Civil Society Development Centre (CSDC) Georgia

The Civil Society Development Centre (CSDC) was founded in 2010. The organisation’s mission is to support young people in Georgia and provide educational programmes for people, such as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), victims of violence, young people, and any other group of people with special needs.

CSDC’s aim is also to defend women’s right and to increase public awareness of women's rights and gender equality. The organisation encourages women and girls to increase their civic participation through campaigns and by spreading information about their rights.

CSDC was founded by young professionals and students. The founders of the organisation and its staff have successfully implemented best practice of the non-governmental sector in their project implementation, development and management. CSDC has been a member of international organisations including Telecentre and the “Eurasian Network” since 2010.

The organisation has successfully organised the following projects:

  • Training young IDP women in four regions of Georgia on social media.
  • Social media training for youngsters living in the conflict regions of Georgia.
  • Young Womens’ Club (in cooperation with Helping Hand) gathering 30 participants from Gali District of Abkhazia and Tbilisi and involving training in leadership, team work and women’s rights (2012).
  • Trainings for IDP Youth on proposal writing and project management. Three groups of participants received small grants for local projects in three regions of Georgia (2012).
  • Trainings on social media for 25 IDP youngsters (2010).
  • Training of Trainers for young women living in conflict regions of Georgia (2010).
Follow CSDC on facebook. Its work has been featured on Young Georgian Leaders and ict4peac (Georgian).

Last updated: September 2015