Deputy State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Mrs. Lia Gigauri

Date of Birth: 
November 7, 1960
Place of Birth: 
Tbilisi, Georgia


Saint Andrew the First Called Georgian University
Department of Business and Management, PhD Course - 2012-present ;  PhD dissertation: ”Analysis of Systemic Reforms of General Education in Georgia 
National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) and US Department of Education, USA
“International Economics”, methods for teaching - 2002-2003  
Institute of Stock Market and Management, Moscow  
Course in Management - 1999-2000
Georgian National Institute of Pedagogical Sciences
Methods of Teaching Mathematics, post-graduate course - 1992-1995
I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Physics/ I. Gogebashvili State Pedagogical University, Department of Mathematics and Physics 1977-1980-1982

Work Experience (ten-year record)

Deputy State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic equality - October 2018 - Present 
Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - July 2018 - September 2018
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia - August 2013 - July 2018

Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia - November 2012-August 2013
Head of General Education Management and Development Department
USA-Georgian Legal Services Program - GLSP, PH International, international project - 2008-2012
Educational Administration expert; Author of modules and a trainer: “Management of School Safety”, “Development of Disciplinary Committees”, “Legal Education”, “Social Media in School”, “Leadership and Effective Communication.”  
Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, L.E.P.L Teachers’ Professional Development Center - 2012
Training for school principals; Program trainer. 
№165 Tbilisi Public School - 2007-2012
School principal
Educational Center – CAC - 2005-2012
Head of Management Direction
University “Caucasus Academic Center” - 2005-2010
Assistant Professor; supervisor of 12 Master theses (direction-Management)
National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) in Georgia, Center for Economic Education and Development (CEED), US Department of Education - 2004-2011
Students Business Olympiad- Coordinator; National School Olympiad in Economics, Coordinator
„Junior Achievement – Georgia“ - 2003-2007
Trainer (“Management of Educational Institution”, “School Development and Management”, “Strategic Management of School”, “Development of Economics Teachers”)
BC Business Clinic - 2006-2008
Consultant on public and private sector management and strategic development
Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Center for Economic Education and Development (CEED) - 2006-2007

Vocational Education Institutions Rehabilitation Program, Teachers training – “Basics of Entrepreneurship” , Author of training module, trainer.
№66 Tbilisi Public School - 2000-2006
Teacher (subject Economics)
I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Association “Education, Employment, Progress”  - 2004 – 2005
Project “Economics” for non-Georgian school teachers.
Cultural-education Center “Eruditi” - 2000-2004
Educational programs coordinator
Education Center “ Eruditi”, Foundation “Horizonti” - 2001-2003
Small business education program “Orginizing Effective Management” – Coordinator

Physics teacher in various schools, junior fellow in various universities - 1983-2003

Qualification Courses

PH-International, USA
Exchange program component for experts within Georgian Legal Services Program - 2010  
ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)  
“Research methods in economics”, International Seminar - 2009
Education Policy and Strategy Planning Simulation Project, Poland
“Policy and Strategy for the Development of Education” - 2009
The University of Bamberg
“Changes, IT innovations and Human Resources Management for Progress” - 2008
Caucasus Education and Development Center,
Conflicts and Communications Management - 2006
Budapest Open Society (NIS) University
Innovative Teaching Strategies in Economic Policy Course - 2005

Foreign Languages: English, Russian