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Georgian Center for Security and Development

Levan Dolidze

Director

Levan Dolidze is the director of the Georgian Center for Security and Development. Prior to his current position, he served as the Ambassador of Georgia to NATO and First Deputy Defense Minister of Georgia where he coordinated the defense transformation and supervised policy planning and Euro-Atlantic integration process. Mr. Dolidze is a former Executive Director of the Levan Mikeladze Foundation. His experience is also associated with supervising the implementation of projects in the fields of democracy and development, as well as with the effective implementation of international legal principles at the domestic level and their further application in practice by national and international stakeholders. From 2002-2006 he worked at different positions at the Legal Issues Department of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia and at the Administration of the President of Georgia. From 2006-2008 he served as a senior Georgian Diplomat (Consul) in Switzerland. Mr. Dolidze hold a Degree in Law (LL.M. equivalent) from Tbilisi State University and a MA in International and European Security from Geneva University/Geneva Center for Security Policy (2009). 

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Tinatin Bregvadze

Program Director

Tinatin has a solid experience in working for various local and international non-governmental organizations and foundations. During 2005-2010 she has been working for such organizations as Transparency International Georgia, World Vision Georgia, where her major focus was civic education. In 2010-2014 Tinatin became a team member of Open Society Georgia Foundation, Academic Fellowship Program. The main goal of the program was supporting to development of higher education system of Georgia, by enhancing the quality of teaching and research at Georgian State Universities. In 2012-2014 Tinatin has been overseeing the program in three south Caucasus countries – Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia. She has joined the International Center of Higher Education, under the Prime Minister's office in September 2014 till January as an adviser. In addition, Tinatin is a invited professor at Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University, at the faculty of Social and Political Studies and a deputy chairperson at the authorization council at National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement  .

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Mariam Tokhadze

Research Fellow

Mariam joined the team of GCSD in October 2015. After graduating from the Franco-Georgian School in Tbilisi, Georgia, Mariam went to study in Madrid, Spain and completed her BSc in Politics and International Relations in 2012 from the University of London International Programmes. In March 2013 she completed an internship with the United Nations Environment Programme in Panama City, Panama. After returning to Georgia, she spent two years working at the Defence Policy and Planning Department at the Ministry of Defence of Georgia. Currently she is the Policy Officer at the EU funded project “Forging ahead: Process oriented Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Internally displaced persons from the occupied territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia”. She speaks English, Russian, French and Spanish.

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Ketevan Bregvadze

Project Assistant

Ketevan Bregvadze has been working at GCSD since June 2015. Until this date she was an intern at Public Affairs Sector of U.S. Embassy, Tbilisi. On 12th of June 2015 she graduated from Free University Tbilisi, faculty of International Relations with the concentration on the Middle East. Before graduating she had spent academic semester in the capital of Egypt where she studied Arabic language at international center of languages based on Cairo University. Ketevan also speaks Georgian, English and Russian languages. 

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გიორგი გოგუაძე

დირექტორის მოადგილე
2014 წლიდან ის არის საქართველოს ახალგაზრდა დიპლომტთა კლუბის პრეზიდენტი. გიორგი გოგუაძემ 2015 წელს მიიღო ბაკალავრის ხარისხი საერთაშორისო ურთიერთობების მიმართულებით (თბილისის ივანე ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი) 2014 წელს, გიორგი გოგუაძე გაცვლითი პროგრამის ფარგლებში იმყოფებოდა ვარშავის უნივერსიტეტში, საერთაშორისო ურთიერთობების ინსტიტუტში. 2017 წელს მიიღო მაგისტრის ხარისხი დიპლომატიასა და საერთაშორისო პოლიტიკაში. 2016 წლიდან 2017 წლის სექტემბრამდე იყო საქართველოს რეფორმების ასოციაციის დირექტორის მოადგილე. 2016 წელს, გიორგი გოგუაძე გახდა ტერორიზმის კვლევისა და ანალიზის კონსორციუმის მკვლევარი.
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Salome Sakhvadze

Imereti Regional Coordinator
Salome Sakhvadze has joined the GSCD since February 2016. She coordinates the organization’s activities in Imereti region. Salome has worked in different local organizations, where the main direction of her work was non-formal and civic education. In June 2008, Salome graduated from Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University majoring in law. She has participated in many local and international training courses. She has a longstanding experience in leading trainings. Salome is a certified trainer in the international methodology called ‘Child To Child’. She has the experience of writing, managing as well as coordination projects. Salome speaks English and Russian.
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Irakli Varshanidze

Adjara Regional Coordinator
Irakli Varshanidze has joined GCSD in  February 2016 as a Coordinator of the organization in Adjara. Through his career, he used to work in private as well as in public sectors. Earlier he worked as a project manager at the “Social Capital Georgia.” In 2016 Irakli completed parliamentary internship at the “Transparency International – Georgia.” He graduated from Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, faculty of  International Relations. In 2014, Irakli graduated from the Master’s Degree in International Relation at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). He speaks English and Russian languages.
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