Current Projects

Since 2011 NGO Center in partership with Eurasia Partnership Foundation and in cooperation with Internews Network (USA) is implementing "Alternative Resources in Media" project. The goal of the project is to enhance and improve access to pluralistic and unbiased information in Armenia via traditional and alternative media through the use of new information technologies. The program is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). ARM program seeks to increase alternative sources of diverse news and information through an integrated program that builds civic demand for alternative content, supports its production and dissemination and enhances public advocacy on media freedom.   In order to achieve the goal, Vanadzor InfoTun will implement the following sequence of activities;   Activity 1: Capacity building of the Center NGO Center will create Vanadzor InfoTun in Vanadzor with necessary functioning equipment and will also bulid the capacity of 3 sattelite centers throughout Lori region and 3 centers in Tavush region.    Activity 2: Citizen Journalism trainings The block of activities implies organization of training courses and practical workshops on blogging and new media for the constituence of Vanadzor and satellite communities. During the course of the project at least 50 people will be trained.    Activity 3: Community Mobilization One of he major functions of InfoTun is mobilization of youth through online and offlice resources. In order to manade the online more...
menName: Youth Bank   Type: Youth community project   Aim: increase youth participation in community development activities, in particular through grant provision and volunteer activities.   Golden rules: 1. Youth Bank is guided by young people. The role of the adults is to support young people. 2. Youth Bank is open to all young people. 3. Youth Bank enables young people to learn about each other's life, culture, and to respect differences. 4. Youth Banks should act on the principle of being accountable, transparent, and open; moreover they should be based on a solid system.  5. Youth banks should communicate a clear and simple language, avoiding jargon.  6. Youth Bank activities, including trainings, should support young people in the acquisition of new knowledge, experience, and skills. 7. Youth banks should learn from their own experience, from time to time assessing their activities and making appropriate changes.  8. Youth Bank should encourage the success and achievements of the participant young people.   Geographical Expansion Ireland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Romania, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, etc., and more than other 15 countries   In Armenia Since 2007, thanks to Eurasia Partnership Foundation and the Community Foundation of Northern Ireland, Youth Bank committees, consisting of 5-7 committee members, have been created in 5 communities of Armenia, including Vanadzor. Moreover, committee members were selected on a competitive basis according to their applications; thereafter they were interviewed more...
In 2012 “NGO Center” launched “LGB Training Center”. It represents a technically well-equipped training room which has already hosted 11 community heads, staff nang city/village council members, in total 200 people. The latter participated in 13 capacity building sessions with various themes.   The center does not only possess a comfortable training area but also more than 20 specialized and qualified trainers from Tavush, Lori and Shirak regions, a group of experts and training modules developed for 7-day sessions with 11 themes.   The training modules have been developed by “Urban Institute”. Those include: - LGB legislation - Leadership - Strategic Planning - Public Budgeting - Property Management - Procurement Process Management - Collaboration and Partnership - Public Relations and Work with Media - Participatory Governance - Public Service Provision and Implementation/Performance Management - Computer Skills   NGO Center’s trainers tested all the above mentioned modules in the communities and those earned approvals to be used further.   LGB Center has provided trainings to Lori region- Vanadzor, Alaverdi, Akhtala, Debet, Dsegh, Tsater, Tavush region- Ijevan, Dilijan, Aygehovit, Gandzaqar, Koti, Shirak region- Maralik, Akhuryan, Haykadzor. Currently, “LGB Center” envisages training sessions for LGB representatives from all Lori, Tavush and Shirak region communities.   Let’s build our future with conscious and participatory governance. The project was made possible by the financial support of Counterpart International. more...
NGOC is currently implementing a new project called "Biking and rural combined cross-border tourism as innovative approach for promoting cross-border cooperation" within Eastern Partnership Territorial Coopeartion Programme /EaPTC Armenia- Georgia/ funded by Europian Union.             The main goal of the project is to contribute to the development of biking and rural combined cross-border tourism between Armenia and Georgia. Specific objectives are; Support application of combined biking and rural tourism tour packages; Strengthening of infrastructure necessary for the implementation of tour packages; Enhancement of communication and partnership between major role-players in tourism development   Main Activities of the project;             Research on “Preferences and touristic behaviour trends of bicycle traveller in rural areas” and on “ Tourism Potential and Data Base creation  for every village in cross border regions” through youth volunteers involvement;  Website design based on research results;  Development of 3 tour packages of combined biking and rural tourism,  marketing of those;  Establishing two camping bases, including infrastructures; Engagement of farmers in rural tourism; Training of service personnel for new tours;  A joint conference on «Perspectives of biking and rural cross-border tourism development»; Piloting of the new tours through two 4 day long tours;  A joint online information and resource sharing platform;  Signing of MOUs between the touristic agencies of Armenia and Georgia; Seminar on “Biking and Rural Tourism for more...
The goal of the project is to empower regional civil society organizations towards enhanced sustainability and successful partnerships. Project Objectives Enhance capacities of the “NGO Center” Civil Society Development NGO (NGOC) as a more business oriented and sustainable intermediary provider and broker for capacity building services Support Armenian CSOs from Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions to improve organizational capacities Promote cross-sector dialogue and partnerships between civil society, state and private sector institutions in Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions of Armenia more...

