Political challenges facing Georgia discussed in Tbilisi
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 23 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Political challenges faced by Georgia following the parliamentary elections of October 1, 2012 are discussed at a conference in Tbilisi that started on March 23.
The organizers of the conference are the office of the "Development of public policy, advocacy and civil society in Georgia" (G-PAC) and the Institute of East-West Management (EWMI).
The conference is attended by official representatives of the governments of Georgia and the United States, as well as by experts invited from different universities. They will discuss a practical solution to the challenges facing Georgia in the areas of health, education, agriculture and protection of the rights of prisoners.
Among the American guests are Vice-Mayor of New York Linda Gibbs and Columbia University professor Michael Shparer.
The conference was opened by Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Georgia Steven Heikkinen.
The conference is part of the program for administration of public policy, which was created in collaboration with EWMI G-PAC, the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA) and the Ilia State University.