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  • 28 Apr 2015
    More children go to school and farmers are back in business after UNDP reconstructed classrooms and irrigation systems in Khatlon

  • 10 Apr 2015
    STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING OF UNDP / GEF PROJECT

    Dushanbe, April 13, 2015–Within the framework of the "Technology transfer and market development for small hydropower in Tajikistan",financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme, the project’s Steering Committee meeting was held on 10 April 2015. The objective of the meetingwasto familiarize the members of the Steering Committee on the status of the project, discuss theachievements and draw decisions on further steps.

  • 09 Apr 2015
    UNDP assists entrepreneurs in Tajikistan to improve access to timely agricultural and marketing services

    9 April 2015, a presentation on the agricultural information products for business development by Agroinform.tj took place in Dushanbe city. The NGO “Neksigol Mushovir”, implementing partner of the UNDP project, organized the event “Wider Europe: Aid for Trade for Central Asia”.

  • 08 Apr 2015
    The National Human Development Report 2014: “Tajikistan: access to resources for human development”

    An official presentation of the National Human Development Report 2014 “Tajikistan: access to resources for human development” took place in Dushanbe on 8 April 2015. The new National Human Development Report (NHDR) was presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan within the framework of the joint project “Mainstreaming Human Development in Tajikistan”. The major goal of the project is the promotion of the Concept of Human Development at all levels of decision making as a basis and key criteria for social dialogue to guide development of Tajikistan’s socio-economic policy.

  • 07 Apr 2015
    FINAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNDP CENTRAL ASIAN CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

    Almaty, Kazakhstan, 7-8 April 2015 - Today Almaty hosts the final conference of the big regional UNDP Programme on Climate Risk Management in Central Asia (CA-CRM). The conference brought together leading experts in the field of glaciology, meteorology, agriculture, water management, energy and disaster representing Ministries and Agencies of Central Asia. The core aim of the conference lies for sharing of gained experience at regional and country level.

  • 03 Apr 2015
    UNDP FACILITATES LIVELIHOODS IMPROVEMENT OF POPULATION IN RURAL DISTRICTS OF TAJIKISTAN

    a Steering Committee Meeting took place in Gharm Rasht district, April 03, 2015. The Steering Committee meeting of the project “Livelihood Improvement of Rural Population in 9 districts of the Republic of Tajikistan” took place in the building of Local Executive Body of State Power in Rasht district. The project is funded by the Government of Russian Federation and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan. The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russian Federation to the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Igor Lyakin-Frolov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Umed Davlatzod, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative Mr. Alexander Zuev, and the representatives of local executive bodies of state power from target districts took part at the meeting.

  • 03 Apr 2015
    The United Nations Supports the Strengthening of Rural Communities in Rasht Valley

    Rasht district, 3 April 2015. Today, hand-over ceremony of agriculture machinery – mini-tractors and other supplemental equipment to the farmers of Rasht Valley took place in Gharm town. Farmers from each district of Rasht Valley (Rasht, Tajikabad, Nurabad, Jirgatal, and Tavildara) were provided with two sets of agriculture machinery. This initiative of the United Nations took place within the framework of “Empowering Communities with Better Livelihoods and Social Protection” project funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and co-funded and implemented jointly by UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, and WFP.

  • 10 Mar 2015
    Tajikistan launches a joint partnership programme for the promotion and inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities

    Dushanbe, 10 March 2015 - The Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, the Ombudsman’s Office, civil society organizations and three UN organisations, namely the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the first joint partnership programme to promote the rights of adults and children with disabilities in Tajikistan. The programme on “Building and Strengthening Alliances for Inclusive Policies and Communities for Persons with Disabilities in Tajikistan 2015 - 2016”is a two-year partnership programme supported by the United Nations Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) Trust Fund.

  • 10 Mar 2015
    UNDP Tajikistan in cooperation with UNCTAD assists the Government of Tajikistan in improving the investments climate The launch of Investment Policy Review

    Dushanbe, 10 March 2015 – UNDP Tajikistan in cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development office in Geneva has launched a mission on Investment Policy Review to Tajikistan, from 3 to 21 March 2015. The mission is being organized in close coordination and collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan, and other relevant state bodies.

