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Resource centre: NGO Management

13 February, 2012

In the CIPDD resource centre you have opportunity to find a new book edited by Michael Edwards and Alan Fowler "NGO Management". Here authors examine the challenges that NGOs faces while managing their work. They pay major attention to the fact that effective management and organizational development requires efficient mobilization and allocation of human, financial and intellectual resources.


New book: Decentralizing Governance-Emerging Concepts and Practices

10 February, 2012

CIPDD resource centre has purchased new books. Among new ones you can find "Decentralizing Governance-Emerging Concepts and Practices" edited by Shabbir Cheema and Dennis Rondinelli. In this book authors examine the concepts related to decentralization of governance, including public involvement and participation in policymaking process. The authors emphasize the fact that decentralization goes beyond pure delegation of responsibilities of central government to local administrative units.


A quiz contest entitled "My Zugdidi, my self-governance"

15 December, 2011

On December 8th 2011 a quiz contest entitled "My Zugdidi, my self-governance" was organized at the Zugdidi Art Gallery. The contest was a part of activities carried out within the frames of the Associations integrated Youth Club-DEA's project "Youth and Self-governance" (Donor - OSGF).


Regional Development and Local Self Government Resource Centre

08 December, 2011

Regional Development and Local Self-Government Resource Centre has been opened in CIPDD on Tsereteli Ave. 72, Tbilisi, Georgia. All resource centre housing materials are open to interested individuals. Electronic database of all materials is posted on project web page. Materials on local self government development, civil participation, decentralization, as well as human rights, religious and ethnic minorities, electoral system, political parties, power management, health management, education, environment, law, economics, IDPs and public policy can be found in the resource center.


Engage and Monitor for Change

10 September, 2011

Eurasia Partnership Foundation is pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for projects aimed at supporting participatory civic monitoring initiatives in Georgia. This grant competition is a part of EPF's Engage and Monitor for Change (EMC) Program designed to foster the active and informed participation of Georgian community groups, CSOs, and media outlets in the political and economic decision-making in their regions by building capacity among civic groups, encouraging monitoring and evaluation of policy reforms, and facilitating public discussions, debates and network building.


Civil Institutionalism Development Fund announced the second grant competition for 2011

06 August, 2011

Civil Institutionalism Development Fund announces its second grant competition for 2011. The eligible participants are Georgian registered nongovernmental organizations and initiative groups.
Civil Institutionalism Development Fund will particularly approve the events aimed at resolving existing problems in the regions of Georgia.
The amount of Funds requested in each grant application should be not more then 10 000 GEL. The Fund will favor low budget and results-oriented proposals. To get more detailed information visit the competition page at the CIDF website


Second round of training of trainers

11 July, 2011

Second round of training of trainers has been held in The Hague, the Netherlands in June 20-25, 2011. Training was organized with joint effort of International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and Caucasus Institute (CIPDD). Representatives of civil society organizations from 8 regions of Georgia participated in the trainings. The focus of the training was on policy analysis. In particular: different stages of policy cycle, methods of policy analysis, policy monitoring and evaluation. Sessions on trainer\'s skills were also held. Participants received feedback on the first round of trainings they organized in the period of February-March. They had an opportunity for self reflection, evaluation and drafting strategies for further improvement.

 

 


Planning together with regional partners

10 June, 2011

On January 22-23, 2011 ToT follow up meeting was held in Kachreti, Georgia. Members of CIPDD team together with 16 regional activists attended the meeting. The aim of the follow up meeting was to introduced two-day training materials prepared by CIPDD team in close cooperation with ISS faculty members to regional activists, finalize the training design, and develop time schedule for trainings so that CIPDD monitoring team had an opportunity to attend all of them.


First round of regional trainings

09 June, 2011

First round of 8 regional trainings were held throughout the February-March 2011. In total 105 regional activists attended first round of regional trainings. Most of them were representatives of local NGOs, though representatives of local media organizations and members of municipalities also were presented. Regional trainers in Akhatsikhe, Zugdidi and Telavi, recruited mainly students and young civil activists to be seen as future leaders. Participants from Adjara, Shida Kartli and Kvemo Kartli were mostly representatives of local NGOs having prior experience of working in or with local self government bodies.


CIPDD`s new studies on security - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia!

30 November, -0001

CIPDD`s new studies on security - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia! Azerbaija`s Security Perceptions: Old Challenges with New Faces by Zaur Shiriyev, Academy Associate at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), UK

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