Supporting new reforms in SHPP sector through CSO-government dialogue
Supporting new reforms in SHPP sector through CSO-government dialogue
In 2014-2016 “EcoLur” NGO in partnership with RA Nature Protection Ministry implemented the project on “Support to SHPP-relating reforms through the dialogue of public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” funded by the GEF-SGP.
The project results created necessary basis for advancement and policy reforms in SHPP sector. Aiming to improve small hydro design and development processes, the project developed a package of proposals submitted to governmental agencies and departments in SHPP sector, to agree on optimal solutions adopting environmental approaches.

The main objective of the project is to implement reforms in small hydro sector through formation of a dialogue between CSOs and the government. To achieve this objective the project plans to i) complement the SHPP information database by adding the results of the SHPP that have not yet been studied; ii) create a permanent forum for cooperation on SHPP sector - a council including public, state and business players, thus enhancing transparency of public institutions and making small hydro reforms process more inclusive, and iii) develop “Draft Concept on National SHPP Sector Development Strategy”, incorporating environmental considerations, institutional and policy reforms aimed at the conservation of river ecosystems.
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Project Snapshot

"Ecolur" Informational NGO
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 37,785.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 14,400.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,650.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
All the media context of the project will be led by the youth branch of EcoLur NGO. The information will be disseminated among active “green” social groups on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, where main users are the representatives of the youth.
Capacity - Building Component
It is envisaged that establishing a new forum for interaction of all stakeholders in SHPP sector and creating new relations among stakeholders in developing new policy on designing and operating new SHPPs, as well as developing institutional-legal basis for reforms will strengthen partner relations between experts, government agencies, NGOs, who will become potential allies in the advancement of environmental reforms.
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Number and type of support linkages established with national government institutions 1


Ministry of Nature Protection

Grantee Contact

Ms. Inga Zarafyan
Phone: +37491 92 12 64


24 Shinararneri str., Apt. 33
Yerevan , 0038


SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
+374 60 530000+116
(+374 10) 543811
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
+374 60 530000+117


14 Adamyan St.
Yerevan, 0010

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