Steps Toward Green Economy in ArmeniaDec 18, 2015Yerevan, 18 December 2015 - Poverty and environment in Armenia was the topic of the workshop that brought together representatives of UNDP, government institutions, private sector, academia, and international organizations. The initiative aims to contribute to poverty reduction and improved well-being of poor and vulnerable groups through mainstreaming the environment into national development processes. Attendees of the workshop discussed the UNDP-UNEP Poverty and Environment Initiative (PEI) Technical Assistance Project Phase II.
Youth Discusses Human Rights and Wrongs at HuRiCampDec 10, 2015On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, on 10 December 2015, the UN in Armenia in partnership with OSCE office in Yerevan, Council of Europe office in Yerevan and EU Delegation to Armenia organized an unconference on human rights - HuRiCamp - at the American University of Armenia.
Green School Concept in ArmeniaDec 3, 2015On 3 December 2015, in the frames of the joint initiative of UNDP and the British Embassy in Armenia, UNDP in Armenia hosted a round table discussion with major decision makers on green school concept in Armenia in relation with the upcoming school rehabilitation project funded by Asian Development Bank.
Women and Local GovernanceDec 1, 2015Strengthening the synergies between the activities of the “Women in Local Democracy” (WiLD) project and the ongoing and planned national reforms in local governance (focused on women’s participation, and the application of principles of accountability, transparency and integrity (ATI) in local governance processes) were the main topics of the “Women and Local Governance” Community of Practice - a three-day workshop organized by the EU-funded and UNDP implemented WiLD project.
Ahead of Climate Summit in ParisNov 30, 2015On 30 November UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Claire Medina and French Ambassador to Armenia Jean Francois Cherpantier were hosted by Nver Mnatsakanyan, the author of the “Interview” daily TV program broadcasted on Public TV of Armenia. The topic of the joint interview was the Climate Summit preparations in Paris, UNDP’s role in tackling climate change issues globally, and in Armenia, in particular.
Opening of the Dsegh Nature Visitor CenterNov 12, 2015On 12 November the opening of Dsegh Nature Visitor Center took place. The center was established by the joint efforts of UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme, the Rhone Alpes Regional Council in France, SVS BirdLife Switzerland, and the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds.
UNDP in Armenia Goes Climate Neutral!Nov 5, 2015Today’s global community is fighting one of the most challenging problems we have ever encountered: climate change. Climate change is neither local nor regional – it is a global threat to development. In fact, this year’s make or break Climate Change Summit in Paris has been billed as a defining moment in the history of mankind. As a leading development actor, UNDP is supporting this fight, playing a key role in raising public awareness on climate change and supporting sustainable development throughout the world. Today we proudly announce that UNDP in Armenia has become officially Climate Neutral!
An Armenian Hackathon: the inside perspectiveOct 13, 2015Keen not to miss out on such a concentration of bright young minds, Kolba Lab, UNDP in Armenia’s innovation unit, teamed up with the good folk at #createtogether and PicsArt to hold a 15-hour hackathon — a marathon coding event bringing together like-minded hackers and non-hackers alike — intended to transform ideas into reality via mobile and web apps, services and products!
Sustainable Energy for a Sustainable ArmeniaOct 5, 2015Between the 29th September and 2nd October, Yerevan was home to the International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development. Over 260 energy experts from all around the world came together in what was only the sixth time such a forum had ever been organized.
NEW GOALS. NEW POWER. NEW TECHNOLOGY. #2030NOWSep 28, 2015This year’s Social Good Summit was the most connected yet. With over 100 countries and counting, Armenia also got in on the party; bringing together activists, artists, leaders and everyday citizens to grapple with the new global goals.