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 services Sep 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 irregularities Jul 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.
Representation of persons with disabilities in the mediaJul 3, 201525 journalists from all Tajikistan’s regions working in electronic and print media participate in a 2 day interactive awareness raising training organised by the League of Women with Disabilities “Ishtiroq” in cooperation with UNDP. ‘This is the first time in my 25 years long professional career that journalists have an opportunity to learn from women with disabilities about stigma they, children and men with disabilities face. Through practical examples we are able to experience some prejudice and barriers they live with every day’ – stated Mr Akbarali Sattor, Chair of Union of Journalist of Tajikistan.
UNDP Administrator and Deputy Administrator visit Tajikistan National Mine Action CentreJun 9, 2015 Dushanbe, 9 June 2015 The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ms. Helen Clark and Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu, UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS visited the Tajikistan National Mine Action Centre (TNMAC). The Center was established as an independent national entity by the Government of Tajikistan in January 2014. Since 2003 a comprehensive mine action programme had been set up and coordinated with the support of UNDP. “Nationalizing Tajikistan’s mine action center is an important step towards taking on full national ownership”, explained Deputy Director Alisho Shomahmadov during the visit.