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From Armenia to Tanzania: Solutions tackling challenges of the agricultural sector worldwide

Back in 2020, UNDP ImpactAim AgriTech Accelerator was initiated, designed to support science and technology-backed startups and budding entrepreneurs offering solutions to tackle challenges in the…  


Supporting women-led-businesses affected by COVID-19

Gayane Khachatryan is an entrepreneur from Vanadzor who back in 2014 founded Apricot brand, to highlight the role of people with disabilities in our society by providing them with employment…  


Building Capacity through Voter and Civic Education Workshop organized by UNDP Electoral Support Project in Armenia-3

Electoral Support Project in Armenia-3 (ESPA-3), in cooperation with the Central Election Commission of Armenia, conducted a BRIDGE modular workshop on Voter and Civic Education V3. The workshop aimed…  


Gohar, a mother of two, left 10 years of banking career to pursue passion in tech sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Gohar, a mother of two, left 10 years of banking career to pursue passion in tech sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Turning waste into money and heat – a win-win for people and the environment

In Armenia where forests make up around 11 percent of the territory, every single tree matters. Briquettes - a compressed block of straw, hay and sawdust – can provide low-cost fuel for households…  


The “faces” of COVID-19 in rural Armenian communities

120 days have passed, since the Government of Armenia has announced a state of emergency in Armenia, and COVID-19 remains one of the hottest topics with its biggest impact on all spheres of our daily…  


Lintab – the “ranger” microscope

People depend on forests from the air they breathe to the wood they use. Habitats for animals and livelihoods for humans, forests prevent soil erosion, even mitigate climate change. Yet people are…  


How COVID-19 affects women in Berd community

Hermine is one of the young beneficiaries of the “Berd Berry” project, financed by the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme in 2016-2018. The project supported local women in border communities of Tavush…  


Trees are just like humans։ they require love and care - the EU Promotes Community-based Forest Management and Restoration

- Almost thirty-thousand-hectare wood lies in a two-thousand-meter high area of what is known as the “Noyemberyan forestry enterprise”, the branch of HayAntar (ArmForest) in Armenia’s Tavush region.…  


Every obstacle is easier to overcome when there is a helping hand

Recently, I got a chance to volunteer in distribution of emergency packages, including food and personal protective equipment, for lonely elderly residing in our community. This volunteering…  

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