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Bakar Jikia


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Bakar has 15 years of experience in organizational development and project management with national and international organizations. His experience covers judiciary, penitentiary and probation.


Bakar has managed projects at Penal Reform International, covering the South Caucasus region and worked with the Association for the Prevention of Torture as a Senior Researcher in Georgia, within the framework of a global research program.


Bakar was an adviser at the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia and worked as a Senior Project Officer with the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, managing the High School of Justice Support project. He also works with the East-West Management Institute, a New York based non-profit organization, within the framework of the Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG) project, implemented under the USAID cooperation agreement.

Bakar has experience in election monitoring during several elections, including monitoring of polling stations in closed institutions. He has also worked with the OSCE Election Observation Mission in Georgia in the political office.


Bakar has a Master’s degree in Law from the Tbilisi State University and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

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