Tatia Koniashvili is a Lawyer at DRI. She has a Bachelor’s degree in law from Tbilisi State University. Currently, she is studying for a master’s degree at the same university. In 2017 - 2018 she was an intern at Non-commercial Legal Entity - ,,My Lawer” and at Notary Office. At different times she has participated in trainings, moot courts and conferences. In 2017-2019 she was a Lawyer at ,,Green Caucasus”. Since 2016 she is a long-term observer at ISFED.
Gvantsa Shishinashvili is a Project Assistant at the Democracy Research Institute.
Graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Bachelor's program in International Relations. Has a Master’s degree from Ilia State University in the same field. For years now, she has actively participated in local or international projects and trainings.
Gvantsa Shishinashvili has several years of experience in teaching, coaching and project management in the public, private and non-governmental sectors.
Since 2020, she has been the regional representative of ISFED in Kvemo Kartli. From the same year, she also works in the academic direction: she teaches civic education in public school and vocational college. Gvantsa is actively involved in advocacy and empowerment campaigns for vulnerable groups in the Kvemo Kartli region.
Ana Gakhokidze is licensed lawyer in criminal, civil, administrative law and she also has an additional specialization in children's justice and children's rights.
Ana holds a bachelor's degree of Ilia State University, Faculty of Law and a Master's degree in Public Law of University of Georgia. She has experience of many years working in the field of human rights. 2012-2016 was employed in the non-governmental sector. 2016-2018 worked in the Regional Department of the Public Defender's Office of Georgia. Ana is practicing lawyer since 2019 and cooperates with several law firms.
Nino Kukhianidze has over 10 years of professional experience working with the Government, Parliament, and the Public Defender of Georgia, as well as with USAID supported projects on the issues of conflict transformation, tolerance, minority rights and countering violent extremism.
Since 2015 Nino has been serving as USAID and UNAG’s “Promoting Integration, Tolerance and Awareness” Program Coordinator for the Tolerance Center under the Public Defender of Georgia.
Nino’s academic experience includes teaching courses in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science and Civics Education; amongst the universities she has been working with are the University of Georgia, the European University, the International Black Sea University, and San Diego State University.
Nino holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is working on her PhD in Political Science at UMCS.
Rusudan Zazadze is a graduate student of Ilia State University, she has a bachelor's and master's degree in sociology. Rusudani is a co-founder and researcher of women's rights organization "Union' Freya".
She was actively involved in academic research projects. Also, in 2016-2021 she was a volunteer "tutor" at Ilia State University to support students of the 4 + 1 program and in 2019-2020 she was an accredited expert student at the National Center for Quality Development in Education. She has participated in local and international exchange programs, scientific conferences, and civic activities.