• Connecting local and national decision-makers: women taking the lead Jul 8, 2014

    More than twenty Avagani (community council) members recently brainstormed with the Vice Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly on the importance of women’s involvement in democratic governance. Here UNDP’s Natalya Harutyunyan captures the key points.

  • Journalists from Yerevan and regions trained on covering climate change related challenges Jul 4, 2014

    UNDP in Armenia and Armenian Red Cross Society teamed up to organize a two day training on climate change related challenges and their coverage by media in Yerevan in the scope of the UNDP-EU “Clima East Pilot Project” and Armenian Red Cross Society “Climate Forum East Project.”

  • Hunting Black Swans Jun 26, 2014

    The nature of global development challenges has changed dramatically. While the foci remain the same – such as poverty and climate change – their pace and interconnectedness have caught many off guard. Unpredictable events – so called “black swans” – are becoming increasingly common. Look no further than the frequency and unpredictability of natural disasters for examples. For this reason, old approaches are looking tired. The idea that development was about poor countries just doing what rich countries have been doing is increasingly absurd. Development is now a shared challenge for all of us.

  • Design literacy for development Jun 9, 2014

    Last week we were joined by the Waag society, one of Europe’s foremost social innovations incubators. Waag was in Armenia to develop design literacy. This means empowering citizens to influence their environment through structured design processes.

  • PM appreciates UN-Armenia cooperation and implementation of joint projects May 23, 2014

    Yerevan, 23 May 2014 - Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan received UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto.

  • A Training Center was opened at the Crisis Management State Academy May 16, 2014

    Yerevan, 16 May 2014 – Today, the opening ceremony of the Multi-functional Simulation Training Center took place at the premises of the Crisis Management State Academy (CMSA) of the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations.

  • The Forest and Climate Change: Children’s painting contest on occasion of the Earth Day Apr 23, 2014

    Yerevan, 23 April 2014 – Today UNDP in Armenia, in partnership with the “Armenia Tree Project.” organized “Forest and Climate Change” children’s painting exhibition and contest on the occasion of the International Mother Earth Day. The event took place in the Geological Museum of the NAS Institute of Geological Sciences.

  • The future starts with you Apr 8, 2014

    Many of the solutions to the challenges facing Armenia already exist. But these solutions are yet to become mainstream. Over the coming three months, UNDP is looking for social innovators and their projects with a view to helping them scale up. Help us to spot the future.

  • Donate to Save Dec 3, 2013

    Blood donation is a pressing problem in our country, since we have no national registry, which means that it is quite a challenge to locate a matching donor. Recently, within one of our projects the UN supported Anna Sahakyan to implement her idea of digitizing the Blood Banks Registry all over Armenia that she had developed during the Social Innovation Camp.

  • Bradley Busetto visited UNDP projects’ sites in the regions Dec 2, 2013

    On November 27-29, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Bradley Busetto visited UNDP projects’ sites in Ararat and Syunik regions, including the energy efficient social housing in Goris. The energy efficiency measures of the social residential building were supported and co-funded by the UNDP-GEF “Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings” project.

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