Lado Vardosanidze – architect, expert on urban studies, Professor at the Technical University of Georgia; Hrachya Poghosyan – architect, Deputy Chair of the Urban Planning Council of Yerevan Municipality; Levon Abrahamyan – anthropologist, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
Forest should have its owner, existing legislation should be changed as Georgia’s forestry sector is in great need of reform - participants and speakers of the debate held at the HBF on 9 November 2010 on the issue of new directions of Georgia’s forestry reform, agreed upon these postulates. Though, the speakers invited by the HBF had diverging opinions regarding mechanisms for implementing reforms.
UrbanStudies is one of the priority forthe Heinrich Boell Foundation, - with these words Gogi Gvakharia, the moderator of the public debate opened the discussion: “Participatory Urban Development – The Way towards Social Compact” organized by the HBF South Caucasus Regional Office on 12 October 2011.
On May 10, 2011, the fifth public debate supported by the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation was held at Telavi State University. The meeting was devoted to the agricultural problems and challenges in the Kakheti region.
Heavy industrial projects that have been planned or are being carried out in the region and in Poti may cause significant ecological problems. Today, when society is focused on how to solve economic difficulties, it is not easy to advocate environmental issues.