2024 Symposium Mission Armenia

Mission Armenia

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May 29 - June 4 | Yerevan, Armenia
LEARN | NETWORK | ENGAGE
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AIWA’s “Local to Global: Uniting for Change” conference will reconvene in Yerevan for “Mission Armenia!”

“2024 Mission Armenia” will unify Armenian women with a dedicated focus on Armenia to deepen insights into Armenia’s current landscape, engage with entities driving positive change across various spheres, and encourage further communication and collaboration between initiatives prioritizing the advancement of Armenian women’s interests.

“Mission Armenia” will commence with a day trip to Gyumri on May 29th, 2024, followed by the Opening Reception on May 30th, a one-day Symposium on May 31st, a series of Women’s Roundtable Discussions for Change on June 2nd, a mission trip to Dilijan and Margahovit on June 3rd, a visit with Empower Path Partners on June 4th, and daily meetings with the various organizations with whom AIWA is in partnership.

Join us from May 29th to June 4th to meet and engage with inspiring female leaders, Uniting for Change in women’s education, economic security, health, and social welfare in Armenia.

Mission Armenia
Agenda

Prepare for an enriching week of insights from influential speakers, dynamic panel discussions, candid conversations with visionaries and changemakers in Armenia, and networking opportunities to ignite valuable collaborations. Check out the agenda highlights that await you:

While registration is required, participation in “Mission Armenia” is flexible. You’re welcome to register for and attend events that resonate with you.

Mission Armenia Symposium

LOCAL TO GLOBAL, UNITING FOR CHANGE 

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Friday, May 31, 2024
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Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan

The Symposium will present two panel discussions featuring Ministers from the Republic of Armenia, highlighting key opportunities and policies impacting Armenian women. One panel will focus on women’s education, health, and wellness, while the other will explore women’s roles in the economy, technology, and tourism sectors. Additionally, the day will include two sessions featuring visionaries and changemakers across diverse fields relevant to women, where speakers will share their initiatives, successes, and identified gaps, providing valuable insights into ongoing efforts and future directions.

Symposium Highlights

  • Panel Discussions featuring RA Ministers and Distinguished Speakers
  • Armenia’s Policies on Women’s Education, Health, and Wellness
  • Combating Gender-Based Violence
  • Visionaries and Changemakers in Women’s Education & Health
  • Opportunities for Women in Tech, Innovation, Business, Entrepreneurship, & Tourism
  • Female Pioneers Shaping Armenia’s Economy
  • Empowering Armenian Women & Strengthening Communities Through AIWA Initiatives and Scholarships
  • Everyday Heroes
  • Networking Event

Women's Roundtable Discussions for Change

MOBILIZING THE POWER OF WOMEN

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Sunday, June 2, 2024
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American University of Armenia

Led by leaders and organizations spearheading change for women in Armenia, the discussions will shed light on often overlooked yet significant topics impacting women. The informative, candid, and engaging roundtable discussions aim to empower participants with a deeper understanding of the current landscape across various fields in Armenia and to harness the Power of Women, utilizing advocacy, unity, and collaboration to amplify impact.

Roundtable Highlights

  • NGOs and Foundations Advancing Armenian Women’s Interests
  • Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Advocacy: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges for Women In Armenia
  • Exploring the Intersection of Women, Agriculture, and Environmental Sustainability
  • A Holistic Approach to Women’s Health and Wellness
  • Women’s Roles in Negotiation, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution
  • Networking Event

MISSION TRIPS

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Day in Gyumri
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Monday, June 3, 2024
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Day in Diligan and Margahovit
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Tuesday June 4, 2024
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Meet with AIWA Empower Path Partners

The Mission Trips, integral to the Symposium, offer a unique opportunity to journey through regions where you can engage directly with the diverse organizations that AIWA has partnered with and experience the transformative work underway. These mission trips are not only intended for informational sessions but also serve as platforms for active participation and collaboration.

Through these immersive excursions, attendees will witness the tangible impacts of partnerships, fostering a deeper understanding of both the challenges and triumphs involved.

Trip Highlights
Day in Gyumri

  • Visit to TUMO Center
  • Tour of the Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters
  • Dinner at Cherkezi Dzor Restaurant

Day in Dilijan and Margahovit

  • Tour of UWC Dilijan College
  • Outdoor Activities with Armenia Tree Project

 

Visit with Empower Path Partners

  • Meet and Greet with AIWA x Hub Artsakh Trainees at Impact Hub
  • Visit ART Training Sites in Yerevan and Masis
  • Lusik Aguletsi House-Museum Tourpage1image53366384

Mission Armenia Symposium

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May 31, 2024

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Armenia Marriott Hotel Yerevan

