Tag Archives: Development

Empty houses

1 Sep

All is gone. Flowers and memories remain. My day was packed with goodbyes to wonderful colleagues and friends. I will miss being here. Right now on my balcony, near full moon, clear sky after a bit of a storm and the city bright and alive.



Packing and moving

18 Aug

Working in international development means  having to move every couple of years.  Its emotionally draining to say goodbyes to friends. It’s heartbreaking not knowing if you will see them again.  My plan is to leave quietly and pretend that I am just going away for a short trip. What makes it bearable is social media. You know you will stay in touch and not dependent on having to write letters that might take months to cross the oceans or may not get to their destinations, as was the case in the good old days.

Leaving my great balcony with a wonderful view of Mt. Ararat is going to be very hard. Not to mention the many wonderful images of people and scenes

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development in Armenia

24 Jul

This afternoon, a discussion on development and change in Armenia resulted in no

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clear picture. Armenia with tremendous potential, especially regarding its human resources, should be doing better. So what to do. Options ranged from: focus on the next generation, the elderly and the vulnurable, the farmers, structural and policy reforms, more infrastructure, etc, etc. Please contribute with your thoughts – Q is: what should be the priority for politicians, NGOs, the businesses and society at large, for Armenian to actualize its potential.

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