Deputy Minister

IRINA GHAPLANYAN   

 (+374 11) 818-518
   first.deputy-minister@mnp.am

In office since 1 June 2019

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
September 27, 1983, Yerevan

Education 
2009-2014- Cambridge University, Department of Politics and International Studies, Candidate and Doctor of Sciences (Thesis: Post-Soviet Armenia- new political elite and new political dialectics).
2005-2006- Westminster University, Diplomatic Academy of London, Bachelor’s Degree in Diplomacy (Thesis: Women in Diplomacy).
2001-2004- Malta University, Department of International Relations, Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations (Thesis: Saudi Arabia's foreign policy duality).
1999-2001-After studying law for two years at Department of Law of Russian Armenian (Slavonic) University, she decided to change the sphere, entering Department of International Relations of  Malta University
 1998-1999-  studied in the U.S. under FSA FLEX program in high school graduating class
1989-1998-  Chekhov Secondary School 
 

Work Experience
On June 1, 2019, appointed to be RA Deputy Minister of Environment, being relieved of her post as the First Deputy Minister of Nature Protection
Appointed the  RA Deputy Minister of Nature Protection on June 11, 2018
2015-2017- developed and gave lectures on women's leadership and equality at Extension Division of American University of Armenia  (AUA Extension)
2016- delivered lectures on political science at American University of Armenia, Chair of General Education
2014-2017- The Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), expert (ad hoc)
2012-2017-Co-founder of  Green Bean eco cafe network
2010-2013- Co-editor of  Caucasus Edition, Journal of Conflict Transformation (on a voluntary basis)
2008-2009- Georgetown University, Biosafety Division, expert, analyst  
2006-2007-  Project Coordinator of UNDP's National Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)
1999-2001- Administrative assistant to “For Family and Health” NGO  
 

OTHER  INFORMATION
She is the author of research articles and a book
Languages: Armenian, English, Russian
 

Political Affiliation
Non-party

Marital Status
Married, with three children


 

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