Representatives of the Civil Society Organizations are actively involved in the process of local needs assessment in eight municipalities of Western Georgia. They attended a workshop on online – survey, which was implemented using the google form. The participants got acquainted with the functionality and capabilities of the Google form, the principles of work. Much attention was paid to the transfer of the received data into an electronic list and their preparation for further processing.

The workshop was conducted in an interactive format, the participants had the opportunity to ask questions and get answers through practical examples.

 

Khatia Khachapuridze: “I live in Tbilisi. I needed to register my father's land in the village Gelaveri, and I found Khoni hotline in Google ... I was provided with all the information I needed. I welcome the existence of a hotline, because it simplifies the solution of many issues".

Tsisana Mushkudiani: “The Internet and social networks made the whole world more comfortable, not only Khoni. I do not often call on Knoni hotline, although, whenever I applied, I was never left unanswered. They competently provide the information they have”.

This is the opinion of people who are satisfied with Khoni hotline.

The hotline was created following the recommendations of Khoni working group: a separate telephone line was installed, the staff was retrained, the population was provided with information about the start of the hotline...

The idea of a hotline belongs to Khoni civil society organization – Center for Education and Development “Edelweiss” and this idea was implemented in cooperation with the local government.

The third monitoring was completed in Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri municipalities, which assessed the work of local government in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness. The monitoring was carried out by the Fund "Sukhumi" in partnership with Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri” and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs.

The publication “Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap Monitoring in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia” presents the report of the third monitoring: the progress, achieved  after the second monitoring and recommendations for achieving better quality e-services in local municipalities.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring

Changes in the working plan was discussed during the meeting of Vani working group. It was noted that the plan should reflect the issues, the solution of which is under their competence: the problems identified during the first local needs research and the recommendations of the third monitoring of public administration reform. There was also a conversation regarding the website of the municipality, which is being updated at this stage. It was decided that the members of the group will be involved in posting information on the page.

Vani working group contributes to the implementation of public administration reform with its activities.

A training on “Regional needs assessment with participation of a wide civil society - for the implementation of the Roadmap (PAR) at the local level (organized by the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs). The training was attended by 35 people from 3 regions (Imereti, Guria, Racha-Lechkhumi). The training covered both: theoretical part of the needs research of target groups (transparency, efficiency, inclusiveness), and practical work to develop a research questionnaire and discuss working versions. The training discussed the following issues: processing of primary reports, preparation of recommendations, methods of conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

The members of Bagdati working group discussed the problems identified during the first local needs research and how to reflect these issues in the working group plan. Recommendations that need to be implemented were highlighted and prioritized. During the meeting of the working group, they also talked about the process of updating the website of the municipality, and got acquainted with the recommendations of the third monitoring of the implementation of the public administration reform. It was planned to approve the updated action plan at the next meeting, where all issues will be envisaged.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

14 new organizations were created in frames of the project. The project contributed not only to their registration, but also to a successful start: they were able to write the first projects and received the first grants.

Learning is also very important for them. At a two-day meeting in Tskaltubo, representatives of these organizations discussed issues of capacity development and project management (organized by the Imereti Scientists' Union “Spectri”).

Particular attention was paid to the institutional development of civil society organizations, fundraising, organizational and financial management, project development and implementation.

Another consultation meeting was held in Lanchkhuti. The representative of Imereti Scientists Union "Spectri" met with the members of partner organizations – Georgian Rural hall and Lanchkhuti Information Center.

The meeting discussed issues related to the project progress. Particular attention was paid to the needs research, which has begun in eight municipalities where the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring” is being implemented.

 

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

"Development of e-services in local governments aiming at improving the availability of e-services for citizens" - a round table on this topic was held at the City Hall of Lanchkhuti municipality. The meeting was attended by representatives of local government, non-governmental sector, mass media, educational institutions.

Assistant of the project curatorial organization Imereti Scientists' Union “Spectri” Tamar Moseshvili underlined the importance of involving civil society in monitoring the roadmap for public administration reform. The head of the partner organization of the project "Georgian Rural Hall" Amiran Gigineishvili drew attention to the "Electronic Manager" developed within the framework of the project. And the head of the second partner organization "Lanchkhut Information Center" David Gogichaishvili, as well as representatives of local government and stakeholders spoke about the importance of the gradual development of the availability of e-services for the citizens.

Here is an interesting travel for you. You have never seen or heard of such a thing before.

Traveling online - as it corresponds to Covid pandemic.

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The first station –Lanchkhuti official web page http://lanchkhuti.gov.ge/

Take a look to the right of the screen. Everything seems to be familiar in the list, but there is one different name: electronic manager https://lcman.ge/

This is precisely the innovation that we must tell you about - a unique web application that has no analogue in Georgia (and not only). It was created especially for Lanchkhuti. The author of the application is Amiran Gigineishvili - radio engineer, programmer, designer, researcher, economist, PR specialist.

Mr. Amiran is a member of Lanchkhuti City Council and a member of the board of the Local Governments Association of Georgia. He has many years of working experience in civil society organizations, participated in more than 40 trainings in the USA and various European countries. At the moment he is the chairman of the "Georgian Rural Hall" http://www.darbazi.org.ge/

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