Olimpia Geghamyan will be providing a legal and institutional analysis of the present waste management system in Armenia and its gaps to be aligned with the principles of circular economy. She is an environmental lawyer, with a Ph.D. in human rights and the environment. Olimpia is an author of 10 articles and publications covering various aspects of human rights and the environment. She has been an active member of Environmental Protection Advocacy Center NGO (EPAC) since its foundation in 1998. Throughout her career, Olimpia has actively contributed to introducing and implementing legislative reforms aimed at improving decision-making mechanisms on environmental issues and public participation therein, increasing public awareness on environmental matters and promoting water rights. She is currently acting as a legislative expert in several programs funded by USAID and UNDP.
Olimpia Geghamyan is a lecturer of Environmental Law at the Yerevan State University School of Law. She is a visiting lecturer in the French University of Armenia, as well as in Academy of Justice of Armenia. Olimpia holds a BA and LLM from Yerevan State University School of Law, where she defended her Ph.D. thesis: Human Environmental Rights in Armenia.