Staff

Nato Tsakadze – Finance and Administration Manager

Nato has been with RDFG since its founding in 2010. Previously, she was a finance officer for four years at World Vision International, creating project budgets and financial reporting for local staff and international donors. Besides, she has extensive experience working in finance and administration departments for international and local NNLE’s.

Nato graduated from the Caucasus University School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in International Business and has a master’s degree in Business Administration of Ilia State University.

Contact: ntsakadze@rdfg.ge


Marika Bairamyan – Grants Acquisition and Monitoring Coordinator

Marika Bairamyan joined RDFG in 2020. She has over ten years of comprehensive, practical experience working for international organizations such as Mercy Corps, Care International and UMCOR, in program monitoring and evaluation, management, reporting, communications, and organizational development. Managed, monitored, and evaluated SDC, USAID, ADA and other donor-funded regional development programs supporting agriculture, market development, infrastructure, local economic development, and civil society. She has an extensive experience conducting outreach, communications, and networking among communities, implementing partners, government, and donors. Marika has a vast experience in evaluating programs’ impact in Georgia as well as internationally, including projects implemented in Indonesia and Bangladesh covering areas of DRR and Emergency Response. She is passionate about women’s empowerment and enjoys focusing on sustainable rural development.

Marika earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Informatics from the Georgian Technical University and Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Caucasus Academic Center in Tbilisi, Georgia. She has also got Advanced diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation: Project Management for the UN, Government and NGOs from New York University and holds a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian Programs from Harvard University both completed in the USA. She has various international professional development certificates in project management, monitoring and rural development.

Contact: mbairamyan@rdfg.ge


Revaz Javelidze – Networking/Youth Engagement Team Leader

Revaz Javelidze joined RDFG in 2018. He has a long-standing experience in legal practice and project management. He served as a Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor at the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia. Also, he served as the deputy executive director and chief legal officer at Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia. And, before joining RDFG, he was the first deputy minister at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia before the latter was abolished.

Revaz has a qualification of a lawyer and graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University department of International law and International Relations. Also, he has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Lewis and Clark College and master’s degree in law from the University of Texas School of Law both in the USA.

Contact: rjavelidze@rdfg.ge

USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia


Nina Kuparadze – HR Manager

Nina Joined RDFG in May 2018. Nina’s professional experience in HR Field covers over 14 years of working with national and international organizations. She was working as human resources specialist for AgVANTAGE (USAID Agricultural project) ACDI/VOCA, she was senior HR specialist at “SAKAERONAVIGATSIA”Ltd – Georgian Air Navigation Service Provider. She was working as a head of HR department at the International Association “NONVIOLENT PEACEFORCE”, JSC “Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation” and at Ltd “Medison Holding”- Medical Holding. Nina has a long-standing experience in elaborating HR policies and developing short and long-term HR strategies for companies.

Nina graduated from Tbilisi State Institute of Foreign Languages with a master’s degree in English language.

Contact: nkuparadze@rdfg.ge


Nina Kopaleishvili – Communications Officer

Nina joined RDFG in 2019. She has over 8 years of professional experience in the field of media, communications and public relations. She has worked as a journalist in the major media outlets in Georgia, being responsible for everyday news, analytical articles and multimedia content; She has worked with respondents from public and private sectors, also with local and international NGOs. For years, she has worked on content related to politics, climate change, gender equity, ethnic minorities, education, social issues, etc. She has been the author of the important analytical articles. Before joining RDFG team, she had been the head of Public Relations Department in one of the private universities where she led PR and marketing communications.

Nina has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the Tbilisi State University’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (Tbilisi, Georgia) and a master’s degree in Public Relations from the Ilia State University’s School of Business (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Nina leads Association Rural Development for Future Georgia’s (RDFG) communications. In her responsibility is to develop and implement a communications strategy that meets the marketing and communications needs of RDFG.

Contact: nkopaleishvili@rdfg.ge


Salome Malashkhia – Procurement Officer

Salome joined RDFG team as a Finance Assistant in November 2016. She has graduated from Grigol Robakidze University and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Salome has successfully completed an international exchange program, Business Administration at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany), which focused on Finance and Management. Salome has two years of experience in accounting, including profit/loss, counting all costs, and sending monthly and annual declarations to the Revenue Service.

