The Center for Progress is a non-governmental organization and was founded in 2017.

The Center for Progress brings new ideas and approaches to the development of the country. The center actively works in such fields as education policy, gender and women’s rights, green issues, and many more. It must be noted, that the ideas of the center are always distinguished by their importance and reforms.

We are proudly able to say, that the Center for Progress is making a great contribution to creating an alternative space and platform for many different groups in the country. Among them are ideas, such as creating a democratic space for women and bringing them to the forefront.

It is also important to highlight the Center for Progress initiatives in education policy and the specific reforms needed in this regard. In fact, it is the first time that a democratic open space has been created for the beneficiaries and working people in the system of education. According to this, the education reform will be developed, that this country needs so desperately.

ხატულა „საზოგადოების მიერ დადასტურებული“

Elene Elbakidze

Chairwoman of the Center for Progress


Health Policy and Management, Ilia State University;

Chairwoman of Center for Progress since 2017 – leadership of education and social issues projects and their monitoring, management, data processing and analysis;

Chairwoman of the non-governmental organization “This country is ours” (since 2019) – observation of political and election processes;

Roman Antadze

Board member of the Center for Progress

Lela Gaphrindashvili

Lela Gaphrindashvili - Board Member of the Center for Progress

Maka Tokhishvili

Project Coordinator of the Center for Progress

EducationPolitical Sciences, Ilia State University

Work experience

Member of the Youth Advisory Board (2018-2021)

The Center for Progress project coordinator – project management, process study and development;

Member of the political council, political union "for the people" - analysis of political processes;

Lasha Anakidze

Project Coordinator of the Center for Progress

Education: Public administration and state management. Black sea international university;

Member of the political council, political union "for the people". Assistant in the direction of international relations - Transcaucasian research and development group. Accreditation Specialist - National Center for Quality Development;

Analyst, political union "for the people". Analysis of current socio-political processes and preparation of analytical reports, research and processing of data, study and processing of government projects, elimination of corruption risks, monitoring of state purchases and state finances;

Niko Chabaidze

Member of the Progress Center team


Bachelor of Management and Political Science of Ilia State University in 2014-2019; informal education in the direction of debates and modeling of international political and economic structures;

work experience

Participant of the Center for Progress project "Practical School of Politics", activist in the field of education;

Member of the party "Anna Dolidze - for the people";

Participant of a number of projects in the direction of human rights, both within the activities of a non-governmental organization and a private company;

Mariam Kusiani

Projects Coordinator of the Center for Progress


New Vision University - Faculty of Law

Work experience

Party "Anna Dolidze - for the people" lawyer, licensed attorney (2020-2022).

Coordinator of "Progress Center" projects in the direction of social issues