Natia Abkhazava is Head of the Batumi branch of the Civil Society Institute. She started her activity in the organization as a junior expert, while since 2012, she leads the Batumi branch. Natia has many years of experience working in the civil sector. Her activities include the promotion of the development of transparent and participatory self-government, elaboration and lobbying of local normative acts, facilitation of the establishment of effective cooperation among civil society organizations and state structures, as well as enhancement of participation of public actors in the decision-making process.
Natia is a member of the Civil Advisory Board of the Mayor of Batumi, one of the founders of a society “Batomi” and a civil activist.
Natia Abkhazava graduated from Shota Rustaveli State University with a degree in law, holds a Master Degree in Constitutional and Administrative Law; she has obtained certificates of a number of international and regional programs; passed Public Administration – at Malmo University (Sweden) and a practical course in Governance and Accountability within the framework of the Open World program (USA).