"Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment" NGO

Organization's name: "Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment" NGO
Organization's acronym: ZAP
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 24/2 Baghramyan Ave.
Yerevan 0019
Phone: +37410523604
Fax: +37410523604
Email: officeawhhe@awhhe.am
Web site: www.awhhe.am
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • Russian


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Service provision
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

Sustainable Development:
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Integrated decision-making
  • International cooperation for an enabling environment
  • Mining
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Waste (hazardous)
  • Waste (solid)
  • Waste Management
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Netherlands
  • Russian Federation
  • Czechia
  • Germany
  • Armenia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Norway
  • Ukraine
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1999
Year of registration (YYYY): 1999
Organizational structure: The governing bodies of the organization are the General Meeting, the Council and the President. The General Meeting is the highest governing body of the organization and is convened once two years. The Council is elected by the General Meeting of the organization for 2-year term and considered to be the governing body of the organization during the period between the General Meetings. The President is elected by the General Meeting of the organization for 2-year term; heads the work of the Council and is considered to be the governing body during the period between the Council’s sessions. AWHHE has 2 departments (Environmental Health and Hygiene and Ecological Risks) and operational unit.
Number and type of members: 5 staff members and 27 volunteers
Affiliation with NGO networks: IPEN, WECF, WfWP, EEB; ZMWG, GAIA, PAN, GEF NGO, HCWH, GEF NGO
Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Scientific and technological communities
  • Local authorities
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
  • Farmers
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: AWHHE implements joint projects with UN organizations, such as UNDP, UNIDO, OSCE, UNECE, WHO. AWHHE actively participates in the processes of implementation of SAICM on all levels, Children Environmental Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) and European Union Water Initiative (EUWI). In addition AWHHE is involved in the working groups of the preparation of the Mercury Treaty and implementation of the Stockholm Conventions through participation in INCs and COPs and annual related meetings.
Affiliation with other organizations: WECF, WfWP, IPEN, HCWH, EEB & ZMWG, GAIA, PAN, Norwegian Unicersity of Life Sciences, Armenian Academy of Life Sciences, Armenian Agrarian University, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection.
Publications: ARNIKA/AWHHE 2011. Toxic Hot Spots in Armenia. Available from: www.awhhe.am Nalbandyan L., Galstyan M. Economic – Environmental Efficiency of Different Doses of the Bioliquid Against the Background of Biohumus in Tomato Crops. Agrogitutyun 2011 Armenian State Agrarian University. Willems, S., Anakhasyan, E., 2011. Analysis for European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Countries and the Russian Federation of social and economic benefits of enhanced environmental protection – Armenia Country Report. Available from: http://www.environment-benefits.eu/pdfs/Armenia-ENPI%20Benefit%20Assessment.pdf Deegener S., Samwel M., Anakhasyan E. UDD toilets in rural school: Hayanist, Armenia. SuSanA 2009. Available from: http://www.susana.org/images/documents/06-case-studies/en-susana-cs-armenia-hayanist-school.pdf Manvelyan E., Anakhasyan E. et al. Ecological Sanitation in Rural Armenia. Book of abstracts, Conference on Children’s Health and the Environment, Vienna, Austria, 10-12 June 2007. Samwel M., Deegener S., Anakhasyan E. Dry urine diverting toilets, Hayanist, Armenia. GTZ 2007. Available from: http://www.sanimap.net/xoops2/modules/gnavi/index.php?lid=35 Manvelyan E., Simonyan L., Anakhasyan E. Dealing with obsolete pesticide’s hazards in Armenia. In N. Schulz (Ed.), Environmentally sound management (ESM) practices on cleaning up obsolete stockpiles of pesticides for Central European and EECCA Countries (pp. 30-32). Institute for Sustainable Development, Sofia, Bulgaria and International HCH & Pesticides Accosiation (IHPA), 2006. Available from: http://www.ihpa.info/library.htm Manvelyan E., Simonyan L., Anakhasyan E., Grigoryan K. Case study on the right to water and sanitation in Armenia. In S. Hoffmann (Ed.), The implementation of the right to water and sanitation in Central and Eastern Europe. Solidate Eau Europe, Strasbourg, 2006. Manvelyan E., Simonyan L., Anakhasyan E. Improvement of Environmental safety in rural Armenia. 2006. Yerevan, Armenia. Manvelyan E., Simonyan L., Anakhasyan E. Hazards of burial site in Armenia. Pesticides News 69, September 2005. Anakhasyan E., Manvelyan E. For a toxic free future in Armenia. First Central and Eastern European Environmental Health Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-27 October 2004. [poster].


Major group affiliation: Non-governmental Orgnizations

Other UN Entities

Accreditation with other UN Entities:
  • UNEP