MES of the Republic of Kazakhstan provides support to the Center in conducting trainings to discuss measures to reduce the impacts of droughts, strengthen preparedness and response to droughts at the national and local levels

As part of a joint project with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction is implementing one of the components to create a drought response system based on drought monitoring and forecasting.

During the implementation of the project component, a number of trainings are provided for representatives of regional local government offices, emergency units, agriculture and land departments, branches of «Kazhydromet» and other stakeholders to train and develop skills in using territorial drought response plans, presentation of a new design of a forecast bulletin on droughts with taking into account the requirements of the consumer, a pilot methodology for an integrated drought forecast, the creation of a drought response system based on drought monitoring and forecasting.

During the training, the experts and consultants of the CESDRR and «Kazhydromet» will present:

1)    Analysis of data on drought impacts and damage over time since 1990;

2)    Draft Interdepartmental Scheme with regulations for drought response activities;

3)    Draft territorial plans for drought response on the example of Akmola region (district, region, republic);

4)    Draft of a new design of the forecast bulletin on droughts, taking into account the requirements of the consumer.

The developed materials presented within the framework of the project will allowstrengthen the capacity of the Republic of Kazakhstan in forecasting and responding to droughts at the national and local levels, developing a newThe design of the drought forecast bulletin, taking into account the needs and specifics of the main consumers, will not only provide information, but also understand and easily interpret for appropriate action.

The first training is scheduled for March 1, 2023 in Kokshetau, Akmola region on the basis of the Academy of Civil Protection named after M. Gabdullin of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It should be noted that Japan acted as the major partner of UNDP at the next stage of the implementation of the global initiative "Climate Promise: from Promise to Action". As part of the implementation, the government of Japan provided funds to Kazakhstan to fulfill national climate commitments. The UNDP Climate Promise program is the largest global initiative to support Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), covering more than 120 countries and territories, representing 80% of all developing countries in the world, to enhance and implement their NDCs within the Paris Agreement. Offered in collaboration with a wide range of partners, it is the world's largest offering of support to increase climate commitments and implement the Paris Agreement.