In the framework of joint program between the Public Administration Academy and GIZ training courses were organized in Aghveran for the staff of the local self-government bodies of Aragatsotni Marz, heads of large communities and members of the Council of Elders on April 26-28. The title of the course was “Integration of Eco-Systems in Development Planning Process”.
Arsen Lokyan – the PAARA Rector, and Tobias Whitman – head of “Integrated administration of eco-diversity in the South Caucasus” program were present at the opening of the course.
In his opening speech the PAARA Rector appreciated the sustainability of co-relation between a human and the nature, and pointed out the possibility of detection of differences between the succeeded and failed strategies of eco-system services and development objectives. Arsen Lokyan specified that the successful implementation of the program will allow to evaluate the benefits of the eco-system services, as well as will help the decision makers and the executors of development planning to better understand the impact of eco-system services on their actions. The program will let choose the policy securing continuity of eco-system services. In the end of his speech the PAARA Rector stated that the Academy will eagerly help to secure the successful continuity of the program because its aim is to support the creation of secure future of our country.
The head of “Integrated administration of eco-diversity in the South Caucasus” program Tobias Whitman also appreciated the urgency of the program and active mutual cooperation. He advised the participants to be more active in open discussions, and added that the most important thing is to make the program promote the activities in the framework of the five-year development program.
The course was conducted by the leading specialist of the PAARA Department of training and qualification improvement Marry Margaryan, PhD of Political Science, professor of the Chair of political governance and public policy Hayk Tadevosyan, PhD of Political Science, as well as GIZ representatives.