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Who is DP

Development Principles is a local non-profit organization that has been operating in Armenia with proven success since 2004.

Since 2015, the DP NGO is the program successor of the Armenian Branch of Heifer International, a US-based international charity organization that has worked in 125 countries and 38 US States to end hunger and poverty world.

Development Principles

We aim at the economic and social development of rural communities of Armenia by executing projects directed at the improvement of livelihoods of rural families and the empowerment of rural communities.

We invest in establishing and developing small family farms, forming rural cooperatives, and developing dairy, 
fruit, and rural tourism value chains.
We contribute to sustainable rural development by creating pro-poor income and social capital, youth development and women’s empowerment, and applying environmentally sound practices to care for the earth in all projects.

DP Cornerstones


Our mission is to invest in people and empower them for positive change in their lives and environment.


We envision a world where all people live in harmony with both society and the environment.


Innovation, Competence, Accountability, Relevance, Equity


HoT is an innovative informal education aimed at empowering young adults to increase their employment and entrepreneurship readiness in hospitality and supporting sectors.

It’s main cornerstone is the co-creation with important actors of the local ecosystem – the HoT Hosts.

HoT Academy is a journey in 4 Acts

Act#1. Learn HoT from real life

Expose 200 proactive young adults to practical, demanded and original non-formal short-term education. Starts August 2022 year.

Act#2. Learn from proximity or HoT Portal

Develop and operationalize career and entrepreneurial partnerships between the private sector and young adults through provision of quarterly shadowing and career speed dating rounds.Starts from 2023 year.

Act#3. Make HoT Idea Happen

Support competitive business ideas of entrepreneurially mature young adults with mentorship, seed-funding and access to new partners. Start HoT starts from 2023 year. Grow HoT starts from 2024 year.

Act#4. Make HoT Career Happen 

Support competitive and proactive young adults to excel in hospitality related career through deep instruction and practical exposures with peers. Starts from 2023 year.



Co-creation and promotion of entrepreneurshipo and emploement in the hospitality sector among young audlts.


We all seek memorable, new and authentic experiences when traveling. This kind of hospitable environment is driven by a local creative entrepreneurial network and a motivated, committed workforce.


We imagine the Hospitality of Tomorrow empowered by local youth who achieve it through co-creation with each other and the private sector.

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