George Meladze

 

 


Education:

1994 - Doctor of Economics, dissertation topic “Characteristics of population reproductive behavior".

1990-1991 - Moscow Lomonosov State University, People-Population Department of the Faculty of Economics. Awarded the Economist-Demographist’s qualification.

1977-1982 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Faculty of Geography-Geology.

 

Working and pedagogical Experience:

2009-present Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography at TSU. Senior scientist.

2006-present Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Associate Professor of regional geography and landscape planning.

1992-2006 - Deputy Head of the Department of Demography and Social Research Institute of the Georgian Academy of Sciences.

1996-1997 - Academy of Art. Visiting Lecturer.

1989-1992 - Research fellow of the Scientific-Research Institute of Economics Management and  Planning  of the Planning Committee of Georgia.

1993-1994 - Aristotle Georgian-Greek University. Visiting Lecturer.

1982-1989 - Research fellow of the Tbilisi State Historic-Ethnographic Museum.


Trainings:

02.6-7.2003 - Third sector fund „Horizon“. Training cource – Programs assessment.

27-31.10.2008 - Groningen Univercity (Nietherlands). Training course in framework of - Tuning Georgia Program.

23-27.03.2009 - Center for Educational Initiatives. Training cource - Student oriented teaching theory and practice


Expeditions:

2012 - Svaneti, Racha-Lechkhumi.
2011 - Tusheti.

Research Grants:

1.07.2016-30.06.2020. Funded by: APPEAR a programme of the Austrian development cooperation. Institution Name: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria; Armenian State Pedagogical University. Project name: CaucasusT-Transdisciplinarity for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caucasus Region. Position: Main researcher.

08.2018-07.2020. Funded by: Sozopol Municipality (Bulgaria). Institution Name: Water Management Institute of Georgian Technical University. Project name: Creation of the black sea network for sustainable tourism development in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Position: Main researcher.

