Launch of Effort to Reduce the Impact of Climate HazardsNov 12, 2015The unusually warm weather and flooding earlier in 2015 highlight the threat that climate-relate disasters pose to Tajikistan. Recognizing this threat, the Committee for Environmental Protection (CoEP), Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held a workshop on the integration of climate change adaptation into policies and activities to reduce disaster risk in Tajikistan on 12 November 2015.
UNDP IICPSD Brings Private and Public Sectors Together to Boost Investment and Trade in Agro-Food Industries of Afghanistan-Kyrgyzstan and TajikistanOct 13, 2015Government, business and civil society leaders will promote new business models and investment opportunities in a workshop on October 15th in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Dushanbe, October 13, 2015 - UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) will convene the “Afghanistan-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan (AKT) Tripartite Regional Agro-Food Industry Consortium Workshop” in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on October 15th, 2015 to launch the AKT Consortium. The AKT Consortium brings leaders from the public and private sectors, and from civil society, to develop inclusive business models and promote investments for the agro-food value chains in AKT countries.
First Regional Policy Dialogue Meeting Discusses State-Funded Free Legal AidOct 7, 2015Khujand, Tajikistan October 7, 2015. The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tajikistan has hosted Tajikistan’s first Regional Policy Dialogue meeting. The meeting took place in Khujand on October 7, and had a thematic focus on the establishment of a state-run system of free legal aid. The First deputy of Sugd region governor Mr. Rustam Rahmatzod welcomed all participants and high level repsetantives of state institutions who joined the meeting to introduce and share the expereince from the National Rule of Law Policy Dialogue. The Minister of Justice, Mr. Rustam Shohmurod, moderated the meeting who noted that while four Policy Dialogues have already taken place in Dushanbe on national level, this was the first Policy Dialogue to be held outside of the capital.
Supporting Livelihoods in Sarichashma Jamoat of Shurobod DistrictOct 2, 20152 October, 2015 – Dushanbe, Tajikistan On 2 October, 2015 UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme completed the distribution of 101 dairy cows and 45,000 kg of mixed cattle feed to 101 families which were affected by floods and mudflows, occurred in April 2014 in Sarichashma Jamoat of Shurobod district. . Provided assistance will support the livelihood recovery of disaster-affected households.
UNDP improves the access to health services in Jilikul districtSep 7, 20157 September 2015. The inauguration ceremony of newly constructed rural outpatient clinic in Dusti village within the framework of UNDP “Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)” was held in Jilikul district of Khatlon Region. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Rajabali Rajabov, Deputy Chairman of Khatlon Region, Mr. Khujamurod Fazliddin, District Chairman and the representatives of UNDP Tajikistan.
UNDP improves access of nearly 2700 rural population to health and water servicesSep 4, 20154 September 2015. Hamadoni district. Inauguration and opening ceremony of 2 (two) social infrastructure projects has been conducted in Hamadoni district of Khatlon Region. It happened due to support provided by the Government of Japan, through JICA supported “Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)” project implemented by UNDP Tajikistan. Now local population of Kahramon jamoat have an access to clean drinking water and newly constructed medical house in Saiyod village of Turdiev jamoat can provide timely medical services for inhabitants.
Supporting Livelihoods in Sarichashma Jamoat, Shuroobod DistrictSep 4, 2015On September 4th 2015, UNDP Tajikistan launched the first distribution of 58 milk cows to 58 households affected by disasters in April 2014. The cows will support the livelihood recovery of disaster-affected households. The livelihoods support was funded through UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support as part of the post-disaster Recovery to Resilience Programme being implemented in collaboration with local Government authorities. In total, 101 milk cows will be distributed to all affected households.
UNDP improves the access to education for 200 schoolchildren in Panj districtSep 1, 2015Sep 1, 2015, Panj District. The inauguration ceremony of newly constructed secondary school # 37 in 15 Solagii Tojikiston village of Kabut Sayfiddinov Jamoat was held on Tuesday, 1st of September 2015 in Panj district of Khatlon Region. e The school construction was implemented in the framework of UNDP “Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”.The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the district and the representatives of UNDP Tajikistan.
