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Monday, November 10, 2014 - 8:00am

Aparan, Aragatsotn – On November 7, the USAID-funded Clean Energy and Water Program (CEWP) conducted a community workshop in Aparan, following the completion of a street-lighting improvement project in the town. The purpose of the community workshop was to disseminate the positive results of the project and present the energy and cost benefits of energy efficient lighting technologies to participants, including community leaders, representatives of private firms and public organizations from both Aparan and neighboring communities. CEWP engineers discussed the financial benefits that energy saving technologies generate for users and introduced modern approaches to energy efficient street-lighting systems.

In his remarks, the mayor of Aparan extended his appreciation to USAID for supporting the project and handed a certificate of acknowledgement to USAID on behalf of the community. Representative of USAID/Armenia Marina Vardanyan noted that USAID, through its Clean Energy and Water Program, helps to rehabilitate and improve water and energy infrastructure in Armenian villages and small towns, benefiting nearly 50,000 people across the country.

US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern stops by the visitor booth of Turkish partners at the event.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:15am

Yerevan, Armenia – Partners from Armenia, Georgia, Greece, and Turkey marked the official trans-regional opening of the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor at a public event in Yerevan on November 7. This was the first of the four inter-regional launches; others will take place in Akhaltsikhe (Georgia), Istanbul (Turkey), and Thessalonica (Greece).

Head of USAID Armenia Program Office, Mervyn Ellis, speaks at the public launch of the CSO DePo program.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00am

Yerevan, Armenia – The Eurasia Partnership Foundation, together with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers-Armenia, Media Initiatives Center, Goris Press Club, Support for Noyemberyan NGO, and Martuni Women Community Council, held the public launch of the “CSO DePo: Civil Society Organizations Development Program on November 4, 2014. The five-year initiative, funded by the U.S.

USAID Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard speaks at the public presentation of survey results.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:45am

Yerevan, Armenia – On May 7, the USAID-funded Tax Reform Project held a public presentation of the results of the Taxpayers’ Perception Survey 2013. Conducted by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) Armenia between September and December 2013, the survey targeted 1,448 households, 400 taxpayer organizations and individual entrepreneurs in all regions of Armenia.

USAID Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard answering questions of the media at the launch ceremony.
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 6:15am

Lukashin, Armenia – On April 25, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), VivaCell-MTS telecommunications company, and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) announced the launch of water supply projects that will improve access to drinking water in four Armenian communities– Berkaber in Tavush province, and Haykavan, Arazap and Lukashin in Armavir province. The projects will be implemented as part of the joint agreement, signed by the three partners in March 2014.

USAID/Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard presented certificates to two women awardees on behalf of the USAID/PRP program.
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:30am

Yerevan, Armenia – The National Gallery of Armenia hosted on April 4 the Best Woman Entrepreneur award ceremony. The event is held annually under the auspices of the Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan with the aim of inspiring and encouraging women entrepreneurs in Armenia. This year the event was supported by the USAID-funded Partnerships for Rural Prosperity Program, implemented by the SME Development National Center of Armenia (SME DNC).

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Lab's official launch
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:45am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced on April 3 the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab at an event in New York City. The launch event featured a keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been a strong supporter of the use of science, innovation, and partnerships to further U.S development goals.

Ararat Valley
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:45am

Yerevan, Armenia – On March 18, the USAID Clean Energy and Water Program (CEWP) presented to water sector stakeholders the findings of the Study of Groundwater Resources in the Ararat Valley, Armenia. Participants included Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan, Head of USAID/Armenia Karen Hilliard, officials from the Ministries of Nature Protection, Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources, as well as representatives of the regional governments of Ararat and Armavir provinces, the Armenian National Assembly, and sector related scientific institutions.

USAID to support Armenian parliament to improve its procedural operations, public outreach, and research capacity.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:00am

Yerevan, Armenia – At an official ceremony held in the Armenian parliament on February 21, Speaker of the National Assembly Hovik Abrahamyan and USAID/Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard signed a Memorandum of Understanding, marking the beginning of a new year-long commitment whereby USAID will provide technical assistance to the Armenian parliament to improve its procedural operations, public outreach, and the informational, analytical and research capacities of National Assembly deputies and staff.

USAID helped install energy-efficient street lighting in remote village of Armenia.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:45am

Darbas, Syunik – On February 20, the USAID Clean Energy and Water Program (CEWP) supported a community workshop in Syunik’s Darbas village to mark the successful completion of the energy efficient street-lighting project and present the results to other communities and organizations in the region. One of the major objectives of the event was to promote the replication of small-scale energy efficiency projects by communities and organizations by focusing on the financial benefits that energy saving technologies generate for users.

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