Khatuna Khvichia, Senior Program Manager, Europe and Eurasia
Khatuna Khvichia is a senior program manager for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) Europe and Eurasia region. She has more than 20 years of experience in developing, monitoring and managing international development projects in the field of democracy and governance. Her present work includes management of technical assistance projects in Ukraine and Albania funded by U.S. government (USG) and non-USG donors. Prior to joining IFES, she worked at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Democracy and Governance Office in Georgia and Myanmar managing projects on election assistance, good governance, rule of law and political party developments. Before USAID, Khatuna was a senior advisor at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) Tbilisi office, a worker for Open Society Georgia Foundation and a staff member in the Georgian Parliament. Ms. Khvichia has extensive teaching experience on project management and leadership at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs.
During her career, Ms. Khvichia contributed to various publications, including guidebooks and manuals for election management officials, parliament and elections observers. Her most recent publication, Women’s Leadership As A Route to Greater Empowerment, Georgia Case Study, was published by Management System International in December 2014. Khatuna holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Maxwell School of Syracuse University as well as law and economics degree from Tbilisi State University. She is fluent in Russian and Georgian.