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     OUTCOMES OF THE WEST VIRGINIAN DELEGATION’S MEETINGS WITH
                       DECISION-MAKERS IN

                            THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

                                         AND

                            THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

                                   June 16-29, 2007


                     WITH LEADERSHIP PROVIDED BY THE
                 Center for International Understanding, Inc. (CIU)




                                 Executive Summary

With the assistance of the Center for International Understanding Caucasus Bureau and
    CIU’s Armenian and Georgian alumni of US-sponsored programs—Community
   Connections (CC) and Open World (OW) Programs—the June 2007 West Virginia
   delegation attained substantive outcomes in the following sectors that will sustain
 long-term linkages between the Republics of Armenia and Georgia and West Virginia:
   diplomacy, commerce and trade, economic development, educational and cultural
    exchanges, civic responsibility, individual and institutional capacity building, and
                    professional linkages/networking/collaboration.




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Follow-on Coordinators:

Karen Galstyan:           Director, Center for International Understanding Caucasus
                          Bureau (CIU CB), Yerevan, Armenia
Flora Gevorgian:          Coordinator for Educational and Cultural Exchanges and
                          Interpreter for English-Armenian-Russian, Center for
                          International Understanding Caucasus Bureau (CIU CB),
                          Vanadzor, Armenia

Community Connections (CC) Alumni Hosts in Armenia:

Gagik Grigoryan:          Head, Ministry of Finance and Economics, Sisian Treasury
                          Department; 2001 CC Alumnus of CC Public
                          Administration
Karen Ter-Mkrtchyan:      Deputy Mayor, Goris, Syunik Marz; 2006 CC Alumni of CC
                          Local Government Administration
Misha Hovhannisyan:       Mayor, Meghri, Syunik Marz; 2006 CC Alumnus of CC
                          Local Government Administration
Armen Sargsyan:           Mayor, Agarak; 2006 CC Alumnus of CC
                          Local Government Administration
Ara Sukiasyan:            Mayor of Nor Khyank Village, Shirak Marz; 2006 CC
                          Alumnus of CC Local Government Administration
Vardhan Makeyan:          Mayor of Pannik Village, Shirak Marz; 2006 CC Alumnus of
                          CC Local Government Administration
Anahit Gyulazyan:         Executive Director of Spitak Farmers Association; 2001 CC
                          Alumna of CC Public Administration
Natalya Lapauri:          Executive Director; Secretary of Delegation, Communities
                          Association of Armenia; 2006 CC Alumnus of CC Local
                          Government Administration
Samvel Sargsyan:          Mayor, Syuniki Vilage; 2001 CC Alumnus of CC Public
                          Administration and son, Sarmen Sargsyan, owner of yogurt
                          factory and sheep farmer

Community Connections (CC) Alumni Hosts in Georgia: 2006 CC NGO
Development-Georgia:

Vagarshak Shakhbekyan:    Local Coordinator, ICCN, Mercy Corps, Akhalkalaki
Gocha Natenadze:          Chief Coordinator, NGO ―Tolerant‖, Akhaltsikhe
Manana Beridze:           Manager, Union: Samkhretis Karibche‖ (Southern Gate),
                          Akhaltsikhe
Marine Modebadze:         Head, Society of Democrat Women, Akhaltsikhe
Lela Inasaridze:          Editor of newspaper: Samkhretis Karibche‖ (Southern
                          Gate), Akhaltsikhe
Nugzari Tateshvili:       Head, Non-governmental union, ―Akhaltsikhe Center of
                          Social Development‖, Akhaltsikhe
Robert Mouradian:         Vice President, Union ―Anod‖; Principal, Akhaltsikhe
                          Secondary School No. 3
Tristan Tsutskiridze:     Deputy Mayor, Borjomi; Chief of Board, Samtskhe-
                          Javakheti Media Development Association




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June 2007 Alumni of Open World (OW) Program of Accountable Governance-
Georgia:

