Formation of the EITI Multi-stakeholder Group composed of representatives of the Government, mining companies and civil society is one of the mandatory steps of the EITI implementation process. The EITI MSG is responsible for management of the process of EITI implementation, and its primary goal is to ensure Armenia’s EITI candidacy, thereafter, EITI compliance. Armenia’s EITI MSG is responsible for guiding the processes the EITI implementation, monitoring, evaluation and decision-making. The EITI MSG shall ensure the establishment of public debate in the extractive industry.
Armenia’s EITI MSG is composed of the representatives of the Government, mining companies and civil society. Armenia's EITI MSG has 15 members, of which 6 representatives from the Government (authorized state bodies), 4 representatives from mining companies, 4 civil society representatives and 1 representative from academic institutions.
Procedures of the election of the MSG members
Mining companies’ and civil society representatives had selected and nominated the MSG member candidates of their constituencies independently.
Mining companies nominated the MSG candidates of their constituency on March 1, 2016. (the official letter in Armenian, the official letter on MSG member reaffirmation in Armenian)
Procedure of the election of the MSG members from civil society (Armenian)
Civil society nominated the MSG candidates of their constituency (including science) on June 14, 2016 (the official letter in Armenian, the official letter on MSG member replacement in Armenian).
Members of the EITI MSG of Armenia
Davit Harutyunyan, Minister- Government Chief of Staff
Karen Isakhanyan, Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Development
Tigran Khachatryan, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments
Khachik Hakobyan, Deputy Minister Nature Protection
Davit Ananyan, Deputy Minister of Finance
Vardan Gevorgyan, Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources
Pertsh Khachatryan, Head of the Legal Support Service, Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Vahe Vardanyan, Deputy General Manager, "Geomining" LLC
Armen Stepanyan, Senior Manager for Sustainable Development, Lydian Armenia CJSC
Artur Nikoghosyan, Advisor to the CEO, Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Combine CJSC
Sona Ayvazyan, Executive Director, Transparency International Anticorruption Center
Artur Grigoryan, President, “EcoIravunq” NGO (“EcoRight”)
Inga Zarafyan, President, "EcoLur" Informational NGO
Erik Grigoryan Co-President, “Environmental Lawyers and Economists Youth Association” NGO
Harutyun Movsisyan, Expert at the Centre for Sustainable Development of the Yerevan State University