PROJECTS // 

Capacity Assessment of NACET and Development of ICT Guidelines for Addressing New Forms of ICT-Related Social Risks

2013 - 2014

In 2013 -2014 ICHD was contracted by the Center for Education Projects to carry out capacity and needs assessment for the National Center for Education Technologies in order to understand the potential areas of improvement in the Center’s operation.  In addition, it designed and conducted a research study to identify the pertinent forms of social risks for children caused by the use of ICT and to develop ICT guidelines to address the identified risks. The scope of activities for these two studies included a desk review of official documents and relevant reports concerning NACET; study of the legal framework related to the use of ICT by children in Armenia and relevant international experience; semi-structured interviews with stakeholders (NACET, MoES, NIE, school teachers, parents, pediatricians; psychologists, etc.); focus group interviews with middle- and high-school students, teachers and parents and finally, a survey with the same participants. Based on the findings of capacity and needs assessment a report was prepared on the assessment of current NACET capacities and a general plan for its institutional strengthening. The findings of the study on ICT-related social risks undelay preparation of a list of the forms of social risks and development of ICT guidelines to address these risks. The guidelines included specific mechanisms for filtering adult websites and adult content for school children.

NEWS

17.10.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Lori Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 15 October 2019 has implemented of local meetings in Lori region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

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24.09.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Shirak Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 17 September 2019 started implementation of local meetings in Shirak region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

The aim of the meetings is informing the participants about the risks, consequences of irregular migration, forms of protection given to migrants in Germany, as well as statistics on emigration and return policy from Germany to Armenia. The process of return and readmission of RA citizens, the reintegration programs of returnees implemented in the RA are also presented to the participants during the workshop.

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