Assisting Georgia's Government and local communities in mitigating COVID-19 impact

summary

The project delivers a range of urgent solutions implemented by the UN agencies: UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA, supporting the Georgian national and municipal authorities and local communities to tackle the COVID-19 emergency. Each proposed activity responds to a specific need explicitly prioritized by the Government. Each response also aligns with the UN’s shared priorities: “to leave no one behind”, particularly taking into account the gender aspect of the crisis and specific needs of women and girls, as in the Georgian context three main target groups of the intervention – healthcare workers; public-sectors workers; and the vulnerable elderly – are represented to a large extent by women.

what we do

  • Supplementing depleted supplies of personal protective equipment (PPEs); providing training on COVID-19 for healthcare workers, particularly outside the main urban areas; and improving the network of hospital facilities that are prepared to deal with patients with COVID-19 complications;
  • Restoring access to essential healthcare services for women and children, including immunization, prenatal and postnatal care, in a period in which most hospitals and healthcare systems are preoccupied with the COVID-19 response;
  • Restarting the learning progress for children, where interruptions have increased the risk that some children may never return to school without specific interventions and support, and where some children face a heightened risk of neglect, abuse or exploitation without the protective environment of school;
  • Filling information gaps on COVID-19 preventive practices; providing home-based learning and care opportunities for children and families; and overcoming the isolation and stress experienced by young people unable to attend school;
  • Equipping the Georgian emergency services with the technological tools needed to coordinate an increasing volume of calls for help;
  • Equipping local-level authorities with technological and financial resources to identify urgent needs and coordinate emergency support for vulnerable populations;
  • Improving protection of elderly and homeless persons, particularly those living in poorer rural areas with limited social services and those elderly living in care homes;
  • Providing protective gear to enable non-medical professionals, volunteers and local officials to continue to deliver vital services to local populations;
  • Enabling at-risk members of the rural population to engage in agriculture as a coping strategy for the duration of the crisis.

expected results 

  • Improved capacity of national agencies and local governments to contain the spread of the virus and respond to urgent community needs
  • Enhanced preparedness of local population groups to avert negative health and economic consequences of the COVID pandemic
  • Enhanced public health response to reduce COVID-19 transmission and mortality 
  • Ensuring continuity of health, education and social services to respond to the immediate secondary impacts of COVID-19

Contact person

Nino Kakubava

Project Manager

nino.kakubava@undp.org

 

Overview

Project status: Ongoing

Start date: May 2020

End date: December 2020

Donor: UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund

Implementing partner: Georgia Red Cross Society

Budget: USD 1 million

(UNDP: USD 400,000 UNICEF: USD 425,000 UNFPA: USD 175,000)

Impact

START DATE

April 2018

END DATE

March 2023

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Georgia

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

Min. of Reg. Devlpm. & Infra

DONORS

DANISH GOV/MIN of FOREIGN AFF

GEO-GOVERNMENT

MPTFO-UN COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$3,750,938

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2018$435,528

2019$788,574

2020$1,086,871

2021$563,824

2022$799,885

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