Liza Sopromadze

Mobile: +995 (599) 55-45-25
E-mail: lizasopromadze@hotmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
05.2012 –Present Executive Director, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Responsible for working with local communities, NGOs, local
media representatives and local authorities;

Responsible for fundraising and coordination of all respective
projects of organization;

Responsible for planning activities of organization;

Act as a key liaison for central and local governmental
authorities;

Act as a trainer/consultant in various training sessions;

Coordinate cooperation with NGOs working on local
governance issues;

Research and provide recommendations for the agencies
engaged in the civil society development sector
09.2006- Present LECTURER, GEORGIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Course: Principles of local self governance - including basics of Local
Governance, community development through collaboration with
local authorities and citizens involvement in the local government
process;
01.10.14-03.12.15
Consultant - Creation of action plans for Shida Kartli and
Kakheti regions municipalities - invited by GIZ
01.05.15 - present
Trainer and consultant in Project " Strengthening the
capacities for Sakrebulo member" implemented by IRI supported by
NED;
01.11.15 - present
Project Director "Youth initiatives in Telavi municipality
villages" - Funded bu NDI;
01.04.15-30.07.15
Trainer in Project "Strengthening the capacities for Zugdidi,
Batumi, Kutaisi, Akhaltsikhe Cities and Gurjaani municipalities
sakrebulo members" - implemented by NDI, supported by SIDA;
01.09.12 –30.11.15
Consultant, Facilitation Service for MOLI in Kakheti
Governance Activities with HEKS-EPER South Caucasus Regional
Office (MOLI in Kakheti Project)
15.08.13 -07.12.13
Project and Secretariat Director – Provision of Secretariat
and Technical Assistance of Advisory Council for Local Government
Reform. The project is funded by MSI and implemented by OSGF;
04.2012 – 30.12.14
Project
Director
and
trainer,
“Encourage
youth
participation in local advocacy initiatives” implemented by The
Levan Mikeladze Foundation, funded by NED

Responsible to develop advocacy manual and training
module;

Responsible to conduct trainings;
01.03.13 – 15.05.14
Facilitator – Regional Development Strategy for Kakheti
Region – Supported by GIZ;
01.09.12 – 30.04.13
Project Director -”Increasing Engagement Telavi Municipality
Populations in Local Decision-Making Processes through Advocacy” 01.09.12 – 30.04.12, USAID | GEORGIA, EAST-WEST MANAGEMENT
INSTITUTE
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Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G-PAC)
08.2005- 05.2012HEAD
OF
LOCAL
GOVERNANCE
CENTER,
GEORGIAN
INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Supervise and manage Local Government Master’s Program;

Control and evaluate academic process;

Act as a key liaison for projects with donors and local
governmental authorities;

Coordinate cooperation with NGOs working on local
governance issues;

Providing feedback / reports to the donors upon the
implementation of the project;

Organize and chair conferences on Regional Development
issues;

Provide consultation services to regional municipalities;

Act as a resource to manage facilitation of regional
development module;

Facilitate NGO groups and assist with regional coordination
improvement through South Caucasus Region;

Research and provide recommendations for the agencies
engaged in the regional development sector;
08.2011-04.2012 Project Director and Trainer “TO ENCOURAGE THE ACTIVITY
OF TELAVI’S MUNICIPALITY WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE
STUDENTS OF TELAVI STATE UNIVERSITY” – funded by Open
Society Foundation Georgia.
11.2011-05.2012 Project Director and Trainer – “IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN TELAVI MUNICIPALITY” - funded by
Open Society Foundation Georgia.
10.2011 – 02.2012
Trainer and Consultant - "SUPPORT TO GEORGIA’S IDP
ACTION PLAN: 2009 – PART III” – Technical Assistance for Local
and Regional Development in IDP populated regions in Georgia,
contracted by ACF
03.2010 – 10.2010
Project Director - “STUDETS INVOLVMENT FOR
ENCHANCING THE SOUTH CAUCASUS REGIONAL
COOPERATION” – funded by GIZ.
12.2008 –12.2009
WORKING GROUP MEMBER at the TASK FORCE FOR
REGIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
IN
GEORGIA

REGIONAL
MANAGEMENT,
INSTITUTIONAL
SET-UP
AND
HUMAN
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, initiated jointly by Georgian
Government and by the Delegation of the EC, supported by Polish
Aid and GTZ
03.2009 – 03.2010
WORKING GROUP MEMBER TO DEVELOP THE TRAINING
CONCEPT FOR LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT in the framework of
the UNDP program: Support to the Local Governance Reform in
Georgia
13.07.10- 14.08.10
Trainer – “REGIONAL LEADERS
POLITICAL PARTIES” – organized by IRI.

CONFERENCE

FOR
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Training topic: - Roles, responsibilities & legal aspects of being a
Sakrebulo member
15-19.06.2009

Trainer in LOCAL SELF-GOVERNANCE ISSUES FOR MULTI-PARTY
- Women Academy at IRI

24.06.09-26.06.09
Trainer - LOCAL SELF-GOVERNANCE WORKSHOP - IRI
27-30.11.2009
Trainer - LOCAL SELF-GOVERNANCE ISSUES - IRI Regional
seminar in Bakuriani
10.2004- 08.2005
Program Director - COLLECTIVE CENTER REHABILITATION Federation “Save the Children”

Supervise and manage the project team of mobilizers and
engineers that work for Erani, the local NGO partner
organization.

