Yerevan, Armenia – During a public event on February 10, USAID announced the launch of the Advanced Science and Partnerships for Integrated Resource Development Project (ASPIRED) – a three-year initiative designed to curb the rate of groundwater abstraction in the Ararat Valley to sustainable levels. USAID Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard, Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Simon Papyan, representatives of the central government, regional authorities of Armavir and Ararat provinces, and local and international organizations attended the event.
During an official ceremony on January 27, NASDAQ OMX Armenia marked the successful launch of the first securitized bond issuance in Armenia and announced the listing of these bonds at the stock exchange for the secondary market trade. This landmark transaction was made possible through the joint efforts of USAID, Capital Investments, and universal credit organizations.
USAID Armenia, UNICEF and World Vision Armenia hosted a media award ceremony on January 20 to recognize the winners of the recently held media contest. The initiative aimed to promote ethical and balanced media coverage of child health and child nutrition issues in Armenia.
Head of USAID Armenia Karen Hilliard and her team joined local and international partners on December 16 to mark the opening of the new Citizen Office in Tumanian, Lori.
Over the past two decades, USAID has made significant investments in the water and energy sectors of Armenia. Some of these programs created very useful reports about water and energy resources in Armenia, including the Water Resources Atlas of Armenia (2008), the Assessment of Groundwater Resources of the Ararat Valley, and the National Program on Energy Saving and Renewable Energy of Republic of Armenia (2007). These reports contain useful maps and geographic data. However, they are usually part of a much larger report that is not widely accessible to the public.
Last updated: February 10, 2016