Industrial Development Officer at United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Carolina is an Industrial Development Officer in UNIDO’s Department of Environment. She has a Bachelors in Environmental Technology from the University of Mobile, and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. Carolina has been with UNIDO since 2009 and currently implements projects that promote resource efficiency, sound environmental management and sustainable development in industries. Her previous work experience includes working at the Ministry of Environment of El Salvador, the engineering consulting firm Malcolm Pirnie and the IAEA.
Coordinator of EU-funded EU4Environment programme introducing resource efficient and cleaner production and circular economy initiatives in the Eastern Partnership Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)
Specialties: international development technical cooperation; capacity-building on public-private partnerships, science, technology, innovation and foresight as well as resource efficient and cleaner production, circular economy and eco-innovation/industrial parks. Knowledge and hands on experience in applying full project management cycle (PMP)
More than 24 years of experience in the management of international development, multi-stakeholder projects.
Key qualifications: Environmental management, environmental law and policy, Circular/Green Economy, Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production, Natural Resource Management (Biodiversity, forests, SPNAs, landscape restoration), Urban Development and Planning, Local environmental action plans for cities, Institutional and Legal reforms, Administrative and Legislative assistance programs, Strategic project management, Green financing and Strategic Environmental Assessment.
Dr. Armine Hayrapetyan is working as a senior scientific worker at the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology (National Academy of Science of Armenia).
Working in the field of Water quality assessment; food web investigations; assessment of the trophic status of water reservoirs; Investigations of zooplankton community in water reservoirs of Armenia, particularly in Lake Sevan.
In addition, she is experienced in team and administrative work in different types of projects. She has communication skills, ability to work in a multicultural environment and within various stakeholder groups․
Around 20 years of experience in the field of environment.
Key qualifications: Environmental risk management, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Advocacy, Team-based risk analyses, Capacity building, Resource efficiency and cleaner production, Communication, Local environmental action plan, Integrated water resource management, Environmental monitoring and Education, Disaster risk reduction, Climate Change, Biodiversity Conservation, Health and safety, Job hazard risk assessment.
Excellent knowledge of local legislation, regulations and norms in the field of Environment and Health and Safety.
Dshkhuhi Sahakyan is a specialist in environmental policy development and management with more than 40 years of working experience in this field. She has profound knowledge and proven experience in providing expertise and advisory services to international projects, covering Resource efficiency and cleaner production, promotion of RECP Green clubs in different regions, she is specialized in the development of training and coaching programmes on circular economy and RECP, Ecosystem services, economic valuation of forest ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, identification and implementation of adaptation response to climate change impact for conservation, and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of SouthCaucasus. She has also been a part of the elaboration of 11 Local environmental action plans, participated in and led a number of policy development processes including the Green city action plans, National Environmental Action Program(NEAP2), Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, and Millennium Development Goals of Armenia.
More than 35 years of professional experience in energy, heating and gas sector engineering and management. Working in state and private enterprises on highly responsible positions, carrying activities all over the republic, dealing from small, precise fittings to huge extension, high parameter systems.
Over 15 years of professional consultancy experience for the creation of programmes design, implementation and monitoring of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Experience in organization and implementation of energy audits in public and residential buildings, business entities and bankable projects.
More than 5 years of professional consultancy experience in GHG Inventory, mitigation measures assessment, climate policy, sustainable energy, technology need assessment,and environmental, resource efficiency projects execution.
Excellent knowledge of local legislation, regulations and norms in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy, environment and climate change policy. Excellent knowledge of the local market of insulation materials and practical experience in their certification and application. Excellent managerial, teaching, coaching and training skills.
Master of Management and Economy of Enterprises and MBA degree. More than 15 years of experience in business, entrepreneurship, training and consulting. Excellent knowledge of the Armenian business environment and regulations. Procurement officer, responsible for evaluating suppliers, products, and services, negotiating contracts, organizing tender procedures and ensuring that approved purchases are cost-efficient and of high quality.Founder and owner of "Premium Ingredients" LLC, founder of "Women's Entrepreneurship Promotion and Empowerment Center" NGO