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Georgian Center for Security and Development

Levan Dolidze


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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Giorgi Goguadze

Deputy Director
Currently, Giorgi Goguadze is the Deputy Director at GCSD. Previously He was the Deputy at Georgia's Reforms Associates ( GRASS). He was elected as the President of Young Diplomat's Club of Georgia in 2014. He received BA in International Relations in 2015 ( Tbilisi State University) and MA in Diplomacy and International Politics in 2017. He is doing PhD studies in International Relations at Caucasus University. He is also the research associate at TRAC-Terrorism Research and Analyze Consortium.
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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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Gogita Ghvedashvili

Director of the EU Programs

Gogita Gvedashvili is the EU programme director at Georgian Center for Security and development since 2017.  

He has been actively involved in research and analytical activities in various leading local and international organizations, including OSCE observation missions in Georgia. Gogita is the author of a number of research and policy documents related Georgia’s European integration.

In 2015, he received a Masters degree in Public Policy Administration and passed a training of trainers (TOT) programmes at the Praxis Centre for Policy Studies in Estonia. Gogita is a trainer on project writing, fundraising, and advocacy.

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Mariam Gamdlishvili

Project Officer
Mariam received her BSc in International Relations from the American University for Humanities (Tbilisi Campus). In November 2012 she completed 6 months internship with the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Tbilisi. During her Bachelor’s studies, she completed internships in different governmental institutions of Georgia as well as in United Nations
Development Programme in Georgia (UNDP). During 2014-2017 she worked as a Strategic Communications Department Senior Specialist at the Office of the State Minister of Georgia on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. In 2017 in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme she received MA in EU Studies from the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE).
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Tamar Nadibaidze

Project Assistant
Tamar Nadibaidze joined the GCSD team in October 2017. She studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Georgia and is a US State Department’s Exchange Program ‘Global UGRAD’ alumna. Within the 'Global UGRAD' program, Tamar received education in International Affairs at the Roanoke College, VA.

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