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EWMI G-PAC:

SUPPORTING IDEAS THAT MATTER


Grants Awarded
February 2011 April 2013

Contents
Introduction............................................................................................................................................ 4 Think Tank Support Grants (TTSG)........................................................................................................ 5 Partnership for Change (PfC) Grants..................................................................................................... 9 Citizens Advocacy Grants (CAG)......................................................................................................... 13 University Assistance Grants (UAG)..................................................................................................... 22 Internship Grants.................................................................................................................................. 26 Arts for Advocacy (AfA) Grants........................................................................................................... 29 Act Now Grants................................................................................................................................... 31 Open Door Grants............................................................................................................................... 32 Networking Facilitator Grants.............................................................................................................. 35 Enabling Environment Grant................................................................................................................. 36

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

INTRODUCTION
About EWMI G-PAC The East West Management Institute (EWMI) Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia project (G-PAC) is a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims to strengthen civil societys role in advocating for, influencing the development and implementation of, and monitoring effective public policy reforms in Georgia. To accomplish this goal, EWMI G-PAC provides grants, mentorship, and trainings to civil society organizations (CSOs). With our partner, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), we also advocate for a legal environment conducive to the financial sustainability of CSOs. Additionally, we are collaborating with the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia Universitys School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) and Ilia State University (ISU) to establish a Master in Public Administration (MPA) Program at ISU.This program will serve as a focal point for public policy research in Georgia, and as an incubator for the next generation of Georgian policy makers and analysts.

Our Grant Programs We seek to further engage CSOs in effective public policy, advocacy, and watchdog activities. Civil society is a broad term that includes NGOs, professional associations, community initiatives, universities, and sports teams, among other community-based organizations. Through a combination of grants and demand-driven capacity development support, we seek to strengthen linkages between CSOs and the government, media, community constituencies, and CSO networks, leading to a self-sustaining, independent civil society owned by the citizens of Georgia. To date we have awarded 199 grants throughout Georgia valued at more than $3.3 million USD. Grantees committed more than $500,000 USD to their initiatives. As part of EWMI G-PACs Masters in Public Administration Program, two additional $200,000 grants have been awarded to Ilia State University. If you are interested in applying for one of our grants or would like more information, please contact us by email at info@ewmi-gpac.org, or by phone at (995 32) 2 202 444, ext. 102. You can also visit our website at www.ewmi-gpac.org.

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

THINK TANK SUPPORT GRANTS (TTSG)


TTSG support organizations whose primary focus is policy research and analysis (i.e., think tanks). Their projects must foster informed public debate and policy-making, including comprehensive analysis of key issues facing Georgia, concrete recommendations for addressing problems, wide dissemination of findings, and follow-up advocacy targeting the public and decision-makers. To date, 11 Tbilisi-based think tanks have received 12-month grants to work on issues related to sustainable economic development, education, and health. New grantees are eligible to receive up to $50,000 through open grant competitions, and previously successful G-PAC grantees can receive up to $75,000 through closed competitions.

As of April 2013: Number of Think Tank Grants awarded: Total value of Think Tanks Grants awarded: 16 $874,087

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

Think Tank Support Grants: Open Competition, Awarded September 2012 April 2013 Title Amount Duration

Organization

Contact

Center for Civil Integration and Inter-Ethnic Relation (CCIIR) $50,000

Shalva Tabatadze T. (995 32) 292 25 95 stabatadze@cciir.ge

8 months

Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC)

Nino Evgenidze T. (995 32) 22073 05 nevgenidze@eprc.ge

$49,600

9 months

Sergi Kapanadze Georgias Reforms Associates T. (995 77) 733877 (GRASS) sciber@iset.ge

Project Description Conduct research on the inter-cultural sensitivity of primary education materials, curricula, Intercultural Education Reand teachers. Develop and advocate for recsearch in Primary Schools ommendations to improve cultural tolerance of Georgia and appreciation of ethnic minority groups in primary education. Assess the current state of agriculture in Georgia and make policy recommendations to foster Innovative Approach to growth in this sector. Develop a long-term Agricultural Policy Making agricultural strategy and timeline in partnership with the government. Developing policy recom- Conduct a needs assessment and devise policy mendations on the durable alternatives for the government on durable solutions for the Phase III solutions for the challenges faced by the largest IDPs group of IDPs. $50,000

6 months

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Think Tank Support Grants: Open and Closed Competitions, Awarded May August 2012 Title Conceptual Policy Document on Development of Educational System in Georgia $49,877 Impact of Higher Education on Work Force Formation in Georgia $49,950 Produce a systemic analysis of education in Georgia (from pre-school to higher education) and develop recommendations to improve the system. Project Description Amount Duration 1 year

Organization

Contact

Education Policy and Research Association (EPRA)

Maia Miminoshvili T. (995 32) 222 60 67 miminoshvili.maia @gmail.com

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International Institute for Giorgi Machabeli Education Policy, Planning and T. (995 32) 239 68 92 Management (EPPM) machabeli@eppm.org.ge

8 months

ISET Policy Institute

Eric Livny T. (995 32) 250 71 77 sciber@iset.ge National Competitiveness Report

Research the relationship between higher education options and employment opportunities in Georgia and develop policy recommendations. Create a National Competitiveness Report (NCR) for Georgia. Promote Georgias attractiveness as an investment destination and create the professional and institutional capacities in Georgia to monitor and analyze competitiveness policies.

$79,850

5 months

Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) The Price of the State

Nino Evgenidze T. (995 32) 220 73 05 nevgenidze@eprc.ge

Establish innovative methodology for conducting research on the economic effectiveness of public expenditures and develop online platforms to inform the public about government spending patterns.

$78,995

1 year

Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC); Transparency International (TI) Georgia; Liberal Academy of Tbilisi (LAT) The Political Parties Project

Nino Evgenidze T. (995 32) 220 73 05 nevgenidze@eprc.ge

Improve the transparency of the Georgian democratic system by providing the general public with timely and professional evaluation of electoral promises.

$68,968

6 months

Think Tank Support Grants: Awarded December 2011 February 2012 Title Fiscal Risks in Georgia: Tax Revenues and Public Debts Project Description Analyze tax and debt threats to Georgias fiscal sustainability and identify potential policy solutions. Assess the quality and outcomes of recent healthcare reforms. Amount $49,950 Duration 10 months

Organization

Contact

PMC Research Center

Zaza Broladze T. (995 32) 292 11 81 z.broladze@pmcg.ge

Devi Khechinashvili Partnership for Social InitiaChairman of the Board tives Georgian Center (PSI) T. (995 32) 291 11 63 psi@caucasus.net

Impact of the New Health Policy on the Access to Health Services

$49,840

9 months

Think Tank Support Grants: Awarded May June 2012 Title Project Description Amount Duration

Organization

Contact

Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) $49,930

Nino Evgenidze T. (995 32) 220 73 05 nevgenidze@eprc.ge Threats and Challenges for Sustainable Growth

Assist the National Security Council of Georgia in identifying and assessing major economic threats and challenges.

