USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler and the directors of Adjara Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on July 21, 2021, affirming their commitment to jointly advancing sustainable and inclusive economic development.

Under the MOU, Adjara Group and USAID will partner to strengthen the competitiveness of key sectors in Georgia’s economy including hospitality, creative industries, and agriculture. This partnership foresees developing workforce skills in key sectors, generating inclusive employment, supporting local business development, sourcing local produce, and co-investing in sustainable tourism in Abastumani and the wider Samtskhe-Javakheti region.

“This initiative with Adjara Group will help USAID strengthen our ability to support inclusive economic growth in Georgia’s communities,” said USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler. “The company has proven its commitment to investing in its employees and in the communities where it operates. Together, we will create and co-finance initiatives that create high-value jobs and strengthen resilience in Georgia’s regions. This is a core priority for USAID as we support broad-based, inclusive economic growth that benefits people all across the country.”

“Creating an enabling environment for Georgia’s increased employability and economic growth has always been one of our ultimate priorities. Inclusivity, a shared value approach, regional development, and empowerment of local communities are fundamental to all of our main directions. Today, we are glad to deepen our strategic partnership with USAID and advance the Holding’s capacity for further contributing to the development of Georgia’s tourism, agricultural and creative industries” – the Board or Directors of Adjara Group.

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