Municipalities within the region: Telavi, Akhmeta, Dedoplistskaro, Gurjaani, Lagodekhi,
Sagarejo, Sighnagi and Kvareli.
Population: 314 700
Address: #3 Vazha Pshavela Street
The Center offers two types of meeting spaces:
Large conference room – 600 persons
Theatre Style – 60
Conference – 25
U-shape – 25
Workshop – 25
Small conference room – 12 persons
Telavi Center opened on 14 December 2011.
3353 meetings with the participation of 83800 persons were held since the opening day. By the
initiative of the Center 180 discussion panels were held concerning the most relevant issues on
local as well as national levels.
Since the opening day the center has been actively using its resources to empower local initiative
groups, activists and women organizations in order to increase the efficiency of their initiatives
and activities aimed at formulating the strategies which will ensure that the efforts of the local
self-government are much more productive.
“A Women’s Club” was created within the center. Several members of the club participated in
the 2014 local elections as independent candidates. As a result of the work carried out by this
group a statute for the Gender Equality Council of the Telavi Municipality was created.
A non-governmental organization “Telavi Chveni Kalakia” (Telavi is Our City) was established.
Infrastructural and social issues existing in the city are the main focus of the work of this
Representatives of the Telavi Office are allocating significant resources to created wide
possibilities to empower Persons with Disabilities and condemns the inequality existing towards
this group of people which hinders full-fledged realization of the potential they hold. A good
example of this work is a single mother, Nino Maisuradze, who with the support of the center,
contradicted “the unadjusted environment” and established the Lampari Union for the parents of
children with disabilitiess. The Center is actively involved in supporting the integration process
of the ethnic minorities living in Telavi and Akhmeta municipalities because we believe that
every citizen of Georgia despite their ethnicity, religion and other identities should be able to
equally benefit from the rights and obligations guaranteed for them by the power of the
Constitution of Georgia and international agreements.
The Center has been a mediator between the civil society and local self-government to which
reports are submitted permanently. It should also be noted that, in previous years mutual
dialogues were, as a rule, organized by the center. Right now these dialogues are being initiated
by the representatives of the self-government.
For the second year in row Telavi Center of the Network of the Centers for Civic Engagement is
an implementing partner of the UNFPA and is from time to time announcing grant programs to
strengthen the societal, educational and gender equality initiatives. In October, within the
framework of this collaboration, a youth festival will be conducted and it is also planned to
announce a grant competition.
One more function of the Telavi office is to act as a connecting cycle between the non-
governmental organizations operating in the municipalities of the region. All participant
organizations engage in round table discussions where the most relevant issues are discussed.
A youth space is created in the computer lab and the library of the center where the most
pressing issues are being discussed and presentations are prepared.
The Telavi representation office hosted an election media center for the 2016 parliamentary
elections in Georgia in order to support dissamination of information to the voters, facilitate the
political parties to organize meetings with the public and help media in effectively covering the
The media center is open for political parties and all media outlets, as well as loval and
international oberver organizations. It has a room for press-briefings and a media-room which is
equipped with WiFi Internet and a TV-set.
For the past seven years the Telavi Center within the limits of its mission, has been and still
remains the place for self-realization, free opinion, civic and cultural growth, round-table
discussions and trainings/seminars.
Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE) presents focus group discussion results. The research was conducted in Telavi Municipality to find out what concerns people the most in Kakheti. The project is funded by USAID Georgia and is supported by EWMI/ACCESS