Small and Medium Telecom Operators Association of Georgia
Academic background: I was graduated Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law with master degree in 1999. From 1999 to 2008 was working as head of Legal Department, JSC United Telecom of Georgia, from 2008 to 2012 – Lawyer Georgian National Communication Commission. From 2013 OSF Project director of Media Law and Telecommunications at NGO IDFI and simultaneously Lecturer of Media Law of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, from 2016 -Executive Director, Small and Medium Telecom Operators Association of Georgia. From 2013 – member of parliamentary investigation commission of the NRA. Since 2003 Member of the Bar Association of Georgia.
Please explain why you are interested to participate at the Euro-SSIG:
After University I had practice in private sector (9 years), after in governmental field – NRA. From 2013 I am in civil society (OSF Project) and now I am representative S&M Telecom Operators and continue working in telecom field. Also, I am member of ISOC chapter in Georgia and Georgia IGF initiative platform organizer (September 2016) and my main activities is related with advocacy of Telecommunication field and internet. I am author of more than 30 Publications in Telecom and Media law, my last researches about Internet Governance issues, but I need more information. The Governmental sector in better position than Civil sector – all conferences, trainings and other sources mostly available for State guys 🙂 I am sure EuroSSIG will give me new information, experience, contacts and opportunity for better advocacy and I have to get a better understanding of Internet governance, in general, and Internet governance issues and processes, in particular, are perceived by the Internet community. I have to do more in this field such as: interest and participation in IG processes and organizations (new challenges, opportunities), Internet-related issues considered as most pressing at national level, degree of satisfaction with national, regional and global IG mechanisms, etc.