Water management organizations in Isfara river basin received 7 excavators from UNDP in TajikistanJul 27, 2015Isfara, 27 July 2015 – At the premises of Isfara Department of Land Reclamation and Irrigation, took place official hand-over ceremony of 7 excavator-loaders provided by the UNDP in Tajikistan for the state and public water management organizations in Isfara river basin. Excavators were distributed one for each Departments of Land Reclamation and Irrigation in Isfara and Kanibadam, Federation of WUAs, Water Users Associations “Chorku”, “Matpari”, “Mehnatobod-Vorukh” and “Ghuzlon”. Various assessments indicate that chronic lack of investments in water and agriculture resulted in continued degradation of irrigation systems, and to date inter-farm and on-farm water losses reach around 40% in most parts of Tajikistan. Increasing number of farmer reports on water deficits at downstream communities are one of important issues that local water authorities have to deal with on a daily basis. In particular, UNDP assessment “Potential for peace and Threats of Conflict” identified ‘water’ among others (land, pastures, etc) as one of factors for the inter-ethnic relations in the border areas in Isfara river basin between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Regarding recent publications about the Global Fund’s Office of Inspector General report on one Sub-Recipient (CYST) procurement irregularitiesJul 14, 2015Press-release: Regarding recent publications about the Global Fund’s Office of Inspector General report on one Sub-Recipient (CYST) procurement irregularities. Over the past twelve years the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provided to Tajikistan more than 148mln USD to support the implementation of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programmes and enable thousands of people in Tajikistan to receive improved quality of care, reduce new infections and keep people alive. With this generous support from the Global Fund and successful management by UNDP, as a Principal Recipient of these grants, Tajikistan made a tremendous progress in combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Current incidence of malaria is close to zero, bringing the country towards attainment of Millennium Development Goal 6 objective of malaria free status by the end of 2015 with only 7 malaria cases detected in 2014 compared to 30,000 cases in 1997. A notable decrease in the prevalence of HIV among risk groups of population has been achieved. Technical and financial support to the national blood services helped to ensure 100% testing of blood samples for HIV and other infectious diseases and around 2166 people living with HIV were getting antiretroviral treatment by the end of 2014 compared with 635 people in 2010.
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- Post –release from 30.11.2015 Combating and eliminating all forms of violence against women requires coordinated policies at all relevant levels 27 November 2015 in Dushanbe the national round table “Strengthening the national measures to eradicate all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls" was conducted. The round table was organized by UN Joint Advocacy Project on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF) in Tajikistan (UN JAP), through the initiative of CSO “Bovari +” and Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN). Participants were informed that this event organized to support the World AIDS Day campaign, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaigns as a part of the UN Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. The UNiTE Campaign serves as a platform for sharing new and effective strategies to combat violence against women. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about this fundamental violation of women’s human rights, particularly by engaging with men and boys, strengthen grassroots and policy initiatives, and highlight efforts to support governments in providing women with access to justice. Around 50 representatives of CSOs, international organization, mass media, outreach workers and representatives from vulnerable groups of population took part in the meeting. The purpose of the round table was to draw attention of society to the problems of women and girls, especially of women living with HIV and gender issues related to HIV infection, for elaboration of overall recommendations and follow-up actions to reduce violence against women and girls. "Only through elimination of gender inequality, stigma, discrimination and violence against women and girls we can fights with HIV/AIDS" – noted the director of CSO “Tajikistan Network of women living with HIV/AIDS”, Ms. Takhmina Haidarova. "First of all we need to support women, they need to have a hope and confidence in the future, which should receive every woman, especially those infected with HIV, regardless of the way and reasons of their infection. I hope that the issues to be addressed in this round Table, will draw attention of service-providers, communities and ordinary people on the problems of women and girls in the context of gender and HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan, "- stressed Ms. Haidarova. “This event coincides with World AIDS Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaigns. The issues to be discussed during this round table such as challenges and achievements of CSOs working in the field of gender and HIV/AIDS, support and assistance needed and services for prisoners, are very essential in strengthening measures to eradicate forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls in Tajikistan”., said Mr. Furkat Lutfulloev, UNDP Program Analyst during his speech to participants. In the course of the round table, participants introduced their presentations and views to strengthening measures to eradicate forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. Presentations followed by interesting discussions and suggestions. Participants expressed their concerns regarding the factors limiting the access of women living with HIV to different types of social services, stigma and discrimination from society, inadequate legal and institutional framework, and the low level of legal literacy and unawareness of women living with HIV on HIV/AIDS prevention and the existing support programmes. One of the main outcomes of the National Round Table was development of the Resolution derived from the presentations, discussions, proposals and observations of the participants. The document claims and guides for further struggling with all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls and stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and vulnerable groups of population. The Resolution will be provided to national and international partners for their review and action. For more information, contact: Bakhtiyor Mirzoev, Advocacy and Communication Officer, UN Joint Advocacy Project on HIV in Tajikistan at: Bakhtiyor.email@example.com. 6 hours ago
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