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Tamar Lobjanidze

Studies:
London School of Economics and Political Science

I am passionate about

I am passionate about the peace and confidence building and reconciliation in deeply-divided, post-conflict societies. That is why, in recent years, I have been participating in planning and implementing of many projects and activities aiming at raising awareness, building confidence, mobilising and consolidating the local, national and international communities around the issues of IDPs rights, families of missing persons, or conflict affected communities in general, as well as I have advocated for all durable solutions to regulate Georgia's conflicts and its repercussions, at the local NGO Coalition for Justice (CFJ), advocacy group seeking justice for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia, Georgia, then at the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia and now at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Moreover, I follow the academic path, where my research area covers conflict mitigation, regulation and resolution in general, and I examine post-Soviet conflicts and their modern implications in particular. Also, I am interested in right to return, conflict aftermath/reconciliation and peace building processes in the South Caucasus countries.

At last, I have co-founded an English language blog covering the political landscape of the Caucasus, where I periodically publish articles on topics related to the internal and external political developments related to conflicts in the South Caucasus and beyond.

Actions

I am an active member of my society and love to volunteer. Since the August war broke out in 2008, between Georgia and Russia, I have been involved in conflict aftermath projects organized in support of the internally displaced people; that included collecting first aid materials and other necessities for persons, who were forced to leave their homes as a result of the conflict.

Since then, I am participating in various discussions, workshops and/or conferences, which try to analyse impacts of the conflicts and define prospects for the reconciliation and peace-building. I have been part of the number of awareness raising campaigns, as well as organized meetings and discussions between the post-conflict communities and young generation on issues related to confidence building and peaceful settlement of the Caucasian conflicts.

Lastly, I have been initiating humanitarian actions and providing support to the IDP settlements in different areas of the country and continue to do so, until their right to return in dignity will be realised.