1 year

ISET Policy Institute

Eric Livny T. (995 32) 250 71 77 sciber@iset.ge Growth Diagnostics for Georgia

$49,860

1 year

Transparency International (TI) Georgia

Eka Gigauri T. (995 32) 292 14 03 ekag@transparency.ge

$49,995

10 months

Liberal Academy of Tbilisi (LAT)

$49,116

1 year

International Institute for Education Policy, Planning and Management (EPPM) Pharmaceutical Prescription Practices in Georgia

Identify binding constraints to economic growth in Georgia and develop recommendations for targeted policy interventions. Promote competitiveness and transparency by Analyzing Competition analyzing the food and fuel sectors and identifying specific concerns and potential policy in Georgia solutions. Analyze Georgias current political and economTransition in Georgia: ic transition strategy as it relates to EU integraMajor Implications tion. Assess the prevalence and impact of private Examining Private Tutoring tutoring in Georgia and recommend education Phenomenon in Georgia policy reforms to mitigate its negative impacts. Research the factors influencing prescription practices and high pharmaceutical costs.

$48,359

6 months

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Insurance Association of Georgia

Ketevan Tsikhelashvili T. (995 32) 293 11 28 info@ei-lat.ge Giorgi Machabeli T. (995 32) 239 68 92 machabeli@eppm.org.ge Devi Khechinashvili T. (995 32) 291 20 40 devi.gia@caucasus.net

$49,797

10 months

PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE (PFC) GRANTS

To increase civil societys impact on the public policy process, the PfC program facilitates linkages and coordination among advocacy CSOs, think tanks, and academic institutions throughout Georgia. This program also promotes interaction between CSOs and their constituencies. It is designed for formal or ad-hoc coalitions, networks, or partnerships of at least two organizations established around an advocacy issue. As of April 2013, G-PAC funded 17 Tbilisi-based CSOs advocating for issues related to education, the environment, elections, and healthcare. Previously, the maximum amount per grant was $50,000. G-PAC now provides up to $60,000 for first-time grantees through open competitions, and up to $80,000 for previously successful G-PAC grantees through closed competitions.

As of April 2013: Number of PfC Grants awarded: 17 $875,824

Total value of PfC Grants awarded:

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Partnership for Change Grants: Open Competition, Awarded April 2013 Title $45,870 Amount Duration 1 year

Organization

Tiflis Hamkari

Contact Tamar Amashukeli T. (995 599) 72 13 76 amashukelitamar@gmail.com $45,510

Community Development Centre

Ana Margvelashvili T. (995 577) 52 01 25 annamargvelashvili@gmail.com

10 months

Foundation Partnership for Road Safety

Irakli Izoria T. (995 558) 24 04 01 irakli@ safedrive.ge

$46,565

1 year

Democratic Development Union of Georgia Tbilisi Ecology

Project Description Advocate for cultural heritage protecSocial Problem Related tion legislation that meets international to Urban Heritage standards. Advocate for government-funded pilot Micro Enterprises micro-entrepreneurship programs as an as a Tool for Fighting instrument for poverty and unemployment Poverty reduction. Engage citizens in reporting hazardous traffic infrastructure and road accidents to create the first public database of comFriendly Roads mon traffic hazards in Georgia. Advocate for targeted action against the road hazards identified in the database. Association in Order Mobilize water consumers in Ozurgeti to Protect the Water to defend their rights and improve water Consumers Interest supply service. $49,837 Research the ecological issues in Tbilisi and develop policy recommendations. $59,971

16 months

Safe Space

Levan Khintibidze T. (995 599) 58 75 74 Levankhintibidze@gmail.com Ana Gabriadze T. (995 595) 27 05 06 tbilisisafespace@gmail.com

1 year

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Partnership for Change Grants: Open and Closed Competitions, Awarded July 2012 Title $79,945 Amount Duration 17 months

Organization

Civic Development Institute (CDI) $78,890

Georgian Association of Child Neurologists and Neurosurgeons (GACNN) $59,580

18 months

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Welfare Foundation Partnership for Change Grants: Open Competition, Awarded May 2012 Title Strengthening Democratic Processes Project Description Increase the involvement of people with disabilities in the electoral process.

Contact Ia Antadze T. (995 32) 218 36 36 iaantadze@yahoo.com Nino Tatishvili T. (995 599) 50 83 08 n_tatishvili@gmail.com Simon Gabrichidze T. (995 599) 96 94 63 simongabrichidze @welfarefoundation.org.ge

Project Description Strengthen school safety and autonomy Georgian Teachers for policy implementation and advocate for Child Friendly Schools additional safe school reforms. Advocate for the rights of children with Coalition for Childhood disabilities to enhance healthcare, educaDisability tion, and disability-related services. Achieve full enforcement of Georgian Civil Society Partnertobacco control regulations. Empower the ship for Life in a Smokepublic and CSOs to advocate for better free Environment enforcement of existing laws.

1 year

Organization

Contact

Amount $39,070

Duration 18 months

Coalition for Independent Living

Giorgi Dzneladze T. (995) 599 455688 ligadzneladze@mail.ru Development of e-Participation in Georgia Conducting an Innovative SMS Survey

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information

$ 59,800

1 year

Caucasus Research and Resource Centers

Analyze the level and potential of e-participation on Georgian government websites. Pilot an innovative SMS technology enabling citizens to monitor the pre-election environments throughout Georgia.

$ 39,915

6 months

International Society for Fair Election and Democracy

Levan Avalishvili T. (995) 574 770408 l.avalishvili@idfi.ge Hans Gutbrod T. (995) 322 253942 hans@crrccenters.org Nino Lomjaria T. (995) 555 020200 nino.lomjaria@isfed.ge

Monitoring elections via Monitor and post results of the 2012 Web-portal Parliamentary elections online.

