Avenue Consulting Group brings insights about Rapid Rural Appraisal of selected communities in Gegharkunik marz during “Clima East” Pilot Project Board and Advisory Board Joint Meeting
Clima East Pilot Project “Sustainable management of pastures and forest in Armenia to demonstrate climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits and dividends for local communities”
On 28th August 2014, Avenue Consulting Group together with its Strategic Partner – BSC Business Support Center (www.bsc.am), participated in the joint meeting of advisory and project boards of Clima East Pilot Project “Sustainable management of pastures and forest in Armenia to demonstrate climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits and dividends for local communities”. Avenue Consulting Group presented the Rapid Rural Appraisal of selected Rural Communities in Gegharikunik Marz elaborated in partnership with BSC business supporting center.
Dr. Karen Martirosyan, Partner and the Head of Strategic Advisory Services of Avenue Consulting Group, highlighted main findings of the Rapid Rural Appraisal of the selected communities in Vardenis sub‐region of Gegharkunik Marz and the proposal regarding the selection of target communities. The Rapid Rural Appraisal of rural communities involved the socio-economic analysis of selected communities and included the study of inter-communities relations. The study revealed the main problems of communities and elucidated their potential development areas. The proposal of target communities concerning recovering pastures and forest is done so that it stimulates the balanced and constant socio-economic development of selected communities. It considers how the residents of selected communities are capable to gain benefits from usage of forests and pastures.