Side Event: 12:15 - 14:45

Transforming Defence – The Role of Reserve in the National Security The aim of the event is to facilitate further active involvement of foreign and local experts in the development process of the mobilization and reserve system of the Georgian Armed Forces and for this reason research and establish proper bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Taking into account the existing security environment in the South Caucasus region and the challenges facing Georgia, availability of the flexible and efficient mobilization and reserve system is crucial for the Georgian Armed Forces.

Agenda

12:15 - 12:25 Keynote Speech by Tinatin Khidasheli – Minister of Defence of Georgia – The processes related to elaboration and practical implementation of GAF Mobilization and Reserve Concept

12:25 - 12:35 Speech by COL Nikoloz Agladze -Deputy Chief of General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces

12:35 - 13:50 Presentation of the GAF Mobilization and Reserve Concept’s main provisions – COL Shalva

Chubinidze, Head of Reserve and Mobilization Planning Division, J1 Personnel Management Department, Ministry of Defence of Georgia

13:50 - 13:00 Discussion

13:00 - 13:15 National vision about the Role of Military Reserve System in National and Global Security, experience sharing in field of Reserve officer preparation and career development programs - Mr. Nick Gurr - Director of International Security Policy, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

13:15 - 13:25 Discussion perspectives for GEO-UK direct cooperation

13:25 - 13:40 National vision about the Role of Military Reserve and Mobilization System in National and Global Security - BG Christian Thiebault, Head of Delegation of France (NRFC)

13:40 - 13:50 Discussion perspectives for GEO-FRA direct cooperation

13:50 - 14:05 Special National (or state) programs for Reservists’ employment support and cooperation with employers - experience sharing – Col Patrick Kelly - Deputy Head of Delegation of Canada (NRFC)

14:05 - 14:15 Discussion, perspectives for GEO-CAN direct cooperation

14:15 - 14:30 Presentation of the Main Goals of the Workshop around of GAF Reserve and Mobilization

Concept in June (28-30) – Perspectives for further cooperation - COL Shalva Chubinidze, Head of Reserve and Mobilization Planning Division, J1 Personnel Management Department, Ministry of Defence of Georgia

14:30 - 14:40 Discussion

14:40 – 14:45 Final Speech by COL Nikoloz Agladze -Deputy Chief of General Staff of Georgian Armed Forces