Tigranui Akopyan

Tigranui Akopyan is the Director of Emili Aregak Centre of Armenian Caritas for children and youth with disabilities. She is directly involved in planning and developing a rehabilitation programme for the disabled children and advocating for their rights.

Tigranui is a recipient of E. Muskie fellowship from the US State Department and received her Master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She also took courses at the University of Amsterdam and the American University of Armenia.

Tigranui’s Action Plan is to develop a policy framework to better support and empower people with disabilities built on the experience of the Emil Aregak Centre creating both a centre for top-quality strategic thinking and a model of best practice for similar organisations in Armenia.