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To ensure the sustainable development of involved countries there are realized the number of transboundary projects based on national components.

The project "Community Mobilization in Central Asia: Promoting Community Based Sustainable Land Management and Capacity Building" address the issues of building capacity of local communities in land management, preservation of locally significant land resources, and sustainable rural development for poverty eradication. Two key components of the project are: capacity building and awareness raising; and dissemination of traditional knowledge.

The Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Kazakhstani Sector of the Altai-Sayan Mountain Eco-region, which is directly linked to a nd will be integrated with a similar full project being developed in Russia, plans to take a bio-regional management approach to biodiversity conservation. In particular, these projects aim to demonstrate a widely replicable, integrated approach to the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity to avoid the default scenario and secure global benefits through the conservation of native and endemic floral and faunal species.

The 'Integrated Water Resources Management in Fergana Valley (IWRMFV)” Project activities are being carried out along three main canals: Aravan Akbura Canal in Osh Province of the Kyrgyz Republic, South Fergana Canal in Andijan and Fergana Provinces of Uzbeksitan, and Gulya-Kandoz Canal in Sogd Province of Tajikistan. The main goal of the project is to improve rural population livelihoods by demonstrating on a pilot scale the integrated water resources management in Fergana Valley. This means also achievement of greater social harmony during on-going agricultural reforms in the states of the region.

The West Tien Shan Biodiversity Conservation Project (Phase II), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan focuses on establishment of a Trans-boundary Nature Park (which encloses a number of protected areas) and cross-border cooperation, as well as on socio-economic development of the park’s buffer zone population, and involvement of the population in the management of the park’s natural resources.

United Nations Development Programme in the frames of Regional Environmental Action Plan Objective III and Regional Programme ICT for Development has initiated the Environmental Information Network for Central Asia and Russia-CARNet. CARNet is a voluntary, independent and not-for-profit association of non-profit and non-governmental civic organisations, journalists, academic structures- representatives from Central Asia and Russian Federation. CARNET established to bring together civil society from across Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) and Russia (CAR) that are concerned with the growing effect on environment of the sub-region in transboundary context.

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Projects, implemented in the region of Central Asia and Russia.
Last updated: 2003-12-05 16:03:53

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