“Gyumri Project Hope” Foundation (GPH) announces a call for project proposals in the framework of “Gyumri urban renewal and implementation plan for the next decade” social initiative.
The first phase of the project will last 12 months with a goal to develop a Master Plan for urban, economic, social, human, educational industrial development in Gyumri. The main mission of GPH team is to establish and develop a strong Master Plan aimed at building Gyumri during the next ten years. The project will focus on areas such as urban and economic development, with efforts to identify industrial, agricultural, service and human development in Gyumri.
In this regard, the Board of GPH is seeking deep and comprehensive research projects/initiatives (past and ongoing) with a focus on the following problems:
- Infrastructure Development
- Housing problems and perspectives
- Education/culture development
- Tourism development
- Industry sector restoration and the perspectives of its further development
- Other research projects relevant to the abovementioned priorities.
For additional information and support in submitting the applications please contact:
GPH office in Gyumri:
ShantKirmizian – Executive director
ArmenHovsepyan – Project and administrative assistant
Mob: +374 55 591 553
Vardanants 1, Gyumri Municipality
GPH office in Yerevan:
Yelena Muradyan – Deputy director:
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
2/2 Melik-Adamyan str., 0010, Yerevan
In 2013 the Kololian Foundation established a social science research project in Yerevan involving 2 Universities and 2 think tanks to study and report on “The Depopulation Crisis in Armenia” (see www.depop.am). As the Depop team conducted its research, which involved interviews and focus groups in Armenia, the subject of Gyumri would come up “How can you expect people not to leave Armenia? 25 years after the earthquake, Gyumri is still a shambles. It now has half its pre-earthquake population.” In 2014 with mutual efforts of AGBU and The Kololian Foundation Depop’s Diaspora Tour was organized in Beirut, Paris, Toronto, New York and LA.
After completing and publishing the results, Depop team decided to muster the momentum and create a constructive and positive initiative. Hence the establishment of Gyumri Project Hope initiative emerged.
Organizations behind GPH:
The Kololian Foundation
Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU)
Initiatives for Development of Armenia Charitable Foundation (IDeA)
Armenian Relief Society (ARS)