2015-2017. Funded by: Tbilisi city hall. Institution Name: City Institute Georgia. Project name: Tbilisi Land Use Master Plan (update). Position: Expert of demography
2015-2018. Funded by: SCOPES. Institution Name: Bern University, Switzerland; TSU. Project name: Sustainable Development of Mountain regions and Resource managementPosition: Main researcher
1.07.2015-30.06.2018. Funded by: Wolksvagen fund. Institution Name: Bamberg Univercity (Germany); Georgian Center of Population Research“. Project name: Opportunities and Barriers at the transition from education to work. A Comparative Youth study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan”. Position: Main researcher
2014-2017. Funded by: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Institution Name: I.Javakhishvili Tblisi State University. Project name: Methodology of Landscape Planning of Urban Agglomerations (on the example of Tbilisi and Rustavi). Position: Project manager.
2013-2015. Funded by: Euro Union. Project name: Creation of a Black Sea network for Sustainable Tourism Development in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia (BS Tourism Net). Position: Senior researcher.
06.2016-12.2016. Funded by: WWF. Institution Name:,,Conversation of Unique Forests in Georgia Through Establishment of New Protected Areas (GEO058, WWF Caucasus, WWF Germany). Project name: Studies of the socio-economic features of the planned protected areas of Racha and Erusheti.
2013 March- 2014 April. Funded by: Vishegrad Fund. Institution Name: Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Project name: Migration Between Eastern Partners (Belarus, Georgia,Ukraine, Moldova) and the Vishegrad Countries. Position: Expert.
2010 January – 2012 December. Funded by: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Institution Name: I.Javakhishvili Tblisi State University. Project name: Cadastre of Landscapes of Georgia and Its Military-Geographical Estimation by Using of GIS Methods. Position: Project manager.
12.08.2011-31.12.2011. Funded by: CEPF, IBRD, Ministry of Finance of Japan, J.D. and C.T. MacArthur Foudation. Institution Name: WWF Caucasus Programme Office Project name: Landscape Planning of Protected Territories of Pshavi and Khevsureti. Position: Consultant.
17.01.2011-16.09.2011. Funded by: Eurasia Partnership Foundation. Institution Name: The centre of the ecological right. Project name: Formation of monitoring systems of influence on environment in industrial zones. Position: Expert.
11.2010-29.12.2010. Funded by: GTZ. Institution Name: The Union of sustainable development, “Ecovision. Project name: Creation of preconditions for development of landscape sector in Dedoplistskaro region. Position: Expert of social-economic issues.
2006-2009. Funded by: Georgian National Science Foundation (Contract # 73). Institution Name: V.Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Project name: The National Atlas of Georgia. Position: The expert of demography
2009 October – 2009 November. Funded by: EBRD. Institution Name: The Union of sustainable development “Ecovision. Project name: Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Aragvi River Basin. ID 24288. www.ecovision.ge/seai.htm. Position: The expert of demography.
2009 June – 2009 October. Funded by: WWF; KFW; BMZ. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Javakheti transboundary national park’s and it’s buffer zone’s landscape planning. #200365429. Position: The expert of demography.
2007 – 2008. Funded by: Berlin Technical University, WWF. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Landscape Planning in Southern Caucasus Region. Adjara. #10030848Position: The expert of demography.
2007 July – 2007 December. Funded by: WWF. Institution Name: I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Project name: To Promote Sustainable Development of Forestry in a Buffer Zone of Mtirala National Park. Position: The expert of demography.
2005 1 April – 2005 31 December. Funded by: WWF (World Wild Fund) – CEPF regional project. Institution Name: Union of Ecological Science “Kavkasiis Ecosaxli” (“Caucasus EcoHouse”). Project name: “Social-economical, demographic and geoecological analysis of western part of Lesser Caucasus for the purposes of protected areas planning”. Position: The expert of demography.
2006 September – 2007, 22 February. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project (WB, GEF). Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Eastern Georgian (Akhmeta, Telavi, Lagodekhi, Sagaredjo, Gurjaani, Tetritskaro, Dmanisi, Bolnisi, Marneuli, Dusheti, Tianeti, Axalgori, Adigeni, Akhaltsikhe, Aspindza districts) Wooden Territories Landscape-Ecological Research for Planning and Forestry Utilization (Contract # GSI-11-4/2-4, Lot 11/7, Lot 11/8). Position: The expert of demography. http://www.worldbank.org/geografiaforestry
2006 March – 2008 September. Funded by: INTAS; INED; UNFPA-Georgia. Institution Name: National Centre of Population Research. Project name: Social policy towards modern family in the context of the transformation of family and marital relations-empirical evidence in two EU and two NIS countries-EU integration and it’s new nearest neighbors Ref. No: Nr-1000006-8398. Position: Senior researcher
27 May 2005 – 27 August 2005. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Development of Landscape-ecological basis for overall forest Land Use Zoning in Adjara Region (Contract # CSI-11/4.25.05.2005. Position: The expert of demography.
2005 May – 2005 June. Funded by: UNFPA. Institution Name: Human Reproduction Scientific Research Institute of I. Jordania; Social Research Centre. Project name: Support for improvement of the information and reproductive health services. #GEO/00/P01/. Position: Adviser of Interviewers
2004 January – 2004 December. Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences. Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research. Project name: Demographic Behavior of Students. #20.18.04. Position: Senior researcher.
2004 June – 2004 October. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Development of Landscape-ecological basis for overall forest Land Use Zoning in Lentekhi and Tsageri districts (Central Caucasus). (Contract # CSI-11/3.12.07). Position: The expert of demography.
2003 June – 2003 September. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Development of Landscape-ecological basis for overall forest Land Use Zoning in Borjom-Bakuriani region, (Contract # CSI-11-2.26.06.2003). Position: The expert of demography.
2001 December – 2002 February. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University. Project name: Landscape-Ecological Investigations for Forestry Zoning. Position: The expert of demography.
2001 June – 2001 September. Funded by: IOM. Institution Name: UN’s Association Program’s Georgian Recourses Centre of Migration. Project name: General Description of Migratory Processes Occurring in the 1990’s in Georgia. Position: The expert of demography.
05.2003-10.2003. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Landscape-ecological study of Georgia (Borjomi region). Position: The expert of demography.
2002 June – 2002 August. Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project. Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography. Project name: Devise of model sustainable development of the Aragvi river basin region. Position: The expert of demography.
2002 May – 2002 June. Funded by: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Institution Name: Human Reproduction Scientific Research Institute of I. Jordania; Social Research Centre. Project name: Study of the Teenager’s Reproductive Health. #GEO/00/P01. Position: Adviser of Interviewers.
2002 January - 2003 December. Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences. Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research. Project name: Demographic Behavior of Internally Displaced Population from Abkhazia. N20.19.02. Position: Senior researcher
2001 January – 2001 December. Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences. Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research. Project name: Social-Demographical Problems of Family at the Beginning of the 21’s century. N20.46. Position: Project manager.
2001 May-September. Funded by: Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works of Greece. Institution Name: The Greens Movement of Georgia. Nia Ecologia. Friends of the Earth. Project name: Strategies Aiming at the Reduction of Water Resources Deterioration due to Urban, Toxic and Agricultural Wastes. Position: The expert of demography.
1997 January – 1998 JanuaryFunded by: Georgian Academy of SciencesInstitution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research. Project name: Family Crises in Georgia and Principles of Family Policy. N20.28. Position: Senior researcher.


