Current Projects

"NGO Center" Civil Society Development Organization jointly with "Araza" benevolent NGO is implementing the “Collaborative Governance Model of Policy making in Armenia” ("Public Administration Partnership Model") project, which is implementing in the scope of Strong Civil Society Organizations for Stronger Armenia project and is funded by EU.   Aim of the project։ To Support democratic governance through enhanced civic participation in decision making processes․   Specific Objective 1: Promotion of CSO participation mechanisms institutionalized within executive branch of government. Specific Objective 2: Strengthening of collaborative governance practice in public policy development processes.   Main activitie։ Monitoring and analysis of the procedures and operation of the Committees adjacent to Ministries Presentation of the findings and recommendations to the Ministries. Strengthening of awareness raising mechanisms of ministries to engage more partners in policy making processes: 2 day training on PR and communication Development of communication strategies for 18 ministries for campaign for effective recruitment of CSOs into Committees adjacent to Ministries. Capacity building of  both Ministries and the CSOs involved in  Committees adjacent to Ministries. Trainings on the  topics such as policy analysis, collaborative governance, networking and public policy program budgeting.  Awareness raising on existing participatory model among regional CSOs : preparation of press-releases on each meeting of committees in all 18 ministries and more...
      "NGO Center" CSD NGO is implementing the “Civic Control” project in the framework of the small grant "Promoting Transparency and Accountability through Advanced Civil Society Participation" project implemented by Transparency International. Project goal: Promote the effective management of community resources through participatory monitoring of community lands, property alienation and lease processes.   Objectives: to support to the formation of monitoring groups in 6 communities of Lori, Tavush and Shirak regions, to support to the participatory monitoring of community lands, property alienation and lease processes in 6 communities of Lori, Tavush, Shirak regions, to raise the level of awareness of the stakeholders on the monitoring results.     Results: the skilled monitoring groups with 30 members are formed in 6 communities of Lori, Tavush, Shirak regions, the effective and comprehensive tool of community land and property management for participatory monitoring is available, The existing violations in the field of community resource management are revealed, A comprehensive report on community land and property management processes is available, Interested parties/public is aware of the issues and omissions in the field, Action plan for overcoming the issues is developed. more...
  "NGO Center" civil society organization is currently implementing "Be aware and protect your life" project funded by the Czech Embassy in Armenia.   The goal of the project is to contribute to the more targeted implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Packages implemented by the Lori marz enterprises.     Project objectives; Find out the compliance of Corporate Social Responsibility /CSRs / acctivities implemented by mining companies and public expectations in the atraccted 7 communities of Lori Region To contribute to the formation of active civic disposition through enhancement of public awareness level of environmental problems and rights. To assist to the development of participatory environmental action plan in the affected communities.      Project activities; Development of the research package including tools, sampling. NGOC has a huge experience in preparation and implementation of surveys. Tool package will contain desk study of all existing reports, analyzes and mining copmanies CSRs projects, as well as the Local government budgets. Field survey among the population of the attracted communities to find out the level of their awareness about the impact of the functioning mining companies, as well as the expectation from CSRs.In order to get a full imagination of the situation it is planned to conduct experts interviews to assess the real level of environmental impact on the communities Implementation of survey/desk study, field research, expert interviews/, data collection, data inputs. The more...
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...
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...
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 more...

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