$ 50,990

8 months

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Partnership for Change Grants: Open Competition, Awarded July 2011 Amount $38,280 Duration 14 months

Organization

Association Green Wave

Contact Maka Jakhua T. (995) 99 507039 maka@grn.ge Empowering Local Communities in Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi Coalition for Autism Ecology of Tbilisi Raise public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders. $48,915

Title Vulnerable Population for Healthcare Insurance Reforms

Green Alternative

Nino Gujaraidze T. (995 32) 229 27 73 ngujaraidze@greenalt.org

Project Description Increase awareness of state-funded medical insurance among vulnerable populations. Address social and environmental concerns of communities affected by the Khudoni Hydro Power Plant (HPP) and the Namakhvani HPP. $46,840

18 months

Georgian Association of Child Neurologists & Neurosurgeons (GACNN) Advocate for the protection of recreation zones in Tbilisi.

Nina Darsavelidze T. (995) 99 508300 ndarsavelidze@gmail.com Ana Gabriadze

1 year

Safe Space

T. (995) 595 270 506 tbilisisafespace@gmail.com Advocacy for Child Friendly Schools

$36,116

10 months

Civic Development Institute (CDI)

Ia Antadze T. (995 32) 218 36 36 iaantadze@yahoo.com

Review existing Georgian school safety policies in the context of international best practices.

$49,730

1 year

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

CITIZENS ADVOCACY GRANTS (CAG)

CAGs support issue-based advocacy initiatives undertaken by Georgian CSOs at local and regional levels, with priority given to CSOs based in the regions. Grantees implement creative participatory activities, engage citizens in advocating for policy reforms and better public services, assist local officials in adopting mechanisms for accountability and citizen participation, monitor budget and policy implementation, and protect core civil and political rights. In its first year, EWMI G-PAC provided up to $15,000 in funding for projects lasting up to one year. G-PAC now offers up to $20,000 for first-time grantees and up to $30,000 for previously successful G-PAC grantees.

As of April 2013: Number of CAG Grants awarded: 50 $916,751

Total value of CAG Grants awarded:

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Citizens Advocacy Grants: Closed Competition, Awarded April 2013 Title Strengthening Preschool Education in Georgia $19,960 Improve the quality of preschool education in Georgia. Project Description Amount Duration 6 months

Organization

Contact

Center for Educational Initiatives

Association Flora and Fauna

Supporting the Development of Traditional Fishing in Georgia

Developing traditional coastal fishing and protecting the rights of coastal fishermens unions.

$18,940

7 months

Peoples Harmonious Development Society

Zurab Paghava T. (995 599) 55 37 77 zura@osgf.ge Tbilisi Archil Guchmanidze T. (995 595) 77 74 44 contact@florafauna.org Batumi Tsovinar Nazarova T. (995 593) 46 17 54 tsovinar@phds.ge Tbilisi Advocacy Campaign for Development of Reintegration Policy for Returnees $19,990

7 months

Public Interests Defense Association

Nino Paatashvili T. (995 593) 33 42 24 ninopaatashvili@gmail.com Telavi Child Protection is the Primary Issue

Protect the rights of returnees in Georgia and support the development of reintegration policy for returnees in the regions of Georgia. Increase accessibility of social and health programs for children by conducting a needs assessment, identifying problems, and elaborating recommendations for service improvement. Advocate for the relevant stakeholders to support property registration in Khevsureti.

$19,630

8 months

We Are for Sensible Future

Maia Burduli T. (995 599) 16 12 93 sensiblefuture@yahoo.com Tserovani, Mtskheta Legalization of Real Estate Property Rights in Khevsureti Advocacy of Kazbegi Population During the Implementation of Ongoing and Planned HPP Projects

$ 19,700

7 months

Stepantsmida

Shota Buchukuri T. (995 579) 12 06 06 eco_shota@yahoo.com Stepantsminda, Kazbegi

$19,504

11 months

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Gulnara Shoshitaishvili Association of Civil Society Devel- T. (995 599) 25 70 40 opment of Georgia acsdg@caucasus.net Tetritskaro

Active Citizens - Accountable and Transparent Governance

Inform communities affected by large hydro-power plant construction about the social and environmental obligations of the construction companies. Initiate dialogue between the government of Tetritskaro municipality and local residents to increase public engagement in decision-making processes.

$19,990

10 months

Citizens Advocacy Grants: Closed Competition, Awarded April 2013 (Continued) Title Improve infrastructure and managePreschool Education - Our ment of kindergartens in Marneuli Right region. $17,904 Project Description Amount Duration 5 months

Organization

Contact

Society of Democratic Women of Marneuli

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Union of Chiaturians

Protecting Public Interests of Chiaturians and Environmental Monitoring

Monitor Georgian Manganeses environmental obligations and increase citizens eco-awareness.

$19,900

7 months

Anti-Violence Network of Georgia Citizens Advocacy Grants: Open Competition, Awarded June 2012 Title Ensuring Accessibility of Healthcare Services to IDPs and Protecting their Rights Project Description

Olga Endeladze T. (995 357) 22 53 37 endel92@mail.ru Marneuli Shota Gaprindashvili T. (995 579) 11 91 19 chiatura2010@gmail.com Chiatura Nato Shavlakadze T. (995 599) 57 06 01 natoshavlakadze@gmail.com Tbilisi Assisting System Changes for Achieving Social and Legal Guarantees for Single Mothers Define the concept and the status of single mothers and establish social and legal guarantees for them that do not exist in the current legislation. $ 20,000

8 months

Organization

Contact

Amount $15,352

Duration 10 months

Increase the accessibility and improve the provision of medical services to IDPs in Poti.

Increasing Engagement of Increase the participation of Telavi Population of Telavi in Local municipality citizens in local budget Decision-Making Process planning and decision-making process.

$19,980

8 months

Khatuna Bechvaia Tanaziari Rehabilitation and Devel- T. (995) 599 96 67 44 tanaopment Charity Center ziari@hotmail.com Zugdidi Liza Sopromadze Civil Society Research and Devel- T. (995) 599 55 45 25 opment Center lizasopromadze@hotmail.com Telavi Aleksandre Elisashvili T. (995) 599 911 078 Tiflis Hamkari elisashvili@yahoo.com Tbilisi Lets Protect Together Our Cultural Heritage

Advocate for the protection of cultural landmarks in Tbilisi and raise awareness about threats to these landmarks.