Roin Gigiberia:                       Head of Mayor of Poti’s Administration
Dr. Nikoloz Kachkachishvili:          Mayor of Kutaisi
Giorgi Kharchilava:                   Council Chair, Municipal Council of Tsalenjikha
Tengis Khukia:                        Member of the City Council, Self-Governing City
                                      Council of Poti
Bakur Kvaratskhelia:                  Formerly, Administrative Assistant, Organization for
                                      Security and Cooperation in Europe

West Virginia Delegation:      See attached letter from West Virginia Governor Joe
                               Manchin III)

Ron Crabtree:        Member, Bluefield City Board of Directors and former City
                     Manager of Bluefield, West Virginia
Dean Crabtree:       Retired Corporate Executive, formerly of McDowell County, West
                     Virginia now living in North Carolina
Linda Vitsyn:        Guidance Counselor in North Carolina Public School System
                     whose husband worked at the West Virginia Higher Education
                     Policy Commission
Dr. Marija Pascuzzi: Retired dentist and regular host family for Community
                     Connections and Open World Programs
Patricia Kleckner:   Elementary School Teacher and Member of West Virginia
                     Commission on International Education
Eugene Russo:        CIU Small Business Development Trainer and Sales Associate at
                     local car dealership
Sandra Bennett:      CIU Trainer for Hospitality and Tourism Development and
                     Agricultural Consultant; owner of Thistle Cove Farm where she
                     raises sheep and horses, Tazewell County, Virginia; Member of
                     the CIU Board of Directors
David Bricker:       CIU Trainer for Investments and Small Business Development
                     and Member of the CIU Board of Directors
Dr. S. R. Jamkhandi: President, Center for International Understanding, Inc., Bluefield,
                     West Virginia

Note: All members of the West Virginia delegation paid their own travel expenses.




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Program Outcomes

Travel dates: June 16 – 18: USA to Armenia
              June 22: Sisian to Gyumri, Armenia
              June 27: Tbilisi, Georgia, to Yerevan, Armenia
              June 29: Armenia to USA

MEETINGS/VISITS IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

June 18: Meeting with Karen Galstyan, Director of Center for International
Understanding Caucasus Bureau and Flora Gevorgian, Coordinator of Educational
Cultural Exchanges and Interpreter for Russian-Armenian-English-German.

Outcomes:

Educational and Cultural Exchanges, Civic Responsibility, Capacity Building: November
2007: Trish Kleckner will teach at Vanadzor school where Flora Gevorgian teaches and
Drs. Janice McCarthur and Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi will be Visiting Professors at
Vanadzor Polytechnic College and possibly Vanadzor Teacher Training Institute to
conduct workshops/lectures on mutually agreed upon topics. Home stays will be
arranged by Flora and airport-Vanadzor-airport transfer will be arranged by the host
organizations.

June 19 and 21:         Meetings with

      (a) Goris city administration: Deputy Mayor of Goris Karen Ter-Mkrtchyan, Mayor of
          Goris Nelson Voskanyan, Misak Hovakimyan, Agricultural Extension Specialist,
          Syunik Agribusiness Support Center, CJSC; and Gari Hayrapetyan, Head, SEBA
          LLC, a natural stones company; and,

      (b) Syunik Marz Governor Suren Khachatryan.

Outcomes:

(a)      Economic Development and Institutional and Individual Capacity Development:
         Agreed that a thorough feasibility and strategic planning study is required to
         develop the city’s infrastructure, destination tourism, and the marketing of the
         city’s artisans’ products. Additional talks about the possibility of exporting natural
         stones: granite, basalt, tuff (including blocks and artistic works); handmade
         metallic art work; Goris brand cheese; and, wool value added products (rugs);
         and,

(b)      Diplomacy; Commerce and Trade; Economic Development; Individual and
         Institutional Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration:
         The establishment of a framework that is supported by the leadership of Syunik
         Marz (and possibly Lori and Tavush Marzes) and West Virginia.




