16 July 2007
Capacity Building workshops in the Caucasus

Within the framework of the ESI Caucasus Project launched in early 2007, seminars in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia were held in July 2007.

The first workshop took place in Bakuriani, a few hours away from Tblisi with more than a dozen participants. The workshop in Armenia took place in Tsaghkador, outside of Yerevan. From there, the ESI team moved on to Baku, where the third workshop was held. Participants in each country included young people from local NGOs, the media, government offices, and local branches of international institutions.

The main aim of these workshops was to raise the participants' methodological skills in order to allow them to carry out independent policy-oriented research in their country and to develop basic skills for policy advocacy. This was also the first step for ESI in better understanding the South Caucasus and identifying future partners in the region.

Interactive map of ESI's Caucasus trip with photos

ESI team: Verena Knaus, Nigar Göksel, Gerald Knaus, Robin Gosejohann
ESI team: Verena Knaus, Nigar Göksel, Gerald Knaus, Robin Gosejohann

Workshop in Tsaghkador, Armenia
Workshop in Tsaghkador, Armenia

Workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan
Workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan

Workshop in Bakuriani, Georgia
Workshop in Bakuriani, Georgia

About us
Photo credits
Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com