NAP To Advance Medium And Long-Term Adaptation Planning In Armenia

Inception Workshop - Agenda



Ministry of Nature Protection

Date and Time

13 February, 2019, 9:30 – 16:00


“Ani” hall, “Ani Plaza” hotel


Goals of the meeting:

  • Presentation and discussion of the UNDP-GCF “National Adaptation Plan to Advance Medium and Long-Term Adaptation Planning in Armenia” (NAP) Project,
  • Discussion of climate change vulnerability and adaptation issues,
  • Discussion of cooperation and synergy between projects.



Presentation topic and speaker

09:00 - 09:30


Session1:  Opening

09:30 - 09:50

Opening and Welcome Remarks

Dmitry Mariyasin, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia

Irina Ghaplanyan, First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection

Session 2: Climate Risks, Vulnerability and Adaptation Issues in Armenia

09:50 – 10:30

Climate Risks and Climate Change Adaptation Issues in the Framework of the UN Climate Change Convention

Diana Harutyunyan, UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 3. Presentation of the NAP Project

11:00 - 11:20

National Adaptation Plan Project

Gohar Hovhannisyan, UNDP-GCF Project Coordinator

11:20 - 11:40

Gender Issues of the Project

Astghik Mirzakhanyan, UNDP Expert

11:40 – 12:00

Climate Change Issues under the National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy

Margarita Petrosyan,  National Focal Point of DRR Sendai Action Plan

12:00 – 12:20

Agro-meteorological Forecasting and Hydromet Service under the Climate Change Issues

Zaruhi Petrosyan, Head of Hydrometeorology and Ecology Scientific Center, Hydromet Service, Ministry of Emergency Situations

12:20 – 13:00







Session 4.  Presentation of Projects Related to Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Issues

14:00– 15:30


Experience of International and Non-governmental Organizations: Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Issues in Related Activities and Projects

  • UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction, A. Chilingaryan
  • FAO, M. Sahakyan
  • WFP, E. Milosevic, G. Buta
  • WB, N. Mirzoyan
  • USAID, L. Harutyunyan
  • Delegation  of the European Union to Armenia, A. Baggioli
  • GIZ, K.Wegner
  • UNICEF, T. Tovmasyan
  • UNDP Wildfires Management Project, V. Melikyan
  • WWF Armenia, A. Alaverdyan
  • REC Caucasus, N. Harutyunyan
  • Global Water Partnership Armenia, A. Hovsepyan
  • Jinj, E. Mesropyan

Session 5. Climate Change Adaptation Issues

15:30– 16:00

Discussion: addressing climate change risks and adaptation issues, future cooperation and synergy between projects





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