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About Us

In February of 2014, Compass, a research, training and consultancy center was registered as an NGO. Compass Center is aimed to efficiently develop social, economical, public, political, and other spheres of Armenia through provision of research, education and counseling services.

 

Goals of the Center

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To promote the development and implementation of efficient policies for the development of different spheres of life

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To contribute in raising awareness among citizens, developing civil society and democracy, capacity building in different sectors

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To promote the spread and enlargement of research activities among youth

Objectives of the Center

  •    To conduct researches and analysis of the policies developed by state and local governmental bodies in social, economical, demographical, cultural and other spheres of life
  •   To provide necessary counseling to civil society institutions, businesses, entrepreneurs, businessmen and other organizations and individuals
  •   To implement advocacy activities and programmes
  •     To organize professional trainings, seminars, non-formal education activities, symposia, conferences, meetings, round-table discussions, debates and other educational and scientific events on various topics

COMPASS TEAM

GHARIB HARUTYUNYAN

NGO PRESIDENT, PHD IN ECONOMICS

EDUCATION
Master’s degree: ESUE GB
PhD: National Academy of Science of RA, Economic institute

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: Lecturer at ASUE GB
Past: Head of youth department in Social Educational Centre of Shirak Diocese of Armenian Apostolic church

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
“City is ours”, “Gyumri youth center” civic initiative, founder of “Gyumri youth council” NGO

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: Community and state budgets, financing of Local Self Governmental Bodies
Expert: fundraising, development and management of projects, project control and evaluation

ARTASHES BOYAJYAN

SOCIAL-ECONOMIC, DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCHES OFFICER OF NGO, BOARD MEMBER PHD IN HISTORY

EDUCATION
Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present՝ Lecturer at GSPI, author of more than 40 scientific articles
Past՝ Armenological research center of Shirak

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Geographic Society of Armenia, “City is ours” civic initiative

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: Socio-economic, ethno-demographic researches

KAREN PETROSYAN

ENTERPREUNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OFFICER OF NGO, BOARD MEMBER, PHD IN ECONOMICS

EDUCATION
Master’s degree: ESUE GB
PhD: ASUE

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: Lecturer at ASUE GB
Past: Marketing and management lecturer at Trpanjyan Foundation,: the program of development of rural communities

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
“City is ours”, “Gyumri youth center” civic initiative, “Gyumri youth council” NGO’s president, Head of Youth World organization of Armenian church

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research:
Expert:

KAREN RAFAYELYAN

RESEARCHER, NGO’S BOARD MEMBER

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree: ASUE GB
Master’s degree: ASUE GB

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: BetConstruct LLC
Past: “Kamurj” Universal Credit Organization

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
“Gyumri youth council” NGO’s Vice president, ASUE GB Student Council’s president, member of ASUE GB’s Scientific council

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: Economic competition and monopolies

GRIGOR AVETISYAN

NGO’S BOARD MEMEBER

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree: ASUE GB
Master’s degree: ASUE GB

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: Regional Analyst at The Department of Statistics of the Central Bank of RA
Past: VTB-Armenia bank, “Converse bank” CJSC, “Nortelco” CJSC

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
“Gyumri youth council” NGO’s member, member of ASUE GB’s Scientific council

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: community budgets, changes in market prices, agriculture
Expert: project development, control and assessment, accounting

HAYKARAM DRMEYAN

RESEARCHER, NGO’S BOARD MEMBER

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree: ASUE GB
Master’s degree: ASUE GB

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: Head of youth department in Social Educational Centre of Shirak Diocese of Armenian Apostolic church

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Member of “Gyumri youth council” NGO, member of Youth Union of St Astvatsatsin Yot Verq Church, member of “Charity Band”

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: Community budgets
Expert: Project management

HASMIK HAKOBYAN

PUBLIC RELATION’S TEAM MEMBER

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree: ASUE GB
Master’s degree: ASUE GB

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: “Compass” Center
Past: ASUE GB

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Member of ASUE GB Student Council, Member of “Charity band”, Jinishyan Memorial Foundation: “Active youth for changes” project

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: Public relations

SONA KHACHATRYAN

OFFICE COORDINATOR

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree: ASUE GB
Online Courses: USA, University of Florida,
NAS RA, International Scientific educational center
Master’s degree: ASUE GB

WORK EXPERIENCE
Present: “Compass” center
Past: POS-credit specialist and VTB-Armenia bank, Information collector at National Center of Educational technologies

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
President of ASUE GB Student council, member of “Charity band”, Jinishyan Memorial Foundation: “Active youth for changes” project

SCOPE OF INTERESTS
Research: Credit market of RA

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