BRIDGE - Innovation and Development

BRIDGE - Innovation and Development (BRIDGE) is a young and fast growing non-governmental organization operating in Georgia, driven by its vision of Georgia free of poverty and suffering.

BRIDGE Founded in 2015, is a spin-off organization of Oxfam in Georgia, with a commitment to sustain grassroot connections and partnerships and supporting agriculture and rural development, advancing gender equality and women’s rights, with a focus on rural women and youth and building resilient communities to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth.

BRIDGE draws on practical skills and experience in advocacy and policy oversight areas, and in campaigns and influencing for pro-poor and gender sensitive policies. These approaches include a strong emphasis on the bottom-up principle of policy development through capacitating, engaging and empowering local civil society actors.

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100 Resilience Cities- Tbilisi Forum

100 Resilience Cities- Tbilisi Forum
28 March 2018

On March 28 at ”Rooms Hotel” Tbilisi Municipality City Hall together with The Emergency Management Agency and Arbeiter-Samariter- Bund (ASB) with the participation of Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations DIPECHO programme implementing partners organized 100 Resilient Cities – Tbilisi Forum.
Forum was attended by the representatives of Emergency Management Agency, respective department of the Tbilisi City Hall, Tbilisi City Assembly, partner organizations of DiPECHO, local and international organizations working on disaster risk reduction and mitigation, NGOs, working on disabilities.
Bridge – Innovation and Development executive manager, Maia Grdzelishvili made presentation about implemented activities, good practices and future plans related to Disaster Risk Reduction work in Georgia.
Generally the aim of the forum was determination of the role of disaster risk reduction component and its integration into the Tbilisi Resilient strategy and development of one part of Tbilisi resilient draft strategy with integration of disaster risk reduction component with a view to solving the needs and existing challenges revealed by the study

"Youth Involvement in Rural Development and Agricultural Activities in Georgia" - presentation of research findings

On March 15, 2018 Bridge -Innovation and Development hold an official opening of BRIDGE new office in Tbilisi and presented the findings of the... Continue

Innovation Technology Demonstration Day in Tianeti

On October 29th in Tianeti, BRIDGE – Innovation and Development (BRIDGE), with the support of International Visegrad Fund and invited experts... Continue

Innovations for Rural Community Resilience

On November 3rd in Dusheti, BRIDGE – Innovation and Development (BRIDGE), with the support of International Visegrad Fund... Continue