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CiDA Successfully finished Minority Integration Oriented project
CiDA finished implementation of Integration of Kvemo Kartli Minority Youth in the Election Process project. The project covered several components and the goal was to support integration of ethnic minorities youth from 4 municipalities: Gardabani, Marneuli, Bolnisi and Dmanisi into election processes. Though above target municipalities the project also covered Tsalka and Javakheti. In target municipalities were created target groups which members have undergone trainings in communication and team work; and election issues. After groups were trained were conducted education-information type meetings. Target group members met with population and distributed information regarding election issues. Also within the frames of the project were conducted imitation of elections in 4 municipalities. Were created materials in Georgian, Azeri and Armenian languages. Due to project Kvemo Kartli youngsters enhanced their knowledge in election issues. The project direct beneficiaries were 3 thousand people, no directed were 15 thousand. We specially selected big villages for information campaign. Were created 5 type commixes in Georgian, Azeri and Armenian languages: why should we participate in elections, gender issues in election process, election processes, how is peoples vote protected. These commixes were published as flyers and posterssaid the project manager Revaz Barbakadze. The project was positively assessed by its participants. The project was very significant. We imitated elections in one of the Azeri school that was especially important for Azeri representatives, who participated. I think we received a lot of information about election process, which will be necessary for us,- said Keti Nakhutsrishvili, Gardabani Civil Education Center representative. The project started at August 18 and finished on

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September 30. The project is financially supported by CEC Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training Center.

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Rustavi City square cleaning action

Juveniles in conflict with Law fulfilled public benefit activities on June 29 in the Municipal Theatre nearby territory. The activity was organized by Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with support of LEPL National Probation Agency Kvemo Kartli Bureau and Rustavi City Hall. During the action juveniles conducted public benefit activities. Namely, cleaned the square and participated in city environment cleaning. The activity was joined by those teenagers who were not in conflict with law. CiDA also plans to conduct such activities in the future. The project Public Benefit Activities is implementedby the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with financial support of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

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CiDA trainers conducted trainings for 60 farmer females


Within the frames of the Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) CiDA trainers Shorena Kochlamazashvili and Davit Tarimanishvili conducted trainings in Bolnisi, Tetritskaro and Aspindza. The training covered small business planning issues specially desined for farmer females. 60 females have undergone trainings. At the trainings we discussed topics as for what to conduct business, what to conduct, where to sell, how to make price and control expenses. The interest was quite high and I think they will use this information for their business planning, - said CiDA trainer, Tavit Tarimanishvili. The Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) project is 4 years program, targeting development of private sector and increasing competition in business field in Georgia. The project is financed by the USAID with 40 million USD. The project is implemented by Deloitte.

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Juveniles in conflict with law visited Barambo


With the initiative of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) and support of the Bureau of National Agency of Execution of Non-Custodial Sentences and Probation and Kvemo Kartli Bureau of Probation juveniles in conflict with law visited Barambo company on September 10. The juveniles observed the company and got familiarized with modern technologies of producing chocolate. Finally, representatives of Barambo granted children with sweets. The project Public Benefit Activities is implementedby the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with financial support of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia

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The information campaign of the Civic Electronic Monitoring System is planned

During September within the frames of the Your City Government and You project which is implemented by CiDA in Rustavi were prepared information campaign products. Namely, during October-November, 2012 is planned public awareness rising about the Civic Electronic Monitoring System (CEMS) prepared within the frames of the project. For this purpose, was prepared TV clip with 1 minute length and clearly defines to the audience importance and rules of using the CEMS. The clip will be broadcasted via Kvemo Kartli TV Chanel 4. For the same purpose, were printed 2000 stickers which will be posted in the city at the buildings and public places. The information campaign will

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be launched by the end of October.

Training circles in Kvemo Kartli municipalities


Training circles launched within the frames of the Integration of Kvemo Kartli Minority Youth in the Election Process project. The training topics cover team working, effective communication and election issues. The trainings were conducted by Tsira Tavshavadze and the expert of the Central Election Commission Revaz Egadze. The trainings were conducted in administration centers of project all four target municipalities and were participated by over 80 youngsters. The trainings will last till September 8. After the trainings its participants will conduct education-information meetings within project target municipalities of communities settled with ethnic minorities.

Juveniles in conflict with law visited the National Archives


With the initiative of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) and support of the Bureau of National Agency of Execution of Non-Custodial Sentences and Probation and Kvemo Kartli Bureau of Probation juveniles in conflict with law visited the National Archives of Georgia on September 14th. The event was held within the project Public Benefit Activities. The juveniles observed the National archives and familiarized with Ancient documents dedicated to the life and deeds of the fa-

Slogan contest ended

Slogan contest launched within the frames of the Integration of Kvemo Kartli Minority Youth in the Election Process project ended.

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During the contest over 20 slogans were submitted and finally the winner is slogan: You Chose Your Future, whose author is Orkhan Perverdiev from Marneuli. The winner was granted with the certificate and cash prize. mous Georgian historian and ethnographer Saint Ekvtime. Film clips and photos from respective archives show various periods of Ekvtime Takaishvilis life. Mission of the project is to teach Rustavi-based Juveniles in conflict with the law new knowledge and abilities, integrate them into society and develop their personal skills. The project Public Benefit Activities is implemented by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) with financial support of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The winner slogan will be placed at every visual material created within the frames of the project.

CiDA in National and Regional Media


National Media
10 September, 2012.The TVcompany PIK showedbroad story about Civil Development Agency (CiDA). It was an interview with the organization Director, Zviad Devdariani.Mr. Zviad Devdariani answered journalists questions regarding CiDAs priorities and history, also about organization related issues regarding ethnic minorities, IDPs and future plans. 18 September, 2012. CiDA Director, Zviad Devdariani was invited to the Public Radio (FM 102.4) to the program Open Studio regarding the project financially supported by the Embassy of Japan which was implemented in Rustavi City and covered rehabilitation of the Care Center for Elderly. The project was implemented during November, 2011 and August 2012 and was co-financed by the Rustavi self-government. 28 September 2012. The program Chveni Ezo (Our Yard) on the Georgian Public Broadcaster showed the story about CiDA project which covers informing ethnic minority youth about eletion procedures.The project was implemented in Kvemo Kartli.

Regional Media
11 September 2012.Kvemo Kartli TV company Channel 4 broadcasted activity initiated by CiDA which covered informing citizens about election procedures via engagement of Gardabani municipality youngsters. 12 September 2012.Kvemo Kartli TV company Channel 4 in its news reporting showed the story regarding the presentation of the rehabilitated Care Center for Elderly. The project was financially supported by the Embassy of Japan and co-financed

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by the Rustavi self-government. 13 September 2012. Marneuli TV broadcasted activity initiated by CiDA which covered informing citizens about election procedures via engagement of Marneulimunicipality youngsters. 19 September 2012. Kvemo Kartli TV company Channel 4 broadcasted imitation of elections participated by the ethnic minority youth, implemented in Gardabani. 21 September 2012. Bolnisi TV company Bolnelibroadcasted imitation of elections participated by the ethnic minority youth, implemented in Bolnisi. 22 September 2012. Marneuli TV broadcasted imitation of elections participated by the ethnic minority youth, implemented in Marneuli.

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