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The EITI MSG of Armenia

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. 

Procedure of the election of the MSG members from the mining companies (Armenian)

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

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE OF THE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER GROUP OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
 

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