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How to Make Maximum of Nordic Experience in Waste Management?

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm +04

About the Event:

Both Georgia and Armenia have cooperated with Nordic countries, including in the field of waste governance. This session of the Nordic Talks will focus on how to benefit from the experience of Nordic partners in engaging civil society partners to improve public policy outcomes in the waste sector. The talk will focus on grassroots initiatives in this area and what governments have or could learn from civil society. 

Which UN Sustainable Development Goals does the talk address? 

Primary SDGs:

(#11) Sustainable Cities and Communities

(#12) Sustainable Consumption and Production

Additional SDGs, which may also be touched:

(#3) Good Health and Well-being

(#6) Clean Water and Sanitation

(#8) Decent Work and Economic Growth

(#9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 

(#17) Partnerships for the Goals

The event will be held via Zoom.

About the Speakers:


  • Mr. Alen Amirkhanian (Armenia), Director, American University of Armenia (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment 
  • Dr. Alexander Kaffka (Georgia), Editor-in-Chief of Caucasian Journal 


  • Narine Avetyan (Armenia), Armenia’s Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure 
  • Dr. Harutyun Alpetyan (Armenia), Waste management expert at the American University of Armenia (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment 
  • Nino Chkhobadze (Georgia), Chair, The Greens Movement of Georgia / Friends of the Earth Georgia 
  • Torild Kløvstad Halvorsen (Norway), Head, Section for Project Management and Construction, Development Department, Agency for Waste Management, Oslo City Government 
  • Nune Harutyunyan (Armenia), Director, The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) 
  • Irma Gurguliani (Georgia), Deputy Head of the Waste Management Department, Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture 
  • Mariam Kimeridze (Georgia), GSNE Orchis / Keep Georgia Tidy 
  • Dr. Thomas Lindhqvist (Sweden), Senior lecturer, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University 
  • Dr. Hripsime Mkrtchyan (Armenia), EcoAghb (EcoWaste) 
  • Bernardas Padegimas (Sweden), Stockholm Environment Institute 
  • Gega Salukvadze (Georgia), Chairman, Mountain Resorts Businesses Association 
  • Nikoloz Shurgaia (Georgia), Chairman of the Executive Council, NPO Sadagi 
  • Nancy A. Strand (Norway), Senior advisor, Avfall Norge 

Language: English


September 2
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm +04
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AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
+37460 61 25 20


Zoom webinar