Irina Putkaradze
Irina Putkaradze

Head of the Board of Trustees

 

Education:

The full course of the Medical Faculty of the Tbilisi Medical Academy, specializing in a general physician;

Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University. Academic degree in Public Relations;

L/K University, specializing in TV and radio journalism;

Scientific degree – Ph.D. student in social sciences.

 

 

Working Experience:

2013 till present – Caucasus International University. Faculty of Social Sciences, Teacher (Democracy and Citizenship);

2011 till present – Founder and Chair of the Board of the NNLE “Defender of Public”.

2003-2011 – NNLE “Healthy World” – Chairperson;

1996-2002 – State Corporation of TV and Radio Broadcasting. Responsible Producer of the Information and Sports Editorial of TV Channel 2;

1995-1996 – Editor of the Studio “Ekoskopi”, TV Channel 2.

1994-1999 – Editor of the program “Time-Out”;

1993-1994 – Information and Sports Editorial of TV Channel 2, Correspondent;

 

Public activities:

2012-2015 – Member of the Coordination Council of the Georgian National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum; Group 1 Coordinator (Democracy, Human Rights, Effective Governance and Stability);

2013 – till present – Office of the Public Defender – Expert of the National Prevention Mechanism;

2011 – till present – Member of the Central Election Commission Working Group on Ethnic Minorities;

2009-2011 – Member of the Founding Board of the Coalition for Civic Development;

2006-2009 – Member of the Board of ‘Coalition for Democracy’.

 

Projects:

2015-2016 – Integration of returned migrants. With the financial support of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia. Coordinator;

2015, “Raising Awareness of Ethnic Minorities in the Parliamentary By-Elections” the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training. Coordinator;

2014-2015. – Project “Promoting the re-socialization of female prisoners, former prisoners and probationers for law-abiding life”, EU Expert;

2014-2015 – Promoting transparency and accountability of Mtskheta and Gori district municipalities. Donor Open Society – Georgia Foundation (OSGF), Coordinator;

2014 – Increase Civic Involvement and Confidence in Ethnic Minorities in Local Self-Government Elections – Supported by the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training, Coordinator;

“Observation of 2014 Local Self-Government Elections in IDP Settlements in Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Tbilisi and in Conflict-Affected Villages” – with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), Coordinator;

2014 – “Development of mechanisms to stimulate the involvement of ethnic minorities in the electoral process” – with the support of the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training), Coordinator;

2014 – With the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation “Labor Rights and Mechanisms for the Protection of Medical Personnel” (FES), the Head;

2012-2014 – Project “Monitoring and Promotion of Assemblies and Demonstrations” with the support of NED (National Endowment for Democracy), Director;

2013 – Project “Monitoring and Promotion of the Right to Health in Penitentiary Institutions” with the financial support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF);

Observation of the 2013 Presidential Elections in the Gori and Kareli Conflict Villages and IDP Settlements with the Support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), Coordinator;

2013 – “Increasing the civil responsibility of national minorities in the electoral process and activating the role of the electorate” – with the support of the Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training, Head;

2012 – Project “Promoting Democratic Elections in Gori and Kareli Districts” – with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), Director;

2013 – “Election Observation in Gori and Kareli Districts in Conflict Villages and IDP Settlements” – with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), Coordinator;

2012 – Project: “Promoting Democratic Elections in Gori and Kareli Districts”, Donor – Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), Coordinator;

2012 – “Activation of Ethnic Minority Women in Electoral Processes”. Donor – Center for Electoral Systems Development, Reforms and Training “, Director;

2011 –  Advocacy for Citizens whose rights were Violated, project implemented with the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, Coordinator;

2012-2013 – Coordinator of the project “Monitoring and Promotion of the Implementation of the Right to Health for Prisoners;

2008 – Third National Civil Society Congress, Donors: Kingdom of the Netherlands to Georgia, Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Georgia, Coordinator.

 

Publications:

2014-2015 – Promoting Transparency and Accountability of Mtskheta and Gori District Municipalities, Author;

2014 – Increase civic engagement and trust of ethnic minorities in local elections;

2013 – Increasing the civil responsibilities of ethnic minorities in the electoral process and activating the role of the electorate;

2012 – Activation of ethnic minority women in the electoral process;