$19,970

6 months

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Citizens Advocacy Grants: Closed Competition, Awarded June 2012 (Continued) Title Get Involved in Management of Your Community $27,690 Increase civic participation in the planning and implementation of government-funded village support programs. Project Description Amount Duration 1 year

Organization

Contact

Young Economists Association of Georgia, Imereti Representation

Civil Development Association of Georgia

Paata Kldiashvili T. (995 599) 56 16 42 paata.kldiashvili@yahoo.com Kutaisi Giorgi Bokeria T. (995) 551 550 244 george@gcda.org.ge Lagodekhi Protect the Rights of Socially Unprotected Population in Kakheti Region $27,242

11 months

Young Lawyers Association of Georgia Kutaisi Branch

Nino Tvaltvadze T. (995) 593 602 563 nino.tvaltvadze@gmail.com Kutaisi

$28,466

1 year

Lanchkhuti Information Center

Amiran Gigineishvili T. (995) 599 917 925 lanchkhuti@civitas.ge Lanchkhuti

$24,454

1 year

Union of Scientists of Imereti Region Spectri

Ketevan Tskhakaia T. (995 99) 570 516 spectri@gmail.com Kutaisi

$ 27,670

1 year

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

Step Forward

Manana Inaishvili T. (995) 422 275 547 manana_ inaishvili@yahoo.com Batumi

Protect the rights of people living below the poverty line in Kakheti and advocate for effective and fair social assistance policy at the local level. Advocate for the rights of the Imereti population by ensuring their needs are reflected in political party platforms. My Voice in the Parliament Increase the accountability of members of Parliament to their constituencies. Increase the socio-economic potential Advocacy for Developof Lanchkhuti and Chokhatauri by ment of Cities Left Withdeveloping specific and demand-driven out Self-Governance 5-year strategic action plans. Involve citizens in the development of Inclusion of Society in Enthe Tkibuli Environmental Action Plan vironmental Decision-Makand advocate for local government ing Process Building approval. Advocate for mitigation of Capacities of the Local the negative effects caused by Tkibuli Government thermal power plant. Develop an action plan and advocate Advocacy for Equal Rights for the provision of quality healthcare of Children with Hearing and education to children with hearing Problems problems.

$ 25,850

1 year

Citizens Advocacy Grants: Closed Competition, Awarded May 2012 Title Advocacy for Eco-migrants Interests $25,760 Improve the legal and policy environment for eco-migrants in Georgia. Project Description Amount Duration 8 months

Organization

Contact

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

Support to Lawful Management of the Forest Resources Derived from the Public Interest Advocacy of Environmental Issues in Chiatura

$28,328

1 year

David Bagrationi T. (995) 577 378870 Borjgalo d.bagrationi@gmail.com Batumi Koba Parjiani Guram Tikanadze Svaneti Youth T. (995) 599 447978 Center latalicenter@yahoo.com Svaneti, village Latali Shota Gaprindashvili T. (995) 79119119 Union of Chiaturians chiatura2010@gmail.com Chiatura Advocate for improved forest resource management by local government and communities to reduce negative effects on the environment. Increase public participation in environmental decision-making processes and monitor the work of the Georgian Manganese company. $29,907

10 months

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Citizens Advocacy Grants: Awarded November 2011 Title Advocacy Campaign in Imereti to Protect Property Owners Rights $19,585 Protect the rights of property owners residing near the Zestaponi-Samtredia highway construction site. Project Description Amount Duration 11 months

Organization

Contact

Young Economists Association of Georgia, Imereti Representation

Advocacy of Socially Vulnerable Population in Mtskheta-Mtianeti

Help people living below the poverty line benefit from the State Program to Eradicate Poverty (SPEP).

$19,458

9 months

Protection of the Rights of Property Owners from the Railway Construction

Protect the interests of families living near the Khashuri-Kharagauli-Zestaponi railway construction site.

$13,965

10 months

Citizens for Protection of their Rights

Address property rights violations in Poti and Grigoleti.

$19,350

10 months

First Aid for Epileptic Seizures

Increase the knowledge and skills of school teachers in treating students during epileptic and other paroxysmal attacks.

$18,663

7 months

Paata Kldiashvili T. (995 599) 56 16 42 paata.kldiashvili@yahoo.com Kutaisi Lia Khuroshvili T. (995 599) 22 86 52 Civic Activities Center lia_hrc@mail.ru Gurjaani Inga Maghradze Center for Public Monitoring T. (995 555) 20 63 36 and Research ingamaghradze@yahoo.com Kharagauli Eliso Janashia Human Rights and Social Justice T. (995 493) 27 94 84 Research Center ejanashia@gmail.com Poti Tamar Gagoshidze Psychometric and Consulting T. (995 555) 33 41 14 Association gagoshidzet@gmail.com Tbilisi Shalva Eloshvili T. (995 599) 67 68 37 Stepantsmida shalvaeloshvili@gmail.coma Stepantsminda Protecting Rights of Property Owners During Construction Monitoring the construction of the of the Dariali Hydro Power Dariali Hydro Power Plant. Station $17,624

EWMI G-PAC Grants Report: Feb. 2011- April 2013

11 months

Citizens Advocacy Grants: Awarded July 2011 Title Improving Public Policy in the Field of Eco-Migration $14,000 Improve the policy and legislative framework on eco-migration in Georgia. Project Description Amount Duration 6 months

Organization

Contact

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Poti International Airport: Expected Risks and Ways to Reduce Them

Increase public awareness about the anticipated ecological and social risks of constructing the Poti International Airport.

$13,640

11 months

Supplying IDPs in Frezeti with Advocate for providing drinking water Drinking Water to the new IDP settlement in Frezeti.

$12,720

9 months

Ilia Guchmanidze T. (995) 598 545 054 Borjgalo iguchmanidze@gmail.com Batumi Lasha Zarginava Executive Director Media and 593 228 678 Society lashazargi@gmail.com Poti Nana Chopliani Young T. (995) 599 794071 Teachers and Psychologists nana_chopliani@yahoo.com Association Tbilisi Amiran Gigineishvili T. (995) 599 917 925 Lanchkhuti Information Center lanchkhuti@civitas.ge Lanchkhuti Advocacy for Changes Raise citizen awareness and engage the community in developing a strategic economic development plan for the Ozurgeti and Lanchkhuti municipalities. Monitor the water supply system renovation in Tetritskaro. $14,605 Advocacy for Water Access $14,955

8 months

Association of Civil Society of Georgia

Nikoloz Meladze T. (995) 597 740 841 acsdg@caucasus.net Tetritskaro Advocacy for Socially Vulnerable Populations in The Kakheti Region Advocacy for Children with Hearing Problems

1 year

Giorgi Bokeria Civil Development Association T. (995) 551 550 244 of Georgia george@gcda.org.ge Lagodekhi

Identify 30 socially vulnerable people in the Telavi, Lagodekhi, and Gurjaani municipalities and provide advocacy training to them. Empower parents of children with hearing problems to advocate for their childrens rights.

