The 14-15th of September, a two-day training was conducted in Dushanbe on the NEXUS approach to promote cross-sectoral climate actions in Tajikistan

September 26, 2023
Photo: UNDP Tajikistan

In partnership with the Academy of the Public Administration under the President of Tajikistan, and within the framework of the joint EU/UNDP “Climate Change and Resilience in Central Asia” project, a 2-days national training was conducted on the identification of sectoral interlinkages (NEXUS) between climate change and the “Water-Energy-Food security and Health”.

More than 30 specialists and decision-makers - out of which 12 women - took part in the event representing several institutions including the Hydrometeorological agency, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, River Basin Organizations, the Committee of Environment Protection, the Agency of Land Reclamation and Irrigation, regional divisions of agriculture, forestry, health, women committee, ecology, state executive authorities as well as young scientists from Sughd region.

During the opening ceremony, Saidmukhtorov Alisher, the representative of Academy of Public Administration mentioned that “making informed decisions and strengthening knowledge and capacity of national partners  considering the nexus approach in relation to climate change adaptation, and discussing the potential synergies among key development sectors offers a broader framework for making adaptation responses more effective”.


One of the highlight of the training was the use of the interactive NEXUS game, an interactive tool which allows the participants to understand how to manage natural resources for the production of affordable energy and food while meeting the needs of the population and  maintaining environmental balance.

The participants of the two-day training gained knowledge on basic principles and advantages of NEXUS as well as presented the cross-sector investment planning and financing opportunities in applying this approach.

The NEXUS approach represents a fundamental shift from a purely sectoral approach to a cross-sectoral one, a coordinated and integrated path of socio-economic development that can be implemented at all levels of administration and at any scale. This approach could potentially ensure achieving not only an environmentally resilient use of vital resources, but also reduce potential negative impact on climate change in the Ferghana Valley and other regions.