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articipation in conferences:

Participant of 77 local and international conferences, among them:
Tbilisi Population Protection (2015-2030). The 6th Scientific Conference - ENS2018. 12-15 February. TSU.
Blue Growth initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea // First Working meeting- Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea. 14-16, December, 2017. Brussels, Belgium.
Georgia and international tours on the Black Sea // Project “Creation of the Black Sea Network for Sustainable Tourism Development in Gulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia” (BS Tourism NET), coordination group final meeting. 4-6 December, Varna (Bulgaria), 2015.
Georgia and international tours on the Black Sea // Project “Creation of the Black Sea Network for Sustainable Tourism Development in Gulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia” (BS Tourism NET), coordination group final meeting. 4-6 December, Varna (Bulgaria), 2015.
Overview of the Institutions of Georgia // Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work – A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan //TEW-CCA Youth Research Workshop. 28-30 November, 2015. Baku (Azerbaijan). (with I.Badurashvili, N.Kobakhidze, R.Nadiradze).
Tendencies of population aging in Georgia // International Scientific and Practical Conference, Devoted to the 80th Anniversary from Foundation of the Department for Social and Economic Geography and Regional Studies «Region-2014: Optimal Development Strategy». 6-7 November, Kharkov, 2014 (with N.Elizbarashvili).
Regional Aspects of Demographic Situation in Georgia // VW Foundation Preparatory workshop “Opportunities and Barriers at the Transition from Education to Work. A Comparative Youth Study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan”. Bamberg (Germany), 29-30 October, 2014.
Sustainable Tourism Development in Georgia // Creation of a Black Sea network for Sustainable Tourism Development in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia (BS Tourism Net). 2013, 8-9 Nov., Varna, Bulgaria.
Forest Landscapes of Georgia – Distribution of Population and Dynamics // International Conference- “Sustainability Science from Theory to Practice: Towards an International Network of Landscape Approach Clusters. 5-6 September, 2013. Skinsskatteberg (Sweden).
Main Principles and Results of Landscape Planning of New Protected Area in Central Caucasus (Georgia) // 5th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 10 to 12 June 2013, Mittersill, Austria (with N.Elizbarashvili).
Problems of Population Caused by an Ecological Condition of Industrial Zones // International Scientific-Technical Conference “Pressing Problems in Hydrometeorology and Ecology”, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Institute of Hydrometeorology. 28-30 May, 2013, Tbilisi.
Georgia and Global Tendencies of “Gray Danger” // Conference dedicated to the 100th Birthday Anniversary of Professor Levan Maruashvili. Tbilisi, 16.XI.2012.
Modern Trends in the Dynamics of the Rural Population of Georgia // I International Scientific-Practical Conference, “Priorities of the Sustainable Development of Agriculture”. Tbilisi, 28-29. X. 2011 (with M.Meladze).
Population of the Earth as a Determinant of Global Environmental Problems // International conference “Pressing Problems of Hydrometeorology and Ecology”. Tbilisi, 2011 (with N.Elizbarashvili).
Topical Problems of Geography of Georgia // International conference “Environment and Global Warming”. Tbilisi 15-16. IX. 2011 (with N.Elizbarashvili).
Estimation of a current state and anthropogenous transformation of landscapes (on an example of Georgia) // The international scientifically-practical conference “Ecosystems of Caspian Sea and adjacent regions”. Baku, 2010.
Evaluation of Degree of Landscape’s Anthropogenous Transformation // The 2nd International Geography Symposium Geomed 2010 – Mediterranean Environment. 2-5 June, 2010. Kemer-Antalia, Turkey (with co-authors D.Nikolaishvili, N.Elizbarashvili).
Why life expectancy has not increased in Georgia? // 10th Baku International Congress “Energy, Ecology, Economy” Baku, Azerbaijan Republic. 23-25 September, 2009.

