Georgia D-Lab Satellite I: Georgia Regional Innovation Outreach Initiative

D-Lab Satellite: Georgia Regional Innovation Outreach Initiative

A Two-Week Training. Building Capacities Around Agricultural And Environmental Sustainability For Rural Farmers In Georgia.

August 2016

Project Description:

This Satellite consisted of a 2-week training for rural farmers in Bediani, Georgia. The goal was to build capacities around local governance and environmental protection. These included practical programs related to the assessment of natural resources, elaboration of local socio-economic development feasibility studies, and introduction of modern sustainable technologies. Planned innovative activities are foreseen to be based on best available practices from developed countries.

UC Davis D-Lab supported this project with curriculum exchange and mentoring sessions.

Leanne BolaƱo wrote about her experience in these articles:

Learn more about this initiative here:

Final Report Georgia Initiative D-Lab

Me teaching the first lesson as my project client, Kakhaber Bakhtadze, translates.

Leanne teaching the first lesson as project client, Kakhaber Bakhtadze, translates.

View of my students in the newly renovated BREC training room on the first day of class.

View of students in the newly renovated BREC training room on the first day of class.