List of Abkhazias Non-governmental Organizations
for Citizens Initiative and Future of Humankind
RA, Sukhum, ul. Zvanba 1
Conducts economic, social and political research connected to Abkhazias
revival and prosperity. The Foundations research and work groups study
a wide range of problems, including: settlement of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict;
human rights; democracy and governmental politics; development of independent
information and communications; youth politics.
Association for Support of the United Nations
RA, Sukhum, ul. Lakoba 21
tel. 2-34-91, 2-72-46
Sponsors research, conferences, and seminars on issues of UN activities. Familiarizes
the public with the goals and principles of the UN and international law.
Association of the Disabled
RA, Gudauta, ul. Kiaraz 14
A non-governmental, charity organization. Provides aid to disabled persons
in need, including the creation of a data bank, professional re-orientation,
and help in job-placement.
Scientific Research Center
the Youth Foundation of the Republic of Abkhazia
Ramil Azhiba, Director
Features research programs on problems of youth and minors. Publishes newspapers
and a bulletin about the problems of youth in Abkhazia.
Sukhum Society for the Study of Abkhazias History and Culture
Anzor Agumaa, Chair
RA, Sukhum, pr. Mira 142/5
A non-governmental, non-commercial organization that collects materials on
Abkhazias history and culture, and studies the impact of the 1992-93
war on Abkhazias historical and cultural monuments. It sponsors programs
on the layout of architectural monuments of Sukhum and other cities in Abkhazia.
Foundation of the Republic of Abkhazia
Slavik Bartsis, Chair
RA, Sukhum, ul. Zvanba 9
Works for the development and implementation of youth initiatives; conducts
research on youth problems; provides social services to youth; fosters youth
employment and recreation opportunities.
for People with Spinal Disabilities (APSD)
RA, Sukhum, ul. Gumskaia 6
Conducts physical, psychological and social rehabilitation programs for people
with limited movement.
for Development of a Civil Society
Giorgi Otyrba, Director
RA, Gagra, ul. Apekha Leona 1
tel. 4-28-75, 4-16-74
Provides legal education and assistance; works for development of local self-government;
researches the causes, manifestations and means for early-warning of conflict,
and peaceful conflict management; educational programs for students in secondary
schools and universities.
for the Support of Democracy and Human Rights in Abkhazia
RA, Sukhum, ul. Aidrylara 20
tel. 2-17-82 / fax 88122/24137
Focuses on comprehensive help in building a civil society in Abkhazia. Studies
and disseminates world experience in democracy and political pluralism. Collects
and disseminates human rights information. Provides legal help to the public
and works for the development of independent legal aid.
An Association for Human Rights Protection
RA. Sukhum, ul. Naberezhnaia, r. Besletka 9
Works for protection of the rights of prisoners and vulnerable members of
society; provides legal consultations.
Foundation for the Economy
RA, Sukhum, ul. Leona 14
tel. 2-76-38, 2-35-50
A non-governmental, non-commercial organization. Conducts research in key
social problems, economic life, programs for the formation of a private business
sector, development and implementation of investment programs.
Foundation for Abkhazian Culture
RA, Sukhum, ul. Lakoba 21
A public charity organization. Works for preservation of the cultural heritage
of the Republic of Abkhazia, in accordance with cultural development, publication
and popularization of the most significant and topical works of literature
and art; advocates a return to traditional spirituality and preservation of
the Abkhazian language.
of Abkhazia Movement for Peace and Social Justice
ul. Lakoba 21
Assists in defending the rights of war victims and repatriation of the Abkhaz
diaspora; participates in dialogues between conflicting sides; searches for
peaceful means to resolving conflicts.
RA, Sukhum, ul. Lakoba 21
A non-governmental, charity organization. Provides social support and psychological
rehabilitation for the poor.
for Humanitarian Programmes
Kobakhia, Deputy Director
RA, Sukhum, ul Gogolia 36
tel. 2-55-98 / fax 2-30-76
Moscow tel. (095) 338-43-04
A non-governmental, charity organization. Conducts programs for the physical
and psychological rehabilitation of victims of organized violence (combatants,
children, the general population); educational programs (training and seminars
for third sector development); research projects on peaceful conflict resolution,
migration, and post-war civil society.
Nature Protection Society
RA, Sukhum, ul. Sakharova 71/11
Collects information on the environmental consequences of war in Abkhazia;
analyzes the of post-war use of natural resources; develops strategies for
stable development of Abkhaz society; educates children and youth on environmental
issues; conducts programs for the study and preservation of rare and endangered
animals and plants; conducts ecological monitoring of Black Sea waters.
Sponsors educational and recreational summer camps for children from Abkhazia
and the North Caucasus
Support for Humanitarian Initiatives
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