War in Ukraine: challenges, risks, and responses of Georgian economy
Thursday, 07 April, 2022

ISET Policy Institute will be hosting an event War in Ukraine: Challenges, Risks, and Responses of Georgian Economy, to be held on April 13 from 10:00-12:30, that will bring together the policy community, experts, and private sector leaders, and development partners.

Welcome note: Tamar Sulukhia, Director, ISET and ISET Policy Institute, and Erik Illes, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Sweden.

Connecting from Kyiv: Tymofiy Mylovanov, Advisor to the President Zelenskyy Administration, Associate Professor of the University of Pittsburgh, President of Kyiv School of Economics, former Minister of Economy.

ISET on Georgia’s Economic Impacts: Yaroslava Babych, ISET Policy Institute’s Lead Economist, a citizen of Ukraine, and resident of Georgia

Panel 1: Risks and policy responses: macroeconomic stability

Moderator: Giorgi Papava, Lead Economist, ISET Policy Institute

  • Koba Gvenetadze, Governor, National Bank of Georgia
  • Sebastian Molineus, Regional Director for Caucasus, World Bank
  • Archil Gachechiladze, Executive Director and CEO, Bank of Georgia
  • Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO, PMCG

Panel 2: Economic security in the changing region: impacts, risks, opportunities, institutional responses

Moderator: Salome Gelashvili, Lead Economist, ISET Policy Institute

  • Otar Sharikadze, Managing Director, Galt&Taggart
  • David Hoffman, Deputy Mission Director, USAID
  • Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (TBD)
  • Levan Vepkvadze, Director, Business Association of Georgia
  • Irine Kvakhadze, Head of Research, TBC Capital

Panel 3: Socio-economic system, migrants – how should Georgia deal?

Moderator: Tamar Sulukhia, Director, ISET and ISET Policy Institute

  • Sabine Mahl, Resident Coordinator in Georgia, UN
  • George Sharvashidze, Rector, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
  • Representative of the EU Delegation (TBD)
  • Kemlin Furley, Country Representative, UNHCR (TBD)

The language of the event is English and Georgian.