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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 12:30pm

On December 19, USAID Assistant Administrator Brock Bierman, USAID/Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser, and Acting Minister of Energy Infrastructure and Natural Resources Garegin Baghramyan announced the launch of the Market Liberalization and Electricity Trade (MLET) project.

USAID has a long history of working with the Ministry to ensure that Armenians have access to reliable and affordable power supply. Over the past two decades, with USAID support, Armenia has established an independent regulator, unbundled the electricity and gas sectors, initiated large-scale privatization of energy generation and distribution, and substantially improved the delivery of electricity across Armenia. However, with aging infrastructure, over reliance on limited sources of fuel, and insufficient diversification of the energy supply, Armenia remains energy insecure.

people pose for a standing photo during an official meeting
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 2:30pm

On November 21, U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Rafik Mansour and USAID/Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser met with Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia Tigran Mukuchyan. The parties discussed U.S. assistance and collaboration with the Government of Armenia ahead of the December 9 parliamentary elections, including the September 2018 signing of an $8 million, four-year agreement to support the integrity of Armenian elections.

Man works on irrigated land
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

On October 22, USAID, the Fund for Armenian Relief, and the Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of Armenia (SME DNC) marked the successful completion of the joint irrigation project in Sayat-Nova community in Ararat province. USAID Armenia Mission Director Deborah Grieser, the Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia, Erik Grigoryan, the Governor of Ararat province, Garik Sargsyan, and Sayat-Nova residents attended the opening event.  

Banner in front of the Wine and Vine Support Center in Achajur, Armenia
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:30am

On October 10, USAID, the Government of Armenia and local partners marked the official opening of three new facilities in Tavush province that will help advance economic development and effective local government in the country’s north. USAID Armenia Mission Director, Deborah Grieser; Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Territorial and Administration Development, Vache Terteryan; Governor of Tavush Vahe Ghalumyan; and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, partner organizations, and the local community were in attendance.

award presentation
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

This summer, 740,000 visitors from across the United States and around the world experienced Armenian food, craft, music, dance, and folk traditions during the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. Armenia was the first country in the Caucasus region to be featured at the renowned festival in the heart of the U.S. capital. During the ten-day event, through dozens of interactive performances and presentations, 216 participants from the Republic of Armenia and the Armenian-American diaspora taught visitors how to cook, bake, dance, weave, carve, and toast like Armenians.

Woman speaks at a podium during a public event.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

On September 7, Fuller Center for Housing Armenia, Heifer International Armenian Branch office, and USAID presented the activities and achievements of the Advanced Rural Development Initiative during a public event in Yerevan. 

USAID and Coca-Cola representatives sign an agreement on partnership
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Yerevan, Armenia – If nothing is done to counteract the decreasing groundwater reserves in the Ararat Valley, more and more Armenians could find themselves without water. Already, because of uncontrolled water use by fish farms and other large users, about 30 communities in the Ararat and Armavir provinces are without reliable access to drinking or irrigation water. However, USAID and its partner, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia, are working to reverse that trend.

Banners of Armenia on the National Mall in Washington, DC
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:30am

This Wednesday, Armenia and Catalonia will take center stage at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. The Festival, which will run from June 27 to July 1 and July 4 to 8 on the National Mall, will feature over 170 participants from Armenia and the Armenian diaspora, including artisans, designers, musicians, cooks, winemakers, and performers.

Media conference in Yerevan
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 11:30am

On June 15, the fifth annual “Tvapatum” media conference entitled “People and the Media” launched in Yerevan.

During the two-day conference, experts from the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Georgia and Armenia will explore the new opportunities and challenges facing the modern media, and how the new realities affect communication with the audience.

Partners shake hands after the signing of agreement
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:15pm

On May 30, USAID and the Audit Chamber of the Republic of Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The cooperation is aimed at strengthening the audit function of the Audit Chamber and supporting its reforms in accordance with the Republic of Armenia “Law on the Audit Chamber” that was adopted in January 2018.

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Last updated: September 07, 2018

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