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George Zedginidze
Director , International Development
Oxford, United Kingdom
A world-class professional with senior management and policy shaping experience and specialized technical knowledge in the environment and education sectors. In addition to a unique combination of policy and operational experience, has extensive experience inter alia in inter-governmental negotiations, anti-corruption initiatives, donors’ coordination, stakeholder and program management
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I worked for the Government of Georgia in the Ministry of Education in various key positions in the early phase of my career managing multi-million national programs.
I held the position of a Deputy Minister of Environment of Georgia and then that of a Minister during the transitional government in late 2012, altogether for about three years. I was the primary point of contact Government official for international partners and donors in the fields of environment and climate change. I led the negotiations on Environmental Protection and Climate Change topics for the Georgia - European Union Association Agreement. George is a co-author of the most recent publication on this matter, authoring Climate Change and Environment chapter. I worked as an Environmental and Social Performance Director at the Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia for about four years. I also served as a principle Member of the Green Climate Fund's (GCF) first Board for a term of three years (2012-2015).
I have extensive lecturing and research experience for eight years.
I speak English, Russian and Armenian languages in addition to native Georgian.
Oxford University - Masters in Public Policy / Public Service Scholar, 2017

Harvard University - Masters in Education Policy, 2008
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Russian, Georgian, Russian, Armenian
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