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Building Connections for Development
in the South Caucasus

Restart Initiative is a non-profit organization with the mission of building connections for economic and social development in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. We use our deep expertise in international development and media to identify opportunities for constructive engagement in the region.

Restart Initiative identifies economic and social development opportunities in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus  - and then builds targeted, agile projects to respond to them.

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The activities of Restart Initiative include:

  • Building networks among intergovernmental, governmental, social, academic, media, and private sector actors to promote economic and social development of Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus;

  • Acting as a trusted information and communication hub;

  • Supporting objective scholarship on topics germane to economic and political cooperation with Azerbaijan, in partnership with respected academic institutions;

  • Promoting informed international media coverage of Azerbaijan;

  • Supporting dialogue and peacebuilding processes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, with a particular focus on economic connectivity between the two countries.

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Emin Milli is the Founder and Chairman of Restart Initiative and the Co-Founder of Daha Yaxşı, Restart Initiative's media project. He is also the Founder and former Managing Director (2013-2019) of Meydan TV, an independent Azerbaijani media organization based in Berlin.


Isabelle McRae is the Director of Restart Initiative. She is multilingual expert in the politics of the Caucasus and Turkey. She has consulted for think tanks and local governments in the UK, US, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Chile.  

As Restart Initiative's media channel, Daha Yaxşı features long-form interviews with remarkable individuals on a range of economic and social development topics relevant to Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. The interviews are conducted variously in English, Azerbaijani, or Russian languages, and many have subtitles.

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