In the Uzgen district of the Kyrgyz Republic, from April 6 to 8, 2021, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Center, with the technical support of FAO in the Kyrgyz Republic, conducted special simulation on Civil Protection, during which they practiced actions in response to threats and emergencies, mapping disaster risk and launching early warning system of the population, as well as bank protection and other protective measures at potentially dangerous facilities.
These simulation were organized within the framework of the implementation of the joint technical cooperation project of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Kyrgyz Republic and FAO in the Kyrgyz Republic "Strengthening capacities for disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness in the agricultural sector of the Kyrgyz Republic", in which the Center was one of the executive partners to assist in the development of plans on disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change at the level of Aiyl aimaks; and preparation of model reports on emergencies and natural disasters in the agricultural sectors at the district level.
The simulation was attended by the territorial divisions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic, the leadership, commissions and services of the Civil Protection of the region and pilot Aiyl aimaks.
This simulation allowed the representatives of Aiyl aimaks to improve their knowledge and practical skills in bringing the district's early warning system into action by launching it from the MES of the Kyrgyz Republic, practical mapping of hazardous areas on GIS maps using the Earth map software, and online forecasting of the situation.
Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Urmatbek Shamyrkanov, leaders and representatives of FAO in the Kyrgyz Republic, led by Mr. Adnan Rauf Kereshi, visited the area where the simulation were held. They got acquainted with the course of the exercise, practical measures to strengthen river banks, mechanical and manual cleaning of mudflow and irrigation canals, and strengthening of landslide-prone areas.
As a result of the simulation, representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan and FAO in the Kyrgyz Republic noted the need to strengthen further cooperation in the field of disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change and disaster preparedness in the agricultural sector of the Kyrgyz Republic.