About the project

The AUA Acopian Center for the Environment has launched in November 2018 an 11-month project on WASTE GOVERNANCE IN ARMENIA within the Swedish Armenian SDG Expert Exchange Programme funded by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Swedish partner of the program is the Life Foundation and Miljö & Avfallsbyrån AB as expertise support.

The project aims at providing independent expert advice to Armenian government decision makers, using Armenian and Swedish experts, for development of national solid waste governance policy, strategy, and roadmap basing on the principles of the Circular Economy.

The Armenian government’s reform agenda is aimed at achieving EU-approximation within the framework of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and to contribute to Armenia’s commitment to the Sustainability Goals (SDGs) within the Agenda 2030.


Implementing partners

AUA Acopian Center for the environment (Armenia)
LIFE Foundation (Sweden)
Miljö & Avfallsbyrå (Sweden)


Key beneficiaries

The Government of the Republic of Armenia


Project duration

November 2018 – September 2019.


Final deliverables

Waste governance policy recommendations
Waste governance roadmap


The project team

Alen Amirkhanian (Director, AUA Acopian Center, Armenia)
Eva Svensson Myrin (Expert, Milav, Sweden)
Harutyun Alpetyan (National Expert, AUA Acopian Center, Armenia)
Lusine Nalbandyan (National Expert, ORWACO, Armenia)
Olimpia Geghamyan (National Expert, Yerevan State University, Armenia)
Sandra Lindblom  (Expert, Milav, Sweden)
Tatevik Vardanyan (Grants and Projects Manager, AUA Acopian Center, Armenia)
Therese Rosenblad (Project Manager, LIFE Foundation, Sweden)