ISET is continuing its student policy seminar series. This time, Giorgi Ninua, Mariam Tsulukidze, Mariam Lobjanidze, and Yana Hovhannisyan presented their research results under the supervision of Norberto Pignatti, a member of ISET’s resident faculty and the head of the Energy and Environment Policy Research Center at the ISET Policy Institute.

During the presentation, which was entitled “Waste Management: regulations, problems and treatments”, the students covered the outstanding issues and challenges related to waste management. Georgia’s lack of proper management experience led ISET’s students to research the topic and propose their own solutions.

The first and the most important issue, the students claimed, is public awareness, and so the students proposed that they themselves become involved in ISET’s Giving Back Campaign as promoters of environmental friendliness. They have constructed a policy structure for different stakeholders in accordance with the EU standards, and designed an action plan for further co-operation between public and private authorities and suggested some useful “treatment prescriptions”.

The second presentation of the Policy Seminar Series took place on December 6, 2017. This time, Davit Hovhannisyan and Anahit Sargsyan – under the supervision of Karine Torosyan, a member of the resident faculty of ISET – led the presentation with a paper entitled “Labor Migration from Armenia and Georgia: Why Russia?”.

The students discussed international migration as a global phenomenon. According to the data presented, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there were 244.0 million international migrants worldwide in 2015, of which 150.3 million are labor migrants. Labor migration from Armenia and Georgia was the particular interest of the students’ research.

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