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“Join for Local Economic Development” was issue of the Conference held within the framework of
“Join for Local Economic Development” was issue of the Conference
held within the framework of the project JOIN at Courtyard Marriot on
April 18. CARE International in the Caucasus with partner organizations
hosted the Conference. Representatives from Georgian and Armenian gov-
ernment, international and local organizations, private sector and repre-
sentatives of civil society were attending the event.

The Conference was conducted in three sessions. Participants dis- cussed engagement of civil society and private sector into the local develop- ment, strategy of agriculture development and its effect on the local level, also attraction of investment to the regions.

“The project implies cooperation and engagement of regions that should help civil society, private sector and Local Government to imple- ment ideas that foster improvement of economic and social conditions. It’s important that the process is open and transparent as much as pos- sible for all the stakeholders. We promote locals to develop capacity to attract investors or bring local government’s interest to realization of their ideas.” Project Director Anthony Foreman commented.

Working Groups are establishing in the bordering municipalities of Georgia and Armenia within the Project. The Groups will work out investment proposals in agriculture sector and identify commu- nity priorities.

in agriculture sector and identify commu- nity priorities. “Our attempt is to create strategic document involving
in agriculture sector and identify commu- nity priorities. “Our attempt is to create strategic document involving

“Our attempt is to create strategic document involving all the actors, Local Government, Donors and Business in the imple- mentation process. We should foster development of the com- munities, which, in their turn, will foster development of the municipalities, especially in the cross-bordering areas” – said CiDA Director Zviad Devdariani.

During the break, Conference participants had an opportunity to leaf through and taste exhibit- ed agriculture products from Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti, Tavushi, Shiraki and

Lori regions, the project target areas.

Lori regions, the project target areas. The representative of the project funder Austrian Development Cooperation in

The representative of the project funder Austrian Development Cooperation in the East Caucasus Alex- ander Bohr also attended the conference. He wel- comed transition of the project on the new stage and noted that the Agency proceeds supporting Geor- gia and Armenia, especially from the point of agricul- ture development. Project “Local Actors

Join for Inclusive Economic Development and Government in the South Caucasus” (JOIN) is a 3-year initiative, funded by Austrian Development Agency. Project is implemented by CARE Austria and CARE International in the Caucasus with partner organizations:

Civil Development Agency (CiDA) in Georgia and Agro-Business and Rural Development Centre (CARD) in Arme- nia.

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Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori

Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs
Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, held in Gori Forum of NGOs working on IDPs

Forum of NGOs working on IDPs issues, organized by the Civil Development Agency CiDA and CARE International in the Caucasus took place at Gori Municipal Hall on April 27. NGOs, local and international Donors, and Media representatives took part in the Forum.

Donors, and Media representatives took part in the Forum. The Forum started with an exhibition of
Donors, and Media representatives took part in the Forum. The Forum started with an exhibition of
Donors, and Media representatives took part in the Forum. The Forum started with an exhibition of
Donors, and Media representatives took part in the Forum. The Forum started with an exhibition of

The Forum started with an exhibition of publications and hand-made works of the participating organizations, and also pictures, reflecting living conditions of the IDPs. At the first part of the Forum there were introduced activities of some NGOs, while the second part was devoted to Conference, opened by the Director of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) Zviad Devdariani. The Forum participants shared their experience, related to the IDPs sphere and talked about the existing challenges. Deputy of governor Shida Kartli Revaz Kakhniashvili attended the Forum.

Shida Kartli Revaz Kakhniashvili attended the Forum. “Since 2008 year’s war between Russia and Georgia we

“Since 2008 year’s war between Russia and Georgia we got actively in- volved into the process of supporting the aggrieved people not only in Shida Kartli, but in other regions of Eastern Georgia as well. We’ve already been working this direction for 3 years and one of the components implies support of the NGOs, working in the sphere of IDPs” – declared CiDA Di- rector Zviad Devdariani.

