Nino Jibuti – Currently serving as a Project Officer at the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) coordinating Promoting Youth Transformational Leaders program, supported by the USAID. The project aims at raising awareness of young people on socio-political processes and the democratization of Georgia. Over the past couple of years, she has worked on the different donor-supported programs within the organization. She is serving as a research fellow at the EaP Civil Society Cooperation and her research focuses on youth internal mobility issues in Georgia. Nino obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social and Political Science Faculty from the Tbilisi State University (TSU) and Nino spent one academic year during her undergraduate studies at Charles University in Prague, Czechia. She holds a European master’s degree in Social Policy and studied in Portugal, Norway, and Sweden through the Erasmus Mundus Joint MA Program. Over the past 10 years, Nino has worked in the development field serving at different international organizations such as American Councils and World Vision and has vast experience in initiating and implementing different social projects with foreign donors. Her initiatives focused on civil activism, volunteering, political participation, human rights, women’s empowerment, providing equal opportunity and access to resources for youth residing in the remote areas of Georgia.