The Imereti Scientists' Union "Spectri"

Spectri is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization active in Georgia. The founders of “Spectri” are scientists working in the fields of Education and Science, Environment, Waste Management, Energy Efficiency, Social and Health Care, and Development of Small Businesses.

Year of Establishment: 1997
Registration Number: 12/10-01

Spectri is committed to working with a wide range of stakeholders to foster partnerships and ensure sustainable development for Georgia.


To create an active civil society for sustainable  development.


Since 1997, Spectri has entered into valued partnerships with a wide range of organizations. Here are a few of the funders and partners that we have worked with to date.

EU-TACIS, USAID, UNDP-GEF (BSERP), EU “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”, US Embassy in Georgia, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Georgia, Royal Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine, International Development Agency of Canada,  Eurasia Foundation, Horizonti Foundation, Open Society – Georgia Foundation, ISAR – Central Asia, IRC, ECA, IREX, REC Caucasus, KNIP and etc.


Spectri reaches out to local community partners to assist with environmental and social issues of special concern. We have experience informing, presenting new ideas, building consensus, and working out agreements. We work with many types of groups:

Local communities and governments throughout western Georgia; Universities; K-12 Schools; NGOs from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Romania; Environmental Organizations; International organizations.

Organization’s goal is to assist in the development of civil society in Georgia, and take part in social-economic and environmental problem solving at the local level. We are committed to working with a range of stakeholders to foster partnerships and work together to provide a sustainable future.

Fields of work: Education and Science, Environment, Waste Management, Energy Efficiency, Social and Health Care, Development of Small Businesses.

  1. Moving Toward a Recycling Society | US Embassy in Georgia | 2016-2017
  2. Support Rural Development in the Imereti Region through the Introduction of Energy Efficient Measures | UNDP | 2016-2017
  3. Raising Awareness of Local Actor’s on Association Agreement Implications for Georgian Consumers | EU | 2016-2017
  4. Fostering Waste Management at a Local Level | funded by the US Embassy in Georgia, 2015-2016
  5. Small Rivers-Big Problems | funded by EWMI ACCESS, 2015-2016
  6. Protection of Public Environmental Rights though the Regional Civil Society Network (R-CSN) | funded by USAID EWMI G-PAC, 2014
  7. Introduction of innovative waste management practices in selected cities of Georgia, Moldova and Armenia | European Union Black Sea Program | 2013-2015
  8. Promotion of Introduction of Alternative and Renewable Energy Technologies in High-Mountain Regions | UNDP/GEF-SGP | 2013-2015
  9. Protect Citizens from  the  Negative Environmental Impact of Kutaisi Metallurgical Works | EWMI G-PAC” | 2013
  10. Inclusion of Society in Environmental Decision-Making Process-Building Capacity of the Local Government | funded by the USAID EWMI G-PAC, 2012-2013
  11. Promotion of Sustainable Development of the Kazbegi Municipality Through Introduction of Sustainable Waste Management Practices and Use of Alternative Energy Sources | European Union | 2011-2013
  12. Supporting Public Mobilization and Engagement in Decision-Making Processes Regarding Environmental Protection | 2011
  13. Students for Energy Efficiency | 2010-2011
  14. Establishment of Energy Efficient Schools in Kutaisi and Ararat  | 2009-2010
  15. Waste Composting | 2009
  16. Development of Action Plan for Protecting the Population during Floods | 2009
  17. NGO Education and Student Training | United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Small Projects Assistance | 2007-2008
  18. Improvement of the Waste Management System in Kutaisi | 2007
  19. Pure Rioni-Pure Black Sea | 2006-2007
  20. Step by Step to a Pure City | 2006-2007
  21. Waste Composting in Kutaisi | 2006-2007
  22. Maintenance of the Gene Pool of Endemic Threatened Species | 2004-2005
  23. Local Environmental Action Plan of Kutaisi | 2003-2005
  24. Experience of Ecotariums for Children: Environmental Education in Georgia | 2003
  25. Save Svaneti! | 2002-2003
  26. Popularization of the Principles of Evidence Based Medicine for Imereti Region Medical Personnel | Open Society Georgian Found OSGF.GE | 2002-2003
  27. Privatization of the State Land in Kutaisi | 2002
  28. Monitoring of Privatization in Kutaisi | 2001
  29. Everything About Privatization in Kutaisi | 2001
  30. Ecological Knowledge for Journalists | 2001
  31. Khazar (Azerbaijan-Georgia project) | 2000-2001
  32. Strengthening of Democracy in Imereti | 2000
  33. Preservation of Working Abilities of the Socially Active Population | 2000
  34. Association of Producers and Sellers of Georgian Tea | Eurasia Foundation | 1999-2000
  35. Ecological Education for Children | 1999
  36. Community Support and Sympathy for the Mentally Ill | 1999
  37. Center of Ecological Education | 1998