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Project 9: Community Based Voter Education Initiative in Western Georgia

Objective: All voters should have access to information about the election process and anti-fraud measures in a language they understand.

Polling procedures are discussed during a community gathering in Sviri


LESSONS LEARNED:

  • The OSCE contracted CARE which sub-contracted five local NGOs to carry out voter education activities throughout Western Georgia. Similar to project 8 in East Georgia it was of significant importance to have a central organization as CARE, with an established network and expertise, to manage and monitor the activities of the local NGOs.

  • A clear method of assessing the number of voters reached should be developed.

  • A justification for the difference on costs and outreach between the different local NGOs should be provided.

 

PHASE I PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION:

For the Presidential Elections the implementing partner, CARE, carried out voter education in communities which are involved in the “West – Georgia Community Mobilisation Initiative” (W-GCMI) using five local NGO partners. The communities are in the regions of Samegrelo, Imereti, Guria, Racha Lechkhumi and Ajara.

Prior to the implementation of the project by the local NGO for each region, a series of meetings were held with representatives of the local NGOs, local government and regional authorities, to introduce the Community Based Voter Education Initiative objectives. Local NGOs participated in a two-day training seminar, and were provided with specific voter education materials by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). 

Project Manager

Khatuna Metreveli

Implemented by:

CARE
Total Budget
EUR 39,098

Documents

Agreement
Annex 1: Project Description
Interim Report
Final Report

 

 

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