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Recommendations:

(a)      Economic Development and Institutional and Individual Capacity Development:
         Goris city administration sponsors and funds visit by CIU Lead Trainers for
         Economic and Infrastructure Development to conduct the feasibility and strategic
         planning study to develop the city’s infrastructure, destination tourism, and the
         marketing of the city’s artisans’ products; and,

(b)      Diplomacy; Commerce and Trade; Economic Development; Individual and
         Institutional Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration:
         Syunik Marz Governor Suren Khachatryan invites West Virginia Governor Joe
         Manchin III to Armenia to establish stronger relations between Syunik Marz and
         West Virginia and also consider establishing the Syunik Marz Trade
         Development and Cultural Exchanges Office in Bluefield, West Virginia. In
         turn, Governor Joe Manchin III also invites Syunik Marz Governor Suren
         Khachatryan to West Virginia.

June 20:        Meetings with

                (a) Meghri and Agarak cities’ administrations: Mayors Misha
                Hovhannisyan and Armen Sargsyan, respectively; and,

                (b) Sarmen Sargsyan, owner of yogurt factory in Syuniki Village (also
                has 400 sheep).

Outcomes:

      (a) (i) Economic Development; Commerce and Trade: Possibility of exporting fruit
          preserves, samples of which were provided to the delegation; and

         (ii) Individual and Institutional Capacity Building; Professional
         Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Possibly export wool clip to the USA with
         guidance provided by Sandra Bennett to Karen Galstyan, Director of the Center
         for International Understanding Caucasus Bureau; and,

      (b) Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual Capacity Building; Professional
          Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Internship in September-October 2007 for
          Sarmen Sargsyan (son of CIU 2001 CC Alumnus Samvel Sargsyan, Mayor of
          Syuniki Village) at Thistle Cove Farm in Tazewell County, Virginia and other
          farms throughout VA and WV. Attend various Fiber Festivals to network with
          sheep farmers and view extensive display of value added fiber goods. Hosts:
          Sandra Bennett and David Bricker.

Recommendations:

       (a) (i) Diplomacy; Commerce and Trade; Economic Development; Individual and
           Institutional Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration:
           Syunik Marz Suren Khachatryan invites West Virginia Agricultural
           Commissioner Gus Douglas to promote the import of West Virginia agricultural


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           commodities and food processing equipment with technical assistance
           provided by West Virginia horticulturalists and preserves and jelly producers;
           also showcase preserves and Syunik Marz handicrafts in proposed Syunik
           Marz Trade Development and Cultural Exchanges Office in West Virginia; and,

           (ii) Individual and Institutional Capacity Building; Professional
           Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Karen Galstyan begins nationwide
           recruitment of sheep farmers to create a Wool Clip Marketing Coalition to
           promote the export of wool clip to the USA with guidance provided by Sandra
           Bennett; and,

      (b) Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual Capacity Building; Professional
          Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Formal letter required from hosts Sandra
          Bennett and David Bricker to formalize Sarmen Sargsyan’s internship in
          southwest Virginia in September 2007.

June 21:        Meetings with:

                (a) Goris city administration (see entry for June 19 above); and,

                (b) Sisian Mayor Lavrent Sargsyan.

Outcomes:

(a)    See outcomes mentioned above for June 19: Economic Development and
       Institutional and Individual Capacity Development and Diplomacy; Commerce
       and Trade; Economic Development; Individual and Institutional Capacity
       Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration; and,

(b)    Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual and Institutional Capacity
       Building: Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Annual short-term
       teaching assignments for active and retired West Virginia (and southwest
       Virginia) English teachers in Sisian schools and visiting professorships at Sisian’s
       two colleges.

Recommendations:

(a)    See recommendations mentioned above for June 19; and,

(b)    Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual and Institutional Capacity
       Building: Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Patricia Kleckner and
       Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi will recruit active and retired teachers for short-term
       teaching assignments at Sisian schools. Mayor Lavrent Sargsyan and CIU
       2001 CC Alumnus Gagik Grigroyan will recruit host schools and host families for
       prospective active and retired English teachers from West Virginia (and possibly
       southwest Virginia), in language arts students of Bluefield State College.




