Margalita Japaridze

Margalita Japaridze

Executive Director

has been working as an executive director of Iris Group since 2016. Pursued her bachelor's degree at Tbilisi State University from the faculty of Social and Political Sciences with major in Journalism and studied at Radio Liberty / Radio Free Europe Media School practicing multimedia journalism for one year. For a short period, worked as a reporter in different media outlets in Tbilisi. In 2012 gained her working experience in non-governmental organization based in Gdynia, Poland. In 2014 started working at Iris Group as a program assistant. In 2015 she did an internship at European Center for Minority Issues based in Flensburg, Germany and carried out research about ethnic minority education in Georgia. Interests: civic education, intercultural relations, diversity management, media.

Tamar Dzagania Baramidze

Tamar Dzagania Baramidze

Program Manager

has been working as a program manager at Iris Group since 2015. Graduated from Tbilisi State University with major in History and theory of art. Later she studied contemporary art in Wroclaw, Poland. Worked in several non governmental organizations and art galleries. Tamar is an international trainer of Theodor Heuss Kolleg program. Started work in Iris Group as program assistant in 2010. Interests: diversity management, psychology, urban-ism, contemporary art.

Gvantsa Akiashvili

Gvantsa Akiashvili

Program Manager

has been working as a coordinator at Iris Group since 2016. Became Master of Multimedia journalism and Media Management at GIPA - Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. Before that, she graduated from Tbilisi State University with bachelor's degree of Social and Political sciences specializing in Journalism. Gvantsa has been cooperating with several non-governmental organizations as a coordinator and trainer. She was involved in implementation of diverse local and international projects as a volunteer too. Worked on the position of a Media and Public Relations manager in several companies in Tbilisi. Right now in parallel to her work she is developing her own tourism agency. Interests: civic education, traveling, hiking, singing and guitar, photography

Tamta Shekiladze

Tamta Shekiladze

Assistant coordinator

Since October 2017 she has been working as an assistant coordinator in Iris Group. At this position her main responsibilities are alumni work and PR. In 2013-2017 years she studyed at Tbilisi State University on the faculty of social and political sciences and got a bachelor's degree in Political sciences. In 2016 participated in Diversity School and carried out the project about Labor Rights. Next year she have became a mentor under the same program. Tamta is involved in carious civil activities as well.

Natia Goletiani

Natia Goletiani

Volunteer Project Assistent

​Has been volunteering as project assistant at Iris Group since 2017. She became alumna of Diversity School in 2015, and later, in 2016 a mentor under the same program. She does her bachelor’s degree in French philology at Ivana Javakhishvili State University Tbilisi. Currently, beside volunteering, she works at “Schuchmann Wines Georgia” as the manager of “Wine Spa”. She also worked as the wine taster and restaurant server. She has a status of probationer in Information Center of NATO and EU. Has been trainer and volunteer in several NGO-es. Interest: learning different languages and cultures, diversity, psychology, swimming.

Irine Odisharia

Irine Odisharia

Financial Manager

Irine Odisharia is a founder of Iris Group and has been working as a financial manager of Iris Group since 2010. Worked as an executive director of Iris Group from 2010 to 2015. Studied Economics and Law at Tbilisi State University in Georgia and at Luneburg University in Germany. Irine Odisharia is a trainer of civic education and project management since 2002. Interest: civic education, color analyzes, fashion. ​

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