First National Initiative Group Meeting in Georgia


On December 18, the First National Meeting on Development and Planning of Regional Dialogue and Cooperation in Georgia took place, bringing together the scientists and practitioners. The meeting covered the overview of the Caucasus Regional Research Agenda (C-RRA) and the introduction of the Advocacy Roadmap, developed for strengthening the cooperation between academia and practitioners.

The attendants agreed on creating the National Initiative Group (NIGs) in Georgia responsible for advocacy of the science-policy interface strengthening and C-RRA promotion. 𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐩𝐡 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐤𝐯𝐚𝐝𝐳𝐞 (academic from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) and 𝐆𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢 𝐆𝐨𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐳𝐞 (practitioner from Geographic) were voted as the first co-chairs of the NIG for the following two years.

The meeting was held in the framework of SCAC project funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).