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Bagratashen Community Square was Improved

Within the framework of the project “We are Responsible for the Most Important Issues”, Bagratashen community square improvement works were completed with the efforts of Bagratashen youth group. Now the square has new benches and litter bins. The Bagratashen community square improvement works were carried out with the financial support of the “Community Center for Development” Territorial Cooperation NGO within the framework of CSO Development Program funded by USAID.


Berdavan Older People’s Entertainment Center has got New Furniture

Within the framework of the project “Having Carefree Older People Improves Our Community”, Berdavan older people’s entertainment center improvement works were completed with the efforts of Berdavan youth group. The center will now host the older people of Berdavan Community in an improved and more comfortable environment. Many thanks to all those who participated in the project and contributed to its implementation. The Berdavan older people’s entertainment center improvement works were carried out with the financial support of the “Community Center for Development” Territorial Cooperation NGO within the framework of CSO Development Program funded by USAID.


Noyemberyan park is newly illuminated

On December 6, there was a lot of activity in Noyemberian Park. Within the framework of the project, titled “We are responsible for our community“, the illumination of Noyemberyan park’s central part was carried out. For the first time, Noyemberyan youth group had an effective collaboration with the community administration. After discussing the preparatory steps and the whole working process with the head of the community, the members of the youth group fulfilled the initiative. The head of the community and community officials also took part in the installation works of the metal lamps. Now our garden has new, modern
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Tavush Region Women Farmers’ Capacity Development Project

In May 2018, with the financial support of “UN Staff 1% for Development Fund”, CCD NGO implemented the project of developing capacities of women farmers in bordering communities of Tavush region. In scopes of the project, 700 hens of Super Harco breed were imported from Georgia and distributed among project beneficiaries – 20 unemployed women farmers from bordering Noyemberyan, Voskevan, Baghanis, Jujevan and Koti communities with 3 or more underage children. Super harco is a dual purpose bird: it is effective both as a meat and egg provider. It has black feathers and medium heavy body weight. Super harco hens
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EU Experts in CCD NGO

On 2 December, “Community Center for Development” Territorial Cooperation NGO team hosted EU experts Zinta Miezaine (Team Leader, Senior Civil Society and Rule of Law/Human Rights Expert), and Dochka Andreeva (Rural Development and Civil Society Expert), in CCD NGO Office in Noyemberyan. During the visit, the experts were introduced not only to the organization’s activities and current projects, but also discussed the fields with improvement and development potential in the Tavush Region, such as production, agriculture, tourism, etc. The meeting participants referred to the achievements and future activities of the “Tavush Region Integrated and Balanced Economic Development” Project co-funded by the
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Entrepreneurship Skills Development Training for Tavush Agribusiness Association Members

On 30 November, the “Entrepreneurship Skills Development Training” for Tavush Agribusiness Association members was completed in Noyemberyan. The participants got acquainted with the definition and concept of business incubators and associations, discussed the external and internal constraints and opportunities for the development of those models including various factors: everything from market structure to the improvement of products’ and services’ quality, from psychological and motivational factors to formation of competitive advantages. They also discussed the formulation of the Tavush Agribusiness Association mission and vision, as well as reflected on the main principles if its activity. The training was organized within the
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TRIBED Project Representatives participated in PRDP 6th Steering Committee Meeting

Within the framework of the Pilot Regional Development Program co-funded by the European Union and the Government of RA, 6th Steering Committee Meeting was held on 6 November. It was attended by representatives of RA Government, EU, as well as of 9 PRDP stakeholder organizations. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the course of activities planned by the program and their effectiveness in ensuring balanced development among rural communities of RA. Particular importance was attached to the effective work done by the group of experts of “Ecorys” Dutch Company, who provide technical support for PRDP. Hasmik Azibekyan, “Tavush
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13 New Business Ideas will be brought to Life in Berd Community, Tavush Region

13 participants of the “Start-up Business Training”, organized in Berd, Tavush region, within the framework of the “Tavush Region Integrated and Balanced Economic Development” project, will be provided with financial support by Armenian Fund for Relief (FAR). The selection committee approved the innovative business ideas relating to the making of pottery, jewelry, fruit and vegetable freezing, greenhouse farming, shinshila breeding, guesthouse business, wine production, beekeeping, furniture manufacturing. About 30 new job opportunities will be created in Berd community in the result of the 13 new business establishment. Project team is grateful to Armenian Fund for Relief (FAR) for fruitful cooperation
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“Leadership” training by Joseph Dosher

On 15 October, a training, titled “Leadership”, was held in Ijevan branch of Yerevan State University with the initiative of “Community Center for Development” Territorial Cooperation NGO. More than 30 students and staff members participated in the training which was carried out by William Joseph Dosher, Peace Corps Armenia “Community and Youth Development” project volunteer, teacher, trainer. Based on his 35-year experience in the fields of education and leadership, Mr. Dosher mentioned several important factors for a successful leader: knowledge, the ability of caring for others, change of field etc. Mr. Dosher reflected on a number of past and present
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EU contributes to the promotion of Tavush region agriproducts in the European market

“Tavush Agribusiness Association” team will be participating in the annual “Tradeshow Food Specialities” which will take place on October 1-2, 2018, at the Expo Houten, (Utrecht, The Netherlands) hosting about fifty thousand visitors from different countries. At the 2-day event well-known in Europe, Tavush region agribusiness representatives will present an assortment of local dried fruits, meat products, honey, herbal and berry teas, wines and preserves. “Tavush Agribusiness Association” was established in Tavush region, within the framework of “Tavush Region Integrated and Balanced Economic Development” project co-funded by the European Union and the Government of the Republic of Armenia. The project
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