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- Tusheti Development Fund (TDF)
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Irakli [Rati] Kochlamazashvili is an executive director of Tusheti Development Fund (TDF). Since establishment of TDF in 2015, Mr. Kochlamazashvili has been responsible on the fund-rising, communication, strategic planning and implementation of the projects. He does these works pro-bono, because it is his good will to support the sustainable development of Tusheti - his original region in the country of Georgia.
As a main job, Mr. Kochlamazashvili works as the Deputy Head of the Agricultural Policy Research Center at International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET) Policy Institute. Mr. Kochlamazashvili serves as an expert on Agriculture and Rural Development Policy. He is an experienced lecturer, trainer, moderator and presenter who worked with various types of stakeholders. Prior to joining ISET Policy Institute in 2014, Mr. Kochlamazashvili was a junior scientist at the University of Minnesota (USA) during 2012-2013.
Mr. Kochlamazashvili holds a Master’s Degree in Macroeconomics from Tbilisi State University. He had exchange semester at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) during his master studies (2011). After graduation, he was studying in the field of applied and agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota in USA (2012-2013). He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Tbilisi State University (2009). In addition, Rati teaches Economics at the University of Georgia (2015-2017) and Ilia State University (since 2017).