According to the representative of CARE International in the Caucasus Maia Giorbelidze, in order to support local NGOs, within the project SIIMS there were funded 15 projects, each of them costing approximately 10 000 USD.

15 projects, each of them costing approximately 10 000 USD. The Deputy Governor thanked civil sector

The Deputy Governor thanked civil sector repre- sentatives for implementa- tion of this project and sup- port, provided to the IDPs and said that Local Gov- ernment will be supporting them in implementation of activities of this kind in the

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activities of this kind in the www.cida.ge future as well. The Conference ended up with a
activities of this kind in the www.cida.ge future as well. The Conference ended up with a

The Conference ended up with a discussion. The representatives of the NGOs, working on IDPs issues, remained content with the Fo- rum.

“Lots of Forums have been held, but a Forum on particularly IDPs is- sue and of this scale was the first one. That will help me establish new relationships, exchange opinions and make further steps. Therefore it was very interesting and it will be very effective” – said representative of Shida Kartli Democratic Development Institute Malkhaz Mindiashvili. The Forum was held within the project “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SI-

Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SI- “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream
Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SI- “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream
Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SI- “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream
Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SI- “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream
Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SI- “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream

“Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SIIMS) is funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The 3-year project is implemented by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development Agency (CiDA).

by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development
by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development
by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development

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www.cida.ge G-PAC met regional NGOs Regional organizations met the Director of G-PAC project of the East

G-PAC met regional NGOs

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www.cida.ge G-PAC met regional NGOs Regional organizations met the Director of G-PAC project of the East
www.cida.ge G-PAC met regional NGOs Regional organizations met the Director of G-PAC project of the East
www.cida.ge G-PAC met regional NGOs Regional organizations met the Director of G-PAC project of the East
www.cida.ge G-PAC met regional NGOs Regional organizations met the Director of G-PAC project of the East

Regional organizations met the Director of G-PAC project of the East West Management Institute (EWMI) on April 5th. The meeting was held in Tbilisi, at the office of G-PAC.

The meeting was held in Tbilisi, at the office of G-PAC. The meeting under the topic
The meeting was held in Tbilisi, at the office of G-PAC. The meeting under the topic
The meeting was held in Tbilisi, at the office of G-PAC. The meeting under the topic
The meeting was held in Tbilisi, at the office of G-PAC. The meeting under the topic
The meeting was held in Tbilisi, at the office of G-PAC. The meeting under the topic

The meeting under the topic - Do we have new ideas for projects? – developed in the format of free discussion. The major reporter and facilitator of the discussion was G-PAC Director Fron Nahzi. His main message for the at- tendees was that there are required new approaches and new ideas for projects. At the beginning of the meeting he introduced to the participants the slides, showing the list of priority issues, exposed in result of the lately conducted society research.

exposed in result of the lately conducted society research. Representatives of 15 regional NGOs from Eastern

Representatives of 15 regional NGOs from Eastern Geor- gia attended the meeting.

“This is the first meeting out of those, attended by me, where the Head of the Foundation says that he is not satisfied with his own work and that we should shift from the Donor’s requirements to the requirements of the society” – said the Executive Director of Educational - Informational centre “Kartli XXI” David Tsikarishvili from Khashuri. “This discontent is caused by the fact that during 15 years civil sector is not going forth – same projects and the same priorities”.

The meeting was orga- nized by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) within the frame- works of the project “CSOs East Georgia Network”. Project “CSOs East Georgia Network” is implemented by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA). The project is supported by the East West Management Institute G-PAC program. The project is funded with financial resources of the USA Interna- tional Development Agency.