From February 2017, she was promoted to Finance and Administration Officer. Since December 2017, she works as a Procurement Officer and executes all RDFG procurement procedures in compliance with organizational policies/standards and donor requirements.

Contact: smalashkhia@rdfg.ge


Ia Tedeshvili – Finance Assistant

Ia joined RDFG team as an intern in 2014 and became the staff member as the Administrative Assistant in 2015. Her responsibility was to organize various high-level meetings, conferences, workshops, study visits, and seminars.

From 2016, Ia worked as a Procurement Officer and executed the organizational procurements in compliance with organizational policies/standards and donor requirements; In 2017, she was promoted to the position of the Finance Assistant.

Ia holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Georgian Technical University.

Contact: itedeshvili@rdfg.ge


Shota Kublashvili – Emergency Management and Disaster Risk Reduction Expert

Shota Kublashvili joined RDFG team in 2018. He has 12 years of experience in the public sector in the field of law. For two years he has been the head of the Relations with Parliament and Legal Drafting Division in the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia. Besides, 8 international projects related to the environment protection have been implemented with Shota’s participation.

Currently, Shota works as a legal expert in RDFG’s transboundary project “Assistance in safety improvement of tailings management facilities (TMF) in Armenia and Georgia”. Furthermore, within the USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia, he leads the disaster risk reduction activities in the project target municipalities, elaborating municipal emergency management plans according to modern standards and implementing relevant methods at the level of instructions.

Shota has graduated from the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with the BA and MA degrees in Law. Currently, he is a PhD student at Georgian Technical University’s faculty of Social Sciences.

Contact: skublashvili@rdfg.ge


Ilia Bortsvadze – Liaison Officer

Ilia has been with RDFG since 2017. After his three-month internship with RDFG, he became a Rural Development Project Liaison Officer.
Ilia has worked on projects surrounding social and professional development with several local organizations. His experiences have centered on social entrepreneurship.

Ilia has a master’s degree in International Law from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and a bachelor’s degree in International Law.

Contact: ibortsvadze@rdfg.ge

Project „Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality” (ENPARD – Tetritskaro)


George Akhvlediani – Liaison and Procurement Officer

George has over 15 years of work experience with non-governmental organizations. Before joining RDFG, he held various managerial and support staff positions with national and international organizations including NGO Foundation New Life and OSCE Mission to Georgia. He was a Senior Specialist at the Telavi City Municipality Administration in the Office of Relations with International Foundations and NGO’s.

George graduated from Iakob Gogebashvili State University with a major in Economics and from Malmo University with a degree in Sustainable Public Management. He traveled to China to study with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce in the Laws and Regulations International Trading System for Developing Countries. He also completed IRMA Courses for Procurement, Asset Management and Inventory in Vienna, Austria.

Contact: gakhvlediani@rdfg.ge

Project „Rural Development for Sustainable Growth of Tetritskaro Municipality” (ENPARD – Tetritskaro)


Mamuka Jachvadze – Driver/logistics

Mamuka joined RDFG team in 2019. Prior to that, he worked in the British Petroleum SPXC project as a driver. He has also worked in Privat Bank and VG Group for years.

Mamuka has graduated from Georgian-European University – BA programme in Business and Banking.

Currently, he is working in logistics at RDFG.

Contact: mjachvadze@rdfg.ge

Project “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth in Tetritskaro Municipality” (ENPARD Tetritskaro)


Philip Abuseridze – Project assistant/Logistics

Philip joined RDFG as a volunteer in 2014 helping in overall administration, procurement and logistics. Within a year, he joined the staff and was working on DRR youth engagement and IDPs Livelihood Development.

Philip studied Oriental and Arab History at Tbilisi Independent University, Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy, and Public Relations, Politics and Business at the Institute of World Civilizations. He has a diverse professional background in real estate, tourism, mass media, and development and relief non-governmental organizations.

Contact: pabuseridze@rdfg.ge

USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia