The Innovative Solutions and Technologies Center (ISTC), which has been supporting the development of Armenia’s IT sector since 2014, opened its new home on Thursday, November 10, welcoming its first guests to its new 1,000 square-meter state-of-the-art premises on the Yerevan State University Campus.
More than 700,000 Armenians have access to an improved social safety net thanks to the USAID-funded Pension Reform Implementation Program (PRIP), which marked the completion of its activities on November 9. The four-year program worked with the Government of Armenia and local partners to make the country’s social protection system more efficient, transparent, and financially stable.
In early 2016, the USAID-funded LIFE program teamed up with the Municipality of Spitak and the Spitak Farmer NGO to establish a social enterprise and an Eco Greenhouse in the town. The greenhouse was not only going to help with the community’s local needs. The project was going to create jobs and new aspirations for Spitak’s most vulnerable people, including persons with disabilities.
During the sun-packed ceremony on September 27, USAID Armenia Mission Director Debbie Grieser, Governor of Lori Arthur Nalbandyan, Akhtala Mayor Haykaz Khachikyan, Save the Children Armenia Country Director Arsen Stepanyan and the Chairwoman of the Armenian Young Women’s Association (AYWA) NGO, Lilit Asatryan joined the residents of Akhtala to celebrate the official opening of the town’s new Nurik Center and Eco Café.
On September 23, the Media Initiatives Center launched “Tvapatum 2016” (DigiStory) series of media events, featuring a conference and a contest that highlights journalistic stories produced in the digital environment.
Last updated: November 17, 2016