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June 23:       Meetings with Mayors of Nor Khyank and Pannik, Shirak Marz: Ara
               Sukiasyan and Vardhan Makeyan, respectively.

Outcomes:

Possibility of exporting regional arts and crafts and intent to join sheep farmers’ coalition
(for wool clip export), an initiative being led by the CIU Caucasus Bureau in Armenia in
collaboration with Sandra Bennett.

Recommendations:

Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual and Institutional Capacity
Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Ara Sukiasyan and Vardhan
Makeyan lead efforts to consolidate exports of regional handicrafts and recruit sheep
farmers to the evolving Wool Clip Marketing Association.


MEETINGS/VISITS TO CIU CC ALUMNI ORGANIZATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF
GEORGIA

June 24:       Meetings with

            (a) Spitak Grandmothers who knit woolen socks (Armenia) coordinated by
                CIU 2001 CC Alumna Anahit Gyulazyan, Executive Director of Spitak
                Farmers Association; and,
            (b) Mercy Corps Program Coordinator Vagarshak Shakhbekyan
                and Program Manager Sergei Shakhbekyan and Farmer’s Union
                Representative, Akhalkalaki, Georgia.

Outcomes

   (a) Commerce       and    Trade;  Individual   Capacity    Building;  Professional
       Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Marketing of woolen socks at US ski resorts
       with Sandra Bennett’s guidance; and,
   (b) Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual Capacity Building;
       Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Possibility of exporting West
       Virginia farmers’ know-how and importing milk and cheese processing equipment
       and other West Virginia commodities (foods), specifically to Samkhte-Javekheti
       region of Georgia.

Recommendations

   (a)     Commerce and Trade; Individual Capacity Building; Professional
           Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Sandra Bennett will seek markets for
           Spitak Grandmothers’ woolen socks, preferably at US ski resorts; and,
   (b)     Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual Capacity Building;
           Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Invited the organization


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           members to meetings in Tbilisi to pave the way for visit to Samkhte-Javekheti
           by West Virginia Agricultural Commissioner Gus Douglas (see entries for June
           27 below).

June 25:       Meetings with

(a) Manana Beridze and Lela Inasaridze of local newspaper Samkhretis Karibche‖
(Southern Gate) in Akhaltsikhe to assess concepts/strategies learned at Bluefield Daily
Telegraph (support of local NGOs initiatives);

(b) Robert Mouradian, Principal (and enjoy performance by choir) of Akhaltsikhe
Secondary School No. 3;

(c) Borjomi Deputy Mayor Tristan Tsutskiridze and Samtskhe-Javakheti Media
Development Association Personnel; Borjomi Governor Teimuraz Stefnadze and
Avtandil Gvasalia, Executive Director of the Georgian Association of Regional
Broadcasters; and,

(d) Founder Director Zaza Kikabidze of Georgian Wine House and Factory Director Aliko
Lursmanashvili of Trialeti, Grape and Champagne Wines Factory, Gori.

Outcomes:

(a)    Individual    and      Institutional     Capacity    Building;   Professional
Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Possibility of more CC programs in media viability;
and,

(b)     Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual and Institutional Capacity
Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Possibility of hosting
language arts teachers from West Virginia and southwest Virginia teaching at
Akhaltsikhe Secondary School No. 3, including language arts students of Bluefield State
College;

(c)    Individual   and      Institutional    Capacity      Building;     Professional
Linkages/Networking/Collaboration; Educational and Cultural Exchanges: Possibility of
more CC programs in media viability and opportunity for Katy Tsutskiridze (daughter of
CIU CC Alumnus Tristan Tsutskiridze) to enroll in Davis and Elkin’s Pre-Law Program;
and,

(d)    Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual and Institutional
Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Possibility of
exporting to USA wine produced by Gori-based wine companies.

