Manana Kochladze

Manana Kochladze is a campaigner at CEE Bankwatch Network, an NGO that monitors International Financial Institutions active in Central and Eastern Europe. As the founder of the Tbilisi-based environmental group Green Alternative, Manana is the group's chairwoman as well as IFI program coordinator. In 2004 Manana was honoured with a coveted Goldman Environmental Prize in recognition of her campaigning work on the controversial Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline. In 2011 she was elected as the EU’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee member.
Manana graduated in 1994 with an MSc degree in Biology from Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. She is the author of several reports and other publications focusing on environmental problems.