A series of trainings on developing skills in monitoring, forecasting, mitigating and responding to droughts in the Republic of Kazakhstan at the national and local levels are continuing by the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction , the next training was held on March 14, 2023 in Astana as part of a joint project with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The training was attended by representatives of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, RSE "Kazhydromet", RSE "Kazvodkhoz", the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Atameken" and other stakeholders. The number of participants in the training was 50 people.
The participants of the training were presented with:
- agrometeorological monitoring of droughts, methods used for forecasting droughts in RSE "Kazhydromet";
- analysis of the needs for agrometeorological information from consumers, taking into account their specifics, the layout of the drought monitoring bulletin, taking into account the needs of the consumer;
- international experience and practice in drought monitoring;
- hydrometeorological model of early warning of droughts based on hydrodynamic modeling of the regime of extreme temperatures and indices of atmospheric aridity;
- assessment of the quality of forecasts of parameters of atmospheric aridity;
- basics of satellite data application for drought monitoring;
- key recommendations for mitigating the effects of droughts and strengthening preparedness to respond to droughts in the Republic of Kazakhstan, based on best experience and practice;
- the result of the analysis and collection of data on the socio-economic consequences and dynamics of droughts.
The event was held in an interactive form, which allowed the exchange of opinions, experience and attracted interest among the participants of the training.
The conducted training will increase the capacity of authorized officials of relevant state bodies in forecasting, mitigating and responding to droughts at the national and local levels.
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.