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Levan Tsutskiridze

Levan Tsutskiridze is the Executive Director of EECMD. Before he joined the NIMD/EECMD Levan worked as the Rector of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Earlier, he was the Project Manager for the reform of the Georgian civil registration system. In his earlier career, Levan served at the OSCE and with Open Society Foundation in Georgia.

Levan Tsutskiridze graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His research and professional interests are in foreign and security affairs, political institution building and democratic development.

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Salome Mukhuradze

Salome Mukhuradze works as a Senior Program Officer for the Political Party Assistance Program. Through her career at State Organs, local NGOs and an International Organizations, Salome was actively engaged in the elaboration of successful ways to implement a democratic model for the civic society in Georgia. She also worked as an invited lecturer of Public International Law and the Law of International Organizations at the Georgian Technical University.

Salome Mukhuradze has successfully graduated from the Tbilisi State University with the Bachelor and Master Degree in Public International Law. She also holds the Master Degree in Intercultural Conflict Management from the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin.

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Nino Khitarishvili

Nino Khitarishvili works as a Program Officer for the Democracy Education program at the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy. Before joining the EECMD, during 2012-2017 years, she worked for the non-governmental organization International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy. In 2010-2011 years, she did an internship at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, while during 2011-2012 she was the  Parliamentary Program  Fellow of the National Democratic Institute. In 2017, Nino participated in the Professional Fellows Program and completed the fellowship at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States.

Nino Khitarishvili graduated from Ivane Javakishvili Tbilisi State University with the major in International Relations. She also holds the Master Degree in International Relations from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs.

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Shorena Joel

Shorena Joel is the Finance and Administrative Officer at EECMD. Before this assignment, she worked as the Finance and Administration Officer at United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Georgia – UNFAO during 2009-2015.

She also worked at IREX/IATP as a County Coordinator for Georgia in 2006-2007 and as a Training Program Officer at IREX Media Innovations Program – USAID funded project during 2005-2006.

In 2007/2008 she received a governmental scholarship from the Cyprus Planning Bureau and obtained the MBA from the Cyprus University. She also holds the Master’s degree in Oriental Studies (1990–1995) as a graduate of the Tbilisi State University.

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Tamta Japarashvili

Tamta Japarashvili works as a Program Assistant at Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy. She has completed an internship at the Eastern European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Previously, she has been working for private companies on different positions, including sales and customer support, managing partner relations and working as Key Accounts Executive.

Tamta Japarashvili holds a Bachelor Degree from International Black Sea University with a major in International Relations and a minor in International Economics. She is particularly interested in women’s political participation, gender equality and the economic empowerment of women.

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Nino Kochiashvili

Nino Kochiashvili works as a Financial Assistant/Accountant at the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy. Before joining EECMD, she worked at the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia in the capacity of Assistant to the Deputy Minister. Prior to that, in 2014-2015 years, she worked as a Financial Officer at the JSI – Georgian branch of Jonh Snow Inc. – USAID Funded SUSTAIN Project. From 2007 to 2014, she served as a Financial Manager at the APLR – Association of Professionals on Land and Realty – USAID Funded Land Market Development Project.  In 2001-2007 years, she worked at the Financial Department of the Association for Protection of Land Owner’s Rights in various positions.

Nino Kochiashvili graduated from Tbilisi Independent University with the degree in Economics ( specialization in the field of Credits and Finances).

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Kyrylo Tretiak

Kyrylo Tretiak works as EECMD Program Officer for Ukraine. Kyrylo graduated from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. He worked as a docent at the Faculty of history (1998-2002). From 2002 to 2016 he worked at the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine. From 2007 to 2011 and from 2014 to 2016 he was Director of the International Relations Department of the Secretariat. Kyrylo was elected as a Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in 2011.

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Tamar Mameishvili

Tamar Mameishvili the Coordinator of Batumi Democracy School in Adjara, Georgia. Before she joined EECMD, Tamar worked as a Project Coordinator for the Institute of Democracy and as a Media Monitor for the Institute for Polling and Marketing. She also has an experience of working as an Editor of the website “Ajaranews.ge” and as a reporter at the newspaper “Batumelebi.”

Tamar Mameishvili holds a Master Degree in Journalism and Media Management from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Her professional interests lay in covering News, theories of media management and public opinion surveys. She does her best to contribute to the development of democratic and tolerant community.

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Temur Jvarsheishvili

Temur Jvarsheishvili is the Coordinator of Kutaisi Democracy School in Imereti, Georgia. Before he joined the EECMD, Temur worked as the Assistant to the Chairman of Kutaisi City Municipal Assembly. Earlier, he did an internship at Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. For years, Temur has cooperated with the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) to support citizen engagement in the decision-making process at the local level.

Temur Jvarsheishvili has successfully graduated from Akaki Tsereteli State University with the Bachelor and Master Degree in International Relations. He is particularly interested in the Elections and the Electoral Systems.

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Zaza Chipashvili

Zaza Chipashvili is a Coordinator of Gori Democracy School in Shida Kartli region of Georgia. Earlier, he worked as a coordinator of various social and humanitarian projects at the local NGO – Charity Humanitarian Centre “ABKHAZETI” (CHCA). Through his carrier, he was employed in different public institutions – held the position of the Head of Social Service Regional Agency and Head of Gori Municipality Social Department.

Zaza Chipashvili holds a Master degree in Local Governance and Self-government from the Georgian Institution of Public Affairs (GIPA). He also graduated from the Tskhinvali State Pedagogical Institute, the faculty of History and Philology.

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Nikoloz Sharvashidze

Nikoloz Sharvashidze is a Coordinator of Telavi Democracy School in Kakheti Region. Before joining EECMD, he was working for Telavi Division of National Statistics Office of Georgia with Millennium Challenge Georgia Impact Evaluation Project. He used to work for Youth Affairs Department of Local Government of Telavi Municipality. Nikoloz Sharvashidze has an experience of working with government institutions, as well as at various international projects.

Nikoloz Sharvashidze holds Master Degree in Diplomacy and History of International Relations from the Telavi Jakob Gogebashvili State University. He graduated from the same university with the Bachelor Degree in History of the World and Diplomacy.

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Petro Kuzyk

Petro Kuzyk is a Coordinator of EECMD Democracy School in Lviv, Western Ukraine. He also occupies Assistant Professor position at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Formerly, he worked as an Assistant to MP and a Coordinator of Ukrainian Parliament intern programme run by the U.S. Association of the Former Members of Congress. More recently, Petro worked on his long-term research project on Ukrainian post-communist transformation and its societal rifts at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Petro Kuzyk graduated from the Department of International Relations of the Ivan Franko University. He also holds M.A. degree in Political Philosophy from the University of York (UK).

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Soso Tordia

Soso Tordia works as a Logistics and Transport Assistant at the Eastern European Centre for Multiparty Democracy. Before joining the EECMD, during 2003-2014 years, he worked for the Welfare Foundation in the capacity of Logistics Manager. Prior to that, he worked as a Loan Officer at the NGO “Union for Trust”. Soso further worked for various national and international organizations in the capacity of an administrative assistant and driver-logistician.

Soso Tordia graduated from Sokhumi Subtropical Enterprise University with the major in Mechanical Engineering.

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