8:45 - 9:45
Arrival & Registration (Coffee & Networking)
9:45 - 10:00
Welcoming Remarks
10:00 - 11:00
Visionaries & Changemakers in Education, Health, & Wellness
11:00 - 11:10
Everyday Heroes
11:15 - 12:15
A Conversation with the Ministers of Health, Labour and Social Affairs, & Education, Science, Culture and Sportof RA
12:15 - 13:30
Lunch Break & a Presentation by the Authors of "The Making of Armenian Wonderwomen"
13:30 - 14:00
Fireside Chat: On Women's Rights and International Law
14:00 - 14:30
Fireside Chat: The Role of Women in Tourism and Armenia's Economic Growth
14:30 - 15:30
Visionaries & Changemakers in Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship
15:30 - 15:40
Everyday Heroes
15:45 - 16:00
Closing Remarks
16:00
Coffee & Networking

Women's Roundtable Discussions for Change

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June 2, 2024

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American University of Armenia (AUA)

10:00 - 11:00
Arrival & Registration (Coffee & Networking)
11:00 - 12:15
Health for Every Woman: A Holistic Approach to Women's Health and Wellness in Armenia
12:15 - 13:30
A Dialogue on Accessibility and Advocacy: Navigating Opportunities and Challenges for Women with Disabilities in Armenia
13:30 - 14:15
Lunch Break
14:15 - 15:30
Harvesting Change: Exploring the Intersection of Women, Agriculture, and Environmental Sustainability
15:30 - 16:45
Shaping Peace: Women's Roles in Negotiation, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution
16:45
Wine & Networking

Trip to Dilijan and Margahovit

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June 3, 2024

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Dilijan and Margahovit

9:00
Bus Departure from Marriott to UWC Dilijan College
11:30
Outdoor Activities with Armenia Tree Project in Margahovit
15:00
Late Lunch at Kchuch Restaurant
18:30
Back to Yerevan Around 18:30

Visit with EmpowerPath Partners

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June 4, 2024

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Yerevan

9:30
Meet and Greet with AIWA x Hub Artsakh Trainees at Impact Hub
11:30
Visit ART Training Site in Yerevan
12:30
Bus Departure to Masis to visit second ART Training Site
15:00
Lusik Aguletsi House-Museum Tour, Lunch at Art Cafe, & Gata Baking Class
15:50
Return to Yerevan

Mission Trips

Day in Gyumri

$75

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

8:30 to 19:00

Explore charming Gyumri for a full day by visiting TUMO Center, Aregak Bakery and Café, Aslamazyan Sisters Gallery, late lunch at Cherkezi Dzor, and more.

Trip to Dilijan
and Margahovit

$75

Monday, June 3, 2024

9:00 to 18:30

Take part in a day trip to Dilijan and Margahovit to visit UWC Dilijan College, Armenia Tree Project, and lunch at Kchuch Restaurant.

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE

AIWA’s “Mission Armenia” is not just an event but a catalyst for unity and change. Reserve your spot to be part of a platform where ideas converge, collaborations ignite, and dreams materialize.

Mission Armenia
Symposium
May
31
Registration Required
Free
Women's Roundtable Discussions for
Change
June
2
Registration Required
Free
Mission Trips
Day In Gyumri
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May 29, 2024
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8:30 to 19:00
$75
Trip to Dilijan and Margahovit
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June 3, 2024
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9:00 to 18:30
$75

LEARN | NETWORK | ENGAGE

Our Speakers

Accommodations

Yerevan offers a wide range of hotel accommodations suiting all budgets. Here are a few options conveniently located in the city center and within a short distance of the Symposium. The Marriott Hotel will serve as the headquarters for “’Mission Armenia,” with transportation provided from the Marriott to all Mission Trip sites and back.

Travel Information

If you need assistance with travel arrangements (flights/hotels), please contact Shaké Derderian via email at: [email protected]

For time sensitive question, message</br>610-416-9110 on WhatsApp

SIMA Tours-Armenia50 Teryan
Street 0009 Yerevan, Armenia

SIMA Tours-United States 2064
Sproul RoadBroomall, PA 19008

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Sponsors

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Donors

Legacy

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Zarig and Jack Youredjian

Leader

Diane & Albert Cabraloff

Sonya & Dr. Heratch Doumanian

Cynthia & Ken Norian

Alice & Vahik Petrossian

Arsine & Gary Phillips

Nina and Raffi Festekjian

SADA

Advocate

Houry & Kevork Aposhian

LeapSRA

Overseas Investments,LLC

Suzie Phillips

Nancy Kolligian

Lori and Jack Muncherian

Cynthia Tusan

Supporter

Maral Adalian

Sonia and Zaven Akian

Liz Akian

Ani and Adam Aivazian

Elizabeth Agbabian

Zela and V. Henry Astarjian

Dr. Phillip and Nora Balikian

Dr. Jirayr and Annie Balikian

Milka Bedikian

Hermine Janoyan

Argine Jean and Haig Kelegian

Cecile Keshishian

Nicole Nishanian

Ilean Yaghlegian Rogers

Strobia Foundation

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