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US Ambassador Richard Mills speaks at the official launch of the My Armenia project.
November 20, 2015

Yerevan, Armenia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Smithsonian Institution have partnered for an innovative project to support cultural sustainability through cultural tourism in Armenia. The project was launched on November 20 at an official ceremony at the Matenadaran Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, which holds one of the world’s richest collections of medieval manuscripts and books. The ceremony included remarks by the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills, Jr., Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan, and the Senior Advisor of the Smithsonian’s Office of International Relations, Halle Butvin. About 100 people attended the event, including representatives of the Government of Armenia, the private sector and the tourism industry at large.

The goal of the four-year project, which is funded by USAID, is to enhance and increase cultural heritage tourism in the regions outside of Armenia’s capital Yerevan, through a unique combination of research, scholarship, support for artisan craft, capacity building, and a strong focus on fresh thinking for tourism development.  

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.

US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern stops by the visitor booth of Turkish partners at the event.
November 7, 2014

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.
November 4, 2014

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.
May 7, 2014

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.
April 25, 2014

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.


Last updated: November 23, 2015

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