Within the framework of Social Entrepreneurship: Armenia-Turkey Exchange Project, implemented by Public Journalism Club (PJC), together with its partners in Turkey, TEPAV, and Mikado Consulting, Networking Event will take place at Impact Hub on November 27.
The event aims at establishing business contacts with the social entrepreneurs in Turkey, to share their experience, and explore new opportunities for the development of their social enterprises.
Brief presentations will be delivered by the delegates from Armenia featuring the innovation and social entrepreneurial ecosystem in Armenia, peculiarities of their own social enterprises and the activities of the Association of Social Enterprises of Armenia (ASEA).
The delegation from Armenia includes:
1. Lilit Asatryan - Nurı-Nrnenı LLC
2. Nazareth Seferian – CSR/SE consultant
3. Natali Harutyunyan - Altera LLC
4. Anush Aslanyan - LoriArt
5. Siranush Vardanyan - ARK LLC
6. Taline Kevonian – Melinei Partez (Meline'sGarden)
7. Artush Khachatryan - Sareri Barik
The project is implemented within the Small Grants Program of the US Embassy in Armenia. This initiative is a continuation of the “Exchange of Entrepreneurs” Project implemented by PJC and TEPAV within the framework of the EU-funded programme "Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process".
On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.