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  • Seminar Dedicated to International Day for Disaster Reduction Oct 13, 2016

    The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is celebrated annually on October 13 with a mission to urge all human beings, communities and governments to make more intensive efforts towards building more disaster-resilient communities and countries. The slogan for this year’s DRR Day is “Live To Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing Mortality”

  • Social Good Summit to Promote Impact Investment for the SDGs Oct 6, 2016

    On 6 October 2016 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Impact Hub organised a Social Good Summit in Geneva – a one-day event to promote social entrepreneurship and impact investment for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives of financial institutions, incubators, impact investors, international development organisations and fellow entrepreneurs shared their experience and success stories, as well as explored synergies in supporting impact-driven ventures scale and expand their social and environmental impact.

  • The role of Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investments for International Development Organisations Oct 4, 2016

    On 4 October 2016 UNDP, WWF, INSEAD and Rianta Capital organized a breakfast meeting in London for the members of social impact investment breakfast club network to discuss the role of Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investments for International Development Organisations (IDO). The discussion was hold around various platforms and modes of addressing impact investments by IDOs.

  • Modernising the border crossing with Iran Oct 3, 2016

    On 3 October 2016, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a project cooperation agreement for the project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA) in Yerevan. The project is fully funded by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD in partnership with UNDP.

  • Organising an innovation camp? 4 things you need to consider Sep 15, 2016

    For the uninitiated, social innovation camps are intended as a space for using tech to solve social challenges. These two-day events help to crowdsource ideas, especially from those citizens (youth, or minorities) who are often lacking access to contribute to issues directly affecting them. Building on UNDP’s “Toolkit for Troublemakers,” here are 4 tips from us for your next innovation event!

  • UNDP and Impact Hub Proud to Announce Armenian Finalist in Accelerate 2030 Sep 13, 2016

    UNDP and Impact Hub are proud to announce that one entrepreneur from Armenia is among the five international finalists of their joint Accelerate2030 initiative; aimed at supporting impact-driven ventures that contribute towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNDP to develop the untapped rural tourism potential in 60 communities of Armenia Sep 7, 2016

    Over the next three years 60 communities in Armenia will benefit from UNDP’s intervention to support rural tourism in the country, which will ultimately reduce the level of rural poverty and promote community based tourism and rural development. The “Integrated Rural Tourism Development” project is financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by UNDP in Armenia, in close partnership with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development. The project budget is USD 3 million.

  • Community development: making each voice count Sep 6, 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 of critical areas for community growth, such as employment, rural development and development of agro-processing, revival of infrastructure, education, healthcare, as well as environmental protection and resistance to natural disasters.

  • UNDP and Impact Hub Announce National Finalists in Joint Venture: Accelerate 2030 Sep 5, 2016

    Together, UNDP and Impact Hub are excited to announce the national finalists of the inaugural #Accelerate2030 initiative; supporting impact-driven entrepreneurs accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. After the Accelerate2030 pitching events, out of eleven shortlisted ventures three national finalists have been selected for consideration by the international Jury in Geneva.

  • Armenia Receives Landmark Grant in Energy Efficiency Aug 22, 2016

    Diana Harutyunyan is UNDP in Armenia’s foremost Climate Change guru. Between heading an all-star team of experts and giving now-renowned TEDx talks, Diana’s team have just secured the region’s first investment from the new Green Climate Fund. We sat down with her to find out more…

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