A girl next to a tap with clean drinking water

Enhancing the resilience of the local population in Aral Sea region

Enhancing the resilience of the local population and promoting green, inclusive development of the most vulnerable communities in the Aral Sea region

Project summary:

The tragedy associated with the drying up of the Aral Sea led to a sharp increase in the shortage of water resources for both irrigation and household needs, land degradation and desertification, reduced income opportunities, increased poverty, insufficient food supply for the population and decrease in health indicators of the population living in the zone of ecological disaster. The Aral Sea region remains the most vulnerable and less prosperous in Uzbekistan.

The project aims to apply a systematic approach to reduce / mitigate environmental and socio-economic problems of target districts of Karakalpakstan in order to increase the resilience of the local population, as well as scaling up green approaches and solutions.

Main objectives:

The main goal of the project is to increase the resilience of the local population and promote the green, inclusive development of the most vulnerable communities in the Aral Sea region to address emerging and long-term environmental and socio-economic problems of the region.

Expected results:

  • Increasing the productive capacity of the agricultural sector and ensuring the resilience of local farmers and dekhkan farms to climate change;
  • Building the capacity of local farmers and dekhkan farms to export local products to Russia and other countries;
  • Improvement of social infrastructure and ensuring rural communities' access to basic social services.

Impact

START DATE

January 2022

END DATE

December 2026

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Uzbekistan

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

GOVERNMENT

DONORS

GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$554,080

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2021$0

2022$94,597

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