The project ”Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative” (CSSIGE)

The project ”Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative” (CSSIGE) was developed and is implemented by the consortium lead by the Konrad­-Adenauer­-Stiftung in cooperation with four Georgian Civil Society Organizations: Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG) and Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC).

The project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

The overall objective of the initiative is to improve the operational environment for civil society in Georgia, through empowering CSOs, increasing their accountability towards constituencies and amplifying their linkages to other actors.

In order to ensure efficient outreach and sustainability of the “Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative“ and its outcomes nation-wide, as well as contribute to experience sharing and networking on regional and national levels, the project established hubs in all 10 regions of Georgia. Fund “Abkhazintercont” is a regional hub for CSSIGE in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti.

As all hubs of the project, “Abkhazintercont” supports CSSIGE with efficient outreach and sustainability and contributes to the experience sharing and networking on regional and national levels. Similar to other HUBs, “Abkhazintercont”:

  • Disseminates information on upcoming and conducted project activities in the respective region;
  • Facilitates communication with local actors (CSOs, CBOs, CIGs, LA, business, media) including various consultation processes and workshops on legislation reviews, networking, advocacy and monitoring issues;
  • Implements awareness-raising campaigns (including regional CSO fairs, competitions etc.) targeting different local actors as well as the general public on CSO role and activities;
  • Implements capacity-building activities for local CSOs/CBOs.

In addition, within the grant funding received from CSSIGE, Abkhazintercont offers following services:

➤ Sharing information on grant competitions as well as about training and educational programs announced in the region.

➤ We offer telephone consultations on the announced calls for proposals and grant funding opportunities.

Consultations are available at the regional Hub office at the following address: Ambrolauri City, D. Agmashenebeli Street #24 , also via phone (call is free) on the following mobile numbers:

+995 593 15 13 35 – Tamar Elbakidze;

+995 599 176 172 – Besarion Murusidze;

+995 568 357 447 – Kristina Museridze;

+995 558 202 111 – Iveta Tvalchrelidze;

➤ CSOs and community associations, members of civil society, volunteers are able to use the technically equipped, comfortable working room located in the regional HUB office (Ambrolauri City, D. Agmashenebeli Street #24 (II floor);

For reservation please reach our contact persons (listed above), the registration has to be done in advance.

➤ Residents of the region, government structures, local and international organizations interested in working in the region, are offered with the informational brochures (in Georgian / English languages) on non-governmental organizations, associations and community based organizations in the region;

➤ Regional discussions, training seminars on the importance of social entrepreneurship and its role in the development of civil society;

➤ In connection with the popularization of youth volunteer principles, workshops on the bilateral volunteer platform “Time Bank” (