Uranium legacy remediation in Central Asia

Stakeholder engagement for uranium legacy remediation in Central Asia. Phase II

Project summary:

The objective of the Stakeholder Engagement for Uranium Legacy Remediation in Central Asia. Phase II is to reduce the risk of the negative impact of uranium waste on people , livelihoods, and environment through raising awareness and supporting people-centred, gender sensitive, risk-informed solutions in legacy sites at the level of local communities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. This objective will be achieved through implementing targeted public advocacy and outreach campaign, building upon the successful awareness raising work of the Phase I,  improving implementation of the regulatory environment through effective community engagement in decision making process in the legacy sites; strengthening national and cross-border cooperation in uranium legacy remediation, and carrying out targeted community level socio-economic interventions to reduce the risk of Uranium Legacy Sites (ULSs) in at-risk communities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Expected results:

The project’s objective will be achieved through the following key development outcomes:

  • Increased understanding of local and national decision-makers and community members about uranium waste risks and its impact on people, livelihoods, and environment.
  • Reinforced implementation of the legal and regulatory framework through community engagement and safe governance of legacy sites.
  • Uranium legacy risk reduction in target communities through gender sensitive and socio-economic development projects.
  • Regional component: cross-country coordination and knowledge exchange.