Institute G-PAC program. The project is funded with financial resources of the USA Interna - tional

Open Society Georgia Foundation met Samtskhe - Javakheti CSOs

Open Society Georgia Foundation met Samtskhe - Javakheti CSOs Representatives of the Civil Society Support Program
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Samtskhe - Javakheti CSOs Representatives of the Civil Society Support Program
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Samtskhe - Javakheti CSOs Representatives of the Civil Society Support Program

Representatives of the Civil Society Support Program of the Open Society Georgia Foundation met Samtskhe - Ja- vakheti civil organizations on April 19. The meeting took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement.

took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement. Mission of the meeting was to introduce to
took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement. Mission of the meeting was to introduce to
took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement. Mission of the meeting was to introduce to
took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement. Mission of the meeting was to introduce to
took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement. Mission of the meeting was to introduce to
took place at Akhaltsikhe Centre for Democratic Engagement. Mission of the meeting was to introduce to

Mission of the meeting was to introduce to the local CSOs civil society development program and in general, pol- icy of the Foundation.

Representatives of the above-mentioned program dis- cussed with the CSOs such issues, as regulations in terms of project consideration, vision of the Foundation in terms of collaboration with CSOs and problems that hamper activities of the local NGOs.

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“We expected to listen to the re- quirements of the local CSOs in this region, learn their problems, their expectations and hear directly from them what action do they consider necessary from our side” – declared Open Society Georgia Foundation Civil Society Supporting Program Co- ordinator Malkhaz Saldadze,

The meeting was attended main- ly by Samtskhe – Javakheti organiza- tions, working on issues, related to Minorities and Development of Civil Society.

“I think that today’s meeting was really productive. Foundation representatives have introduced themselves, listened to our problems, priorities and mostly important, provided us with information about their programs and priorities and working direction that they may choose for the following three years” – said the Chairwoman of Samtskhe-Javakheti Democratic Women Community Marina Modebadze.

The meeting was organized within the project “East Georgia CSO Network”. Another meeting of this kind will be held within the above-mentioned project with Kvemo Kartli CSOs next week.

Project “East Georgia CSO Network” is implemented by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA). The project is supported within the East-West Management Institution G-PAC program. The project is funded by the USA International Development Agency.

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Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs

Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs This time representatives of the Civil Society Support
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs This time representatives of the Civil Society Support
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs This time representatives of the Civil Society Support
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs This time representatives of the Civil Society Support
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs This time representatives of the Civil Society Support
Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli CSOs This time representatives of the Civil Society Support

This time representatives of the Civil Society Support Program of the Open Society Georgia Foundation met Kvemo Kartli civil organizations. The meeting took place at Rustavi office of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) on April 24.

office of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) on April 24. Mission of the meeting was to
office of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) on April 24. Mission of the meeting was to
office of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) on April 24. Mission of the meeting was to
office of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) on April 24. Mission of the meeting was to

Mission of the meeting was to introduce local CSOs Civil Society Development Program and in gen- eral, Policy of the Foundation.

Program and in gen - eral, Policy of the Foundation. Representatives of the above-mentioned pro- gram

Representatives of the above-mentioned pro- gram discussed with the CSOs such issues, as vision of the Foundation in terms of collaboration with CSOs and regula- tions during consideration of projects.

CSOs and regula- tions during consideration of projects. are of interest and priority to them. “We

are of interest and priority to them.

“We have discussed activities of our program, contests conducted by the Foundation and future plans. We’ve introduced to the organizations our application procedures, major priorities of the Foundation, explained what type of projects mostly get funding and what are the major weak points of the projects” - said Open Society Georgia Foundation Civil Soci- ety Supporting Program Manager Khatuna Ioseliani.

The meeting developed in the Q-A mode. Representatives of Kvemo Kartli CSOs spoke about their needs and asked questions about issues that

“It was an important meeting, as far as it enabled us to ask questions to Donor Organization. We tried to clarify our future plans and initiatives. We’ve listened to information in terms of Network Funding, which is new and interesting to us” – said Organization Good - Will Mission – “Missionaries” Chairwoman Shorena Khukhua.

