“25 Years With the Community, for the Community” 4th Annual Forum

On March 10th, “Women for Development” NGO’s 4th Annual Forum took place – this time coinciding with the 25th Anniversary of the organization. The Forum, entitled “25 Years with the Community and for the Community” served as the summary report of the organization’s long-term work, and especially the projects implemented within the community development component.

WFD NGO President Gohar Markosyan opened the Forum and presented the results, success stories, achievements and future plans of the organization. Representatives of regional and local organizations, local government leaders, as well as members of partner organizations took turns for the congratulatory speeches and emphasized the big role WFD NGO has played especially in the areas of developing remote rural communities, promotion of women’s entrepreneurship, youth empowerment and conflict management education.

Further on, the Forum continued in the format of panel discussions, where representatives of organization’s all 4 strategic directions – local government partners, youth active group members, business grants recipients and forum theater club leaders were given an opportunity to share their success stories, challenges, achievements and results with the audience as well as answer their questions. Guests watched the film, summarizing the 25 years of the organization’s work, which was a unique report of the NGO’s long-term work.During the Forum, an exhibition-sale of the products from several businesses funded by “Women for Development” NGO was organized, which provoked high interest among the participants and served as a unique platform for finding new partners. Upon the end of the Forum, Gohar Markosyan handed awards in several nominations to organization’s beneficiaries and partners, recognizing their successes, close collaboration and support in resolving community issues.The Forum was closed with cutting the anniversary cake, which was prepared by WFD NGO business grant recipient Gohar Davtyan, as well as the celebratory reception.

You can watch the reference of Tsayg Local TV company on the Forum by the following link

Photos of the Forum