On November 8, a joint conference of the United Nations Association of Georgia (UNA) and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) The Partnership for Impact Tbilisi Conference: from Blueprints to Breakthroughs took place.
The conference was opened by the President and Secretary General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, Dr. Sean Chen and Aziel-Philippe Gaulandris. They emphasized the importance of the conference and noted that global problems can only be solved through such multilateral cooperation.
The conference included a panel discussion "The Role of Partnerships in Advancing Gender Equality", where attention was focused on the multifaceted aspects of gender equality and women's empowerment.
One of the Key-note speakers speaker on the panel was Tinatin Rukhadze, founder of ACT, business leader and management consultant, who spoke on the topic "From Self-Doubt to Success: Empowering Women." Tinatin Rukhadze spoke about the problems and common barriers that women often face.
Panelists emphasized the role of gender equality for global prosperity. They also spoke about the need for women to actively participate in public life, which they said would create more stable societies in the world. In addition, special attention was paid to the importance of the main UN documents protecting women's rights.
The panellists also emphasized the need to support women to break the “glass ceiling“ and the importance of training women in technology.
Speakers of the panel Sophie Torelli Chironi, Geneva Directorate General, CSO Liaison; Rachel Weston Eschenbacher, Regional Policy Specialist on Political Participation and Governance, UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia; Tinatin Rukhadze, Vision Lead, Founding Partner, Analysis and Counseling Team (ACT); Tamara Zakariadze, Head of CSR, Liberty Bank; Nino Nanitashvili, Co-Founder and Mentor, Georgia Startup Pre-Accelerator.
The panel was moderated by Catharina Bu, Secretary General, UNA Norway.
Three new countries on the international map of ACT projects. The research and management consulting company ACT is already represented in 34 countries.
As part of the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index® 2023, the ACT work area has been expanded to include the Eastern European and Baltic countries and Latvia, Lithuania and Poland have been added to our list of work countries.
Working in the Baltics is a new stage in ACT's international development, with new countries and experience, and an important step towards the internationalization of services.
Strengthening representative and partner networks in already involved countries and geographical expansion towards Central Asia and Eastern Europe continues to be a strategic objective of ACT and a main goal in the coming years.
Within the framework of the project “Strengthening social protection in Georgia,” on October 26 a conference was held, organized by Expertise France, at which ACT analyst Ketevan Antadze and senior consultant Natia Rukhadze presented the main findings of the study. on issues of social protection of the population.
As part of the ACT project, two studies were carried out:
• Study of the experience and attitude of the population towards social protection issues in Georgia.
• A study of the knowledge, experience and attitudes of recipients of social service agencies towards social protection issues in Georgia, the main focus of which was to analyze experiences related to social protection programs in relation to data from a baseline survey that was conducted in early 2022, although the survey Attitude and awareness components were also included.
The goal of the Strengthening Social Protection in Georgia project was to support the Government of Georgia, government and civil society organizations in the field of social services, the development of evidence-based policies and the expansion of rights to social protection.
The project was implemented in Georgia by Expertise France and the Czech Development Agency with financial support from the European Union.