Training for Members of a New Citizen Initiative Group in Baghdati Municipality

Local Democracy Agency Georgia held a training in Baghdati Municipality for members of an initiative group which was recently formed as part of the “Civil Society Development Initiative” project. This initiative group is made up of local citizens from diverse backgrounds; the goal of the group is to improve citizen advocacy. The theme of the training was "Planning and Implementation of Citizen Voice and Action(CVA) Advocacy" which focuses on local level advocacy enabling citizens to better monitor their local government and help the government improve its services.

The members of the citizen initiative group were directly involved in the advocacy process implemented within the framework of this project. The training was aimed at informing participants about the essence, goals, and methodology of this advocacy method, as well as equipping them with the appropriate skills.
Community leaders and initiative group members will be able to independently plan and implement civic advocacy efforts after completion of the project.

The meeting was organized as part of the project Powerful Civil Society for Effective Governance, implemented by World Vision Georgia, Association of Young Economists of Georgia (AYEG), and Georgian Association of Social Workers (GASW) with financial support from the European Union.