On January 22, 2022, representatives of the Polish National Memory Institute (IPN), Deputy Head of the Department of Archeology Tomasz Borkowski and his 6-person team, arrived in Batumi. For the next two weeks, the team, which includes 4 archaeologists and 2 anthropologists, will carry out the work of exhuming and examining the remains from the graves of the repressed people during the Mass Terror 1937-1938 in Adjara.
On January 20, 2022, the Working Group of the Sustainable Development Goals of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance held a working meeting.
The 30s of the XX century turned out to be one of the darkest spots in Georgian history. It was a period of impunity, when completely innocent people were shot or deported to remote, uninhabited places without trial or convictionby the Soviet State. Their family members, the elderly, women and children were evicted into the open, their homes confiscated, and, most importantly, their dignity violated with the labels of as a “traitor’s” relatives.
On January 10, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) held a closing event of the project “Contributing to PAR through Civic Monitoring and Engagement”.
Anti-Corruption film screening for students. Participant/winner short films of the international contest organized by the United Nations Convention Against Corruption Coalition (UNCAC Coalition).
On December 19, 2021 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized the training for the participants of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption on „Governance of Anti-Corruption Policy in Private Sector “. The training was led by the Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Anti-money Laundering and Compliance of the Bank of Georgia – Ms. Tamar Goderdzishvili.
On December 6, 2021, IDFI held an international high-level online conference on good governance, titled Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources: the Role of Transparency, Lessons Learned and Future Plans.
According to the results of the 2021 National Assessment of Transparency and Accountability of Georgian Municipalities, the average score of municipalities is 28% (on a 100% rating scale), which is equal to the 2019 assessment score. It can be thus said that, according to the data of 2021, the rate of transparency and accountability of municipalities has remained practically unchanged.
On December 16, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) held the 3rd International Conference: "Openness of the State Archives and Memory Studies". The event was hybrid, attendance was also possible online, via the ZOOM platform.
On December 15, 2021, representatives of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC), and Management Systems Development Center (MSDC) presented the results of the 2021 Local Self-Government Index. The initiative is financially supported by the Open Society Georgia Foundations (OSGF).
|20 March 2020|