The meeting was organized within the project “East Georgia CSO Network”.

Project “East Georgia CSO Network” is implemented by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA). The project is sup- ported within the East-West Management Institution G-PAC program. The project is funded by the USA International Development Agency.

the East-West Management Institution G-PAC program. The project is funded by the USA International Development Agency.

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www.cida.ge MSI funds LG development focused project Presentation of the project, supported by the Man- agement

MSI funds LG development focused project

www.cida.ge MSI funds LG development focused project Presentation of the project, supported by the Man- agement
www.cida.ge MSI funds LG development focused project Presentation of the project, supported by the Man- agement
www.cida.ge MSI funds LG development focused project Presentation of the project, supported by the Man- agement

Presentation of the project, supported by the Man- agement Systems International – MSI- took place at the Self-governing city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7.

city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this
city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this
city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this
city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this
city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this
city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this
city Rustavi City Council Conference Hall on March 7. 10 Self-governing units are participating in this

10 Self-governing units are participating in this project and Rustavi is one of the pilot cities.

At the meeting in Rustavi were introduced three initia- tives, which will be implemented by: National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALA),Municipal Service Pro- viders’ Association (MSPA) and Civil Development Georgia (CiDA).

Association (MSPA) and Civil Development Georgia (CiDA). NALA project covers creation of city development plan and
NALA project covers creation of city development plan and also, to some an extent, improvement
NALA project covers creation of city development plan
and also, to some an extent, improvement of relationships
with population and skills of the local authorities.
“Alongside with everything our American partner has planned a big range of interesting activities, which imply working
out a general plan of Rustavi and establishment of the space development management base” - said the Executive Director of
the National Association of Local Authorities Davit Malua.
“Initiative of MSPA implies improvement of the cleaning system. Our aim is to calculate the cost of an effective tax and
to plan in Rustavi the methodology that we have used in other countries. Also we will carry out effective administration of
the mentioned tax that will reimburse to the Local Government the losses, caused by fault of the system” - shared MSPA Pro-
grams’ Development Manager Sopio Gozalishvili.
As for CiDA’s participation in this program, the goal of the organization is to inform population and involve them into the
activities of the LG. Name of the project is: “Your City Government and You”.
“We have several innovative ideas that we are planning to execute in the nearest future. One of them implies creation of
electronic system for monitoring of the LG projects. That is, very soon Rustavi citizens will be able to control and see through
internet what is being done in their district, yards, blocks of flats or stair halls; what projects are funded by the LG, what are
implementation deadlines and allocated funding. The main point about this system is that it enables a citizen to express his
point of view, submit a claim if something is delayed or done wrong, or on the contrary, thank executors for the project and all
this through internet. I hope Local Government will take those comments into consideration” - said Civil Development Agency
(CiDA) Director Zviad Devdariani.
Project “Your City Authorities and You” is supported by the Management Systems International (MSI) and U. S. Agency
for International Development (USAID).

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Summing up meeting of the Group for Supporting Development of the Legal Aid Service

Group for Supporting Development of the Legal Aid Service Summing up meeting of the Group for
Group for Supporting Development of the Legal Aid Service Summing up meeting of the Group for
Group for Supporting Development of the Legal Aid Service Summing up meeting of the Group for

Summing up meeting of the Group for Support- ing Development of the Legal Aid Service took place on April 2 at Zviad Kordzadze Law Office in Tbilisi. The meeting, organized by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) was implemented in the frameworks of the project “Monitoring of Criminal Justice Reform Implementation Strategy and Analysis in the Free Le- gal Aid sphere”. The Group members considered and discussed the suggestions and recommendations, worked out in the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service.

the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best
the frameworks of the Action Plan of the Legal Aid Service. “We have done our best

“We have done our best to keep the sugges- tions of the group members, we just ensured that

recommendations do not contradict with one-another and the docu- ment meets interests not only of one person, but the whole group. As to me, the recommendation package came out very good and it will increase availability of the Legal Aid Service for the beneficiaries and simultaneously improve its quality” – said CiDA Director Zviad Devdariani.

