The consortia comprised by US and Georgian Higher Education Institutions will deliver high-quality, accredited bachelor degrees in Georgia. Graduates of these programs will obtain American degrees/Diplomas in STEM fields in Georgia.
The project implemented through Georgia’s second MCC compact aims to address the quality of human capital in Georgia, including a package of investments in the delivery of high-quality higher education programs in priority STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. $140 million compact, includes an investment of $30 million in higher education to support the establishment of a partnership between U.S. and Georgian public universities with the contribution from the Government of Georgia. The compact seeks to improve the quality of education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and increase the earning potential of Georgians through strategic investments from the start of a student’s general education to graduation from technical training and advanced degree programs.
With primary support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, IREX has designed the University Administration Support Program (UASP) to contribute improving administration in a selected number of universities in the following countries: Armenia, Belarus, Georgia,Ukraine, Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.Program provides competitively awarded short-term fellowships for mid and senior-level university administrators to spend approximately eight weeks with counterparts at respected US public universities to work on specific university administration reform projects. While in the US the fellows are required to prepare a case study on the management issue addressed. The case studies are then published and distributed to universities participating in the program.
The four-year USAID-funded G-MEDIA (Georgian Media Enhance Democracy, Informed citizenry and Accountability) program seeks to assist in the improvement of the quality and availability of news and information on new and traditional platforms, produced by professionals with improved skills and new citizen contributors. The program will lay groundwork for continuing improvements in the Georgian media environment by supporting systematic, evidence-based advocacy for improved media law and regulation driven by Georgian stakeholders.
The Foundation’s flagship Open Door Grant making Program will continue to provide CSOs with one of the very few opportunities to be proactive in identifying and addressing local needs, developing fresh solutions and ideas to existing challenges.