Publications:

Author of more than 140 scientific publications. Among them in last 5 years:
Evaluation of the Agro-ecological Potential of Racha-Lechkhumi-Kvemo Svaneti Region (Georgia) and Zonning of Crops // SGEM 2018. Ecology and Environmental Protection. Issue 5.1, vol. 18, 2-8 July. 2018. Albena, Bulgaria. pp. 361-367. (with co-authors: M.Meladze, G.Meladze, V.Trapaidze). DOI:10.5593/sgem2018/5.1
National Atlas of Georgia. Stuttgart. Map of birth rate; Map of death rate; Map of natural increase. Franz Steiner Verlag. 2018. ISBN 978-3-515-12057-9 (print). ISBN 978-3-515-12183-8 (Ebook). (with co-author G.Khomeriki).
Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions and Resource Management (Textbook for students of higher education). Tbilisi, 2018 (with co-authors: N.Elizbarashvili, H.Meesen, A.Khoeysian, T. Cohler in Georgian).
Tbilisi Population Projection (2015-2030) // The Sixth Annual Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences. TSU. 12-18 II. 2018.
http://conference.ens-2018.tsu.ge/uploads/5a65b20435dd1Giorgi_Meladze-Eng.pdf
The Demogeographic Crisis in Racha, Georgia: Depopulation in the Central Caucasus Mountains // Mountain Research and Development. 37 N4, 2017. P.415-424. (with co-authors: T.Kohler, N.Elizbarashvili, D.Svanadze, H.Meessen). http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-17-00064.1
Methodology of Landscape Planning of Urban Agglomerations (on the example of Tbilisi-Rustavi). Tbilisi, 2017. Monograph. (with co-authort: Elizbarashvili N., Salukvadze E., Svanasze D. in Georgian).
Determinants of the Age-Sex Structure of the Population in Tbilisi and Rustavi //Scientific reviewed magazine Science and Technologies”. N1 (724). Tbilisi, 2017. P. 54-61 (with N.Elizbarashvili in Georgian).
Population Changes and Charasteristics of Demographic Processes in Tbilisi // Space, Society, Economy. N19, 2017. P. 87-103. (With co-author N.Loladze)
http://dspace.uni.lodz.pl:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11089/22641/0_5_%5b87%5d-103_Meladze.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Georgia in the Context of Global Demographic Processes // The Fifth Annual Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences. TSU. 7-10. II. 2017
http://conference.ens-2017.tsu.ge/uploads/588c7977ef285Giorgi_Meladze-ENG.pdf
Global Warming Agroclimatic Zones in Humid Subtropical, Mountainous and High Mountainous Regions of Georgia / International journal of Current ResearchVol8Issue, 07.2016. pp. 35403-35409. (with G. Meladze, M. Meladze, N. Elizbarashvili).
http://www.journalcra.com/article/global-warming-changes-agroclimatic-zones-humid-subtropical-mountainous-and-high-mountainous
Demographic Development of Tbilisi (Past, Present, Future) // Current Topics in Social Sciences. Sofia, 2016. pp.633-644. (with N.Elizbarashvili).
Goals of Landscape Planning of Tbilisi and Expected Outcomes // Collective monograph of the materials of International Scientific-Practical LXIX Herzen readings 21-23 April 2016, devoted to the 115 anniversary since the birth of Stanislav Vikentyevich Kalesnik conference. St-Petersburg, 2016. pp. 209-212 (with N.Elizbarashvili, M.Meladze, D.Svanadze).
Forest Landscapes of Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Agglomeration: The Modern and Prognostic States // Bulleten of Forestry. International scientific-practical magazine. N11, 2016. P. 33-41 (with co-authors: Elizbarashbili N., Meladze M. in Georgian).
Natural Potential of Agro-Landscapes of Tbilisi-Rustavi Urban Agglomeration // International Scientific Conference “Modern Technologies to Produce Ecologically Pure Products for Sustainable Development of Agriculture”.Tbilisi, 2016. pp. 151-154 (with N.Elizbarashvili).
Geo-demographic Analysis of the Cities of Southern and Eastern Georgia (on the example of Tbilisi, Rustavi and Akhaltsikhe) // Perspectives of regional development: Samtskhe-Javakheti. Proceedings of scientific conference. Tbilisi, 2016. P. 62-68 (with co-author Elizbarashvili N. in Georgian).
