Natia Kapanadze has amassed around a decade of rich experience at both national and international levels. Currently, she is engaged in 5-year USAID Georgia Economic Security Program (GESP) as a Consultant in Gender Inclusion and Youth Engagement.
During this period, Natia has worked in various roles in private, non-governmental, and international organizations including as a company representative, project manager, and gender consultant. For five years, she worked as project Coordinator of Women’s Information Center, where her duties included ensuring gender mainstreaming in policy dialogue as well as the integration of gender in women’s economic empowerment, peacebuilding, regional development, local government, capacity-building and awareness-raising of government and local groups of women in Georgia, and the development of an institutional mechanism for gender equality.
In addition, Natia contributed notably to policy advice issued to local municipalities on how best to incorporate gender mainstreaming into their activities and programs, while she also assisted in the creation of gender institution mechanisms and supported the gender focal points network, and organized gender capacity development activities for project partners.
She has coordinated working groups/networks involving civil society, as well as representatives of national/local government and development organizations. In addition, Natia Kapanadze has long been providing consulting services to international organizations, conducting gender impact analysis, gender equality strategies, and gender action plans, while applying gender mainstreaming tools, all for local government. Moreover, she has experience in gender mainstreaming at the design, implementation, and monitoring stages of development projects, including on economic empowerment, regional development, decentralization, transport, infrastructure, and public finance.