Manana is a graduate of international master’s course in World Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology. She has over 10 years of experience working in cultural heritage management in Georgia. Her experience ranges from working for the public sector (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Department of Culture, UNESCO National Commission and the Georgian National Museum) to private sector (Contemporary Arts center and residence Art Villa Garikula) and academia (Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and Ilia State University).
She has experience working as a free-lance consultant for Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage and European Commission for which she drafted a baseline cultural policy report for Georgia within the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme. In the recent years she has been actively involved in the non-governmental sector working in ICOMOS Georgia. Manana was elected as the chairperson of Georgian national committee of the Blue Shield in 2013.
She hopes that Blue Shield Georgia becomes an active player in the field of heritage protection in Georgia and contributes to building an effective system for the protection of Georgia’s movable and immovable cultural heritage in times of emergencies.