WCC Armenia Round Table Foundation
ART is an ecumenical organization established by the Armenian Apostolic Church and World Council of Churches in 1996. ART brings together Armenian churches, local non-governmental organisations, church-related partners and international ecumenical agencies with a shared commitment of working together to address some of the fundamental social and economic problems of the country. ART office is a service-providing and facilitating body between local churches and NGOs, national and international agencies. ART is active in the fields of integrated community development and diakonia, capacity building of civil society, emergency preparedness and response, and conflict transformation.
Following the last project evaluation taken place in 2019, ART developed the present project for 01 January 2020 - 31 December 2022. The project is financially supported by different organizations, such as Brot für die Welt (Bread for the World) (Germany), UNFPA-Armenia, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (Germany), Hungarian Church Aid (Hungary), ACTED Armenia, Aurora humanitarian initiative (Armenia), private donations from Armenian diaspora, etc., and by cash contributions of local implementing partners. ART prioritizes participatory approach and consensus building in its work and, therefore, encourages partners’ involvement in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Consequently, stakeholders relevant to this evaluation are the Church and Church related community centres, local communities, partner NGOs, local authorities, and funding partners.