Stakeholder Validation Workshop on the Assessment of the National Waste Action Plan 2016-2020 took place on 19-21 July 2021.
The meeting objectives were:
- The assessment report of National Waste Management Action Plan (2016-2020);
- The assessment report of the current municipal waste management and infrastructure in Georgia (Baseline for the draft National Waste Action Plan 2021-2025);
- The next steps for preparation of National Waste Management Action Plan (2021-2026).
The meeting gathered 25 participants from UN Environment Programme, EU delegation; Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Tbilisi Municipality, Government of Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia (SWMCG), EBRD, UNDP, KfW, WB, SIDA and CSOs.
EU4Environment will provide technical assistance and stakeholder consultation in Georgia through providing a review of the existing National Waste Action Plan 2016-2020 and development of a draft National Waste Action Plan 2021-2025 for the implementation of a National Waste Management Strategy in Georgia. To assist UNEP in the implementation of the aforementioned activities, the Regional Environmental Centre was selected as an implementing organization to carry out actions under Activity 2.4.1: Develop draft of action plan for national waste management in Georgia. To that end, the meeting is organized to gather stakeholders for presenting and discussing the assessment of priorities and needs for the revision of implementation of National Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan (2016-2020) and for agreeing on the next steps for the development of a new National Waste Action Plan.