On 19-21 December 2017, a capacity building training for regional authorities of Armenia in supporting economic development efforts at the local level took place in Yerevan.
Nineteen representatives from 10 Armenian regions and one representative of Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development were introduced to the best international practices in facilitating economic growth and employment generation at the local level.
The training was organized upon a specific request from the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development of Armenia with the view to strengthen vertical coordination in planning local economic development and therefore support the total of 87 communities which have signed up for Mayors for Economic Growth Initiative.
Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia Varazdat Karapetyan spoke to the participants, underlining the importance of leadership of local authorities in facilitating economic development at the local level. Along with the Mayors for Economic Growth Secretariat representatives, he congratulated the participants on successful completion of the course, and handed over the certificates of trainers on Local Economic Development planning.