Invitation to presentation of Green Alternative’s study

Development induced involuntary resettlement: modern approaches
and Georgia’s challenges

26 November, 2012, 11:00 am – 14:00 pm, Hotel Holiday Inn
This is to invite you to the presentation of Green Alternative’s latest study – Development induced involuntary resettlement: modern approaches and Georgia’s challenges. The presentation will take place on November 26 (Monday), 2012, in Tbilisi, at the hotel Holiday Inn (26 May Square, #1), from 11:00 until 14:00. The discussion will follow after presentation of the key findings.

It is acknowledged that involuntary displacement is associated with loss of housing, shelter, income, land, livelihoods, assets, access to resources and services, among others. Involuntary displacement can be caused by natural disasters and conflicts, as well as by development projects. A range of large-scale infrastructure, energy and tourism development projects have been implemented in Georgia recently. Alongside with their positive effect often they were accompanied with involuntary displacement of project affected individuals.

The study explores international approaches to development induced involuntary resettlement, reviews the Georgian policies, legislation and institutional framework, describes practices, as well as includes a number of recommendations for future actions.

The study was produced by Green Alternative under the project “Promoting protection of property rights in new touristic zones”. The project is initiated and financially supported by Open Society – Georgia Foundation; it was launched in 2011 and is being jointly implemented by four non-governmental organizations: Association Green Alternative, Transparency International – Georgia, Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and Georgian Regional Media Association.