Deputy Secretaries

 

Teona Akubardia –  Summary

 

 

 

 

Ivlian  Haindrava – Deputy NSC Secretary


Date of birth: 08. 04. 1951.

Education

1973 – Tbilisi State University
1987 – The Highest Courses of Translation

Professional Experience
2008 – 2014 – NGO “Republican Institute”; Director of the South Caucasus Studies Program;

2004-2008 – Member of the Parliament of Georgia; Member of the Defense and Security Committee; Member of the Committee of Euro-integration; Member of the Permanent Delegation to the South Caucasus Parliamentary Initiative;

Apr. – Aug. 2002 – Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Washington, DC;

1996-2008 – NGO “The Centre for Development and Cooperation – the Centre of Pluralism”,
Director of the South Caucasus Studies Program;

1993-95 – Member of the State Constitutional Commission;

1992–1995 – Member of the Parliament of Georgia; Member of the Commission on Abkhazian Affairs; Member of the Finance and Budgetary Commission.

Languages:

Georgian – native, English – fluent, Russian – fluent

Publications in English:

- “Adventures of a Constitution”, Uncaptive Minds, Special Issue: 25 years after 1989, 2015
- “Olympian Angst” HEINRICH BOELL STIFTUNG, SOUTH CAUCASUS, WEB-DOSSIER, February 2014
- “Reaching out to the Abkhazians and Ossetians through the EU” HEINRICH BOELL STIFTUNG, SOUTH CAUCASUS, WEB-DOSSIER, January 16, 2014
- “Governance and modernisation: Experience and challenges”, Georgia-Abkhazia on the Road to 2020, Discussion papers, Section 1, International Alert, 2013
- “New Government – New Policy”, International Alert, March 2013
- “Georgia’s North Caucasus policy in the context of the post-August ‘new realities’”, The North Caucasus Factor in the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict Context, Part II, International Alert, July 2012
- “A Caucasian Home as Designed by Tbilisi: The Objectives of Georgia’s Policy in the North Caucasus”, Russia in Global Affairs, January-March 2012
- “Transformation of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict: Rethinking the Paradigm”, chapters 2, 3, 6; Conciliation Resources, 2011
- “Between the South Caucasus and the Black Sea, or between Moscow, Washington and Brussels: Georgia’s Choices” in the book: “Identities, Ideologies & Institutions”, Caucasus Institute, Yerevan, 2011
- “The De-isolation of Abkhazia: Current Prospects in the Context of Non-recognition” chapter 2, International Alert, 2011
- “Two Ossetias in the Context of Russian-Georgian Relations”, in the book “Russia and Georgia: Searching the Way out”, GFSIS, Carnegie Moscow Center, 2011,
- “Georgian-South Ossetian Conflict: Researching Peace” chapter 3, George Mason University, 2011
- “The Politics of Non-recognition in the Context of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict” chapter2, International Alert, 2011
- “The Tagliavini Report: To Each His Own?” (in co-authorship with A. Yazkova) in the book “Russia and Georgia: the way out of the crisis”, ICCN, Tbilisi, 2010
- “Georgia Post-2013: The Road to the Presidential Elections and Beyond” (in co-authorship with Ulrike Graalfs and Tornike Sharashenidze), RES Caucasus Analytical Digest, 2010
- “International Engagement in the Georgia-Abkhaz Conflict Resolution Process”, chapter4; International Alert, 2010
- “Dialogue on Security Guarantees in the Context of the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict”, chapter 3,
International Alert, 2009
- “Eyes Wide Open”, Russian Analytical Digest, 2008
- “Georgia's Incomplete Democracy”, IWPR, May 2005
- “There Is No Way Back”, HETQ, March 2005
- “Georgia's Lucky President”, IWPR, June 2004
- “Georgia: Through Elections to the ‘Rose Revolution’”, in the book: Election Assessment in the South Caucasus (2003-2004), IDEA, 2004
- “Civil-Military and Interagency Cooperation in the Security Sector in Georgia” (in co-authorship with Archil Osidze), in the book: THE WAY AHEAD IN SECURITY SECTOR REFORM, DCAF, 2003
- "Letter from Georgia" Problems of Post-Communism 50, no. 1, 2003
- “The Church in Georgia Today”, Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2003
- “Karabakh and Abkhazia: the Dynamics of Non-Settlement”, Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2002
- “A sweeping package of constitutional reforms have been announced by President Shevardnadze”, The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, June 2001
- “The Political Role of Civil Society in Georgia”, in the book: The Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental Security, NATO Science Series, 2000
- “The Elections in Georgia are Over. Summary of the Parliamentary Elections in the Republic of Georgia”, Central Asia and the Caucasus, December 1999
- “The Conflict in Abkhazia and a Possible Way of Resolving It” in the book: Federal Practice: Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia, VUB University Press, Brussels, 1988

