Improving Armenia’s connectivity to the region and the rest of the world

Simplified procedures and reduced waiting times, modern infrastructure and equipment, and improved security – these are only a few of the advantages that the new border crossing point (BCP) in Bavra will provide to citizens of Armenia. Moreover, it will enhance Armenia’s connectivity through promoting international...

International Conference “Resilience Building for Sustainable Development” kicked-off in Yerevan

We unite efforts on disaster risk reduction for sustainable development Today, a 3-day international conference entitled “Resilience Building for Sustainable Development” has kicked-off in Yerevan, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Reduction marked on 13 October. The overall objective of the conference...

Despite the Progress in Human Development, Vulnerable Groups Still Left Behind

Yerevan, 07 June 2017 – Between 1990 and 2015, there has been impressive progress in human development, but in almost every country, vulnerable groups, such as women and girls, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees, and ethnic minorities face disadvantages that often overlap and reinforce one another,...

Developing rural tourism through engaging local community

On the first weekend of October, the Integrated Rural Tourism Development project initiated a Fam Trip (familiarization trip) for tour operators. The main idea of the trip was to show tour operators new spots, guest houses in Bjni in order for them to attract and bring tourists here. This way local community...

Building resilience in mountain ecosystems of Gegharkunik region

Restored and newly established forest belts, rehabilitated pasture infrastructures, among which mobile paddocks with equipped solar power systems – these are some of the achievements of the Clima East Pilot Project in Armenia, financed by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UNDP, which aims to enhance...

Empowering women in Armenia: Growing hope in greenhouses

"Actually, they are the chiefs of the greenhouse", Marietta laughs showing her daughters of 11 and 12, who run along the high tunnels of pepper and tomatoes while demonstrating how they do artificial pollination in the greenhouse. Marietta moved to Tavush at the age of seven. Back in 1989, the village of Ptghavan...

Integrated Rural Tourism Development Project Announced the Launch of the “Bridge” Network

Today, the “Integrated Rural Tourism Development” project, financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, announced the official launch of the “Bridge” Network. Dmitry Mariyasin, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Armenia, Mekhak Apresyan, First Deputy Chairperson of...

Impact Investment for Development Summit 2017

Inspiring a paradigm shift and pushing the global development narrative to the next level   Yerevan, Armenia, 22 March 2017 - “How can we finance the next 15 years of development work?  In what ways should true innovators be engaged in the development process? How viable is impact investment for business and...

Community development: making each voice count

Tavush, 15 June 2017 – A secondary school in Nerkin Tsaghkavan will have a renovated canteen to provide schoolchildren with access to daily hot meals in more sanitary conditions. Households in the village of Koghb have started producing vegetables using a range of new greenhouses as an alternative source of...

Community development: making each voice count

Tavush, 06 September 2016 – For the past year and a half, residents of 16 bordering communities of Tavush region, working together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia, have been busy assessing the needs of their communities and  developing community plans. The plans address a range...