Project Manager: Natia Apkhazava
Donor Agency: East West Management Institute (EWMI)
Project Duration: 01.03.16 - 30.01.17
To encourage citizen participation in defining functions and competencies of still-to-be-established Mayor's Advisory Council and of already existing Citizen Advisory Council in Batumi. A modeling-working group develops a concept note on functions and activities of Mayor's Civil Advisory Council as stipulated in the Code on Local Self-Governance and of already existing City Council's Civil Advisory Council and assists with the concept note's legislating process. CSI and City Council CAC, using the findings from Civil Advisory Councils - Challenges and Impediments Assessment, develop guideline about transparency, accountability, communication and assist with their consideration in the local regulations. Thirteen (13) of Batumi City districts problems are identified and thirteen (13) respective problems are presented to the Mayor's office for consideration.