$14,912

10 months

Step Forward

Manana Inaishvili T. (995) 422 275 547 manana_ inaishvili@yahoo.com Batumi

$14,200

6 months

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Citizens Advocacy Grants: Awarded February 2011 Title Promoting Public-Government Dialogue in Ambrolauri $14,240 Establish ongoing communication between the regional capital and high mountainous villages. Project Description Amount Duration 7 months

Organization

Open Environment: A Path to Independent Living Active Citizenship, In Governance Inform and promote citizen participation in the Baghdati and Tskaltubo municipalities budget process. Increase public oversight and participation in the budgeting process in the Gardabani region.

Ensure future buildings in the Kakheti region are accessible to the physically challenged.

$14,638

6 months

$12,410

1 year

Public Participation in the Municipal Budgeting Process

$14,912

8 months

Public Interest and Choice of the Government

Increase public participation in local decision-making.

$14,773

10 months

Develop medium-term strategic action Well Plan Together How plans for state-owned non-commercial to Spend Our Money legal entities. Lets Help Each Other Increase public education among IDP youth and help them integrate into local society.

$14,635

1 year

$15,000

10 months

Contact Manana Bochorishvili T. (995 99) 930 760 Association Zekari manana_b@list.ru Racha Vladimer Chincharauli Center for T. (995 99) 161 560 Integration of Disabled iduka@mail.rui People of Kakheti Region Telavi Nodar Jikia Young Lawyers Association of T. (995 99) 297 794 Georgia Kuatisi Branch kutaisi@gyla.ge Dimitri Lazar T. (995 93) 560 416 ngo.nikk@ New Initiative in Kvemo Kartli gmail.com Gardabani Levan Chkhaidze Union for Democratic Devel- T. (995 99) 587 574 sdgk.ngo@ opment of Georgia gmail.com Ozurgeti Mindia Salukvadze Ozurgeti Young Scientists Club T. (995 55) 541 564 mindia_7@ yahoo.com Marine Mgebrishvili T. (995 99) 534 035 Society Biliki contact@biliki.ge Gori Aleks Metreveli T. (995) 599 778 404 Georgian Youth for Europe georgianyouth@gmail.com Rustavi Green Challenge for Rustavi Society Reduce plastic bags usage in Rustavi by persuading the government to introduce a fee for single-use plastic bags. $14,849

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8 months

Citizens Advocacy Grants: Awarded February 2011 (Continued) Title Monitoring of Zugdidi-Mestia Road Construction $11,259 Ensure rights of the local community are protected by monitoring the construction of the Zugdidi-Mestia highway. Project Description Amount Duration 8 months

Organization

The Guram Tikanadze Svaneti Youth Center

Contact Gigla Parjiani T. (995 99) 447 978 latalicenter@yahoo.com Latali, Svaneti Rapid Response and Advocacy of IDP Interests Through Cooperation Develop a rapid response mechanism to enable IDPs to address their needs and protect their rights. $14,970 Promote Protection of Environment Advocate for the relocation of the existing landfill in Kutaisi and a complete re-cultivation of the soil in the area. $15,000

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Institute of Nationalism and Conflict Studies

Marina Paghava T. (995 99) 601 888 isncge@gmail.com Tbilisi

8 months

Union of Scientists of Imereti Region Spectri

6 months

Association Union of Chiaturians

Advocacy for Environmental Issues in Chiatura

Increase environmental awareness and public participation in local decision-making processes.

$14,530

12 months

Association of Young Economists of Georgia, Imereti

Ketevan Tskhakaia T. (995 99) 570 516 spectri@gmail.com Kutaisi Shota Gaprindashvili T. (995 79) 119 119 chiatura2010@gmail.com Chiatura Paata Kldiashvili T. (995 99) 561 642 imereti@economists.ge Kutaisi Monitor Highway Construction of Zestaponi-Samtredia Ensure communities are financially compensated for use of their land for road construction.

$14,951

10 months

Civic Activities Centre

Gela Mtivlishvili T. (995 77) 528 808 mtivlishvili@gmail.com Gurjaani

Advocacy for the Interests of People Living Below the Poverty Line in the Kakheti Region Environment Without Barriers

Help people living below the poverty line benefit from the State Program to Eradicate Poverty by providing professional/legal support and information.

$14,449

7 months

Club of Gori Invalids

Tina Bregvadze T. (995 99) 792 572 tina-1@rambler.ru Gori

Create a barrier-free environment for disabled people in Gori so they can live and work independently.

$12,270

6 months

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UNIVERSITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS (UAG)


The UAG program supports smaller-scale activities aimed at improving graduate programs in public policy, public administration, political science, and related academic programs and/or courses at accredited Georgian universities. The program provides up to $10,000 to develop public policy courses or curricula, strengthen academic program management, provide specialized training for faculty and administration, invite visiting professors, hold faculty retreats, prepare publications and translations, and organize summer schools in public policy and administration. Grant applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and projects can last up to six months. As of April 2013, EWMI G-PAC awarded UAG grants to Tbilisi State University, Shota Rustaveli State University in Batumi, the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs in Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe State Education University, Akhalkalaki State Educational Institution, the University of Georgia in Tbilisi, Grigol Robakidze University in Tbilisi, the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Samtskhe-Javakheti State Education University, and Gori Teaching University.

As of April 2013: Number of UAG Grants awarded: 18 $166,095

Total value of UAG Grants awarded:

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University Assistance Grants, Awarded September 2012 April 2013 Title Student Debates for Support of Political Reforms $9,996 Develop students debate skills and knowledge about ongoing political processes, and prepare them for well-reasoned discussions and decision-making. Project Description Amount Duration 5 months

Organization

Contact

Samtskhe-Javakheti State Education University

Tinatin Tsertsvadze Project Manager tinatin.tsertsvadze@yahoo.com

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Ketevan Khutsishvili Associate Professor katekhcg@yahoo.com

Update an International Law textbook to include modern examples and case studies.

$8,550

4 months

International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University

International Relations and the Contemporary Challenges of International Law Improving the Teaching of Agricultural Economics and Policy Analysis Create a graduate course in agricultural economics and policy analysis.

