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Newly installed street-lighting system in Aparan.
November 10, 2014

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.

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

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
March 18, 2014

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.
February 21, 2014

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.
February 20, 2014

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.

USAID/Armenia will support the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia to develop a country brand for Armenia.
February 20, 2014

Yerevan, Armenia – On February 20, USAID and the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia (NCFA) signed an agreement under which USAID and the Government of Armenia will provide financial support to the Foundation to create a country brand for Armenia.

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