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  • Call for Proposals: The UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF)

    Call for Proposals: The UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF)

    The UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF) is pleased to announce its First Call for Proposals Read More...
  • Norway contributes USD 1.1 million to tackle human security needs in the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan

    Norway contributes USD 1.1 million to tackle human security needs in the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan

    On 1 April 2019 the Government of Norway and the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office in New York signed a Standard Agreement confirming a contribution of NOK 9.5 mln. (about USD 1.1 million) to the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral region in Uzbekistan Read More...
  • UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan  will be presented in Switzerland

    UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan will be presented in Switzerland

    On March 22, 2019 on the margins of the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Geneva (Switzerland), a side event “Partnership for People: UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region in Uzbekistan”, initiated by the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the UN Office in Uzbekistan, will be organized with support of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Read More...
  • Acting UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan visited Karakalpakstan

    Acting UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan visited Karakalpakstan

    On 27-28 February 2019, Mr. Levan Bouadze, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Uzbekistan, visited Nukus, as well as Kegeyli, Takhtakupir, Muynak and Shumanay districts to familiarize with the activities and achievements of the projects and programmes implemented by UNDP in cooperation with national counterparts in the Republic of Karakalpakstan. Read More...
  • UNDP provides agricultural equipment and machinery to Karakalpakstan

    UNDP provides agricultural equipment and machinery to Karakalpakstan

    On 27 February 2019 in Nukus, Mr. Levan Bouadze, UNDP Resident Representative a.i., handed over agricultural equipment and machinery to the Forestry Committee of Karakalpakstan, as well as to the pasture cooperatives established within the framework of the "Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan" project implemented by the Centre of Hydrometeorological Service at the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzhydromet) and UNDP. Read More...
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    Institutional and technical capacity for drought management and early warning
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    Climate resilient agricultural and pastoral production systems
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    Landscape level approach to adaptation to climate change risks of increased aridity
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    Knowledge management and awareness raising
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“Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan” project was launched in the end of 2014.

The main objective of the project is to create climate-resilient agricultural and livestock farms located in the most drought prone regions of Uzbekistan, in particular in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

During the next 6 years the project will be implemented jointly with the Center for Centre of Hydrometeorological Service under the Ministry of Emergency Situations (Uzhydromet), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Adaptation Fund (AF) with the support of Council of Ministers of the Republic Karakalpakstan, State Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Economy, State Committee for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadaster.

Due to its unfavorable geographic position, arid climatic conditions and anthropogenic disaster caused by the drying up of the Aral Sea Karakalpakstan is one of the most vulnerable to climate change regions in the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is located in the lower reaches of the main rivers of the Aral Basin, and often water reaches this region in small quantities and of a low quality, sometimes there is no water coming from the upper regions, especially during the drought periods and the situation with water resources becomes catastrophic.

Frequent droughts, the general trend towards increased aridity, and the projected increase in the deficit of water resources in Karakalpakstan put the issue of water availability in the first place, as well as contribute to the deterioration of land productivity, which, in turn, affects the ability of rural population to withstand the existing and future negative impacts of climate change.

In this regard, Karakalpakstan and its five districts have been selected as pilot areas of the project, where adaptation measures and actions aimed at mitigating the adverse effects of climate change will be demonstrated and introduced.

Project will help the central, regional and local governments, and will focus on adaptation of the most vulnerable farming and pastoral communities to climate change processes. The measures and actions proposed by the project will help to withstand the current and future impacts of climate change and increased frequency of droughts in this region, to approach the problem of water availability and decline in land productivity.

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