
  • Technologies (in production, marketing,
    transportation, storage)
  • Entrepreneurial skills,
  • Energy, electricity, water,
  • Other factors,

5
THE CHALLENGE OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
  • To generate productive and remunerative work
    opportunities for young people (ages 15-29) to
    address and solve the above-mentioned problems
    and
  • To reduce unemployment and its harmful results,
    e.g. youth leaving the rural areas, population
    concentration in the cities, deteriorating
    standards of living, social tensions among youth,
    drug addiction, crime and other handicaps to
    youth development

6
YES Country Network Georgia
  • On May 30, 2002 at Office of Association for
    Farmers Rights Defense, AFRD it was held the
    meeting of Georgian Non-Governmental
    Organizations 30 NGOs participated in the
    meeting. The participant NGOs considered the
    issue of broadening the Youth Employment Network
    in Georgia. It was considered the problems of
    Youth Employment and the interests of young
    people.

7
YES Country Network Georgia
  • YES Country Network Georgia unite 47
    organizations and more than 100 youth
  • In our workshops and seminars participated
    150-185 youth
  • In Ganja (Azerbaijan) organized joint seminar on
    Employment aspects with Azerbaijan partners,
    where participated 68 participants from
    Government, NGO and Refugees
  • The next step of our activities will be to
    prepare special MEMORANDUM of co-operation and
    will sign Azerbaijan and Georgian - policy
    makers, head of departments, NGOs and Refugees,
    this meeting will be in Kobuleti (Georgia, Bleak
    Sea), end of October

8
Co-operation
  • Ministry of Health, Labor and
  • Social Affairs
  • Youth Department of Georgia
  • Georgia Employment Department
  • NGOs
  • Students Unions In Universities
  • Ministry of Culture
  • Private Business Organizations
  • Parliament
  • Ministry of Fuel and Energy

9
Proposed Action In The Caucasus Region For The
Decade Campaign 2002-2012
  • Establishment of
  • A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT (YES ) HOUSE
  • For promoting youth employment and development in
    the Caucasus region.
  • It is proposed to locate the YES House in
    Tbilisi,
  • Georgia. Its tasks would be to initiate and
    manage
  • cooperative activities in the four countries of
    the
  • Caucasus region as a contribution to the aims and
  • activities of the YES Decade Campaign 2002-2012

10
ACTIVITIES OF THE YES HOUSE
  • Training of trainers,
  • Putting together and training of youth self-help
    groups
  • Lobbing with governmental and non-governmental
    organizations
  • Organizing seminars for youth and workshops
  • Coordinating the work of volunteers who will turn
    existing village into eco-village, thereby
    establishing showcase and good practices for
    imitation

11
Proposed Funding of The YES House Activities
  • National Counterpart Contributions
  • Of the Governments and other sources in the 4
    countries of the Caucasus region
  • 20
  • Contributions By Collaborating Institutions In
    The YES Decade Campaign 2002-2012
  • in the form of donations, grants, aid and other
    concessionary funds, in cash and in kind (e.g.
    experts, equipment, supplies)
  • 80

12
Proposed Project Budget
  • For YES House Activities
  • During The YES Decade Campaign 2002-2012
  • Year 2002 US
  • Establishment of YES House 5,000
  • Start-up activities 5,000
  • Equipment and supplies 10,000
  • TOTAL 20,000

13
Proposed Project Budget
  • For YES House Activities
  • During The YES Decade Campaign 2002-2012
  • Years 2007-2012 (per year) US
  • Management of YES House activities 5,000
  • Implementation of YES House activities
  • Project personnel 15,000
  • Group training and meetings
  • (trainers, experts, support personnel,
  • travel) 35,000
  • Equipment and supplies 5,000
  • Miscellaneous 3,000
  • TOTAL 58,000

14
Proposed Project Budget
  • For YES House Activities
  • During The YES Decade Campaign 2002-2012
  • Years 2003-2007 (per year) US
  • Management of YES House activities 5,000
  • Implementation of YES House activities
  • Project personnel 15,000
  • Group training and meetings
  • (trainers, experts, support personnel,
  • travel) 25,000
  • Equipment and supplies 10,000
  • Miscellaneous 3,000
  • TOTAL 58,000

15
Nugzar MeladzeYES Country Network Georgia
  • We believe that YES will made many and very
    important changes for youth in our countries
  • We need to be together, find same language and
    youth of the world will solve most important
    problems (e.g. peace, environmental protection,
    migration and other)
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