On 11 and 12 July, IOM, with the financial support of the European Union, organized "Migration and Development" training courses in Kutaisi. The training courses were attended by the representatives of the administration of the State Representative in Imereti Region and Imereti Municipality staff. The participans were introducted to the opportunities for utilized the potential of migration for local development. Activities, which could prepare grounds for engagement of migrants in the process of regional economic development were especially highlighted.
The trainer introduced the participants to the Guidebook on Investment Opportunities prepared by IOM, which will support the local authorities in developing simple and uniform descriptions of investment opportunities (including, small and medium scale). In short, the description should provide the potential investor with the following:
a) Present available investment assets;
b) Support in identification of ivestment opportunities;
c) Stimulate generation of specific busines ideas;
d) Simplify investment-related decision-making process.