  • 05 Mar 2015
    UNDP launches the Public Expenditure Review in the Water Sector

    Dushanbe, 5 March 2015. UNDP Tajikistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan conducted one-day workshop on “Towards the Public Expenditure Review in the Water Sector” within a joint UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) for more than forty representatives of the respective ministries and agencies, local authorities, Water Users Associations, as well as civil society organizations and independent experts.

  • 03 Mar 2015
    UNDP, Government of Japan Support to Promote Cross-Border Cooperation in Tajikistan and Afghanistan

    Dushanbe, 03 March 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Governments of Tajikistan and Japan as well as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed off today on a new, two and half year project that will see 160,000 people from Tajikistan and Afghanistan using the target Border Crossing Points (BCP) and cross border markets benefit from a safer, better run border.

  • 03 Mar 2015
    UNDP and MFA launch Phase IV of the joint, "Support to Institutional Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RT" Project

    Dushanbe, 03 March 2015 – Today, H.E. Mr. Sirojidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and Mr. Alexander Zuev, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed the Project Document to implement the fourth phase of ‘Support to Institutional Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of RT’, Project. The total project budget is 200,000 US dollars, to be fully funded by UNDP. This two-year initiative will be implemented by MFA RT in close cooperation with UNDP. The project is in line with the national development priorities of the Government of Tajikistan and is based on achievement of previous phases. The project aims to enhance opportunities (internships, foreign language courses, post-graduate studies in Academy of Diplomacy of MFA Russia, technical modernization of learning facilities, coaching and mentoring, education events abroad, etc) for professional development of young diplomats. The project will benefit over 70 staff of MFA annually, whose professional capacity and skills will be enhanced. They will be covered under the short- and medium-term career development programmes.

  • 19 Feb 2015
    UNDP assists Tajik companies strengthen their position and expand their business on foreign markets

    6 agro-processing companies from Tajikistan took part in the 22nd “Prodexpo” food, beverage, and food raw material exhibition in Moscow on the 9th-13th of February. This exhibition is recognized as the largest Russian and East European trade event for food products and beverages. More than 2300 companies from 65 countries, including USA, EU, Australia, and Asian countries showcased their best products, new technologies and agricultural achievements at the fair. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan (CCI) with the support of UNDP Tajikistan’s Aid for Trade project funded by the Government of Finland sent the local companies “Eurasia”, “Zoda”, “Barakat”, “Intermyod”, “Oro Isfara”, and “Subhi Vatan”, to showcase their products at the fair. Among their high-quality, eco-friendly goods were fruits, nuts, dried fruits, honey, and fruit juice (apricot, apple, and rose hip juice).

  • 18 Feb 2015
    UNDP shares the knowledge and expertise on Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Dushanbe, 18 February 2015. UNDP Tajikistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan, and Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan conducted workshop on “Strategic Environmental Assessment” within a joint UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) to raise awareness and strengthen capacity of national stakeholders on strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

  • 18 Feb 2015
    WATER USERS ASSOCIATION “OB-UMED” (WATER IS HOPE) BECAME A WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL AWARD “EQUATOR PRIZE-2014”

    Dushanbe, February 18, 2015. On the 17th February in Dushanbe, at the conference hall of the hotel "Sheraton" was held a round table devoted to "Water and Sustainable Development". The main purpose of the round table was to discuss global and national perspectives on sustainable development of water and present achievements of Water Users Association "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) from Jamoat Porshin of Shugnan area GBAO, which won the international award "Equator prize-2014".

  • 18 Feb 2015
    WATER USERS ASSOCIATION “OB-UMED” (WATER IS HOPE) BECAME A WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL AWARD “EQUATOR PRIZE-2014”