Evaluation of the Agro-Climatic Potencial of the High Mountainous Areas in South Georgia to Develop Ecological Agriculture // 16thInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference. SGEM 2016. Vol. II. 30 June – 6 Luly, 2016. Albena, Bulgaria. pp. 349-355. (with M.Meladze and V.Trapaidze).
The Modern Tendencies of Fertility in Tbilisi – Rustavi Agglomeration // The Fourth Annual Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences Dedicated to 140th Anniversary of the Birth of Ivane Javakhishvili. 25-26.I.2016. TSU (with Elizbarashvili N.)
http://conference.ens 2016.tsu.ge/uploads/56a206fc58427Giorgi_Meladze-ENG.pdf
First transboundary protected areas in Caucasus // Book of abstracts. International Conference – Environment at a Crossroads: SMART approaches for a sustainable future Bucharest, November 12-15, 2015 (with N. Elizbarashvili, D. Svanadze, R. Elizbarashvili).
Some Urgent Issues of Georgia’s Geography // Earth Science. Special Issue, Modern Problems of Geography and Anthropology (with co-authors: Elizbarashvili N., Meladze M., Svanadze D., Gadrani L., Lazarashvili J. pp.1-7http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/pdf/10.11648.j.earth.s.2015040501.11.pdf
Landscape Diversity of Tbilisi and Geoecological Features // International scientific conference “Global Warming and Agrobiodiversity”. Tbilisi, 4-6 November, 2015. P. 149-152 (with co-author Elizbarashvili N. in Georgian).
Resources and Threats of the Eco-tourism Development in Georgia // American Journal of Enviromental Protection. Special Issue Applied Ecology: Problems, Innovations (with co-author G.Khomeriki). pp. 180-185.
doi: 10.11648/j.ajep.s.2015040301.38 http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/specialissue/163003
Natural Movement of the Population of Imereti Region // Modern problems of geography and anthropology. Proceedings of International Condefernce. Dedicated to the 140th anniversary of academician Alexandre Javakhishvili. Tbilisi, 2015. P. 338-341 (with co-author Machitadze B. in Georgian).
Geoecological Problems of Tbilisi and the Basic Principles of Landscape Planning // Modern problems of geography and anthropology. Proceedings of International Condefernce. Dedicated to the 140th anniversary of academician Alexandre Javakhishvili. Tbilisi, 2015. P. 101-107 (with co-authors: Elizbarashvili N., Salukvadze E., Svanadze D., Lazarashvili S. in Georgian).
Aspects of Sex Secondary Ratio in Georgia // The Third Annual Conference in Exact and Natural Sciences. TSU. I. 2015.
Tendencies of population aging in Georgia // International Scientific and Practical Conference, Devoted to the 80th Anniversary from Foundation of the Department for Social and Economic Geography and Regional Studies «Region-2014: Optimal Development Strategy». Kharkov, 6-7 November, 2014. pp. 296-298 (with co-author N.Elizbarashvili).
Global Tendences of Fertility and Georgia // Collected papers, new series N6 (85). Topical problems of human geography. Proceedings of conference. Dedicated to the 100th birthday anniversary of Vakhtang Jaoshvili.Tbilisi, 2014. P.12-17 (in Georgian).
Principles, Methods and Results of Planning the Historical Landscape of the City Mtskheta (The Old Capital of Georgia) // Cities in the Globalizing World and Turkey: A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective. St. Climent Orhidski University Press. Sofia, 2014. pp. 496-511. (with co-author Elizbarashvili N.).
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yilmaz_Demirhan/publication/311666863_ROLE_OF_DEVELOPMENT_AGENCIES_IN_URBAN_ADMINISTRATION_AND_THEIR_
RELATIONSHIPS_WITH_OTHER_URBAN_ADMINISTRATIONS/links/5852f63308ae7d33e01ab399.pdf
Climate Change and the Possible Migration of Population in Georgia // Tourism, Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. 2014. 447-456 (with co-authors Elizbarashvili N., Seperteladze Z.)
http://www.cambridgescholars.com/tourism-environment-and-ecology-in-the-mediterranean-region.
Georgia: Migration, a Main Risk Tovards Sustainable Demographic Future // Discovering Migration Between Visegrad Countries and Eastern Partners.HAS RCAES Geographical Institute. 
Budapest, Hungary. 2014. pp. 150-169. (with Josef Salukvadze).