Group members discussed at the meeting each recommenda- tion and expressed their suggestions.

each recommenda- tion and expressed their suggestions. “This is a document, formed in result of partnership.

“This is a document, formed in result of partnership. It was quite productive work. If these recommendations are considered in the Legislation, it will be a big step forward” – said Lead Specialist, Legal Issues Committee at the Parliament of Georgia, Tinatin Tkesheliadze.

Sevdia Ugrekhelidze, member of Tbilisi City Council, has also given positive assessment to this document.

“There are problems that disturb everyone, but everyone is speaking of them behind – the - scenes. And now these prob- lems are all gathered in one document, which is already a very good fact. The Group is consisting of people, who definitely know the subject, and outstand with professionalism and fairness. We have partnership, which I’m sure, will give results and if we keep on working so productively, we will get really good results that will directly influent life of the citizens” – said Sevdia Ugrekhe- lidze.

The final document will be presented to the Ministry of Corrections and Legal Assistance. Except for that, in order to in- troduce the document to the society, will be held a conference, attended by representatives of State, non-governmental and international organizations.

Project “Monitoring of Criminal Justice Reform Implementation Strategy and Analysis in the Free Legal Aid sphere” is funded by the Eurasian Partnership Foundation and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), East-West Man- agement Institute (EWMI) and Swiss Agency for Development (Sida). Project implementer - Civil Development Agency (CIDA)

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www.cida.ge Trainings For Initiative Groups Members Trainings conducted to the members of IDP Initiative Groups in

Trainings For Initiative Groups Members

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www.cida.ge Trainings For Initiative Groups Members Trainings conducted to the members of IDP Initiative Groups in

Trainings conducted to the members of IDP Initiative Groups in the frameworks of the project SIIMS. Trainings are allocated for all the settlements and schools, covered by the project. Mission of the training is to develop skills for pre- sentation of the work, already implemented within the Infrastructure Rehabilitation Component. “Before launching the trainings we have prepared a guidebook and posters, showing 10 rules of making a pre- sentation. After completion of the trainings we have dis- tributed these posters among the Initiative Groups. I think they will prove useful to them and they won’t have any dif- ficulties with conducting a presentation” – said CiDA Mobi- lizer in Kvemo Kartli Rezo Barbakadze.

– said CiDA Mobi- lizer in Kvemo Kartli Rezo Barbakadze. Trainings on conduction of presentation have
– said CiDA Mobi- lizer in Kvemo Kartli Rezo Barbakadze. Trainings on conduction of presentation have

Trainings on conduction of presentation have already been held in Shaumiani and Koda settlements, as well as in Gori, Kareli and Surami.

“I liked the training very much and in case of neces- sity I will definitely use the knowledge, gained here. I’ve never needed to prepare a presentation before and conse- quently, I didn’t even know how to make it” – noted resi- dent of sanatorium “Poladi” in the borough Surami Gulnazi Turashvili.

The Infrastructure Rehabilitation Component of the Project SIIMS implies revelation and elimination of infra- structural problems, common to the inhabitants of IDP settlements in Shida and Kvemo Kartli and local population.

“Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SIIMS) is funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The 3-year project is implemented by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development Agency (CiDA).

by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development
by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local implementing partner is the Civil Development
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Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS

Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS

Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS
Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS
Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS Trainings for the women, funded within the frameworks
Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS Trainings for the women, funded within the frameworks
Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS Trainings for the women, funded within the frameworks
Training on Tax issues was conducted within SIIMS Trainings for the women, funded within the frameworks

Trainings for the women, funded within the frameworks of IDP Women’s Small Business Development Component of the project “Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SIIMS) were held in Rustavi and Gori on April 4 - 6. A representative of the Revenue Service Tea Melua introduced to the IDP ladies some issues regarding Tax Code and the innovations in this sphere.

