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Waste Governance in Armenia

23 March 2012
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Armenia, together with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine (the ENPI-East region), has expressed a desire to improve its waste-management legal and institutional frameworks, and to develop investments to provide enhanced waste-management service. In response, the European Union has worked with the countries of the region to develop a flexible regional project worth €5,800,000 to respond to these priorities, mainly to reduce the risks arising from inappropriate management of waste related to environmental pollution hazards.
On 23 March a meeting took place in Yerevan, attended by the representatives of national agencies, international financial institutions in Lori marz, which has been selected as a pilot region to host the project. ArtemKharazyan, Project Country Coordinator, presented a summary of those activities and achievements already undertaken within the project framework, while Douglas Hickman, Deputy Team Leader, presented the strategic action plan for Lori marz.
This project started on 10 December 2009 and is due to end on 9 December 2013.According to the presentations, during the first half of the 4-year project, 61 landfill inventories had been developed to collect baseline information on waste disposal. As a result, the team now has an electronic database and GIS Map (Geographic Information Systems Map) at its disposal. During the next 2 years it is foreseen to develop a 15-year waste management strategy. In addition, within the framework of the project, training materials are being developed and delivered via a combination of workshops, a study tour for relevant EU member states, and “on-the-job” training to ensure one of the main components of the project – raising public awareness.
Through this project the EU aims to extend its standards of waste governance to all partner countries where this dangerous ecological problem persists. “The European Commission conceived this waste governance project following extensive consultation, and its nature is in line with the key objectives and principles of our ENPI Strategy in the Eastern region”, Jean-Christophe Gayrand, Head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said in his opening speech.

For more information please refer to: www.wastegovernance.org

Waste Governance in Armenia

Armenia, together with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine (the ENPI-East region), has expressed a desire to improve its waste-management legal and institutional frameworks, and to develop investments to provide enhanced waste-management service. In response, the European Union has worked with the countries of the region to develop a flexible regional project worth €5,800,000 to respond to these priorities, mainly to reduce the risks arising from inappropriate management of waste related to environmental pollution hazards. On 23 March a meeting took place in Yerevan, attended by the representatives of national agencies, international financial institutions in Lori marz, which has been selected as a pilot region to host the project. ArtemKharazyan, Project Country Coordinator, presented a summary of those activities and achievements already undertaken within the project framework, while Douglas Hickman, Deputy Team Leader, presented the strategic action plan for Lori marz. This project started on 10 December 2009 and is due to end on 9 December 2013.According to the presentations, during the first half of the 4-year project, 61 landfill inventories had been developed to collect baseline information on waste disposal. As a result, the team now has an electronic database and GIS Map (Geographic Information Systems Map) at its disposal. During the next 2 years it is foreseen to develop a 15-year waste management strategy. In addition, within the framework of the project, training materials are being developed and delivered via a combination of workshops, a study tour for relevant EU member states, and "on-the-job" training to ensure one of the main components of the project – raising public awareness. Through this project the EU aims to extend its standards of waste governance to all partner countries where this dangerous ecological problem persists. "The European Commission conceived this waste governance project following extensive consultation, and its nature is in line with the key objectives and principles of our ENPI Strategy in the Eastern region", Jean-Christophe Gayrand, Head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said in his opening speech. For more information please refer to: www.wastegovernance.org