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ALDA in mourning after the death of our friend and colleague David Tumanyan



David Tumanyan left us on Sunday, after several months of illness. We all lose a very good friend and a extremely competent colleague.
 
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David worked with Communities Finance Officers Association (CFOA) and was a pillar of our intense work in the Subgroup for Local Government and Public Administration Reform of the Civil Society Forum. He had a strong and endless competence on local government and decentralization issues in Armenia and shared with enthusiasm his vision with his colleagues in the whole Eastern Partnership countries and Europe.
 
He deeply loved his country, and was open to everyone’s else point of view. He was both an academic and a practitioner. We will miss him a lot. David and I met 20 years ago, starting our engagement in local democracy when things were are the very beginning. To his family and close friends go all our, and especially mine, deepest condolences. 
 
Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA - The European Association for Local Democracy
Coordinator of the Subgroup of Local Government and Public Administration Reform of the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership


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