REC Caucasus Armenia Launched Fifth Round of Professional Training Sessions
June 26, 2012

REC Caucasus Armenia launched Fifth Round of professional training sessions

REC Caucasus Armenia BO in close co-operation with Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and State Environmental Inspection agency has initiated and launched the fifth round of professional trainings for environmental inspectors on June 22-23, 2012. The project “Establishing a structured approach towards training of environmental Inspectors in Armenia” funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is focused on introduction of a structured approach towards trainings for the employees of the State Environmental Inspectorates of Armenia by conducting training needs assessments, developing multi-year training programs and implementing series of professional trainings.

Advisor to the Minister of Nature Protection Mr. Samvel Amirkhanyan and REC Caucasus Regional Director Ms. Nune Harutyunyan officially opened sessions of professional trainings. Opening remarks were also given by the deputy Head of State Environmental Inspectorate of RA Ministry of Nature Protection, Mr. Kamalyan, and RECC Board member Ms. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan, who presented the mission of the project, stressed out an importance of the goal of trainings and the project relevance to the SEI’s current needs and requirements.

Fifth round of professional training sessions accompanied with group works on case studies and interactive discussions contributed in transferring professional knowledge and skills to environmental inspectors and creation of structured approach towards trainings for employees of the SEI. The project also helped to enhance capacity and capabilities of SEI inspectors, which will open new opportunities for inspectors in their further performance.

The program was completed successfully by SEI and RECC Armenia BO, which assisted environmental inspectors in full understanding of the incentive framework for various sectors to comply with environmental requirements; better performance as requires SEI regulatory system while conducting environmental inspection and applying knowledge and capacities acquired during the trainings sessions; understanding the economics of enforcement and developing compliance assurance strategies. The institutional capacity of the Inspectorate, particularly of its regional agencies, is increased. Program of measurements encompassing new innovative methodologies contributed to improvement of SEI’s performance.

Recommendations raised by environmental inspectors were targeting project continuity, namely conduction of regional trainings, exchange of experience at international level and other project related components as well as essentials key factors to create stable knowledge-based background to expand the scope of international cooperation opportunities improve the region-wide dialogue between environmental inspectors across the Caucasus. REC Caucasus Armenia launched Fifth Round of professional training sessions

REC Caucasus Armenia BO in close co-operation with Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and State Environmental Inspection agency has initiated and launched the fifth round of professional trainings for environmental inspectors on June 22-23, 2012. The project “Establishing a structured approach towards training of environmental Inspectors in Armenia” funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is focused on introduction of a structured approach towards trainings for the employees of the State Environmental Inspectorates of Armenia by conducting training needs assessments, developing multi-year training programs and implementing series of professional trainings.

Advisor to the Minister of Nature Protection Mr. Samvel Amirkhanyan and REC Caucasus Regional Director Ms. Nune Harutyunyan officially opened sessions of professional trainings. Opening remarks were also given by the deputy Head of State Environmental Inspectorate of RA Ministry of Nature Protection, Mr. Kamalyan, and RECC Board member Ms. Dshkhuhi Sahakyan, who presented the mission of the project, stressed out an importance of the goal of trainings and the project relevance to the SEI’s current needs and requirements.

Fifth round of professional training sessions accompanied with group works on case studies and interactive discussions contributed in transferring professional knowledge and skills to environmental inspectors and creation of structured approach towards trainings for employees of the SEI. The project also helped to enhance capacity and capabilities of SEI inspectors, which will open new opportunities for inspectors in their further performance.

The program was completed successfully by SEI and RECC Armenia BO, which assisted environmental inspectors in full understanding of the incentive framework for various sectors to comply with environmental requirements; better performance as requires SEI regulatory system while conducting environmental inspection and applying knowledge and capacities acquired during the trainings sessions; understanding the economics of enforcement and developing compliance assurance strategies. The institutional capacity of the Inspectorate, particularly of its regional agencies, is increased. Program of measurements encompassing new innovative methodologies contributed to improvement of SEI’s performance.

Recommendations raised by environmental inspectors were targeting project continuity, namely conduction of regional trainings, exchange of experience at international level and other project related components as well as essentials key factors to create stable knowledge-based background to expand the scope of international cooperation opportunities improve the region-wide dialogue between environmental inspectors across the Caucasus.