Official handover of equipment in Cholpon-Ata

April 26, 2024, 12:29

The official handover of equipment and materials for climate emergency response took place recently. The event was organized within the framework of the project "Supporting Collective Response to Climate Emergencies and Creating Sustainable Development Pathways to Support Human Security and 'Green' Transformation". The project is implemented by the International Public Foundation Roza Otunbaeva Initiative with the support of UNDP and funding from the Government of Japan.


The handover ceremony, which took place in the city of Cholpon-Ata, was attended by Japarbek Ormonov, the head of the Issyk-Kul district, Colonel Myrlan Karabaev, the head of the department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Issyk-Kul region, as well as representatives of local self-government bodies and project beneficiaries.


The equipment handed over includes essential materials ranging from quadcopters for aerial photography to equipment for working in extreme conditions such as waterproof jackets and boots, tents, specialized tools, and emergency relief equipment such as stretchers and first aid kits.


The list of monitoring equipment was compiled with input from experts and local representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) working in the field. Similarly, the selection of tools was based on suggestions from local self-government (LSG) representatives.


The project "Reducing Risks and Vulnerability from Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and Landslides in Kyrgyzstan" focuses on strengthening the national disaster monitoring system and improving the adaptive capacity of communities.

It aims to increase resilience to climate change and reduce vulnerability to significant challenges, such as GLOF, through improved disaster monitoring and forecasting. As a result, environmental monitoring teams were established, and guidelines and training modules developed. Disaster preparedness trainings and workshops were conducted, and the project also played a crucial role in raising public awareness of disaster risk and resilience at various levels.


Representatives from state authorities and project beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the UNDP and the International Public Foundation Roza Otunbaeva Initiative for their support and the successful implementation of this project.