National Democratic Institute Announces the Successful Completion of 2007 Future Women Leaders Program
Tbilisi - On February 1, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, USAID and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) are hosting a graduation ceremony for the Future Women Leaders Program.
The aim of the graduation ceremony is to celebrate a successful completion of the Future Women Leaders' program, to announce the upcoming training of women candidates for parliamentary elections and to encourage parties to start thinking about the ways of increasing women's representation in the next parliament.
For the last four years, NDI Georgia has been implementing a Future Women Leaders Program. Supported by USAID, program helps active women to be successful in their careers and become more politically involved by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop their role in public life. Throughout a one-year program Georgian and foreign experts are invited to conduct trainings and seminars on different topics for the program participants.
Distinguished speakers include: John Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia; Khatuna Gogorishvili, Member of Parliament of Georgia and Chairwoman of Rules and Procedural Issues' Committee, and Igor Gaon, Council of Europe's Special Representative in Georgia. Women members of Parliament, representatives of political parties and NGOs, and media are invited to attend.
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