Recommendations:

(a)     Individual     and       Institutional Capacity     Building;      Professional
Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Since this report will be shared with Project
Harmony-Georgia and USAID-Georgia, they might consider requesting proposals for
media viability projects [Note: The CIU implemented a USAID-sponsored Media Viability
Projects for Georgia and Azerbaijan in 1999 and FOIA for Georgia’s Ministry of Justice in
2000.]; and,


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(b)     Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual and Institutional Capacity
Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Patricia Kleckner and
Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi will recruit active and retired teachers for short-term teaching
assignments at Akhaltsikhe Secondary School No. 3, including language arts students of
Bluefield State College;

(c)     Individual     and      Institutional     Capacity      Building;    Professional
Linkages/Networking/Collaboration; Educational and Cultural Exchanges: See 1 (a)
above for suggestions for a possible CC Media Viability program. Trish Kleckner will
inquire about enrolling Katy Tsutskiridze in Davis and Elkins’ Pre-Law Program;

(d)    Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual and Institutional
Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Dr. Jamkhandi will
request the following for Founder Director Zaza Kikabidze of Georgian Wine House and
Factory Director Aliko Lursmanashvili of Trialeti, Grape and Champagne Wines Factory,
Gori:

       (a) Governor Joe Manchin III’s permission to invite them to West Virginia in his
       behalf so that they might be issued business visas;
       (b) meetings with Governor Joe Manchin III and Mercer County Development
       Authority and area chambers of commerce to discuss the possibility of
       establishing a distribution center for their products, preferably in Bluefield, West
       Virginia;
       (c) schedule meetings with reliable West Virginian importers of wines so that they
       might select one who will represent their interests in the USA.

June 26:      Meetings with

(a) Timothy K. Blauvelt, Country Director; Irma Barbakadze, Program Coordinator; Maya
Giorgadze at American Councils for International Education;

(b) Dr. Zurab Shkhvatsabaia, Member of Parliament of Georgia and Deputy Chairman,
Agrarian Issues Committee

(c) Alexander Tsintsadze, Deputy Minister of Agriculture; Omar Kacharava, Head of
Division, Marketing Research and Strategic Development Division; Maya Marghania,
Advisor to Deputy Minister for Agriculture Alexander Tsintsadze (Department for
Coordination with International Organizations and Project Management); June 2007 OW
Accountable Governance Alumni named above, Tsalenjikha Mayor Giorgi Mebonia, and
Gezim Spahija, Executive Manager of Oniherba, a herbal tea company;

(d) Otar Dzidzikashvili, Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Georgia;

(e) Irakli Kavtaradze, International Secretary, United National Movement, and Ramin
Gogokhia, Member of Parliament; and,

(f) Founder Director Zaza Kikabidze of Georgian Wine House and Factory Director Aliko
Lursmanashvili of Trialeti, Grape and Champagne Wines Factory.




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Outcomes:

(a)     Educational and Cultural Exchanges; Individual and Institutional Capacity
Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Discussed outcomes of June
2007 Accountable Governance Open World Program: proclamations to promote
Bluefield-Tsalenjikha sister city relations; program participants were responsible for
scheduling meetings with decision-makers [items (b) to (e) below); year-long study at
West Virginia high school with home stay for Irma Barbakadze’s son;

(b)    Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual and Institutional
Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Dr. Zurab
Shkhvatsabaia supports the strengthening of relations between the Republic of Georgia
and West Virginia. See (c) and (d) below;

(c)     Economic Development; Commerce and Trade; Individual and Institutional
Capacity Building; Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: Deputy Minister of
Agriculture Alexander Tsintsadze supports the strengthening of relations between the
Republic of Georgia and West Virginia, especially in the agribusiness sector (wool clip,
black and green teas). Vagarshak Shakhbekyan agreed to be the contact person for
Georgia’s wool clip and will work with Sandra Bennett and Karen Galstyan to promote
the export of Georgia’s wool clip. Also see (d) below;

(d)     Diplomacy; commerce and trade; economic development; educational and
cultural exchanges; civic responsibility; individual and institutional capacity building;
professional linkages/networking/collaboration: Otar Dzidzikashvili, Deputy Head of the
President’s Administration, who received the West Virginia delegation in behalf of
Georgia’s President Mikhail Sakaashvili, indicated that President Sakaashvili, as a result
of Congress easing import tariffs (in June 2007) for Georgian goods, will

