The award ceremony of the Contest "Clean Region" - 2019
The award ceremony of the Contest "Clean Region" 2019 took place in the premises of Tbilisi City Assembly. The event was organized by the Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia with support of Tbilisi City Assembly and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia under the scope of the project “Keep Georgia Tidy.”
The Contest was announced last year and the goal of the contest was to identify the cleanest region, cleanest municipality, cleanest city, cleanest village / community, beautiful (green) yard, clean street and beautiful (green) balcony throughout the country. The new nomination “Beautiful Yard of Organization" was added in 2019.
The contest "Clean Region" was first announced in 2015 under the scope of “Clean Up Georgia” campaign aiming stimulation of all regions of Georgia to reduce waste, uncontrolled dumpsites in the country and involvement in planned and self-organized clean-up actions. The competition aroused great interest and participation from the very beginning, as evidenced by the increase in the number of nominations in subsequent years. The contest was open to all individuals or institutions.
This year, the contest "Clean Region" was held for the fourth time in eight nominations (three nominations in 2015, five nominations in 2017 and seven nominations in 2018). Contest participants provided photo / video materials for nominations announced to the organizers (The Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth-Georgia). The winners were revealed by a special commission established within the framework of the contest (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, representatives of CSOs) on the basis of submitted materials.
The winners of the contest "Clean Region" 2019 are:
Nomination "Clean Region" - Kakheti Region
Nomination "Clean Municipality" - Zugdidi Municipality
Nomination "Clean City" - City of Zugdidy
Nomination "Clean Village/Community" – Village Orsantia (Zugdidi Municipality)
Nomination Beautiful Balcony - Lili Kapanadze Balcony (Mtskheta)
Nomination - "Clean, Beautiful Street" – S. Zakariadze Street, Tbilisi
Nomination “Beautiful Yard of Organization” – Wine Company “Shumi” (Telavi)
Nomination "Beautiful Yard" –Iza Gabitashvili Yard (Gurjaani)
By decision of the commission the Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to:
Ozurgeti Municipality – For Improvement Waste Management Systems in Georgia;
Ms. Tamta Chitanava and Ms. Irina Nikiphorova - For Improvement Waste Management Systems in Georgia;
Patrol and Rapid Response Unit under the State Sub-agency Department of Environmental Supervision; Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia - For Improvement Waste Management Systems in Georgia;
Guria and Adjara Regional Division under the State Sub-agency Department of Environmental Supervision; Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia- For Improvement Waste Management Systems in Georgia;
Also, For Active Involvement in Organizational Matters within the framework of the contest the Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to:
Employees of Environmental Protection Commission Secretariat of Tbilisi City Council
Mr. Akaki Makaridze Chair of Secondary Structural Unit (Head of Environmental Protection Commission Secretariat);
Ms. Marina Liparteliani - Second Category Senior Specialist of Environmental Protection Commission Secretariat;
Ms. Nino Kashia -First Category Senior Specialist of Environmental Protection Commission Secretariat;
Employees of Protocol Division of Tbilisi City Council:
Mr. David Machavariani - Chair of Secondary Structural Unit ( Head of Protocol Division);
Ms. Nutsa Svimonishvili - Employee of Protocol Division
In addition, the pupils of Bolnisi Municipality schools were awarded with a Certificate of Volunteer for active participation in cleanup actions during the Clean Up the World Campaign, 2019:
The award ceremony was attended by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Sweden to Georgia and Armenia H.E. Ulrik Tideström, Head of Development Co-operation and Deputy Head of Mission Mr.Eric Illes (Embassy of Sweden to Georgia), Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture Mr.Solomon Pavliashvili , Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Ms. Mzia Giorgobiani, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ms.Nino Tsilosani, , Deputy Chairman of Tbilisi City Assembly Ms. Marika Darchia, State Representative in Kakheti Region Mr. Irakli Kadagishvili, State Representative in Samegrelo and Zemo Svaneti Region Mr. Aleksandre Motserelia, representatives of diplomatic corps accredited in Georgia, implementing organizations of the project "Keep Georgia Tidy" and members of the selection commission created within the framework of the project.
The Contest “Clean Region ” was carried out under the scope of “Keep Georgia Tidy” project, with financial support of the Government of Sweden and implemented by NGO consortium "Keep Georgia Tidy” (KGT), The Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Georgian Society of Nature Explorers “Orchis jointly with local and Swedish partner organizations and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, LEPL “Environmental Information and Education Centre”, Solid Waste Management Company.