 

 

 

 

 

IVANE MATCHAVARIANI

Deputy Secretary of the National Security Council of Georgia

 

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

National Security Council of Georgia

Deputy Secretary (1.06.2014-present)

Adviser to NSC Secretary (1.04.2014-31.05.2014)

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs Invited Lecturer (2014-Present) Atlantic Council of Georgia
Project researcher of the project funded by USAID on Security Sector Review of Georgia (2013-2014)

Regional Media Association of Georgia

Project coordinator of the project on Local self-government elections 2014 Funded by IREX G Media (July- November 2013)

Project coordinator of the project on Presidential and Parliamentary Election 2013-2012 Funded by IREX G Media


•    Anchor of the radio program “Election 2012” on TV and Radio “Palitra” (2012)

Civil Council on Defence and Security

Member of the board (2008-Present)


•    Project Researcher of the Project on Democratic oversight on Defence Sector of Georgia (DCAF, 2014)


•    Project Expert of the project funded by Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) 2012
“Support to the Historical Survey of Georgia’s Nuclear Past: Soviet and post-Soviet legacy (1945-2010)” Editorial board member of Publication: “Georgia’s Nuclear Odyssey: The Path from Soviet Atomic Legacy
to global Non-proliferation Regime. (2013)

•    Coordinator of the Project “ Civil Council on Defence and Security with the Ministry of Defence” funded by “Open Society - Georgia Foundation” (2008-2010)

Centre of Media monitoring of Georgia

Member of Board (2009-Present)
 
Project Director of the project funded by USAID (International Foundation for Electoral Systems program IFES on
Increased Trust in the Electoral Processes)

“Voters education in Guria and Achara Regions” (2013 Presidential Elections)

Project Director of the project weekly broadcast on Radio “Ucnobi” –“Press-Express”, funded by “Open Society- Georgian Foundation” (2009-2012)

Georgian Development Research Institute (2011-2013)

Project Director of the project funded by GIZ “Journalists awareness rising on Competition Policy”. 2013

Executive Director (October-March 2013) Chairperson of the council (March-October 2012) Director 2011
Media –democratic choice (2010)

Project Coordinator and Producer of the project “Rising Public Awareness on Democratic Institutions in Georgia”
funded by U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission Small Grant Program, 2011

Georgian institute for Russian Studies (2010)

Project coordinator of project funded by Eurasia Partnership Foundation Editor of  analytical videos on Russia-Georgia’s foreign policy International Centre of Civic Culture (2010)
Project coordinator of the Project Funded by OSGF

Public relation’s coordinator of project funded by USAID on Local elections 2010

Member of the expert group within the project “Black sea Peace building Network” (GFSIS, 2009-2013)

Institute for Development of freedom of Information (2010) Public Relations Coordinator (Donor of the project OSGF) Centre of Public Projects (2008-2009)
Project Director of the Project funded by “Open Society - Georgia Foundation”.

Georgia for NATO – (2005-2008) Program Coordinator (2005-2008)
Program coordinator of the Projects Funded by NATO, “National Endowment for Democracy”, Eurasia Foundation, “Open Society - Georgia Foundation”.

Parliament of Georgia (05/2005-03/2008)

Parliamentary Fraction “Right Opposition”, Invited Specialist at Defence and Security committee

National Securities Commission of Georgia (2002-2005)
 
Expert at the office of proceeding-control group.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

•    Member of the working group with the Ministry of Defence of Georgia and Civil Council on Defence and
Security (2005-2013)
•    Public advisory council member of State Minister of Georgia on European and euro-Atlantic Integration
(2006-2014)
•    Member of the working group of Civil Council and Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Security
(2013-2014)
•    Public advisory council member with the State Minister of Reconciliation and State Equality (2013-2014)



