The Hrayr Maroukhian Foundation , with the support of USAID and Counterpart International hosted a round table event on September 20, 2012 in Yerevan. This was the first in a series of three round table discussions as part of the HMF’s program, “Transforming Street Action to Institutional Change: Environmental Policy Dialogue.”
Around 30 environmental activists took part in the round table, “Being Active, Staying Active,” where they discussed the many challenges they face including the gap between their environmental activism and real institutional change in the country. The event was moderated by Nvard Manasyan, who raised many important questions to the activists, researchers and members of the media. As a result of the round table discussion a document, “Blueprint for Activism in Armenia” will be prepared by HMF experts and presented to the public at the final round table.