Current Projects

Since February 2009, the NGO Center Civil Society Development Organization has been implementing a project aimed at creating greater awareness among youth about the essence of corruption, its short and long term impact, and the actions that youth can undertake to combat corruption. Within the more...
Operation field: Funding advocacy initiatives of non governmental organizations, provision of grants, management and monitoring of grant projects.  PROJECT ACTIVITIES During 2005 – 2009 NGO Center awarded 44 advocacy grants to NGOs operating in Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions to support their more...
  Since October, 2009 three ARCs are operating in 3 regions ofArmenia(Vanadzor,Yerevan, Goris). More than 100 CSOs, NGOs, foundations and Mass Media are registered in ARCs. The Advocacy Resource Centers (ARCs) provide the following services to its members:   Advocacy and OD trainings more...
Field of activity - Provision of consultation to emigrants and immigrants, organization of trainings, provision of information on Migration legislation of CIS countries.   Project framework- The project commenced in August, 2008. The following services were provided by the Migration more...
Field of Activity- Implementation of trainings and “Parliamentary day” event organization for community based organizations in Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions. Project framework- In the framework of the project more than 75 representatives of community based organizations in Lori, Shirak, more...
Throughout the project different workshops were held in different cities of Armenia to educate youth about Corruptions. At the workshop, participant youth gained a deeper understanding and knowledge about corruption.   During June 2009 NGO Center conducted the Research Training session with more...
In order to reach the goal of the project active young people were selected from 30 communities all overArmenia. These young people participated in a series of trainings, organized by project implementers. After the trainings they went back to their communities and started to mobilized community more...
The goal  To promote  the development of cooperation and experience exchange between the civil society actors and other stakeholders for democracy development in Armenia.  On the 17th of September 2009 NGOC CSD NGO held a conference titled “On the road to democracy...” aimed at promoting more...
During 2011-June 2012, NGO Center Civil Society Development NGO implemented “Support to the Formulation and Implementation of Community Development Projects” project, financed by UNDP Armenia within the frame of Live Armenia-Project Marketplace project.   The goal of the project was to more...
United Nations Development Program (http://www.undp.am) funded and NGO Center Civil Society Development NGO (http://www.ngoc.am/) implemented “Enhancing women and youth leadership” project more...
The “NGO Center” Civil Society Development NGO (NGOC) through its branch office based in Vanadzor (NGOC/North) is implementing “Resource Centers for Community Development” project funded by the Eurasia Foundation. Through this project, the NGOC is striving towards Armenia’s development as a more...
NGOC is currently implementing Civil Society and Local Government Support Program (CSLGSP) in cooperation with  Counterpart International funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program. NGOC began its activities in July, 2011. The goal of the program is to more...
The aim of the project is to support 41 community youth initiative clubs members’ capacity development.   The project is implemented by Counterpart International Armenia’s Representation in the framework of The Civil Society/Local Government Support (CSLGS) Program, by USAID: It is more...
The project CAUCADOC (Caucasus Documental) is being implemented in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbajan since March 2012 through February 2014 by Czech non-governmental organization «People in Need» in partnership with Internews Media Support NGO and Sakdoc Film.  The project supports documentary more...
Dear Visitor, Welcome to “LSGB Transperancy through Youth” project description page. Here you can find the brief description of “LSGB Transperancy through Youth” project implemented by NGOC in May-September 2013. The project is financed by Counterpart International Armenia.   The goal of more...
The project is implemented by NGO Center Civil Society Development Organization with the financial support of US Embassy in Armenia.   The aim of the project is to promote participatory governance in Vanadzor through the use of modern technology ensuring dissemination of unbiased more...
The kickoff event of the “Equal Opportunities for National Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups in Realizing Cultural Rights: Richness through Diversity” project took place on April 13, 2012 from 11.00 to 13.00 at the Trdat 2nd hall of Armenia Marriott hotel (1 Amirian, Yerevan).    The more...
As one of major civil society development players in Armenia for about 20 years, the ''NGO Center'' has made its contribution to the empowerment of environmental NGOs within its sub-sector development. The current proposal builds on successes and lessons learned, and focus on further strengthening more...

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