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Scaling Up the Impact of Local Ventures

The ImpactAim Venture Accelerator – the first impact accelerator in Armenia – was officially launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with ImpactHub Yerevan…  


UNDP continues supporting border communities in Tavush region

A new fruit orchard will be planted in Baghanis village that will boost fruit production in the community. The agro-machinery pool in Sarigyugh-Nerkin Tsaghkavan cluster will help the farmers to…  


The Government of Armenia and the UN set up the world’s first National SDG Innovation Lab

The Government of Armenia and the United Nations have set up the world’s first National SDG Innovation Lab to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Armenia. For the…  


Tourism Research and Development Center Opened in Tavush Region

Today the official opening ceremony of Tavush Tourism Research and Development (R&D) Center took place in Ijevan branch of the Yerevan State University. The event was organized in the framework of…  


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…  


Remodeling Rural Tourism Infrastructure through Education

The Integrated Rural Tourism Development project, financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and implemented by the UNDP in Armenia, is currently entering a new phase which aims to train and…  


Finding hidden gems: supporting local festivals in Armenia

Each year people all across Armenia celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary, one of the most awaited events of the year. At the church of the Holy Mother of God in the village of Bjni,…  


UNDP Armenia for Youth

Each year, UNDP Armenia teams up with the Armenian Missionary Association to provide young people with internship opportunities, under an initiative called “Youth Career Trail”. Six-month paid…  


Growing hope in greenhouses

Marietta moved to Tavush at the age of seven. Back in 1989, the village of Ptghavan sheltered her family who fled their home in the Vardashen region of Soviet Azerbaijan. The family of eight children…  


From rubble to revival: Nune’s experience

Nune Movsisyan was 21 years old when her life changed forever. She was at home alone on the morning of December 7th, 1988, when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck, levelling Nune’s house with her…  

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