Essay contest: Ageing in Georgia
In early 2014, any one beyond retirement age in Georgia was invited to participate in a contest submitting an essay of up to five pages about:
- ...what it is like to age in Georgia
- ...the lessons of life and the advice to give to today's younger generation
- ...what to change about the policy-framework on ageing in Georgia
Reviewed by a jury of five, the authors of the ten best essays received a prize of 50 Lari. The winners were:
Nelly Bakuradze, Kutaisi
Dodo Chanturia-Alania, Senaki
Murman Khachapuridze, Tbilisi
Tamar Magaldadze, Koda IDP Settlment, Tetritskaro
Lamara Mamaladze, Chokhatauri
Zaira Orjonikidze, Tbilisi
Angelina Purtseladze, Sagarejo
Izolda Tsintsadze, Chokhatauri
Tsiala Urgekhelidze-Zhordania, Tbilisi
Lamara Mildiani, Tbilisi
The award ceremony was held on 16 July 2014 in the UN House in Tbilisi.
The winning essays, together with a selection of additional essays and quote, will be published as a book in both original language and as an English translation. The essays will be accompanied by a portrait of the author in their living environment.
This contest takes place in conjunction with a project of developing a Road Map for Ageing in Georgia aimed at strengthening implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) and its Regional Implementation Strategy (RIS).
MIPAA/RIS provides a holistic approach to ageing-related policymaking, looking at the economic framework, the labour market, the health and care system, education, social inclusion, intergenerational solidarity and gender.
The Road Map is prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Georgia Office, the Georgian government and in consultation with the stakeholders from the civil society, private sector and academia.