Awards:

In 2001 he was awarded the Medal of Honor.


Contact Information:
meladzeg@gmail.com
giorgi.meladze@tsu.ge

1.07.2016-30.06.2020

Funded by: APPEAR a programme of the Austrian development cooperation.

Institution Name: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria; Armenian State Pedagogical University.

Project name: CaucasusT- Transdisciplinarity for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caucasus Region.

Position: Main researcher

08.2018-07.2020

Funded by: Sozopol Municipality (Bulgaria).

Institution Name: Water Management Institute of Georgian Technical University.

Project name: Creation of the black sea network for sustainable tourism development in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

Position: Main researcher

2015-2017.

Funded by: Tbilisi city hall.

Institution Name: City Institute Georgia

Project name: Tbilisi Land Use Master Plan (update)

Position: Expert of demography

2015-2018.

Funded by: SCOPES, 

Institution Name: Bern University, Switzerland; TSU.

Project name: Sustainable Development of Mountain regions and Resource management.

Position: Main researcher

1.07.2015-30.06.2018

Funded by: Wolksvagen fund.

Institution Name: Bamberg Univercity (Germany); Georgian Center of Population Research“.

Project name: Opportunities and Barriers at the transition from education to work. A Comparative Youth study in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan”

Position: Main researcher

2014-2017

Funded by: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.

Institution Name: I.Javakhishvili Tblisi State University, .

Project name: Methodology of Landscape Planning of Urban Agglomerations (on the example of Tbilisi and Rustavi).

Position: Project manager.

2013-2015

Funded by: Euro Union.

Project name: Creation of a Black Sea network for Sustainable Tourism Development in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia (BS Tourism Net).

Position: Senior researcher.

06.2016-12.2016

Funded by: WWF

Institution Name:,,Conversation of Unique Forests in Georgia Through Establishment of New Protected Areas (GEO058, WWF Caucasus, WWF Germany).

  Project name: Studies of the socio-economic features of the planned protected areas of Racha and Erusheti.

2013 March- 2014 April

Funded by: Vishegrad Fund

Institution Name: Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,.

Project name: Migration Between Eastern Partners (Belarus, Georgia,Ukraine, Moldova) and the Vishegrad Countries.

Position: Expert.

2010 January – 2012 December

Funded by: Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.

Institution Name: I.Javakhishvili Tblisi State University, .

Project name: Cadastre of Landscapes of Georgia and Its Military-Geographical Estimation by Using of GIS Methods

Position: Project manager.

12.08.2011-31.12.2011 .

Funded by: CEPF, IBRD, Ministry of Finance of Japan, J.D. and C.T. MacArthur Foudation.

Institution Name: WWF Caucasus Programme Office

Project name: Landscape Planning of Protected Territories of Pshavi and Khevsureti.

Position: Consultant.

17.01.2011-16.09.2011 .

Funded by: Eurasia Partnership Foundation.

Institution Name: The centre of the ecological right

Project name: Formation of monitoring systems of influence on environment in industrial zones

Position: Expert

11.2010-29.12.2010.

Funded by: GTZ.

Institution Name: The Union of sustainable development, “Ecovision.

Project name: Creation of preconditions for development of landscape sector in Dedoplistskaro region.

Position: Expert of social-economic issues.

2006-2009

Funded by: Georgian National Science Foundation (Contract # 73)

Institution Name: V.Bagrationi Institute of Geography.

Project name: The National Atlas of Georgia.

Position: The expert of demography

2009 October – 2009 november.

Funded by: EBRD.

Institution Name: The Union of sustainable development ,,Ecovision.

Project name: Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Aragvi River Basin. ID 24288. www.Ecivision.ge/seai.htm

Position: The expert of demography.

2009 June – 2009 October

Funded by: WWF; KFW; BMZ.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Javakheti transboundary national park’s and it’s buffer zone’s landscape planning. #200365429

Position: The expert of demography.

2007 – 2008

Funded by: Berlin Technical University, WWF.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Landscape Planning in Southern Caucasus Region. Adjara. #10030848Position: The expert of demography.

