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AWHHE - OSCE Office in Yerevan presents awards to best women entrepreneurs in Armenia

HEAL warmly congratulates its member the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE), who have been presented a prize from the OSCE Office in Yerevan. AWHHE have been given this special prize for their project to improve entrepreneurial skills and income generating capacities of female farmers through the use of solar fruit- and herb-drying equipment and technologies.

Photo credit: Democratization Programme Officer at the OSCE Office in Yerevan David Gullette (c) hands out a prize to Elena Manvelyan, President of the Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment NGO at the annual Best Women Entrepreneur for 2016 Award ceremony, Yerevan, 29 June 2016.

The OSCE Office in Yerevan together with other international partners presented awards to local partners that have promoted good and innovative practices through project activities.

About AWHHE:

Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) is a NGO and a national network of focal points working for sustainable development, protection of human health and the environment and poverty reduction in close partnership with international environmental and health networks such as Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), Global Anti-Incineration Alliance (GAIA), Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) and HEAL. To find out more about their work, please visit their website.

Originally posted on 27 July 2016

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