Supporting displaced people in re-establishing their livelihoods

Posted May 16, 2022
UNDP in Armenia

Novela, together with her children and grandchildren moved to Yerevan in 2020, right at the beginning of the escalation of the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, leaving behind her home and job. After several months in Yerevan, they relocated to Meghri town of Syunik region.

UNDP’s partner, the “Youth for Change” organization, offered Novela to attend a three-month paid on-the-job training and work experience at the Meghri Women's Resource Center.

Funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid and implemented by UNDP in Armenia, on-the-job trainings are part of a program that supports displaced people in re-establishing their livelihoods. Beneficiaries work in local enterprises for three months and receive a salary during this time.

“Thanks to this programme I decided to develop new skills, which will allow me to find employment in the future.

I attend computer courses, help the specialists at the centre to deliver projects. Now I am using a computer programme to create a video clip, in which I tell about changes in my life resulting from the armed conflict. This experience gives me both the knowledge and the confidence for future employment,” – says Novela.

“Our lives, our future. Supporting self-recovery and resilience of conflict affected communities in Armenia” project is funded by the EU Humanitarian Aid and implemented by UNDP in Armenia.