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  • "Climate Box" for schoolchildren adapted to the national conditions of Uzbekistan

    On June 20-21, 2019, the Center of Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzhydromet), within the framework of the joint project of UNDP and Uzhydromet, "Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the drought prone parts of Uzbekistan", held the final workshop for presentation of "Climate Box" textbook for schoolchildren on climate change adapted to the national conditions of Uzbekistan. Read More...
  • The “Open Farmer's Day” covered 5 districts of Karakalpakstan

    The “Open Farmer's Day” covered 5 districts of Karakalpakstan

    During 13-17 May2019 the "Open Farmer's Day" was held in Chimbay, Kanlykul, Kegeyli, Takhtakupir and Muynak districts of Karakalpakstan initiated within the framework of the UNDP "Developing climate resilience of farming communities in the Drought prone parts of Uzbekistan" project implemented jointly with the Center for Hydrometeorological Service (Uzhydromet) and funded by the Adaptation Fund. Read More...
  • How to stop climate change: schoolchildren from 8 countries presented their projects

    How to stop climate change: schoolchildren from 8 countries presented their projects

    On 25-27April 2019, Kazakhstan hosted the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change for the Educators from the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The event summed up the results of the 1st international contest of environmental projects of schoolchildren on climate change. Read More...
  • 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...
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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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