EDUCATION

1.    Postgraduate studentship, Department of History, Specializing in History of Georgia. Thesis: “Conflict in
Abkhazia, Georgia” . Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University ,2008-2011
2.     Academic Degree of Master of History of Diplomacy and International Relations, Reviewer of the Caucasian Countries Region. Defended Master's thesis “War as a Weapon of Foreign and Home Policy” (Examples of Conflict in Abkhazia, Georgia.  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 2000-2002)
3.    Academic Degree of Bachelor of History of Diplomacy and International Relations, the qualification of
Teacher of History. With honors. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. 1996-2000

PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT

•    Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context Course, Defence Diplomacy, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom, 2013 May

 

    
 
•    Pre-election training organized by IREX office and funded by USAID, 2012 September
 

•    Challenges of Global Security Environment, Summer School for Young Professionals -2011
Slovakia, Ukraine; Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs

•    SECURITY  SECTOR  REFORM  WORKSHOP  FOR  THE  SOUTH  CAUCASUS,  Peace  and  Conflict Resolution  Center  with the support  of The Black Sea Trust for Regional  Cooperation  and The Norway Atlantic Committee.

•    Training in Personal Financial Management: November 2010, UGPN Policy Club

•    “Summer University for Democracy of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe”, Strasbourg, 2009.
“Tbilisi School of Political Studies” (2008-2009)

•    NATO School (SHAPE)-Oberammergau, Germany 2006 “NATO Civil Emergency Planning Course”

•    NATO School (Shape) - Oberammergau, Germany 2005 “NATO European Security Cooperation Course”.

•    Internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.  (2012)


Publications

•    Evaluation of Parliamentary Powers Related to Oversight of the Defence Sector in Georgia; Civil Council on Defence and Security, 2014
•    Review of Georgia's National Security Architecture; Atlantic Council of Georgia,  2014
•    Georgia’s Nuclear Odyssey: The Path from Soviet Atomic Legacy to Global Nonproliferation Regime; Civil Council on Defence and Security, 2013
 
•    Democratic Control Over the Georgian Armed Forces Since the August 2008 War; Civil Council on
Defence and Security, 2010



LANGUAGES

Georgian (native), English (Fluent), Russian (good)

Date of birth

October 9. 1978

 

Executive Director
Georgia Development Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia 2015-2016

Lecturer in Foreign Policy and Security
School of Politics, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia 2013-present

Secretary for Foreign Relations, Adviser to the President
President of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

Senior Campaign Adviser on Foreign Relations to Giorgi Margvelashvili
Presidential Candidate of the Georgian Dream Coalition, Tbilisi, Georgia

Lecturer in Foreign Policy
School of Politics and Law
Georgian Institute of Public Administration, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013-2014


July – October 2013


2011 - present
Deputy CEO in charge of External Relations
JSC Partnership Fund, Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia 2011-2012
Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Georgia to Japan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Embassy of Georgia in Japan, Tokyo, Japan 2007-2009
Ambassador-at-Large/Special Envoy on Energy Security Issues
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia 2007
Member of Supervisory Board
Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, Tbilisi, Georgia 2006-2007
Director’s Representative in charge of External Relations
Quartzite Ltd./Bolnisi Gold NL (Australia), Tbilisi, Georgia 2004-2006


Independent Consultant on Eurasian Political and Business Affairs
Washington, DC, USA 2003-2004
Counsellor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations, New York, NY
Vice-Chairman of UN Committee on Information (2001-2002)
Vice-Chairman of UN Committee on Conferences (1999-2000) 1998-2002
First Secretary
United Nations Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia 1998
Consultant on International Affairs
Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia 1996-1998
Project Director
Partners for Democratic Change, Tbilisi, Georgia 1996-1998
Administrative Assistant
UN World Food Programme, Tbilisi, Georgia 1994-1996


EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

M.I.P.P.
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA 2002-2003

Visiting Fellowship
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA , USA
1996
Graduate Diploma in European and International Studies
Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic 1993-1994
Undergraduate Diploma in Municipal Administration
Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia 1986-1993


MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS

Regular appearances and articles in the Georgian media as an expert on international and economic affairs.

Media appearances, interviews and presentations in Japan on Georgia’s international relations, economy and regional security, including NHK, Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Times, Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, etc.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Diplomatic Rank: Envoy Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary
Languages: Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent)
Personal: Born 22 April 1969; married with two children

 
 
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Aleksi Barbakadze was born on January 7, 1966. He graduated from Georgia’s Technical University. 

He worked in the defense field before becoming an advisor. 

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