Landscape protection, development of tourism and support of alternative social services – these are just a few examples of Czech development cooperation projects that are currently running in Georgia. The mountainous country located on the border between Europe and Asia is one of the Czech Development Agency’s six priority countries and the two states have very close ties.
Barbara Dzhabanishvili lives in the remote mountain village of Tkiliana in the Pshav-Khevsureti Protected Landscape Area. Together with her large family she runs a small guesthouse. Barbara is one of the many local people who have benefited from a grant provided by the Aragvi Local Action Group. The project, run by the Czech NGO People in Need, aims to improve the socio-economic situation of the local people, including by developing tourism.
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Author: Ruth Fraňková