The center offers services to 8 municipalities within the Kakheti region. These municipalities
are: Telavi, Akhmeta, Dedoplistskaro, Gurjaani, Lagodekhi, Sagarejo, Sighnagi and Kvareli
Address: #240 Rustaveli Street.
The center offers two types of meeting spaces:
Large conference room – 60 persons
Theatre style – 60
Conference – 22
U-shape – 20
Workshop – 28
Small conference room for 15 persons
Sagarejo center opened on 5 December 2012. Since the opening day some 1900 events were
held at the center. 150 out of these events were organized by the employees of the center. The
average number of participants per year is about 5500 persons.
The civic sector is poorly developed in Sagarejo municipality. Sagarejo has no media outlet.
Non-governmental organizations do not have their own office spaces. Neither Georgian or
international organizations are strongly represented in the municipality. Sagarejo Civic
Engagement Center is probably the only mediator between the local, regional and central
governments, civic sector, media, business and all other interested parties and the general
Since 2012 many projects have been carried out with the direct support of the center;
numerous meetings, discussions, briefings, information meetings, conferences and debates on
various topics have been conducted at the premises of the center. We try to constantly inquire
into the problems facing the general public in the region and support advocating them with
respective bodies. As a results, thanks to our efforts, several social issues such as shortage of
water supply, roofing of dwelling houses, regulating the standards for the local tobacoo
manufacturer have been tackled.
Sagarejo Civic Engagement Center actively collaborated within the whole municipality with local
vulnerable groups, ethnic Azerbaijani population, eco-migrants, persons with disabilities,
women who are single or have been imposed to violence, people living in mountainous areas.
We try to collaborate with them through different projects which help us support them in the
integration process and to create an inclusive environment for everybody.
Since 2012 on numerous occasions the local self-government and majoritarian MP of the
municipality presented the annual report and organized discussions of the budget for the
coming year at the center which, in this realm, were unprecedented.
It is worth mentioning that the center has been involved in the 2017-2019 UNFPA project
implemented throughout the Kakheti region aiming at enhancing the awareness towards
gender based sex selection and reproductive health.
In March and November-December every year the center conducts events such as: discussions,
information meetings, movie screenings and etc, dedicated respectively to Women’s Month
and a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence.
In 2012-2019 within the Media-Center Project out center has actively participated in the
election process. W represent the only neutral space for all election subjects and interested
parties to organize meetings and briefings. We host information campaigns and debates
between election subjects in order to help the general public make informed choice when
Between 2017-2019 the Sagarejo center collaborated with PH International within a
programme which aimed at increasing accessibility of English language studies for 25 young
people who have the possibility to join various civic activities.
Since 2012 a number of long-term projects and programmes have been launched in Sagarejo
thanks to the efforts of organizations such as: Regional Development Center, People in Need,
CSRDG, Civic Development Agency, CIDA, HEKS-EPER, the British Council, etc. Within the
framework of these projects a number of policy papers and strategic plans were created, a
number of small grants were issued, start-ups received funding and small business companies
received supported in their activities.
It is worth mentioning that the Sagarejo Civic Engagement Center actively participates in
various programms which facilitate to the work carried out by the National Agency of Probation
in order to support the re-socialization process of the 21 young persons enlisted into the