2007 July – 2007 December

Funded by: WWF

Institution Name: I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Project name: To Promote Sustainable Development of Forestry in a Buffer Zone of Mtirala National Park

Position: The expert of demography.

2005 1 April – 2005 31 December

Funded by: WWF (World Wild Fund) – CEPF regional project.

Institution Name: Union of Ecological Science “Kavkasiis Ecosaxli” (“Caucasus EcoHouse”).

Project name: “Social-economical, demographic and geoecological analysis of western part of Lesser Caucasus for the purposes of protected areas planning”.

Position: The expert of demography.

2006 september – 2007, 22 February

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project (WB, GEF).

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Eastern Georgian (Akhmeta, Telavi, Lagodekhi, Sagaredjo, Gurjaani, Tetritskaro, Dmanisi, Bolnisi, Marneuli, Dusheti, Tianeti, Axalgori, Adigeni, Akhaltsikhe, Aspindza districts) Wooden Territories Landscape-Ecological Research for Planning and Forestry Utilization (Contract # GSI-11-4/2-4, Lot 11/7, Lot 11/8)

Position: The expert of demography. http://www.worldbank.org/geografiaforestry

2006 March – 2008 September

Funded by: INTAS; INED; UNFPA-Georgia.

Institution Name: National Centre of Population Research.

Project name: Social policy towards modern family in the context of the transformation of family and marital relations-empirical evidence in two EU and two NIS countries-EU integration and it’s new nearest neighbors Ref. No: Nr-1000006-8398.

Position: Senior researcher

27 May 2005 – 27 August 2005

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Development of Landscape-ecological basis for overall forest Land Use Zoning in Adjara Region (Contruct # CSI-11/4.25.05.2005

Position: The expert of demography.

2005 May – 2005 June

Funded by: UNFPA

Institution Name: Human Reproduction Scientific Research Institute of I.Jordania; Social Research Centre

Project name: Support for improvement of the information and reproductive health services. #GEO/00/P01/

Position: Adviser of Interviewers

2004 Jenuary – 2004 December,

Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences        

Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research.

Project name: Demographic Behavior of Students. #20.18.04

Position: Senior researcher.

2004 June – 2004 October

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Development of Landscape-ecological basis for overall forest Land Use Zoning in Lentekhi and Tsageri districts (Central Caucasus). (Contruct # CSI-11/3.12.07),

Position: The expert of demography.

2003 June – 2003 September

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Development of Landscape-ecological basis for overall forest Land Use Zoning in Borjom-Bakuriani region, (Contruct # CSI-11-2.26.06.2003).

Position: The expert of demography.

2001 December – 2002 February

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University.

Project name: Landscape-Ecological Investigations for Forestry Zoning.

Position: The expert of demography.

2001 June – 2001 September

Funded by: IOM

Institution Name: UN’s Association Program’s Georgian Recourses Centre of Migration.

Project name: General Description of Migratory Processes Occurring in the 1990’s in Georgia.

Position: The expert of demography.

05.2003-10.2003

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Landscape-ecological study of Georgia (Borjomi region).

Position: The expert of demography.

2002 June – 2002 August

Funded by: World Bank, Forest sector development project.

Institution Name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Geography.

Project name: Devise of model sustainable development of the Aragvi river basin region.

Position: The expert of demography.

2002 May – 2002 June

Funded by: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Institution Name: Human Reproduction Scientific Research Institute of I.Jordania; Social Research Centre.

Project name: Study of the Teenager’s Reproductive Health. #GEO/00/P01

Position: Adviser of Interviewers.

2002 January - 2003 December

Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences

Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research

Project name: Demographic Behavior of Internally Displaced Population from Abkhazia. N20.19.02.

Position: Senior researcher

2001 January – 2001 December

Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences

Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research

Project name: Social-Demographical Problems of Family at the Beginning of the 21’s century. N20.46

Position: Project manager.

2001 May - september

Funded by: Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works of Greece.

Institution Name: The Greens Movement of Georgia. Nia Ecologia. Friends of the Earth..

Project name: Strategies Aiming at the Reduction of Water Resources Deterioration due to Urban, Toxic and Agricultural Wastes

Position: The expert of demography.

1997 January – 1998 January

Funded by: Georgian Academy of Sciences

Institution Name: Institute of Demographic and Sociological Research.

Project name: Family Crises in Georgia and Principles of Family Policy. N20.28.

Position: Senior researcher.