EMPOWERING YOUTH TOWARDS A BRIGHTER FUTURE THROUGH GREEN AND INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARAL SEA REGION

Empowering youth towards a brighter future through green and innovative development of the Aral Sea region

Project Summary 

The 3rd call for proposals under the UN Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea region in Uzbekistan (MPHSTF) has a thematic focus on “Youth Employment and Innovation, Health and Green Growth” in the Aral Sea region. In line with above, UNDP, UNICEF and FAO have developed a new Joint Programme titled: “Empowering Youth Towards a Brighter Future through Green and Innovative Development of the Aral Sea region” to be implemented in Karakalpakstan (2023).

The Joint Programme aims at increasing the efficiency and innovations in agriculture, promoting smart and digitalized communities, with favorable infrastructures and facilitating active labour market initiatives. The implementing agencies will enhance community development, empowerment of youth and women, support the infrastructure development and creation of employment generation in rural areas, focusing on most at risk communities, facing multiple vulnerabilities.

Main objectives

The programme has the following three objectives:

  • Objective 1: Support effective monitoring of implementation of the Integrated Roadmap for donor coordination in the Aral Sea region (UNDP)

  • Objective 2: Increase access to livelihoods, decent employment, social infrastructure through digitalization and equipment with digital skills, for the most vulnerable youth and women in three target districts of Karakalpakstan (UNDP, UNICEF).

  • Objective 3: Promote climate change adaptation measures through climate-smart agro practices to increase the food and environmental security of the population, thereby proposing the model of the integrated green local development of communities (UNDP, FAO)

Expected results:

  • Outcome 1: Donor ineffectiveness in the Aral Sea region addressed through the development of database of assistance, duplication of efforts avoided (UNDP)

  • Outcome 2: The employment and income generation opportunities for local youth, women and rural communities are increased (UNDP, UNICEF)

  • Outcome 3. The evidence-based climate change adaptation measures and agricultural resilience with focus on smart agro practices and green approaches are enhanced (UNDP, FAO)

Impact

START DATE

December 2022

END DATE

December 2023

STATUS

Completed

PROJECT OFFICE

Uzbekistan

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

UZB-UZB MINISTRY OF ECONOMICS

DONORS

MPTF-Aral Sea Region (MPHSTF)

Unspecified

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$1,403,667

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2023$934,917

2024$223,587

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