Creating Networking Opportunities for Civic Activists
The USAID Civil Society Engagement Program supports active citizens who strive to bring positive changes in their communities and raise awareness around issues of public concern.
On June 6 and 7, the Program hosted a networking workshop in Tbilisi for 35 civic activists to connect, share ideas, and reflect on their work in recent months. The event was open to activists who previously participated in one of the three training courses on nonviolent and creative strategies in civic activism.
The activists’ areas of work cover a variety of topics, including: protecting the rights of cultural sector workers, ensuring high quality cancer treatment for pediatric patients, creating a child-oriented school environment, increasing access to preschool education in ethnic-minority populated regions, countering disinformation, solving transportation problems in Tbilisi, creating cultural-educational centers for people of all ages, protecting cultural heritage monuments, advocating for students’ rights, and other issues.
Responding to such complex and diverse issues requires cooperation and unity. Check out our video from the event to see how these activists are supporting one another and working together to enact positive change in their communities.