                                accept West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III’s
                                 invitation to visit West Virginia
                                accept the idea to establish the Republic of Georgia
                                 Trade Promotion and Cultural Exchanges Office in
                                 (Bluefield) West Virginia to increase trade relations with
                                 the USA
                                consider contracting with the Center for International
                                 Understanding, Inc. to implement the President’s
                                 Program (Capacity Building)
                                invite to Georgia West Virginia Commissioner for
                                 Agriculture Gus Douglass to promote the development
                                 of agribusiness
                                support the placement of Georgian students in US
                                 agricultural higher educational institutions
                                support a twinning program between a Georgian higher
                                 educational institution (preferably Kutaisi Technical
                                 University) and Bluefield State College;

(e)    Professional Linkages/Networking/Collaboration: The United National Movement,



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       which provided the venue for the signing of the proclamations of Tsalenjikha and
       Bluefield to become sister cities, indicated support for items (b), (c), and (d)
       Above; and,

(f)    See entries for June 25 Outcomes and Recommendations, items (c).

Recommendations: Upon the endorsement of items (a) to (e) by Governor Joe Manchin
III, the Center for International Understanding, Inc., in collaboration with appropriate
public- and private-sector organizations in West Virginia (and southwest Virginia), will
ensure the realizations of outcomes and recommendations outlined above.

June 27:      Meeting with

              Project Harmony-Georgia and USAID-Georgia (Community
              Connections Personnel) to share follow on outcomes in Georgia:
              Howard Handler, Senior Program and Policy Advisor;
              Maka Japaridze, USAID-Georgia Communications Coordinator;
              Naomi Wachs, Project Harmony’s Regional Program Director;
              Berdia Natsvlishvili, Community Connections Program Director

Outcomes and Recommendations: The CC program personnel and the visiting West
Virginia delegation discussed the following points regarding USAID’s Community
Connections Program:

                    b. More capacity building CC programs across several sectors
                       need to be implemented;
                    c. Recruiting agencies and World Learning might consider sharing
                       with host organizations applicants’ contact information prior to
                       program implementation instead of them having to collect this
                       data from participants during orientations;;
                    d. Promoting the development of stronger relations between US
                       and Georgian communities (West Virginia and the Republic of
                       Georgia communities) by inviting the CIU to submit proposals for
                       all Georgian CC programs, thereby encouraging the
                       development of ties between both communities’ diverse sectors
                       and,
                    e. USAID funded follow on activities, which could also be
                       competitive and evaluated for content and cost effectiveness.

June 28:      Meeting with

              USAID-Project Harmony-Armenia Community Connections Personnel to
              share follow on outcomes attained in Armenia:
              Nune Amiryan, Community Connections Program Coordinator;
              Piruza Manukyan, Community Connections Project Coordinator;
              Christine Tshgnavoryan, Community Connections Program Logistics
              Coordinator

Outcomes and Recommendations: The CC program personnel and the visiting West
Virginia delegation discussed the following points regarding USAID’s Community
Connections Program:


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                    a. More capacity building CC programs across several sectors
                       need to be implemented;
                    b. Recruiting agencies and World Learning might consider sharing
                       with host organizations applicants’ contact information prior to
                       program implementation instead of them having to collect this
                       data from participants during orientations;
                    c. Promoting the development of stronger relations between US
                       and Armenian communities (West Virginia and the Republic of
                       Armenia communities) by inviting the CIU to submit proposals
                       for all Armenian CC programs, thereby encouraging the
                       development of ties between both communities’ diverse sectors;
                    d. Submission of collaborative proposals for USAID funded follow
                       on activities for alumni (e.g., for 2006 CC local government
                       alumni who were in Bluefield); and,
                    e. Submission of a proposal regarding Armenian wool clip project.


Respectfully submitted




Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi, Ph.D.
President
Center for International Understanding, Inc.
219 Rock Street
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Date of electronic submission to Governor Joe Manchin III: July 11, 2007




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