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UNDP conducted a series of seminars on scenario development and assessment of climate risks and vulnerability in the Kyrgyz Republic

Jodi Hilton/UNDP Kyrgyzstan

In collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Water Resources, Agriculture, and Processing Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, along with scientific and educational institutions and representatives of the civil sector, UNDP organized a series of interactive training seminars on "Assessment of Climate Risks and Vulnerability" and "Scenario Development" from January 16 to 26, 2024.

The main goal of the seminars was to provide training on the assessment of climate risks and vulnerability, as well as scenario development. Specialists from all four sectors enhanced their skills in developing future development scenarios and analyzing the interconnections between development indicators and climate indicators. The seminars also helped sector representatives learn the methodology for developing scenarios at the global and national levels to shape sectoral adaptation plan actions.

Considering the current global climate challenges emphasized by today's scale, there is a clear need to enhance the capacity of employees and experts involved in climate change adaptation activities. An integral part of this process is creating platforms for exchanging experiences, training, and forming an expert community, including the participation of government bodies.

All seminar participants expressed a high appreciation for the importance of adaptation measures in the long term for government structures in the face of climate change across all sectors.

Since 2022, the UN Development Programme, in response to the request of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, has been implementing a project to support National Adaptation Planning to strengthen climate resilience in four key sectors: agriculture and irrigation, health, emergency situations, and biodiversity conservation in the face of negative impacts of climate change. This project is closely aligned with the national development priorities of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences, engaged by UNDP, is conducting Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in target sectors and areas of Kyrgyzstan. This serves as the basis for developing sectoral and regional adaptation plans through assessments in sectoral working groups, including representatives from government bodies, research institutions, business structures, and NGOs. These groups possess knowledge in identifying vulnerabilities specific to each sector, based on preliminary research in the country. The risk and vulnerability assessment of specific sectors and areas takes into account gender aspects and vulnerable groups.


The project "Advancing development of a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process for medium and long-term adaptation planning and implementation in the Kyrgyz Republic" is implemented by UNDP in Kyrgyzstan with financial support from the Green Climate Fund.

For more information, please contact Ainagul Abdrakhmanova, UNDP Communications Officer, at