Armenian government opens National Innovation Center for Strategic Development

Armenian government opens  National Innovation Center for Strategic Development

YEREVAN, November 14. /ARKA/. The Armenian government has inaugurated today the ‘world’s only National Innovation Center for Strategic Development,” set up  together with the UN. "The Center is the only such institution in the world created by the government in close cooperation with UN to implement sustainable development projects," prime minister Karen Karapetyan said during the opening ceremony.

On September 25, 2017, the UN member states adopted the agenda for sustainable development  until 2030, which contains a number of goals aimed at eradicating poverty, conserving the planet's resources and ensuring well-being for all. Each of the 17 objectives contains a number of indicators that must be achieved within 15 years.

Speaking at the ceremony today Karen Karapetyan said  the establishment of the Center is important for Armenia not only in the context of implementing UN programs, but also in terms of  implementation of reforms.

"The implementation of the UN sustainable development programs is one of the priorities of our government, as it is an integral part of the key reforms, and we hope that the Center will help us in developing strategies and carrying out reforms," Karapetyan said.

The UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia Bradley Buzetto said the UN supports the prime minister and the government, who are trying to find more rational ways to solve the problems of sustainable development and create a more flexible system that allows solving complex development problems.

The center will become a kind of platform for the implementation of programs for analyzing and identifying the potential of Armenia, improving the skills of specialists for the speedy implementation of Armenia's strategic development goals for 2030. The declared budget of the Center for three years is $1.45 million.
The National Innovation Center of Strategic Development Goals will operate under the Center of Strategic Initiatives of the government of Armenia.

The Center for Strategic Initiatives was opened on January 12, 2017. Its activities are aimed at developing a long-term strategy for the development of the Armenian economy. The ultimate goal of this process is to attract long-term and sustainable foreign investment as well as increase Armenian exports.-0-

16:36 14.11.2017





 

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