regarding Tax Code and the innovations in this sphere. “As far as the group was selected
regarding Tax Code and the innovations in this sphere. “As far as the group was selected
regarding Tax Code and the innovations in this sphere. “As far as the group was selected

“As far as the group was selected within the frame- works of the Small Business Development, we have dis- cussed who is considered a tax-payer, why should a per- son pay taxes, what are the types of taxes, how to pay this or that taxe. We have spoken about special taxation regimes, small entrepreneurship, micro entrepreneur- ship and fixed-tax payer. Also about various disputes, use of cash register, and sanction and penalties” – noted Tea Melua.

Introduction of various Tax issues to the training participants appeared to be very interesting.

“It was a very interesting training, I’ve learnt how to register a private entrepreneurship, how to open an account at the Bank, types of taxes. I was ignorant about this issues until now, as far as I never needed them, I haven’t even been a private entrepreneur. Now that I need it, I’ve received all the information and would like to express my gratitude to CiDA” – declared Koda settle- ment resident Liana Gelashvili.

84 small businesses are funded within IDP Wom- en’s Small Business Development Component of the project SIIMS.

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www.cida.ge CARE Norway monitors SIIMS Project Representative of CARE Norway visited Kvemo Kartli on March 18.
www.cida.ge CARE Norway monitors SIIMS Project Representative of CARE Norway visited Kvemo Kartli on March 18.

CARE Norway monitors SIIMS Project

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www.cida.ge CARE Norway monitors SIIMS Project Representative of CARE Norway visited Kvemo Kartli on March 18.
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www.cida.ge CARE Norway monitors SIIMS Project Representative of CARE Norway visited Kvemo Kartli on March 18.

Representative of CARE Norway visited Kvemo Kartli on March 18. Together with the Project SIIMS partner organizations, CARE International in the Caucasus and CiDA, CARE Norway representative Shel Stockwick carried out monitoring in Koda and Shaumiani. Project implementers conduct such monitoring regularly.

Project implementers conduct such monitoring regularly. Within the frameworks of SIIMS Infrastructure rehabilitation
Project implementers conduct such monitoring regularly. Within the frameworks of SIIMS Infrastructure rehabilitation

Within the frameworks of SIIMS Infrastructure rehabilitation project, Shel Stock- wick got familiarized with the rehabilitation project of the library in Shaumiani School #2. He visited the library and met the Initiative Group members. Also, he paid a visit to Shaumiani Mechanization Group and spoke to its members. In Koda settlement Shel Stockwick visited several businesses, launched in the frameworks of IDP Women’s Small Business Development Component. In particular, in Koda Settlement -hothouse for roses and men’s salon, and in Shaumiani – Computer service Centre and two hot- houses. Shel Stockwick was satisfied with the monitoring results.

Shel Stockwick was satisfied with the monitoring results. “I’ve been here two years ago and I

“I’ve been here two years ago and I can’t even compare to the past what I’ve seen here today. I’m re- ally impressed. I’ve beet to the school, where study chil- dren of different nations. I’m satisfied with the mobili- zation process, despite that there were obstacles at the beginning, today everything is fine. I’ve seen tractors, operating in the field and women, running their busi- ness. The main is that every project has perspective and these businesses will remain the income source for the people in the future” – said Shel Stockwick.

CARE Norway representative has also met the Director of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) Zviad Devdariani and spoke to him about progress of the project and future partnership.

Before visiting Kvemo Kartli region, CARE Norway representative had visited Shida Kartli region, where he had also monitored projects, executed within the SIIMS project.

“Stabilization and Integration of IDPs into Mainstream Georgian Society” (SIIMS) is funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The 3-year project is implemented by CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local imple- menting partner is the Civil Development Agency (CiDA).

