Resilience and Economic Recovery of Border Communities in Armenia
Duration: December 2022 to November 2023
Project Budget: US$277,000
Main Donors: WFP, Swiss agency for development and cooperation
Locations: Gegharkunik region; Syunik region, Vayots Dzor region
Implementing partners: World Food Programme, Child Development Foundation, and Strategic Development Agency
Project Status: Ongoing
Goals and objectives
The “Resilience and economic recovery of border communities in Armenia”, funded by the World Food Programme and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation uses an integrated approach to provide rapid response and support long-term economic security. This project aims to deliver interventions related to cash assistance for food and promotion of (self-)employment, social work support, agricultural income generation assets and funding models and local community resource and capacity development.
Through this project, targeted vulnerable households in affected regions will be able to meet essential needs in the form of food and to restore psycho-social conditions, and selected conflict-affected local municipalities will have improved capacity and resources to implement effective socio-economic planning and operationalisation.
This will be achieved by providing vulnerable households with comprehensive social work support based on their needs, supporting municipalities to develop and implement contextualised local social plans to strengthen community social protection response, and ensuring municipalities are engaged to deliver psychological first aid in emergencies by equipping and capacity building at schools in the target settlements.