$9,990

5 months

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

Liza Zhahanina Deputy Director for Development and Communication l.zhahanina@iset.ge Nino Dolidze Head of the Public Administration Unit at the School of Government, GIPA dolidze@gipa.ge

$9,975

4 months

Grigol Robakidze University

David Sikharulidze Project Manager dskhrldz@gmail.com

$9,723

4 months

Gori Teaching University

Zurab Zurabashvili Strategic Development Specialist zurabashviliz@gmail.com

Design a new Organizational Theory Development of the course for public administration, local Organization Theory government, and public policy masters Course students at the School of Government at GIPA. Development Develop a new course and textbook to of New Lecture improve the energy management conCourse: The Political centration in the masters program of Economy of Sustain- business administration. able Energy Establish and conduct training programs in Training Program in quantitative and qualitative research methResearch Methods ods and integrate these into policy-related for Social Sciences curricula.

$6,820

5 months

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University Assistance Grants, Awarded September 2011 August 2012 Title Create a new core course in Energy Policy for students in the universitys Energy Management masters program. $9,919 Update mental health policy course materials and conduct a one-day conference on mental health policy. Create a digital political glossary in the Georgian and English languages. Develop pedagogical training materials on using critical and creative thinking strategies in teaching. Develop two courses on decision-making for graduate students in the social sciences. Develop a graduate course in party politics and party systems. $9,950 Project Description Amount Duration 6 months

Organization

Contact

5 months

Murtaz Kvirkvaia Dean of the School of Business and Grigol Robakidze University Management Murtazi17@yahoo.com Tamar Makharadze Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State Associate Professor University tamar.makharadze@tsu.ge Khatuna Beridze Shota Rustaveli State University Department of European Studies beridze@illinois.edu $9,140 Thinking Critically, Thinking Creatively $9,990

Development of New Course in Energy Policy Modeling and Analysis Improvement of Mental Health Policy Course at TSU Development of a Translated Political Corpus

6 months

Akhalkalaki Higher Education Institution

Meruzhan Abramyan roinkav@rambler.ru

8 months

Gori Teaching University

Ruizan Mekvabidze International Relations Coordinator gsu@grt.ge

$9,614

8 months

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Korneli Kakachia Associate Professor kakachia@gmail.com Improvement of Teaching/Learning Quality at RSU

Decision-Making Policy Technology in Practice for Social Policy Analysis Advancing the Teaching of Party Politics in Georgia

$9,605

6 months

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Nino Inaishvili Shota Rustaveli State University Senior Researcher Nino_inaishvili@yahoo.com

Strengthen the Quality Assurance Department and broaden its activities based on input from faculty, administration, students, and alumni.

$9,820

6 months

University Assistance Grants, Awarded April 2011 August 2011 Title Introducing Health Policy Module in Graduate Curriculum $10,000 $6,063 Project Description Amount Duration 6 months

Organization

Contact

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Shota Rustaveli State University

3 months

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University of Georgia

$9,430

2 months

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

$7,510

4 months

Akhaltsikhe State Educational University

Tea Gergedava Head of the Department of International Relations at TSU Tea.gergedava@tsu.ge Manuchar Loria Head of Information mloria@bsu. edu.ge Natia Kaladze Dean of the School of Social Sciences n.kaladze@ug.edu.ge Maka Ioseliani Dean, School of Government maka@gipa.ge Tsira Meskhishvili Dean tsirameskh@gmail.com $10,000

Analyze existing Health Policy courses and administrative procedures and regulations to develop recommendations for reform. Discuss best practices in teaching public Public Policy Faculty policy and develop teaching modules for Retreat applied policy research. Summer School Develop a summer school course entitled in Public Policy Public Policy Analysis Problems and Analysis Solutions in the 21st Century. Developing Strengthen the public policy and adminCost-Benefit Analy- istration graduate curriculum by adding a sis Course new course in cost-benefit analysis. Develop and introduce a training module Towards the Boloin creative and critical thinking at five gna Process regional Georgian universities.

6 months

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INTERNSHIP GRANTS

Insufficient real-life experience can pose a serious challenge for students seeking work. The EWMI G-PACInternship Program offers students from diverse universities opportunities to test lessons learned in the classroom in the real world. At the same time, it pairs energetic youth with CSOs seeking additional human resources. As of April 2013, 73 graduate students from 15 universities and academic institutions have interned through the program at local and national governmental institutions, think tanks, and CSOs throughout Georgia. G-PAC offers up to 30 internships per academic year on a rolling basis.

As of April 2013: Number of Internship Grants awarded: 73 $98,650

Total value of Internship Grants awarded:

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Internship Grants: Awarded September 2012 April 2013 Name Badri Kvachadze Chola Chanturia Mate Gabitsinashvili Tutana Kvaratskhelia Tamar Diasamidze Shota Tkhelidze Barbare Okropiridze Levan Tsutskiridze Natia Ghonghadze Nino Giguashvili Zviad Barkaia Tamar Bochorishvili Nino Mghvdeladze Shota Abuladze Giorgi Gordeladze Bela Apriamashvili Darejan Todua Ketevan Chaduneli Tamar Kintsurashvili Ekaterine Rostomashvili Salome Minesashvili Anjela Ionanidze Host Institution World Experience for Georgia Caucasian Institute for Economic and Social Research Radarami World Experience for Georgia Waste Management Company of Georgia Peoples Harmonious Development Society International Center of Conflict and Negotiation GeoWel Research European Centre for Minority Issues, Caucasus Tbilisi Regional Office Civil Development Agency International Center for Geopolitical Studies CSI CSI IDP Women Consent IDP Women Consent Regional Development Association Competition and State Procurement Agency Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Center for Social Sciences Union of Scientists of Imereti Region Spectri Location Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Rustavi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Kutaisi Amount $1,500 $ 1,500 $ 1,500 $ 1,500 $ 750 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,250 $750 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $750 $750 $750 $1,500 $1,500 Duration 6 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 3 months 4 months 6 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 3 months 4 months 6 months 4 months

Internship Grants: Awarded April August 2012 Name Eka Gvinjilia David Gumberidze Dodo Gotsiridze Nikoloz Kharebava Gigi Katsaridze Giorgi Sikharulidze Ivane Badzaghua Rusudan Chkheidze Tamar Meskhi Nana Mukbaniani Sophio Gavashelishvili Host Institution PMC Research Center Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Ministry of Justice Transparency International - Georgia Institute of Social Studies and Analysis Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy, and Development ISET Policy Institute The National Bank of Georgia Georgian Ministry for Reintegration Location Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Amount $1,500 $ 750 $ 750 $ 750 $ 750 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $750 $1,000 $1,500 Duration 6 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 3 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 3 months 4 months 6 months

