• Improvement of Transparency and Accountability in the Mining Sector & Promotion of EITI (ITAMSPE)  The project aims to provide training on a variety of topics related to EITI standard for MSG, interested civil-society organizations (CSOs), community youth clubs (CYCs) and most active and promising local groups and activists. It aims at strengthening participants’ capacity for involvement in EITI implementation and monitoring mechanisms intended to ensure transparency in the management of the extractive industry and bridge the knowledge gaps among the participating groups…Read more


  • Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction (ALTER) 
    The Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction project, or ALTER for short,  focuses on establishing public-private partnerships to understand and address flood risks that may stem from water and mining dam failures. Know-how, technologies and experience from the European Union will be transferred to Armenia. … Read more
  • World Bank Strategic Assessment of Armenia’s Mining Sector

    Yerevan, December, 2015 – The American University of Armenia (AUA) Center for Responsible Mining (CRM) and the AUA Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis (TCPA) have partnered with Swedish Geological AB to conduct a strategic assessment of the mining sector in Armenia. The assessment is funded by the World Bank at th behest of the Government … Read more

  • Mapping of Metal-Mine Tailings

    AUA Center for Responsible Mining will be mapping the legacy and working tailings for metal sites in Armenia. These maps to be ready by the end of 2014 will help assess public health and environmental risks associated with each tailing site…Read more

  • Environmental Monitoring of Mining Communities

    Yerevan, February 1, 2016 – In the coming month, the AUA Center for Responsible Mining will begin publishing the results of the soil tests from the schools and kindergartens in 5 mining or mineral processing communities throughout Armenia, starting with the City of Ararat. The City of Ararat is home to the Sotq gold processing … Read more

  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

    The representatives of non-governmental organizations, educational and scientific institutions and individuals are discussing issues related to the roles, participation and civil society’s expectations of joining EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative)…Read more

  • Mining Legislation Reform Initiative

     Existing legislation makes it very attractive for mining companies to operate in Armenia. However, mining done under this legislative framework exposes the country’s environment and public health to significant damage. It also deprives the country of greater economic benefits the sector could provide…Read more

  • Dialogue on Mining

    Overview and Goals

    The American University of Armenia’s Center for Responsible Mining proposes to organize a series of high-level multi-stakeholder discussions on key mining issues in Armenia. The initial discussion sessions are proposed from October 2014 to June 2015.

    The immediate goals of this dialogue series are:
    – To start a constructive dialogue with the involvement … Read more

  • AUA Research on Toxic Pollution

    AUA research results and articles published on Toxic Pollution:
    -Petrosyan, Varduhi, Anna Orlova, Charles E. Dunlap, Emil Babayan, Mark Farfel, and Margarit von Braun. “Lead in residential soil and dust in a mining and smelting district in northern Armenia: a pilot study.” Environmental Research. 94 (2004)…
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  • Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability of the Mining Industry in Armenia

    Date: June 4, 2014
    Event Type: Seminar 
    Speakers: Adriana Damianova, Vigen Avetisyan, Alen Amirkhanian, Esma Kreso, Karen Aghababyan
    Venue: American University of Armenia…
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