Deputy Minister

VARDAN ARSEN MELIKYAN  

 (+374 11) 818-523

 deputy-minister2@mnp.am

  In office since 16 July  2019          


 

Personal Information

Date of Birth: January 9, 1982
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia


Education    1998 – 2002, Moscow State University after M. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russian Federation, Faculty of Economics, Bachelor. 


Work experience    March 2018 – July 2019, Technical Task Leader, “Addressing climate change impact through enhanced capacity for wildfires management in Armenia” Project, UNDP Armenia.
February 2017 – March 2018, Regional Consultant for Caucasus and Central Asia, “Accountability Systems for Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia” Project, UNECE/FAO.
February 2014 – November 2017, National Expert on climate risk mitigation pilot activities in rural communities, UNDP Armenia.
July 2015 – January 2017, National Adaptation Expert on Climate Change Technology Needs Assessment, UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) Global TNA Project, Environmental Projects Implementation Unit, Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia.
February 2014 – June 2015, WASTEnet Project Coordinator, Acopian Center for the Environment of the American University of Armenia.
February – December 2014, National Consultant for Armenia, “Sustainable Forest Management for Greener Economies in Central Asia and the Caucasus” Project, UNECE/FAO.
August 2011 – December 2013, Program Manager, Social Economic and Environmental Development for Sustainability (SEEDS) Program, Armenia Tree Project.
May 2010 – August 2011, Community Development Specialist, Armenia Tree Project.
January – May 2010, Project Assistant, UNDP Armenia.
December 2005 – July 2006, Purchase Administrator, Armentel CJSC.
2002 – 2004, service in Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia.


Trainings    
October 2018, Bonn, Germany, United Nations System Staff College, UNOSSC, UN Catalytic Support to South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the 2030 Agenda, Certificate of Attendance,
July 2017, Budapest, Hungary, Central European University Summer School and UNDP, Binding ICTs and Environment – Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, Certificate,
April, 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan, Regional workshop on Sustainable Forest Management for Greener Economies in the Caucuses and Central Asian Region, UNECE, Certificate of Attendance,
February 2012 – June 2013, Yerevan, Armenia, Acopian Center for Environment of the American University of Armenia, Certificate Program in Environment Science and Conservation,
April – May 2013, Arizona, United States, International Watershed Management Seminar, US Forest Service.


Languages  

 Armenian – native
Russian – native
English – fluent

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