About Us

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The Armenian Diaspora, which includes 75-80% of the nation’s souls and about 98%(Considering the size and GDP per community) of its economic power, is scattered throughout the world, with Armenians adapted to different cultures and languages of their respective host countries. While the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh are states and as such organized, ruled by governments constituted by ministries, each with its own structure and funding, the Diaspora is governed, if we may call it as such, by local organizations, disparate by nature, which for some have national and international affiliations.

The multitude of political, cultural, religious and philanthropic organizations which “govern” the Diaspora, some partisan and often competing with one another, operate in most cases with no proper or sustainable funding.

 

DiasporArm will bridge the gap.

Mission

To unite the Armenian diaspora, likeminded individuals and organizations both inside and outside Armenia, for the purpose of advancing global Armenian Interestes, strengthening the nation’s security and ensuring the Armenian people’s safety and prosperity.

Objectives

  1. Identify and mobilize the significant available inactive resources of the Diaspora, create bridges and interactions among different Diaspora communities as well as with the Homeland, revealing the existence and importance of each community, even the tiny ones,
  2. Create wealth by using networks, by linking individuals and enterprises,
  3. Give the Diaspora a coordinated direction, create synergy among the active forces within the Diaspora to optimize results,
  4. Contribute to the economic development of Armenians in the Diaspora and the Homeland,
  5. Undertake communication, education and inspiration, to make our heritage and Homeland a subject of pride,
  6. Defend the Armenian interests around the world,
  7. Promote and support the advancement of cultural growth,
  8. Address social issues of concern, such as homes for the elderly, social welfare, facilitation of repatriation,
  9. Contribute to the security of Armenia and Artsakh.
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Structure

DiasporArm will have an individual membership base with emphasis on recruiting of those who are inactive in current structures. It will be funded by its members, who will democratically elect its board of directors, and have transparency by publishing its financial reports.

 

DiasporArm will cooperate with global and local organizations having similar objectives.

Meet The Team

Hovel Chenorhokian

Founder, advisor

Entrepreneur, Writer, Activist

Paris, France

Hovel Chenorhokian

Founder, Advisor

Entrepreneur, Writer, Activist

Paris, France

Pierre Akkelian

Initiator

Business Executive and Entrepreneur

Mont Royal, Canada

Garo Armen, PhD

Initiator

CEO and Philanthropist

Lexington, USA

Sebouh Baghdoyan

Advisor

Retired United Nations Programme Officer

Vienna, Austria

Ara Nahabedian, BS, MS, MD

Advisor

Orthopedic Surgeon

Crewe, England

Tsoleen Sarian

Managing Director

MA Nonprofit Management

Yerevan, Armenia

Ani Hovhannisyan

Project Coordinator

MA Business Administration

Etchmiatsin, Armenia

Anahit Torosyan

Project Coordinator

BS Spanish Philology and 
MA Tourism Management

Yerevan, Armenia

Hagop Abrilian

Arabic Correspondent

Journalist, Political analyst

Paris, France

Haikuhi Aghabekyan

French Correspondent

BA Finance, MA Management

Stepanakert, Artsakh

Avedis Aposhian

Western Armenian Correspondent

BA Arts and Humanities,
MA International Relations and Armenian Studies

Yerevan, Armenia

Aram Kamalian

Russian and French Correspondent

MA European Law

Paris, France

Annabelle Kechichian

French Correspondent

MA Human Resources

Paris, France

Nareh Kusbekian

Designer

BA Graphic Design, Lead Designer

Beirut, Lebanon

Andrés Yacoubian

Spanish Correspondent

Journalist, Radio and TV show Producer, Community Manager

Buenos Aires, Argentina