Ms. Ketevan Chkheidze is a gender specialist/consultant for ADB. Based in Georgia, Ketevan is implementing ADB Regional Technical Assistance Program ‘Strengthening Gender-Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia’ in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, under which she assists in the preparation of gender-sensitive project designs and pilot projects, supports project teams, provides capacity building for project implementation, and keeps abreast of country-level and sub-regional studies and issues.
She has worked on gender and development for more than 10 years. Prior to working with ADB, she worked with international development agencies and civil society organizations on gender equality and women’s rights issues. She has deep understanding of sub-regional level gender issues and has covered a number of sectors including infrastructure, urban development, water supply and sanitation, finance, gender equality policy, community development, and civil society cooperation. She also has research experience and teaching practice in gender studies and women’s rights and is author of a few articles on gender.
She holds an international PhD degree in Gender Studies from Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Master’s degree in Gender Studies from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).