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Essay contest

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


Zaira Orjonikidze

Tbilisi


Murmani Khatchapuridze

Tbilisi


Angelina Phurtseladze

Sagarejo


Tamar Magaldadze

Tetritskaro


Izolda Tsintsadze

Chokhatauri


Dodo Chanturia-Alania

Senaki


Tsiala Ugrekhelidze-
Zhordania

Tbilisi


Lamara Mildiani
Tbilisi


Lamara Mamaladze, Chokhatauri

 

Participated also in the contest :

 


Inga Chikovani

Kutaisi


Lena Mamageishvili

Kutaisi


Elene (Lena) Megrelidze

Kobuleti


Inna Kordzakhia

Tbilisi


Ludmila Lordkipanidze

Batumi


Tatiana Siradze

Kobuleti


Nonna Kokhia

Kobuleti


Eter Chkhaidze

Kobuleti


Tsiala Matcharashvili

Bolnisi


Natela Zhghenti

Kobuleti


Natela Chelebadze

Kobuleti


Gulsunda Mdivani

Kobuleti

Svetlana (Sveta) Sapharidze

Kobuleti


Nina Burchuladze

Kutaisi


Magdana Otinashvili

Tetritskaro


Lili Zhorzholiani

Kutaisi


Manana Gigauri

Tetritskaro


Rusudan Berishvili

Chokhatauri


Revaz Abuselidze

Khelvachauri


Tsitsino Khutsishvili

Sagaredjo


Tamaz Evgenidze

Khelvachauri

Luiza Khachiuri

Tbilisi


Ioseb (Soso) Vardiashvili

Sagaredjo, Manavi village


Eter Asaturova

Tbilisi


Medea Papiashvili


Guli Kirtskhalia


Liana Berishvili


Akaki Makaridze

Khelvachauri


Nargiz Tsivadze

 

  

 

The award ceremony was held on 16 July 2014 in the UN House in Tbilisi.

Click on this link to see the pictures.

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.

 

 

See previous Road Maps for Armenia and Republic of Moldova