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Lia (Khatuna) Sanikidze

Member of the Executive Board since 2019.

Currently Senior Trainer, Training and Development Division at TBC Bank Human Capital Management Department. Since 2017, Mediator at Tbilisi City Court. Since 2019, Founder and Member of the Executive Board at the Mediators Association of Georgia. Lia Graduated from the Tbilisi State University Department of Philosophy and Psychology, MSc in Social Psychology; in 1995 she participated in the Training programs “Alternative Conflict Resolution” (ADR) organized by International Foreign Policy Association, Creighton & Creighton, Inc., and Certified as an Instructor and Facilitator in Conflict Resolution. 1996–97 Lia worked as researcher-scholar at Institute of Conflict Analyses and Resolution (ICAR), George Mason University (Virginia, USA);
In 2017, Lia participated in the Tbilisi City Court's 56-hour certification training for mediators organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the European Union (UN). In 2018, she received the Certificate training for trainers (TOT) in Mediation - with the support of the International Dispute Resolution Center (CEDR) and the International Development Program (UNDP).

Her mediation practice’s includes: Liability, Family and Inheritance disputes. Since 2020, she has specialized in the Child Rights Code.
She has a variety of professional experience: Psychologist, trainer at Tbilisi European School (ESM - Tbilisi) in 1994-2008; From 2008 to present- invited lecturer at Free University of Tbilisi and since 2015 Tbilisi Agrarian University; 1998 - 2000 facilitator-trainer at International Center for Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN); In 1998 - 2015 as an Executive Director of the NGO "Women for the Future", Lia has participated in the following projects: 2004-2005 "Promoting Women's Participation in the Peacebuilding Process", a constructive dialogue between Georgian and Abkhazian communities in the Gali region; Directorate General of Political Affairs; Confidence-Building Measures Program (EU); 2001-2002 UNIFEM Project "The Role of Women in Conflict Resolution, Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping in the South Caucasus", Expert, Coordinator; 1999 - 2000 Project “Trainer of trainer’s in Dispute Resolution Field”, IREX Board support end and provided by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of U.S. Department of State, Trainer; 1999 A / O - UN-International Secretariat for Water (ISW). Project in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan): "Women's Participation in Conflict Resolution and Water Resources Management", Trainer-Expert.


Working languages: Georgian, Russian.
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Irakli Kandashvili
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Elene Orjonikidze
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Sophio Tkemaladze
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