Armenia shapes its future to be a unique sustainable destination, building capacities in effective tourism planning and managing
A diverse group of tourism and development professionals from across Armenia has joined a blended training program on Project Management for Sustainable Development (PM4SD), and successfully completed the first segment, a 3-week-long tailored online training course. The participants then participated in an onsite face-to-face training session that took place in Yerevan (December 20-21, 2018), completing their training and preparing them for the PM4SD-Foundation certification, accredited by APMG International.
Twenty-four Managers from Armenia to Undertake the PM4SD (Project Management for Sustainable Development) Certification Training
Before the on site training, on December 19th, a public event, “Armenia, the path to sustainable tourism” will be organized by UNDP, with the aim of bringing key stakeholders of the tourism value chain to build a common vision and an action plan for sustainable tourism development at the destination level. The event aims to be also the launch event for the PM4SD certification in Armenia. The PM4SD manual has been translated into Armenian as well, thanks to the support of UNDP.
- Arman Valesyan, Project Coordinator, UNDP Armenia Integrated Rural Tourism Development (IRTD) Project
Delivered by Jlag (PM4SD Accredited Training Organisation) and TrainingAid for UNDP Armenia, this blended training program provides the opportunities for participants to apply best practices in their own project context, helping improve various local and regional projects supporting sustainable tourism development and destination management.
This blended training program has been delivered as part of the Integrated Rural Tourism Development (IRTD) project, which is financed by the Russian Federation and implemented by UNDP Armenia in close partnership with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development.
The training will serve a first pilot strategic action to certify sustainable management skills, with the goal of supporting long-term objective of creating sustainable income-generating opportunities to reduce rural poverty, and to empower community members to achieve sustainable development.
- Silvia Barbone, PM4SD Trainer, Managing Director, Jlag
The PM4SD certification is an important benchmark for sustainable tourism practitioners, demonstrating their abilities to design innovative tourism projects and to deliver successful outcomes and lasting benefits.
The Integrated Rural Tourism Development (IRTD) project by UNDP Armenia offers an intervention strategy for the development of rural tourism in Armenia, with the objective of creating sustainable income-generating opportunities as a supplemental income source to bring down the level of rural poverty, contribute to equal territorial development and shape conducive environment for rural development.
Contact: Arman Valesyan, Project Coordinator, IRTD Project, firstname.lastname@example.org