USAID launches a “community of practice” to strengthen cooperation on water, energy, food and environmental issues in Central Asia

BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (November 10, 2022) – Today, in Bishkek, USAID launched a Community of Practice webpage that will serve as an online knowledge repository and discussion platform for water specialists in the region, and provide an important foundation for ensuring sustainable collaboration on water, energy and climate change issues in Central Asia. Tha launch …

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Student research competition on sustainable management of natural resources in Central Asia

The student research competition aims to build the capacities of young specialists in the sustainable management of natural resources in the Central Asian countries. The competition is organized within the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin project. Main topics of the competition: All thematic areas should be directly or indirectly related to climate change …

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Talk Eastern Europe 32: Addressing the challenge of climate change

After the European Commission announced its ambitious initiative of an EU New Green Deal, many questions remain, including to what extent members of Europe’s eastern neighbourhood will be involved in the project and how a just transition from a carbon-based fuel economy could look like. To get a better sense of the challenges in the …

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Asia’s central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

Climate change is already a reality. The deadly bushfires in Australia, ferocious flooding in Indonesia and extended droughts in Vietnam have led to the destruction of infrastructure, investments and livelihoods. Yet across Asia, acceptance of this reality has not yet changed consumer behaviors across the region.  After a temporary slowdown in the past five years, …

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If coronavirus disrupts staple crop production the impact on food security could be grave

The novel coronavirus pneumonia (Covid-19) outbreak that began in Wuhan, in Hubei province, China has quickly spread to at least 75 other countries, causing more than 3,000 deaths. China’s subsequent imposition of restrictions on movement both within and outside its borders has been effective in containment: official Chinese data shows  new confirmed cases dropped to 129 in …

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Infographics gives an easy overview on food security and nutrition in Kyrgyzstan

Every 15th person in Kyrgyzstan suffers from malnutrition, that is, the human diet contains insufficient amounts of nutrients or a person consumes excess amounts of food. Every 14th child under the age of five is overweight, and every 6th adult is obese. Around the world, issues of ensuring food security and nutrition quality are fundamental …

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On approval of the concepts of development of water management sector of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020-2030

  Read the full topic… In order to ensure stable and guaranteed water supply for households, as well as for all sectors of the economy, large-scale efforts are underway in our country to develop irrigation system, improve  water management infrastructure and quality of irrigated lands, as well as the efficient and rational use of land and …

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