EITI Standard and Principles for Interested CSOs in Aremenia
11 Mar, 2019

AUA Center for Responsible Mining organizes a one-day training session "EITI Standard and Principles for intereseted Civil Society in Armenia" within the framework of the "Improvement of Transparency and Accountability in the Mining Industry of the Republic of Armenia" and the EITI Promotion Project.

The training is intended for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), youth and stakeholders especially after the issuing the 1st report of EITI on February 2019.

The same course will take place in two different days on March 22 and March 29 from 9:30 till 18:00 at Akian Art Gallery of American University Armenia (AUA).

About attendance:

  • Participation is free
  • Places are limited
  • Registration is required & priority will be given to early applicants.


  • Please select your preferred date for registration March 22 or 29.
  • Selected participants will receive a confirmation letter a week before the training.
  • The training's initial agenda is attached.
  • The training will be conducted only in Armenian.
  • A certificate will be provided for the participation.

Course Web Site: https://crm.aua.am/itamspe/training/cso/

This project is funded by the Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) within the framework of the "Promotion of Transparency and Accountability in the RA Mining and Transparency Initiative for Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative."

For more information on the program, please visit https://crm.aua.am/itamspe/

If you have any questions, please contact Lilia Khzmalyan at +374 60 61 2689

or email on: lkhzmalyan@aua.am

About Lilia Khzmalyan:

Lilia Khzmalyan has joined the Acopian Center for the Environment and the Center for Responsible Mining as a Project Assistant for MLRI and ITAMPSE projects since March 2019. Lilia assists in the handling of these projects day to day activities, their administrative and financial components, contract processing as well as organizing centers' events and other activities.

Lilia has graduated from the English-Japanese faculty of Yerevan Institute of Humanities. From 1998-1999 she was selected as an exchange student in the US. Prior to joining our team Lilia has worked in "Armenian Water and Sewerage Company" CJSC, RA Ministry of Finance, USAID Tax Improvement Program, "Tetley Tea" Ltd in Moscow, Russian Federation and freelanced in the US Embassy in Moscow, Russian Federation.

EITI Implementation in Armenia:

The commitment to implement the EITI was first made within the framework of the Open Government Partnership, which Armenia joined in 2011. The Government of Armenia announced its commitment to implement the EITI during the first meeting of the Anti-Corruption Council on 31 July 2015. The Prime Minister at the time, Hovik Abrahamyan, expressed the government's willingness to become an EITI member country and delegated the coordination of Armenia's EITI accession process to Minister - Government Chief of Staff Davit Harutyunyan. A new government at the time led by Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan was formed in September 2016. The programme of the new government referenced EITI implementation in Armenia as an important and effective step towards achieving objectives in the mining sector, and the submission of the EITI candidature application was incorporated in the Government Program. On 24 November 2016 Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan signed Decree 1104A on Establishing Multi-Stakeholder Group for Accession of the Republic of Armenia in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and Approving Its Composition.

Following the Candidature application submitted by the Armenian government to the EITI, international EITI Board has designated Armenia as a Candidate country on 9 March 2017.

The first EITI Report covering 2016-2017 fiscal years was published in February 2019.

Currently, the EITI process in Armenia is lead by Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan.

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