Act as a key liaison for project with donor, Ministry of
Refugees and Accommodation, Ministry of Economic
Development and local governmental authorities and IDPs

Coordinate with other IDP stakeholders, especially Norwegian
Refugees Council and UNHCR

Prepare reports to the donor according to the schedule in the
project document and reports upon request
05.2002- 09.2004Coordinator - INTERNATIONAL ENERGY BRIGADE PROGRAM,
NATIONAL ENERGY BRIGADE - The Greens Movement of Georgia
09.1999 – 08.2005
DEVELOPMENT”
09.1990 – 04.1994

President - Association “WOMEN FOR URBAN
Manager - MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY,
FOREIGN ECONOMIC RELATIONS.

DEPARTMENT

OF

EDUCATION
09.2012 – present

Research Center at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
Degree: PhD Student - Research Thesis: Citizens’ involvement in
Local Governance
09.2003-09.2005
Local Government Administration Program at Georgian Institute
of Public Affairs
Degree: MPA
09.1998-05.2002
Department of Law at Tbilisi State University
Degree: Certificate
09/1991-05/1993
Department of Management at Georgian Technical University,
Degree: Bachelor of Commercial Business Manager
09/1985-06/1990
Department of Physics at Tbilisi State University
Degree: Master of Physics
TRAININGS
28.04.14-02.05.14
Results Based Monitoring and
Evaluation Training - organized by The World Bank Group,
Europe and Central Asia Capacity Development Trust Fund;
Certificate of completion
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25.01.14-25.02.14
Local Governance course at Public
Administration Department, George Mason University;
12.06.13-14.06.13
Outcome Mapping
Organized by: CTC
Certificate of completion
28.05.13-30.05.13
Project Management
Organized by: CTC
Certificate of completion
08.12.03-13.12.03
INTERGOVERNMENTAL FISCAL RELATIONS AND LOCAL
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT”
Organized by: World Bank Institute
and GIPA
Certificate of completion.
25.06.03-27.06.03
“SUSTAINABILITY OF NGOS” Funded by Fond “Horizonty”
Certificate of completion.
29.05.03- 2.06.03
“WOMEN IN POLITICS” Funded by USAID in cooperation with
World Learning and NDI, IRI, IREX, IFES and Partners Georgia.
Certificate of completion.
12.11.02 –16.11.02 Fourth Seminar on ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT (SEE-IV) –in
the organizations of the Energy Club (Hungary) and Climate Action
Network Central and Eastern Europe
(CANCEE) - Hungary,
Budapest.
Certificate of completion.
2002
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS AND TAX SYSTEM
- Well
Regulated Accounting Ltd.
Certificate
2001
REAL ESTATE FINANCES - Shore Bank Advisory Services,
Tbilisi
Certificate
1998
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTERMEDIATE COURSE International House, Tbilisi
Certificate
CONFERENCES
09.09.13-11.09.13
Summer School 2013 - "Strengthening Capacities of
Local Government" - organized by
TSU supported by GIZ; Moderator
and Presenter;
22.10.10-23.10.10
"Annual
Symposium
of
International
Delations
Scholars"-Attendee, Baku, Azerbaijan Funded by: GIZ
5.9.10.8.9.10 “Overcoming Regional Disparities: How to achieve a better, EUcoherent implementation of regional policies” – Reporter Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia – Funded by: GTZ
27.08.10-28.08.10
“Regional Development Perspectives in South Caucasus:
Opportunities and
Challenges” - Head Tbilisi, Georgia Organized by: GIPA Funded
by: GTZ
08.07.10- 09.07.10
Local and Regional Development in Europe –
Contemporary Challenges – Attendee Batumi, Georgia
24.05.07-26.05.07
International Conference: “The
Impact of Europenization on the Public
Administration” - Attendee - SNSPA, Bucharest, Romania
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01.12.04-31.12.05
Future Women Leaders’
Program – Organized by: NDI
12.06.04-19.06.04.
Climate changes - Work shop of International Energy
Brigades –Sholta, Croatia
14.7.3.18.7.3
“Marketing for NGO’s” – Organized by: CTC.
07.07.04-09.07.04
“Women in Politics” - Organized by: USAID.
28.09.02- 01.10.02
Climate changes - Workshop of International Energy
Brigades Meeting - Venue: Sandanski, Bulgaria
16.09.02-21.09.02
Civil Society and NGO
Organized by: CTC
RESEARCHES/PUBLICATION
March 2016
Research paper - " Local Governance and Citizen Engagement - How should
be determined
the priorities of the municipality";
June 2012
Research paper – “Local Self government competencies in Europe”
December 2012 Research paper – “Budgeting Process – case of Telavi Municipality”;
August 2010 Research paper – “Development of Local Governance Educational Programs
in Georgia”
May 2012
Advocacy Manual - handbook;
LANGUAGES

Georgian:

Native

Russian: Excellent English: Working Knowledge

COMPUTER SKILLS: MS Office Suite 2007 (MS world, Excel, Power Point, Internet)

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