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Internship Grants: Awarded September 2011 April 2012 Name Ana Lolua Giorgi Gogsadze Tamar Bochorishvili Matsatso Tepnadze Dariko Bakhturidze Nino Silagava Giorgi Goduadze Gogita Kapanadze Nino Vakhvakhishvili Khatia Kardava Host Institution Transparency International (TI) Georgia Georgian Foundation for Security and International Studies (GFSIS) International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) National Bank of Georgia International Center on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN) GeoWel Research Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Kutaisi City Hall Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) IDP Women Association Consent Location Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Kutaisi Kutaisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Amount $1,500 $1,500 $1,250 $1,250 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,200 Duration 6 months 6 months 5 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 5 months

Internship Grants: Awarded March 2011 August 2011 Name Zurab Gumashvili Ana Kvrivishvili Dea Razmadze Irine Svanidze David Makashvili Iveta Gogava Aleqsandre Bluashvili Tamila Khurtsidze Ana Shalikiani Ketevan Chachanidze Ketevan Khukhunashvili Sulkhan Okropiridze Ana Tskohvrebova Tamar Iakobidze Irakli Galdava Host Institution European Initiative Liberal Academy Tbilisi Peoples Harmonious Development Society (PHDS) Civil Service Bureau (CSB) Green Alternative International Institute for Education Policy Planning and Management (EPPM) BTKK Policy Research Group American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (AmCham) Association of Young Economists of Georgia (AYEG) Kutaisi Mayors Office Georgian National Tourism Agency American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia Institute of Democracy Civic Development Institute (CDI) Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) South Caucasus Institute for Business and Economic Research Location Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Kutaisi Kutaisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Batumi Tbilisi Tbilisi Tbilisi Amount $600 $1,800 $1,800 $1,200 $600 $1,800 $1,800 $900 $1,800 $1,800 $900 $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 Duration 2 months 6 months 6 months 4 months 3 months 6 months 6 months 3 months 6 months 6 months 3 months 6 months 6 months 6 months 6 months

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ARTS FOR ADVOCACY (AFA) GRANTS


AfA grants fund innovative engagement by the artistic community in furthering advocacy causes. EWMI G-PAC supports artists who use their craft - dance, theatre, music, poetry, and/or visual arts as a medium to carve out new approaches to challenging social issues. Art can cultivate public awareness, encourage provocative public debate, inspire shifts in public attitudes, and promote solutions to pressing issues. AfA projects can address public issues at local and national levels. Grants are open only to Georgian citizens, who must apply in partnership with an art group, cultural organization, or non-governmental organization registered in Georgia. Grants of up to one year are available for up to $10,000.

As of April 2013: Number of AfA Grants awarded: Total value of AfA Grants awarded: 6 $54,849

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Arts for Advocacy Grants: Awarded January 2012 April 2013 Title My Choice - My Future $9,740 Encourage Russian-speaking ethnic minorities in Tbilisi to actively participate in elections. Description Amount Duration 2 months

Organization

Contact

Public Movement Multinational Georgia

Theatrical Performance - The King of the Jungle

Raise childrens and the general publics awareness of the importance of civic engagement.

$9,995

6 months

More Civism, Less Cynics

Initiate public discussion about controversial issues like homophobia and religion in Georgian public life through photo exhibitions and short films.

$9,997

11 months

Childrens Rights in Animation

Teach children to better understand their rights through the use of cartoons.

$9,957

9 months

Walk by Foot

Advocate for improved pedestrian zones in Tbilisi through photo and painting exhibitions.

$5,160

3 months

Arnold Stepanian Chairman T. (995 32) 2 18 04 81 arnostep@yahoo.com Tbilisi Giorgi Pipinashvili Foundation for Disabled Chairman Children and Children T. (995 32) 222 26 21 with Diabetes Art Hall+ arthallfoundation@gmail.com Tbilisi Tamara Bokuchava Director Social Photography CauT. (995 577) 45 43 13 casus Foundation bokuchavatamara@hotmail.com Tbilisi Marina Topuria Director Young Pedagogues Union T. (995 593) 33 23 17 ypuozurgeti@yahoo.com Ozurgeti Tamuna Kakulia T. (995 595) 27 18 01 Iare Pekhit tamuna_kakulia@yahoo.com Tbilisi Nino Chkhaidze T. (995 555) 12 10 91 Art Way chkhaidze.nino91@gmail.com Batumi Re-Animation Advocate for street crossing signals that make sounds for blind people through theater and flash-mob performances. $10,000

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ACT NOW GRANTS


This program offered support for strategic, targeted advocacy initiatives that responded to highly important and unexpected political, economic, and social concerns. Initiatives could address a new policy, government program, or human rights violation by public or private sector institutions. Decisions to fund these rapid reaction grants were made within a week of proposal submission, allowing stakeholders to act on unique, time-sensitive, and unforeseen opportunities for policy change. Beginning in September 2012, the Act Now Grants Program was converted into the broader Open Door Grants Program (see next page). Act Now Grants provided up to $5,000 for projects lasting up to two months.

As of August 2012 (end of the Act Now Program): Number of Act Now Grants awarded: 2 $8,417

Total value of Act Now Grants awarded:

Act Now Grants: Awarded January August 2012 Organization Contact Title Description Raise awareness among the Kutaisi population about a recently imposed water fee. Develop recommendations for improving IDP living conditions, present them at meetings with Parliamentary representatives, and advocate for their inclusion in election platforms. Amount Duration

New Civic Thinking +

Lasha Chelidze Director Help Society T. (995) 55 27 19 29 Know the lasha@asa.org.ge Truth Kutaisi

$4,867

2 months

Caucasus Dialogue (in cooperation with the Synergy Network)

Marina Paghava T. (995) 599 601 888 mpagava@gmail.com Tbilisi

Protecting IDP Rights During Pre-Election Period

$3,550

2 months

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OPEN DOOR GRANTS


The Open Door Grants Program began in September 2012 as an altered version of the Act Now Grants Program. In addition to funding projects that respond to urgent public issues as the Act Now Grants did, the Open Door Grants also support pilot projects and proposals submitted by groups of individuals and CSOs. Open Door Grants expand advocacy efforts beyond the traditional CSO community and encourage a wider range of advocacy initiatives. The Open Door Program awards grants of up to $10,000 for projects lasting up to six months. Open Door Grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

As of April 2013: Number of Open Door Grants awarded: 11 $91,832

Total value of Open Door Grants awarded:

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Open Door Grants: Awarded September 2012 April 2013 Title Description Amount Duration

Organization/ Individual

Contact

Society of Democratic Women of Marneuli Improve and further develop preschool education services in Marneuli municipality. $3,443

Local Budget for Kindergarten

1.5 months

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Borjghali

New Challenges and the Effective Ways of Response

Advocate for the creation of an internal migration management system and initiate effective responses to the existing challenges of eco-migration in Adjara.

