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).
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 .
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.
In terms of practical experience, Tamar has interned/worked in the USA, Turkey and Georgia for different organizations involved in humanitarian issues. In 2015, she started working at the ‘Institute for Development of Freedom of Information’ (IDFI) on Open Government Partnership project. In 2016, Tamar served for the Cabinet of Parliament’s Chairman – coordinating and supporting Parliament’s involvement in Open Government Partnership.