Addressing the urgent human insecurities in the Aral Sea region through promoting sustainable rural development

Addressing the urgent human insecurities in the Aral Sea region through promoting sustainable rural development

Ongoing


Description


WE CREATE ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY IMPACT THROUGH 

Access to clean drinking water. 5 infrastructure projects on water purification and supply of drinking water in Takhtakupir. Beneficiaries: 3,491 people in 5 rural communities. Capacity building. Training module on WASH and brochures for the population “Water, sanitation and hygiene” were developed. 150 people were trained in WASH, sanitation and hygiene rules. Income generation and employment opportunities. 13 business projects (milk processing, soap production, forage processing, production of reed slabs, dental services, production of halva). Over 30 rural people employed. Capacity building: Over 60 women and youth improved entrepreneurship skills through series of trainings. 

Climate change adaptation. 2 scientific expeditions to the drained bed of the Aral Sea have been conducted. As a result: more than 30 plant species from 1,500 different points were identified, their planting on the dried seabed was recommended; Book “Monitoring of dried bed of Aral Sea” developed in Russian and English. 17 types of machinery & equipment purchased and transferred to Takhtakupir Forestry Department. These will enable the Forestry Department to plant saxaul on 500 ha on the seabed and build a nursery on 49 ha for growing seedlings of drought-resistant plants. Development of sustainable tourism. Capacity building. 2 trainings on development of heritagebased sustainable tourism and development of hospitality industry in Karakalpakstan. 62 tourisms, nature and culture professionals, local communities, including women and youth, have been trained. 

Two researches/assessments on development of sustainable tourism, including eco-tourism, and hospitality industry in Karakalpakstan have been carried out, including elaboration of new tourism destinations and products and formulation of set of recommendations in the respective fields. 

Objectives


Targets


Provide access to basic services

Improve living standards

Develop comprehensive solutions to address environmental issues

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Develop sustainable tourism

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