    Dushanbe, February 18, 2015. On the 17th February in Dushanbe, at the conference hall of the hotel "Sheraton" was held a round table devoted to "Water and Sustainable Development". The main purpose of the round table was to discuss global and national perspectives on sustainable development of water and present achievements of Water Users Association "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) from Jamoat Porshin of Shugnan area GBAO, which won the international award "Equator prize-2014". The program “Equator Initiative” is a partnership program of the UN, governmental, non-governmental, civic and business organizations aimed at the developing local communities into support of their efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation of biodiversity in the world. The award was presented to the head of the organization Mr. Bahtul Mamadgoziev on 22nd September 2014 during the UN Climate Summit in New York. It should be noted that Water Users Association has been declared among the twenty-five winners of non-governmental organizations from all over the world, each of which represented the outstanding achievements in promotion of solutions in the field of sustainable development for people, nature conservation and sustainable communities. The initiative of this association is one of the best examples of local communities in the world and the prize for the local organization is a big recognition. WUA "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) based on traditional rights established appropriate water distribution system, which helps fairly distribute water and supports local people in municipal services. On the basis of traditional methods of water management, new experience and knowledge WUA "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) created a society of water users with certain rights, duties and functions for managing water in the villages. These keepers (Mirobs) ensure the equitable distribution of water resources between villages. Also, regular group meetings, trainings and implementation of local infrastructure projects helped the association to strengthen its position in the society. A special advisory committee recognized activity of WUA “Ob-Umed” (Water is Hope) as one of the best practices in local governance and decision-making in the community level with more than 5,000 active members of the community.

  • 18 Feb 2015
    WATER USERS ASSOCIATION “OB-UMED” (WATER IS HOPE) BECAME A WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL AWARD “EQUATOR PRIZE-2014”

    Dushanbe, February 18, 2015. On the 17th February in Dushanbe, at the conference hall of the hotel "Sheraton" was held a round table devoted to "Water and Sustainable Development". The main purpose of the round table was to discuss global and national perspectives on sustainable development of water and present achievements of Water Users Association "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) from Jamoat Porshin of Shugnan area GBAO, which won the international award "Equator prize-2014". The program “Equator Initiative” is a partnership program of the UN, governmental, non-governmental, civic and business organizations aimed at the developing local communities into support of their efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation of biodiversity in the world. The award was presented to the head of the organization Mr. Bahtul Mamadgoziev on 22nd September 2014 during the UN Climate Summit in New York. It should be noted that Water Users Association has been declared among the twenty-five winners of non-governmental organizations from all over the world, each of which represented the outstanding achievements in promotion of solutions in the field of sustainable development for people, nature conservation and sustainable communities. The initiative of this association is one of the best examples of local communities in the world and the prize for the local organization is a big recognition. WUA "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) based on traditional rights established appropriate water distribution system, which helps fairly distribute water and supports local people in municipal services. On the basis of traditional methods of water management, new experience and knowledge WUA "Ob-Umed" (Water is Hope) created a society of water users with certain rights, duties and functions for managing water in the villages. These keepers (Mirobs) ensure the equitable distribution of water resources between villages. Also, regular group meetings, trainings and implementation of local infrastructure projects helped the association to strengthen its position in the society. A special advisory committee recognized activity of WUA “Ob-Umed” (Water is Hope) as one of the best practices in local governance and decision-making in the community level with more than 5,000 active members of the community.

  • 17 Feb 2015
    UNDP enhances feedback mechanisms to improve public service delivery at the local level

    17 February 2015 – The Executive Bodies of State Power of Shurobod, Qubodiyon and Qumsangir districts of Khatlon Region held public hearings with a wide participation of the local population, private sector, civil society organizations, and the Government, including representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, local authorities, and other stakeholders. This event was held with support of UNDP Communities Programme within the framework of its Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA).

  • 13 Feb 2015
    UNDP assists Tajik companies strengthen their position and expand their business on foreign markets

    6 agro-processing companies from Tajikistan took part in the 22nd “Prodexpo” food, beverage, and food raw material exhibition in Moscow on the 9th-13th of February. This exhibition is recognized as the largest Russian and East European trade event for food products and beverages. More than 2300 companies from 65 countries, including USA, EU, Australia, and Asian countries showcased their best products, new technologies and agricultural achievements at the fair. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan (CCI) with the support of UNDP Tajikistan’s Aid for Trade project funded by the Government of Finland sent the local companies “Eurasia”, “Zoda”, “Barakat”, “Intermyod”, “Oro Isfara”, and “Subhi Vatan”, to showcase their products at the fair. Among their high-quality, eco-friendly goods were fruits, nuts, dried fruits, honey, and fruit juice (apricot, apple, and rose hip juice).

  • 12 Feb 2015
    THE HEAD OF STATE AND UNITED NATIONS COUNTRY TEAM DISCUSSED THE NEW UN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK (2016-2020) FOR TAJIKISTAN

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – successful past cooperation and future increase of the UN programmes in Tajikistan were among the matters discussed during the UNCT Tajikistan’s meeting with Tajik President on review of joint priorities for new development strategies.

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