CARE Norway and CARE International in the Caucasus. Local imple- menting partner is the Civil Development

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www.cida.ge CiDA Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University On April 23 CiDA Director

CiDA Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University

Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University On April 23 CiDA Director visited the
Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University On April 23 CiDA Director visited the
Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University On April 23 CiDA Director visited the
Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University On April 23 CiDA Director visited the
Director conducted a lecture at the Ilia State University On April 23 CiDA Director visited the

On April 23 CiDA Director visited the 1st course students of Fac- ulty for Public Policy Administration of the Ilia State University. Lectures - meetings of this kind with NGO Heads take place at the Ilia University periodically.

NGO Heads take place at the Ilia University periodically. First the students made a short presentation
NGO Heads take place at the Ilia University periodically. First the students made a short presentation
NGO Heads take place at the Ilia University periodically. First the students made a short presentation
NGO Heads take place at the Ilia University periodically. First the students made a short presentation
NGO Heads take place at the Ilia University periodically. First the students made a short presentation

First the students made a short presentation about CiDA and the rest time of the lecture was entirely devoted to Zviad Devdariani. CiDA Director spoke mainly about the role of civil sector, its influence and exist- ing breaches. Then he introduced to the students his organization, CiDA’s services, current projects, activity area and strategic directions.

“Students meet various NGOs and we’ve also been invited. It was interesting for us as far as one of the beneficiaries of our activities are the Youth, students and we are interested in their opinion. We’ve introduced to them our activities and listened to their point of view that we may be useful for our activities”– said CiDA Director Zviad Devdariani.

After the speech the students asked the guest several questions and remained content with the meeting.

“Every week we have meetings of this kind with executive Directors of NGOs and we should point out that today’s meeting was the most interesting” – said Mariam Begiashvili.

Despite the fact that CiDA Director tried the role of a lecturer for the first time, by the end of the meeting was pointed out that Zviad Devdariani with his speech and presentation occupied leading position among the invited lecturers.

occupied leading position among the invited lecturers. Since 2011 Madona Terterashvili is studying International

Since 2011 Madona Terterashvili is studying International Economy at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Before that, in 2003, she graduated from Gymnasium of Economics in Khabarovsk. After that she enrolled into Tbilisi State University on the faculty of Economics and Business. She has gained Master Degree on the topic – Efficiency of investment in Georgia.

At the Berlin School of Economics and Business Madona is studying many interesting subject, among them is Global Management, in the frame- works of which she was given an assignment to prepare a contest work on the topic: Role of NGOs in Georgia and their effect on the National level in respect of solving Global problems.

the National level in respect of solving Global problems. Contest work covers information about NGOs, assessment

Contest work covers information about NGOs, assessment of the role of CSOs, changes and challenges for CSOs and history of development of the Georgian CSOs. The work is prepared after the example of activities of the Civil Development Agency (CiDA). There are reviewed the most important projects and challenges, set before the organiza- tion.

Madona has gained for her work the highest grade.

Financial Audit for 2011 year in CiDA Civil Development Agency (CiDA) conducted financial Audit for
Financial Audit for 2011 year in CiDA
Civil Development Agency (CiDA) conducted financial Audit for 2011 year.
“Georgian Audit and Consulting Company” (GACC) were representatives conducted
financial Audit of the Organization since February 25 till March 30. GACC repre-
sentatives studied CiDA’s financial compliance with the International Financial Re-
porting Standards and Georgian Tax Code, also the financial documentation of the
Organization.
“As per the conclusion, our procedures and internal financial activities com-
ply both with local Tax Code and International standards. Noteworthy is the fact
that the conclusions of 2011 and 2010 years were compared and the comparison
showed that almost all the breaches and notices that were earlier are eliminated
and corrected” – said CiDA Financial Manager Nugzar Arveladze.
In the nearest days CiDA will receive from “Georgian Audit and Consulting
Company” recommendations for improvement of internal management gaps.
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