$8,910

6 months

Elene Sichinava

Freedom of Public Assembly and Manifestation

Improve the protection of freedom of assembly through legislative amendments.

$5,150

3 months

Association Woman, Child and Society

Advocacy of Children with Disabilities

Recommend further legislation about children with disabilities and their rights.

$10,000

5 months

Article 42 of the Constitution

Advocacy for Prison Re- Develop recommendations and advocate form Based on Human for legislative changes in the Georgian prison code. Rights

$9,619

2 months

World Experience For Georgia

Olga Endeladze Director T. (995 357) 22 53 37 endel92@mail.ru Marneuli Ilia Guchmanidze Chairman of the Board T. (995 598) 54 40 54 iguchmanidze@gmail.com Batumi Elene Sichinava T. (995 577) 55 25 75 nushki85@mail.ru Zugdidi/Kutaisi Nana Sharashidze Chairman of the Board T. (995 593) 35 36 62 wochiso@gmail.com Tbilisi Tamar Gabisonia Executive Director tamunagabisonia@article42.ge Tbilisi Murman Margvelashvili Project Manager T. (995 599) 574247 m.margvelashvili@weg.ge Tbilisi Enhancing Strategy and Policy Capacity in Georgia Develop guidelines for the creation of the Georgian Ministry of Energys new Energy Strategy and Energy Policy (ESEP). $9,980

3 months

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Organization/Individual

Contact

Union of Scientists of Imereti Region Spektri Protect citizens from the environmental impact of the metallurgical industry in Kutaisi. $5,000

Protect Citizens from the Negative Environmental Impact of Kutaisi Metallurgical Works

4 months

Epidemiologists for the Protection of Public Health Take Care of Children

Research the causes of recent infections in preschools and develop health policy recommendations to control contagious infections in schools.

$9,910

6 months

Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC)

Ketevan Tskhakaia Chairman of the Board T. (995 599) 57 05 16 spectri@ gmail.com Kutaisi Maiko Chokheli Chairman of the Board T. ( 995 599) 10 27 99 chokhelimaiko@yahoo.com Tbilisi Giorgi Noniashvili Chairman of the Board T. (995 57955055) humanrightsemc@gmail.com Tbilisi Supporting Resolving Religious Conflicts in Nigvziani and Tsintskaro Research the causes of recent religious conflicts in Nigvziani and Tsintskaro and develop recommendations to protect religious minorities rights. $ 9,820

6 months

PMC Research Center

Lasha Meskhia Project Manager T. ( 995 599) 272957 l.meskhia@pmcg-i.com Tbilisi

The Analysis of Economic Effects of Analyze the potential economic impacts of Proposed Amendments proposed draft amendments to the Georgian Labor Code. in Labor Code of Georgia

$10,000

2 months

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Social Defense League

Bela Songulashvili Chairman of the Board T. (995 591) 001 011 sdliga@mail.ru Tbilisi Advocacy of Children with Disabilities

Advocate for the interests of children with disabilities and their full integration into society.

$10,000

6 months

NETWORKING FACILITATOR GRANTS

This program funds two regional CSOs to support advocacy groups initiatives, provide technical assistance for G-PAC grant programs, and organize meetings between CSOs, governmental representatives, and donors. Since September 2011, G-PAC has awarded 1-year Networking Facilitator Grants to the CSOs Atinati, based in Zugdidi (West Georgia), and the Civil Development Agency (CiDA), based in Rustavi (East Georgia).

As of April 2013: Number of Networking Facilitator Grants awarded: Total value of Networking Facilitator Grants awarded: 3 $212,160

Networking Facilitator Grants Organization Civil Development Agency (CIDA) Contact Zviad Devdariani Director T. (995 341) 258 811 Zviad@cida.ge Rustavi Gia Khasia President and Chairman of the Board T. (995 215) 250 056 office@atinati.org Zugdidi Zviad Devdariani Director T. (995 341) 258 811 Zviad@cida.ge Rustavi Title Networking Facilitation in East and West Georgia Amount Duration

$133,600

2012 - 2013

Association Atinati

Networking Facilitation in West Georgia

$33,560

2011 - 2012

Civil Development Agency (CIDA)

Networking Facilitation in East Georgia

$45,000

2011 - 2012

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ENABLING ENVIRONMENT GRANTS


The Civil Society Institute (CSI) has received two one-year grants from G-PAC to improve the Georgian legal environment to better support the financial sustainability of CSOs. CSI is analyzing tax regulations affecting CSOs in Georgia, identifying key problematic regulations, developing solutions, providing expert consultations to other CSOs and businesses on taxation issues, publishing a guidebook on taxation for CSOs, and assisting G-PAC in identifying priorities for upcoming years in this area. CSI coordinates with G-PAC and its partner, the International Center for Not-for-profit Law (ICNL). The Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC) is another Enabling Environment grantee. CTC worked on identifying and resolving factors that hinder the effectiveness of the civil society sector. To this end, CTC conducted working group meetings with CSOs about issues like public attitudes toward CSOs, CSO government relations, CSO standards of conduct and self-regulation, and CSO funding sources. CTC then produced discussion papers based on these meetings that identified specific problems and solutions. In addition, CTC promoted partnerships between CSOs and businesses.

As of April 2013: Number of Enabling Environment Grants awarded: 3 $174,144

Total value of Enabling Environment Grants awarded:

Enabling Environment Grants Organization Contact Vazha Salamadze Director T. (995 32) 236 56 75 adm@civilin.org Tbilisi Title Project Description Improve the enabling legal environment to support CSO financial sustainability and improve communication between CSOs and the government. Promote public discourse on the state of Georgias civil society, take actions to address identified weaknesses, and enhance cooperation between CSOs and the business community. Amount Duration

Civil Society Institute

Improving the Civil Society Enabling Environment in Georgia

$144,574

2011 - 2013

Center for Training and Consultancy

Irina Khantadze Director T. (995 32) 20 67 74/75 irina@ctc.org.ge Tbilisi

Stakeholder Dialogue for the Institutional Development of the Civil Society Sector

$29,570

2011 - 2012

East West Management Institute (EWMI) Policy, Advocacy, and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G-PAC) 5 Marjanishvili Street, 3rd Floor,Tbilisi, Georgia www.ewmi-gpac.org

This project is funded by the American people through USAID