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Nino Dolidze

Executive Director, The International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy Georgia

Nino Dolidze is a civil activist and freedom fighter from Georgia. Currently, she is an Executive Director of International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED), a key election watchdog in Georgia. Before joining ISFED, she worked at the International Republican Institute (IRI) for eight years, leading the Election Program, Developing Multi-party Democracy and Political Empowerment of Women. While working at IRI Georgia, she implemented various large-scale projects aimed at promoting the democratic development of the country, including good governance, legislative strengthening, rule of law, human rights, local government. Outside of her work at ISFED, she serves as an expert on electoral and gender equality issues in various international organizations, including USAID and the EU. She has participated in more than 20 domestic and international election observation missions, including OSCE/ODIHR, IRI, NDI, and ENEMO, in Georgia and abroad. She holds a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from University of Georgia; and Bachelor’s degree in History of Diplomacy and International Relations from Tbilisi State University. She is an alumna of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University.

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