On 26 October UNDP in Armenia delegation, led by UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Natia Natsvlishvili, was received by Governor of Syunik region Melikset Poghosyan. The new head of UNDP started her mission in Armenia a month ago and this was her first regional visit to discuss with government counterparts the ongoing collaboration, expansion of mutually beneficial partnership in various fields, get acquainted with UNDP’s ongoing projects and meet on site with project beneficiaries.    

Ms. Natia Natsvlishvili presented the current UNDP projects implemented in the region and reiterated UNDP’s readiness to expand cooperation in the fields of socio-economic development, community resilience, post-conflict recovery, including agriculture, infrastructure rehabilitation, social housing, livelihoods, job creation, street lighting, renewable energy, as well as support to host communities and displaced people in border communities.

During the meeting, the sides discussed in detail the current status and potential expansion of the project to multiply and replicate energy efficient retrofits of buildings in Kapan, Kajaran, and Sisian, which is co-funded by the Green Climate Fund and implemented within the frames of the state subvention program. 

The Governor of Syunik thanked the UNDP for the support aimed at addressing many of the development challenges in the region. 

The parties agreed to further discuss the areas of future partnership at a working level. It was also agreed that a project space will be allocated to UNDP in the premises of the regional administration to coordinate activities on a daily basis.   

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