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.
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.
On September 20, Save the Children in Armenia organized the close-out event of the Livelihood Improvement through Fostered Employment (LIFE) for People with Disabilities program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
On July 20, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia (Coca-Cola HBC Armenia) and the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at improving water stewardship across Armenia and particularly contributing to conservation, effective use and management of water resources in Ararat valley.
The Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) Foundation has established a Farm Service Center in the Aragatsavan community in Aragatsotn province, within the framework of the USAID-funded Partnerships for Rural Prosperity (PRP) program.
Yerevan, Armenia - On February 26, Save the Children in Armenia hosted a national conference in Yerevan to discuss the Model of Inclusive Vocational Education and Employment for People with Disabilities (PWD) and to identify remaining gaps in fostering equal employment opportunities for the PWDs. Artem Asatryan, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Karen Hilliard, USAID Armenia Mission Director, Hakob Hakobyan, Chairperson of the NA Standing committee on Social Affairs, and Arsen Stepanyan, Save the Children Country Director addressed the participants of the conference.
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.
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.
Last updated: November 07, 2016