Entrepreneurship for Green Growth

Objective(s) of the session

The objective of the session is to raise awareness about (i) the green entrepreneurship and how to turn idea into viable green and social business models and (ii) youth mobilization and engagement best practices in rural areas.
Format will be PPT presentation followed by Q & A

Mariam Khergiani will be presenting EU4Youth-SEED project results in the field of green entrepreneurship in borderline regions of Georgia and Armenia. Presentation will cover:

  • Green business models;
  • How to turn idea into business (GREENcubator pre-acceleration and acceleration programs);
  • Green startups and business models;
  • Presentation by SEED beneficiary “CHAMPY”;
  • Rural Innovation Knowledge Hubs in Georgia and Armenia.

The main goal of the session is to promote green and forward-thinking business models and the development of a sustainable and inclusive future. 

Project in the frames of which the session was developed

EU4Youth: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development for Green Growth in Borderline Regions implemented by CENN, Green Lane NGO and Kakheti Regional Development Foundation


Mariam Khergiani

Mariam has been implementing development projects in the government and CSO sectors for more than 9 years in Georgia. She joined CENN in 2019 as a Green Economy component leader and has been involved in sustainable business development programs. She is also passionate about teaching – she teaches project management at Caucasus University occasionally gives classes on Environmental Protection at Sustainability Academy created by GlobalCompact Networ Georgia. Mariam holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Ilia State University (2015) and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Caucasus University (2013). She was also an exchange student at Tallinn University of Technology and has visited Columbia University in the City of New York for short courses.